Call for Application: Education Policy, Planning and Financing Consultant

  • Added Date: Wednesday, 14 December 2022
  • Deadline Date: Friday, 10 February 2023
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Parent Sector : Education Sector (ED)

Duty Station: Santiago

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Job Family: Education

Type of contract : Non Staff

Duration of contract : From 7 to 11 months

Recruitment open to : External candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 10-FEB-2023

UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism

Long Description

Dear Sir/Madam,

You are invited to submit your application to this โ€œCall for applicationโ€ using the UNESCO Career site.

In addition, if you are interested in assignments of more than 6 months of duration, you are invited to submit an offer to conduct a Consultancy in education policy, planning and financing in accordance with the following Terms of Reference (TOR). This offer is not to be construed in any way as an offer to contract with you. Your proposal could, however, form part of a ROSTER, as basis for a contract between you and UNESCO.

The offer must comprise a technical and financial proposal based in the TOR. For technical proposal we also recommend visiting the Monitoring and Planning webpage ( and an extension of no more than 1,500 words. For financial proposal see the following section.

Long Description

Your offer should reach UNESCO Office in Santiago, no later than Feb 10, 2023, to the following address:

Regional Bureau for Education for La n America and the Caribbean

UNESCO Santiago Office

Enrique del Piano 2058, Providencia, Santiago de Chile


Or by email to:

Please quote in the subject/reference:

Ref: STG/23/ED/EMPU/002 โ€“ Consultant in education policy, planning and finance

Closing Date: Feb 10, 2023

Location: Home-based

Expected Duration of Assignment: From 1-6 month or from 7-11 months, as required.

Alejandro Vera

Programme Specialist

Education Monitoring and Planning Unit

Regional Bureau for Education for Latin America and the Caribbean UNESCO Santiago Office


UNESCO is the United Nations specialized agency responsible for leading the Global Education Agenda 2030 through Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) within the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The UNESCO Regional Bureau of Education for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) based in Santiago de Chile is responsible for leading and coordinating the formula on and implementation of the E2030 regional program and is refocusing its strategies and programs to respond to the emerging needs and education trends in the region in support of Member States' efforts to achieve the ambitious goal of providing quality equitable and inclusive education and learning opportunities for all by 2030.

Within the Regional Bureau for Education, the Education Monitoring and Planning Unit represents a key area of work and a functional pillar of the E2030 regional educational program. Its work agenda is related to the products and the impact of interventions in educational policies, planning, financing, monitoring, and evaluation (M&E), as well as the provision of high-level advisory services.

The consultant in education policy, planning and financing will be responsible for supporting the Unit in specific projects aimed at strengthening and supporting national and regional capacities for the design of education policy, strategic planning, administration and management of education, financing, and resource allocation.

Long Description

Possible responsibilities of the specialist include:

  • Contribute to the analysis of regional education policies and their changes over time, through documentary review, systematization of experiences, compilation of qualitative information, and monitoring of national planning instruments and regulations.
  • Prepare thematic documents on education policy, planning and financing focused on the systematization of experiences, the identification of good practices and lessons learned, diagnoses and recommendations. Systematize national experiences and monitor planning tools implemented by countries in the education sector.
  • Provide technical assistance to countries and regional organizations in projects and initiatives related to the operational planning of educational policies (documentation, simulation models, education sector plans, financial frameworks for medium-term spending, budgeted action plans, etc.).
  • Monitor and analyze national education financing schemes in the region and their resource allocation mechanisms.
  • Promote the periodic and timely preparation of education financing indicators from government, private, and external sources in LAC countries, as well as their use in educational planning.
  • Promote and provide support to countries in the use of cost estimation tools applied to the education sector.
  • Provide technical assistance and advice to countries regarding the efficient and equitable allocation of resources to the education sector.
  • Participate in the preparation of regional reports and policy documents on compliance with the Education 2030 Agenda.
  • Support the development of national analyzes of the education sector.
  • Contribute to the design, content, organization, and execution of activities, resources, and tools for capacity building related to education policy, planning and financing.

    COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial) Accountability (C)Communication (C)Innovation (C)Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)Planning and organizing (C)Results focus (C)Teamwork (C)Professionalism (C)

    - For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.


    • Education: Advanced university degree (at least master's degree or equivalent) in Education, Economics, Management, Social Sciences, Public Policy, Public Administration, or related field. A first-level college degree in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
    • Work experience: 5 years or more of relevant work experience in Latin American and Caribbean countries, with a focus on the areas of education policy, planning and financing, of which preferably one year acquired internationally
    • Demonstrated ability to manage systematization of national legislation, policies and planning instruments.

This vacancy is archived.

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