The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated digitalization and digital adoption in almost all aspects of society, whether government, businesses, health, or education. Digital transformation in education is at the forefront of many countries’ priorities in the Asia-Pacific region. While most governments in the region are clear about the urgency and the imperative of digital transformation in education, they are less so when defining their strategies to put it into practice.
To respond to the call for digital transformation, teacher education institutions need to upgrade their outdated curriculum and teach new pedagogies on digital technologies. Teacher educators also need training if they are expected to produce future teachers who can innovate using digital technology. However, the capacity of teacher educators varies widely across teacher education institutions due to limited opportunities and attention given to them. To tap the tremendous transformative potential of digital technologies in Thailand and the Philippines, UNESCO Multisectoral Regional Office in Bangkok has initiated the project “Preparing teachers who can innovate using digital technology.” The project outputs will enhance teacher educators' readiness and accelerate the digital transformation in education across different types and levels of learning, including school education, TVET, and higher education in Asia and the Pacific.
We seek a full-time international consultant to support the project coordination and management. The contracted consultant shall support a variety of tasks related to the project and the overall management of the project, including research, coordination, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation (M&E).
Under the overall authority of the Director of the UNESCO Multisectoral Regional Office in Bangkok, the direct supervision and overall guidance of the Chief of the Section for Educational Innovation and Skills Development (EISD), and daily guidance of the Team Leader of ICT in Education, the incumbent will undertake the following tasks:
Support the coordination and implementation of the project activities:
Assist in the monitoring and evaluation of the project:
Facilitate knowledge building and knowledge management: