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Job Identification                                      5873

Locations                                                  Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

Posting Date                                             09/14/2022, 04:59 PM

Apply Before                                             10/05/2022, 05:00 PM

Job Schedule                                             Full time

Vacancy Type                                            Individual Consultancy

Contract Duration                                     6 months

Education & Work Experience                Master's Degree - 2 year(s) experience

Other Criteria                                           Postgraduate training in Comprehensive Sexuality Education is highly desirable.

Required Languages                                English

Vacancy Timeline                                    2 Weeks

Job Category                                            Adolescent & Youth

Job Description

This consultancy vacancy is open only for Nationals of Myanmar.

This is extension of the vacancy announcement. All applicants who had applied to the prior vacancy announcement, need not re-apply.

Purpose of Consultancy:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s strategic plan (2022-2025), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.

UNFPA’s Fourth Country Programme Document (2018-2022) for Myanmar was approved by the Executive Board in September 2017. The Programme focuses on three key areas of intervention 1) sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), 2) gender equality and women’s empowerment and 3) population dynamics. Youth and adolescents as well as gender equality and related human rights, are mainstreamed throughout the programme. UNFPA has partnerships with diverse stakeholders, including UN agencies, international and national/local NGOs, civil society organisations (CSOs), foundations, EHOs, private sector and research institutions. UNFPA has a presence in a number of priority states/regions, integrating development, peacebuilding and humanitarian spectrums.

In Myanmar, young people account for about 28 percent of the total population. Young people include adolescents (aged 10-19) and youth (aged 15- 24). Sexual and reproductive health is still considered a taboo subject, making it challenging for young people to access accurate information which helps them make informed choices for their future. The joint UNICEF/UNFPA programme ‘Health, Empowerment and Rights’ (HER; 2018-2023), funded by Global Affairs Canada, aims to strengthen sexual and reproductive health service delivery for adolescents and youth. Furthermore, within this programme UNFPA will support the development and implementation of Comprehensive Sexuality Education and Adolescent and Youth Friendly Health Services in Myanmar.

The UNFPA Myanmar Country Office is seeking a National consultant on Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) to provide further technical support and guidance in the implementation and scale up of out of school CSE. The consultant will be responsible for developing tools for out of school CSE and assess the current situation for out of school CSE curriculum development. S/he will plan and implement advocacy efforts towards all the relevant stakeholders across the country on CSE. The consultant will support the development of a peer education manual for out of school CSE and support capacity development on CSE. He/she will work with close collaboration with the M&E team, the SRHR team, other UNFPA programme teams, under the direct supervision of the SRHR Programme Specialist and under overall guidance of the Deputy Representative.

Scope of work:

The national consultant will be responsible for the following duties and in consultation with the SRHR Specialist and the Deputy Representative and will determine the prioritisation of activities:

The following activities will be undertaken: 

Out of school CSE
● Review existing out-of-school CSE training programmes, manuals and other materials (e.g. facilitators guide) of implementing partners to further inform strategy and programme for out-of-school youth.
● Support IPs and other stakeholders in the scale up and expansion of capacity for CSE for out of school
● Review and harmonise the different CSE curriculum in collaboration with all key players
● Work with M&E to adopt and develop the M&E framework for CSE
● Advise on the development of a strategy and programming guide for working with out of school CSE with the implementing partners and relevant stakeholders to support the development of out-of-school CSE curriculum including trainings, manuals, other materials (e.g. facilitators guide) and M&E tools.
● Work closely with the relevant stakeholders to develop a Peer Education Manual; participate and support stakeholder meetings.
● Support facilitation and monitoring out-of-school CSE trainings by implementing partners.
● Advice on field testing of out-of-school CSE.
● Ensure a system for meaningful engagement of young people in the process of development.

Advocacy and Coordination for CSE
● Conduct a comprehensive stakeholder mapping and analysis and identify champions within the relevant stakeholders.
● Support facilitation of CSE coordination meeting, advocacy workshops and other relevant meetings on CSE.
● Refine and translate CSE advocacy messages to the relevant stakeholders in the country.
● Support development of a more comprehensive advocacy and communication strategy for CSE.
● Support and oversee the initiation of the implementation of the advocacy and communication plan.
● Participate in the development of capacity development plan for key stakeholders, including implementing partners, and facilitate the implementation.
● Work closely with youth focal point at UNFPA office to improve the capacity of all the relevant stakeholders on CSE.
● Support the continuity of the technical working group on CSE.

Monitoring and Evaluation
● Advise on the development of monitoring and evaluation tools for out of school CSE.
● Work with M&E to adopt and develop the M&E framework for CSE
Any other duties
● Performing any other tasks and duties assigned by UNFPA.

Supervisory Arrangement

The National CSE Consultant will work under the overall guidance of the UNFPA Myanmar Deputy Representative, with direct supervision of the Programme Specialist SRHR who is based in Naypyidaw.

Duration and working schedule 

The consultancy is for six (6) months with possible extension depending on performance and availability of resources. The consultant is expected to work full time from October 2022 to March 2023 . The Consultant will be based at the duty station in the Nay Pyi Taw UNFPA Office. However, work from home arrangement may be applied on alternative days depending on the COVID-19/security situation. There will be potential travel to programme implementing sites and UNFPA field offices. 

Monitoring and Progress Control

The consultant will work with the SRHR Programme Specialist and the SRHR Programme team of the Myanmar country office to determine priority deliverables however at a minimum will be responsible for delivering the following over the course of the consultancy:
● Support IPs and other stakeholders in the scale up and expansion of capacity for CSE for out of school
● Review and harmonise the different CSE curriculums in collaboration with all key players
● Work with M&E to adopt and develop the M&E framework or tool for CSE
● Support facilitation and participate in CSE coordination meetings and UNCSE meeting with the relevant stakeholders.
● Support the development of CSE facilitators guides and peer education manuals
● Conduct stakeholder mapping and analysis for advocacy on CSE.
● Draft the CSE advocacy and communication strategy

The consultant will be responsible for conducting regular monitoring of the project. He/she will be expected to provide technical support to strengthen the out-of-school CSE programmes implementation as well as to build the capacity of IPs through on the job training. The consultant will provide monthly reports on the tasks set out above including achievements and recommendations.

Required qualification and experiences

● Master Degree in Public Health, Health, Demography, Social Sciences, Gender or other relevant field. Postgraduate training in Comprehensive Sexuality Education is highly desirable.

Knowledge and Experience
● Minimum 2 years’ experience in a related field and/or research.
● Experience in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights information and behaviour change communication, experience in Comprehensive Sexuality Education is highly desirable;
● Demonstrated capacity in gender responsive programming;
● Organisational skills, has the ability to work independently and productively, with multiple stakeholders in a fast-paced environment;
● Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and has the ability to successfully and effectively liaise with people in a wide range of functions in a multicultural environment;

● Fluency in oral and written English and Myanmar is essential with ability to write clearly and concisely and to compose correspondence and documents in both languages

Payment Schedule:

Payment Schedule: Monthly basis at the end of each month upon submission of Certification of payment (COP), monthly report and a tracking sheet.

Please download P-11 form (, fill your information, and upload your filled/signed P-11 form to complete your application for this consultancy.  

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