[Consultant] Teacher Taskforce, Social Dialogue 2020
The International Task Force on Teachers for Education 2030, also called The Teacher Task Force (TTF), was created in 2008. It was previously known as the International Task Force on Teachers for Education for all. Its new name reflects the alignment of the Teacher Task Force’s work with the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations in September 2015, and more particularly SDG 4, the goal dedicated to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”.
The Secretariat of the Teacher Task Force (TTF) is requesting proposals to carry out research of how countries have been able to support school leaders and teachers in developing effective education responses to COVID-19 so that quality teaching may continue to ensure the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, especially SDG4 on ensuring inclusive, equitable quality education for all. The proposed research will examine in particular the role of social dialogue in developing, implementing and evaluating effective education responses, including new policy measures and better practices. As such, the paper is not as much an examination of the teacher responses, as it is of the social dialogue processes used to arrive at the responses and whether this led to successful results.
DUTIES AND REQUIREMENTS
Under the supervision of the Senior Project officer and Project Officer, the individual specialist will support the Teachers Task Force by carrying out research of how countries have been able to support school leaders and teachers in developing effective education responses to COVID-19 so that quality teaching may continue to ensure the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, especially SDG4 on ensuring inclusive, equitable quality education for all. The proposed research will examine in particular the role of social dialogue in developing, implementing and evaluating effective education responses, including new policy measures and better practices.
The consultant will be responsible for arranging their own computer equipment, office space, and telecommunications fees. The consultant is expected to conduct the assignment efficiently and professionally and to communicate with UNESCO in a timely manner.
The individual specialist will need to demonstrate excellent knowledge of English.
The ILO defines social dialogue as: “…all types of negotiation, consultation and exchange of information among representatives of [governments, employers and workers] on common interests in economic, labour and social policy.” According to the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, the fundamental process of social dialogue, between levels of government, teachers’ organisations and private sector education providers, is key to arrive at a common census for developing and implementing strategies and concrete action to improve the condition of teachers and enhance teaching. With the unprecedented arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Task Force on Teachers for Education 2030 aims to reinforce the role for social dialogue in its Call for Action on Teachers, which among others, emphasises the inclusion of teachers and their representative organisations in policy responses to meet the challenges of COVID-19.
REQUEST FOR WRITTEN PROPOSALS
Reference: Teachers Task Force for Education 2030 – Social Dialogue
Request to submit a written proposal for a work assignment with UNESCO
UNESCO is inviting written proposals from Individuals for the work assignment described above.
To enable you to prepare a proposal for this assignment, please review carefully the Terms of Reference above
Your written proposal should comprise:
A Technical Proposal consisting of:
- an up to date curriculum vitae in UNESCO format,
- an approach and methodology for the assignment, including a work plan in line with the Terms of Reference.
- The amount to be charged for the assignment, which should be quoted in US dollars or in Euros only for the period 15 November 2020– 15 May 2021 as a monthly fee.
Although not envisioned as necessary, please include any costs for travel (transportation + daily per diem) to Paris as a separate budget line.
Your proposal and supporting documents must be in English.
UNESCO places great emphasis on ensuring that the objectives of the work assignment, as described in the Terms of Reference, are met. Accordingly, in evaluating the proposals for the assignment, attention will focus first and foremost on the technical elements. From those proposals deemed suitable in relation to the criteria set forth in the Terms of Reference, UNESCO shall select the proposal that offers the Organization best value for money.
Your proposal should be submitted by e-mail no later than close of business (18:00) on 5 November 2020. E-mail proposals should not exceed 5MB.
The e-mail should be addressed to