Project Consultant in Digital Language Learning Project at United Nations Children’s Fund (Athens)

  • Ημερομηνία ανάρτησης 13/02/2018
  • Εμφανίσεις 250
Επισκόπηση θέσης εργασίας

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

Background & Rationale

Greece, as one of the major entry points into Europe, has received over a million refugees and migrants since January 2015, 37% of them children. As of October 21st, 2017, approximately 63,000 refugees and migrants remain in the country, out of which an estimated 19,000 are children, including 3,150 unaccompanied children (UAC). Of these children, an estimated 15,000 are considered to be between 3-17 years old and coming from various linguistic backgrounds (Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Kurdish, etc). While the population has fluctuated between different locations (e.g. open sites, hotels, apartments, etc.), as of the end of October 2017, 49% of refugees and migrants were in urban accommodation versus sites. As the European Union’s relocation scheme was completed as of the end of September, the crisis has now shifted from a transitory situation to one where populations are staying for longer periods, as such efforts are being re-focused towards integration and language learning needs.

The UNICEF response to the refugee and migrant crisis in Greece aims to provide children with a safe environment, a sense of normalcy and access to basic services while fostering resilience. It centers on interventions in two key areas, education and child protection, building on UNICEF’s expertise and added value in these sectors.

As part of the education response, UNICEF’s programme focuses on language learning, both in formal and non-formal delivery models, with an aim to facilitate integration into the formal education system and into the Greek and European society for migrants and refugees. As part of this support, UNICEF is partnering with Akelius Foundation to support a comprehensive educational approach seeking to strengthen teacher capacity and improve the Greek and English language skills of children.

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of the Education Specialist, the Project Manager is required to provide support to UNICEF Refugee and Migrant Response in Greece on the partnership with Akelius Foundation, by conducting below activities:

  • Support the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the Akelius language platform as a complementary resource of UNICEF’s education response, focusing on language learning and teacher capacity, in coordination with existing partners;
  • Support the management, oversight, and coordination of partnerships and related contracts with the organizations responsible for the development of language learning resources, delivery of non-formal and formal education, and provision of teacher capacity development activities;
  • Set up and update a project management tool that includes timeline, activities, responsibilities, milestones, budget, expenses, risks and mitigation actions, to ensure that the project is completed on time, on budget, and with the expected quality;
  • Update monthly, in written form, the UNICEF-Akelius Working Group partnership with key project implementation and progress information.
  • Document the planning, testing, and delivery of the Akelius platform, including challenges, good practices, and lessons learned;

To qualify as an Advocate for every child you will have…

  • Advanced degree in social science, education, applied second language acquisition, monitoring & evaluation, business, technology, economics, statistics, communication or other relevant field.
  • At least 5 years of professional work experience at national or international level in project management, humanitarian response and international development, education, technology, language instruction, or a related field.
  • Strong, demonstrated ability and experience in project management, coordination, working with multiple stakeholders, and under pressure is required.
  • Knowledge of technology trends, educational technology, and enterprise software development would be an advantage.
  • Fluency in written and oral Greek and English is a minimum requirement.
  • Familiarity with new approaches to real-time monitoring using mobile technologies would be an advantage.
  • Flexibility to travel within country
  • Strong reports writing skills

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.


This is a 10 month Consultancy contract with UNICEF Athens Greece. Only nationals of Greece who are fluent in Greek and English will be considered.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.


UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link

The closing date is 21 February 2018.



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