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Consultant – For Tertiary GCED Module Development and Capacity-Building

Location: Home Based
Closing date: 26 October 2017
Contract duration: 43 working days

All-inclusive fee: £17,200

The Commonwealth Secretariat and the Khalili Foundation have agreed to collaborate for promoting global citizenship education and intercultural & religious literacy on a pilot project which aims to improve understanding and respect for diversity and promote social cohesion among youth in targeted commonwealth countries.

The project is focused on youth engagement in citizenship education through formal and non-formal learning for capacity building and empowerment, and by doing so, empowering youth to promote grass roots efforts to advance the values of tolerance, pluralism and interfaith/cultural understanding. The expected project outcomes are improved global citizenship literacy and empowerment of youth to be active citizens in targeted Commonwealth countries.

The consultant will develop a GCED module and an accompanying instructor training toolkit, as well as provide training module instructors. The module will be developed as an in-person, instructor-led course, which integrates cross-disciplinary, peer-based and hands-on learning, and as a complement to a students’ chosen degree programme.

The module content may include knowledge, skills and attitudes for the following:

  • Understanding of global complexities, dynamics and diversity
  • Understanding of how their studies relate to and fit within the greater world
  • Understanding of multiple identities, one’s own identities, and respect for diversity
  • Understanding of social, ethical and political responsibilities, and shared values
  • Employability, mobility and competitiveness in the global labour market;
  • Leadership and teamwork, and understanding of how actions that can be taken individually and collectively
  • Critical thinking/problem solving for decision-making as responsible global citizens and for innovative solutions
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with others, and resolve conflict.

The module will be offered to tertiary institutions as an unaccredited course. It will be developed in such a way that it can be delivered in a 2-week intensive format, or spread across a longer period (e.g. 1 day a week for 10 weeks). The module will have the flexibility to allow for learning materials, content, discussions, exercises, etc. to be adaptable to local context. Please refer to the Terms of Reference for full details.

To be considered, you will need 8+ years of professional experience in course/module development, teaching/training/technical assistance, and other capacity development products; 5+ years of experience in the tertiary education or youth development sectors; proven experience in GCED design and application; good knowledge and experience with global citizenship, Sustainable Development Goal 4.7, peacebuilding, social cohesion, intercultural and interreligious dialogue.

Please note that you will need to be a Commonwealth citizen in order to apply. You will need to provide a proposal and CV when submitting your application.

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The closing date for this post is 26 October 2017 at 17:00 BST

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