Education Consultant

Consultancies Tirana, Albania


Description

CALL FOR EDUCATION CONSULTANT  

IREX Albania  
 

About IREX:  

IREX is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to building a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world by empowering youth, cultivating leaders, strengthening institutions, and extending access to quality education and information. Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $80 million, offices in 20 countries, and a global staff of 400. We work in more than 100 countries worldwide. 

Position Summary 

IREX Albania is recruiting an Education Consultant to support the development of education tools to help teachers integrate media literacy concepts and materials in the classroom. With oversight from IREX’s project team, the Education Consultant will contribute to the drafting, adaptation, contextualisation, and piloting of several exercises, tools, and examples that will be shared with teachers through IREX’s accredited media literacy trainings. The Consultant is expected to participate in regular meetings with IREX staff and may be asked to facilitate reflection discussions with project participants/beneficiaries. The Education Consultant will primarily support the Learn to Discern Albania (L2D-Albania) Program. The Consultant may support other IREX programs as needed and as agreed upon by IREX and the Consultant. 

Project Descriptions 

Learn to Discern Albania (L2D-Albania) aims to increase the Albanian population’s ability to navigate today’s polluted information environment by building and testing tools for resilience to mis- and disinformation and manipulative content by developing critical and analytical thinking skills. L2D is improving Albanians’ ability to: differentiate between fact and opinion and recognize objective, fact-based reporting; recognize and reject hate speech and other biased information; verify content validity; and engage in responsible information generation and sharing behaviors.  


Duration
: October 2022 – November 2022, estimated 10 days in total. The duration of the assignment and the number of working days may be extended/increased at IREX’s discretion and in negotiation with the Consultant. Candidates must be able to commit to the complete consulting assignment.  

 

Tasks and Deliverables 

Illustrative tasks and deliverables may consist of the following and will be completed in close cooperation with the IREX project team(s): 

  • Work with designated IREX staff to develop exercises, tools, and examples to help teachers integrate of media literacy concepts into lesson plans. 
  • Support IREX to contextualize and adapt existing tools as needed. 
  • Organize and facilitate meeting(s) with beneficiaries to pilot tools and exercises. 
  • Support IREX staff in finalizing tools and exercises and ensuring these products align with IREX’s global tools for media and information literacy. 
  • Participate in regular conversations with IREX staff and/or project partners, as assigned by/agreed upon with IREX. 
  • Draft report(s) outlining recommendations for improvement and follow-up project activities. 
  • Prepare presentations on program results and contribute to project reporting and related deliverables. 
  • Other tasks related to the integration of media literacy components in education, as assigned. 

These deliverables may be modified with the agreement of both parties if necessary. Specific deliverables will be determined and listed in the consulting agreement. 


Qualifications:
 

  • University degree in a relevant field (education, pedagogy, psychology or other social sciences, journalism) or equivalent professional experience, 
  • Professional experience with teachers’ professional development training,  
  • Professional experience with education curricula development,  
  • Familiarity with the Albanian context on pre-university education, school curricula and teachers’ professional development system, 
  • Familiarity with media context in Albania and media literacy, 
  • Ability to communicate professionally and provide written reporting in both Albanian and English is required, 
  • Excellent writing and editing skills in Albanian and English are required, 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and video conferencing platforms (e.g., Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet), 
  • Candidates must be able to commit to the full consulting assignment, as outlined under “Duration” above. 

The selected candidate will work remotely, unless otherwise agreed.  


How to apply:
 

To Apply: Please apply via the IREX website.  

IREX may at its discretion ask for additional information. Issuing this call does not commit IREX to select any candidate. IREX reserves the right, based on availability of funding and consultant performance, to increase the duration and/or enter into subsequent contractual agreements with the selected Consultants without re-publicizing the opportunity. 

Late submissions will only be considered if in the best interests of the project, and then only at IREX’s sole discretion. 

IREX has the right to withdraw this announcement at any time.