Education Expert Consultant Entry Level

World Food Programme
Salary: Negotiable
655 Views 2015-09-24 00:00:00
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  • Working Position : Entry Level
  • Qualification Degree : Master's Degree
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Job Category : Development Work/Consulting Service
Job Description

Education Expert Consultant: School Feeding Nutrition-Sensitive Literacy Pilot- Equivalent to NO-A

Overview of Pilot Study: WFP is committed to supporting the Government of Nepal (GoN) with the strengthening of the national school feeding programme (SFP). With the literacy pilot, WFP would like to explore how to support the Government SFP beyond the directly SF linked aspects and integrate this with improved literacy and health outcomes to extend the impact of the SFP. The literacy pilot will be conducted over three years according to the following phases: - Phase 1 (September 2015 - December 2015): Development and Pre-Testing of Nutrition-Sensitive Literacy Materials - Phase 2 (January 2016 - December 2016): Field Testing (limited scale) and further improvement of materials - Phase 3 (January 2017 - December 2017): Pilot Testing (larger scale) Duties and Responsibilities: The education expert will work closely with WFP’s School Feeding Team to complete the activities, including the development of an inception report, development of nutrition-sensitive literacy materials, updating the materials based on the pre-testing and pilot phases and drafting a final report. The education expert will be expected to work full-time in Nepal, primarily Kathmandu, for the pilot to be conducted between 2015- 2017. Expected cumulative project commitment is up to nine months. The time will be split as: three months at the start of the pilot study, upto three months in year two for the revision of materials based on pre-testing phase, and upto three months during the pilot year to finalize materials, collate findings and write final report for incorporation into national curriculum. Specific responsibilities include: Year One 1. Review literature on nutrition-sensitive education and draft inception report
  • Review and report on the current status of nutrition-sensitive literacy materials globally, and specifically in Nepal
  • Revise the detailed methodology on carrying out the pilot study over three years
  • Conduct a survey on needs and possibilities for the nutrition-sensitive literacy materials 2. Develop nutrition-sensitive literacy materials for grade 1-5
  • Consult the pilot technical working committee throughout the development process, and incorporate feedback from necessary stakeholders
  • Develop survey/pre-testing methods and tools for undergoing a pre-testing phase
  • Incorporate findings from the pre-testing phase, and from the technical working committee meetings/workshops, into a set of revised literacy materials/methods/ manuals for the field testing phase 3. Site selection for pre-testing
  • Coordinate with government stakeholders for appropriate site selection
  • Conduct site visits and engage with school authorities to orient school community of pilot project Year Two 4. Support pilot phase
  • Lead the survey/questionnaire design for testing the literacy materials for field testing • Assist with analysis of findings from field testing phase, and revise literacy materials
  • Analyze final results from the pilot testing phase, complete final report, and present findings at technical steering committee workshop
  • Conduct field visits as necessary throughout the project
  • Conduct additional tasks related to the literacy pilot study as necessary throughout the pilot project Year Three 5. Prepare pilot report
  • Lead the compilation of findings from pilot and field observations
  • Prepare a report from the findings
  • Convene stakeholder gathering in close consultation with SFP team to release report findings

General Requirements:

Desirable Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in Curriculum and Teaching, Early Childhood Education or related subjects
  • 8+ years of experience working on education-related research projects
  • Experience developing literacy materials
  • Experience working on nutrition-related education is an advantage
  • Experience working on programmes and/or research projects in Asia, specifically Nepal
  • Written and spoken fluency in English and Nepali
  • Valid visa and a work permit independent of UN contract should the applicant be other than Nepalese nationals

How to Apply:

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit an updated and duly signed UN Personal History form (P.11), available on and from the WFP offices in Nepal (Kathmandu, Nepalgunj, Damak and Dadelhura). The application can be sent either by email to or in hard copy in a sealed envelope marking the position “Application for the post of Education Expert Consultant (School Feeding: Nutrition Sensitive Literacy Pilot)” to the following address No Later than 24 September 2015.


The Representative, WFP Nepal Country Office, Chakupat, Patan Dhoka Road, Lalitpur, Nepal. P.O. and Box 107 “Qualified female candidates and candidates from minority groups are especially encouraged to apply”. Only short-listed candidates will be invited for a test and/or interview. The organization reserves the right to cancel or postpone the whole recruitment process without providing any reasons whatsoever.