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Education Consultant - WASHUP!

International Social Impact | Maputo, Maputo, Mozambique | Contract

Job Description

Sesame Workshop seeks an experienced, mission-driven Education Consultant for an exciting project based in Maputo, Mozambique.

WASH UP! is a partnership between Sesame Workshop (content provider) and Counterpart International (implementing partner) that aims to promote basic healthy sanitation and hygiene behaviors among young children. It engages children through fun in-school to include afterschool club activities, games, animated videos featuring Sesame characters Elmo and Raya, storybooks, etc. and emphasizes empowering children to teach others as an explicit project objective. 

More information on the project can be found at

Initially launched in low-resource communities of Zambia in 2016, WASH UP! has expanded to more than 15 other countries throughout sub-Saharan Africa, South and Central Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. The current opportunity will build on an earlier iteration of WASH UP! in Mozambique, developed and implemented through partnership between Sesame Workshop and World Vision.

To this end, the Education Consultant will provide support to WASH UP! expansion in the region around Maputo by leading deliverables in Portuguese and Changana, including trainings, meetings, educational content, and other written materials. Project orientation and training will be provided by the education consultant from the World Vision project in Mozambique. All deliverables will be overseen by and coordinated with the Sesame Workshop team in New York. 

The anticipated period of engagement is from November 2022 - January 2024

Please note:  Candidates must already have legal authorization to live/work in Mozambique


Review and refinement of materials 

  • The consultant will support review and refinement of learning materials (e.g. training manual, storybook, story mat, Slides and Ladders game, comic book and illustrations, 1 live action film), as well as conduct quality assurance on material edits and translations
  • Emphasis will be given to relevance for children in Maputo Province
  • This scope of work also includes ad hoc requests for review of and contribution to documents in Portuguese (e.g. film titles, agenda, registration forms, etc.)

Facilitation of and participation in trainings and meetings

  • The consultant will lead the content workshop, which will kick-off the project, deliver two trainings (for pilot and scale-up), and facilitate a post-mortem meeting between pilot and scale-up. 
  • They will also develop PowerPoint presentations and other relevant documents used in trainings and meetings and participate in ad hoc meetings and calls as needed. They will produce training reports (2-3 pages maximum, inclusive of photos and charts) within one week following each workshop, training, or meeting. 

Quality assurance of materials and related coordination

  • The consultant will conduct quality assurance and support Counterpart International’s procurement processes for key program materials such as printed materials and Pico projectors. 
  • The consultant will liaise with the New York office and a local vendor to oversee quality of printing as well as the process of procurement, assembly, and distribution of Pico projectors as needed for pilot and scale up.


  • Based in Mozambique with legal authorization to live and work in Mozambique
  • English and Portuguese proficiency required - verbal and written
  • Training and facilitation experience required
  • Health and/or education technical background, strongly preferred
  • Experience working with international organizations, preferred

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