Early Childhood Care & Education Adviser

Closing Date: 06 October 2020

Location: Kiribati

Category: Education & Training

The Organisation
The United Nations International Children's Fund (UNICEF) has been promoting the rights  of children for over 70 years.  In Kiribati, it is is currently supporting the  Ministry of Education (MOE) with the development and preparation of an Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Programme.

The Assignment
In this assignment you will work collaboratively with MOE staff to develop policy documents, provide guidance on budget allocation and design and pilot a curriculum framework.  You will also work alongside key staff to enhance coordination and coherence among ECCE stakeholders.

Although this role is based at the UNICEF office in Tarawa, you will spend a lot of time outside the office engaging with a wide variety of organisations. It is an exciting opportunity to be part of an organisation striving to defend the rights of children and help them to fulfill their potential from early childhood through to adolescence.  

We are looking for a volunteer with:
  • A tertiary qualification in Early Childhood Education
  • Strong knowledge of the Early Childhood curriculum
  • Professional experience in policy, programme planning, management and/or research in education
  • Experience in project management, including design, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience engaging and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders
  • An ability to train and mentor other members of staff
VSA volunteers receive a living allowance and accommodation, insurance, and medical costs are provided. Travel arrangements are organised and funded by VSA along with other costs.

VSA covers flights, accommodation, insurance and some expenses. A living allowance is also provided.