Associate Education Specialist
Application deadline 2 months ago: Friday 22 Dec 2023 at 00:00 UTCOpen application form
This is a UNV International Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as International UN Volunteer. It is normally internationally recruited only. More about UNV International Specialist contracts.
The UNESCO Office in Quito, in an articulated and synergistic action with the States of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, seeks to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, especially number 4 on education, generating impacts through advocacy processes in public policy, technical assistance in education and support in the development of regulations that promote the educational inclusion of all people throughout their lives, leaving no one behind.
Currently, the UNESCO Office in Quito is focused on: • educational inclusion, • intercultural education, • technical and vocational education and training, and • education for sustainable development/education for environmental action.
The UN volunteer will support the following strategic priorities for 2023: • Support countries in the field of education. • Strengthen education coordination spaces in cluster countries. • Follow-up to the TES 2022 agreements and accompanying the SDG4 monitoring mechanism. • Close the Multi-Year Resilience Programme and participate in phase II. • Identify new additional programmes (resource mobilization). • Provide support for the preparation of the “Comparative and Explanatory Regional Study” 2025 (ERCE, by its acronym in Spanish), led by Laboratorio Latinoamericano de Evaluación y Calidad Educativa (LLECE)-UNESCO. • Pilot studies: ERCE schools and measurement of holistic learning. • Strengthen intersectoral articulation between education and other UNESCO sectors. • Implement the participation programme in coordination with Cominal (artistic bachelors/violence protocols). • Generate technical documents derived from regular and extra-budgetary activities.
Under the direct supervision of the Education Specialist, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: 1. Provide support for the programmatic implementation and coordination of the education sector. 2. Liaise and coordinate with selected implementing partners and experts to support project implementation, including providing necessary oversight to ensure technical and operational quality assurance of project deliverables, and support for related administrative/contract management when necessary. 3. Take part and support in the organization of relevant internal and external coordination meetings and provide technical inputs. 4. Provide support for coordination with other education sector partners and stakeholders when necessary, and support linkages and complementarity. 5. Monitor and analyse national/local dynamics of educational inclusion, intercultural education, technical and vocational education and training, and education for sustainable development. 6. Prepare briefings, statements, and reports for formal reporting, as required. 7. Provide support and perform other tasks as assigned by the Head of the Education Sector, as needed.
☒ Accountability ☒ Adaptability and Flexibility ☒ Building Trust ☒ Commitment to Continuous Learning ☒ Creativity ☒ Ethics and Values ☒ Judgement and Decision-making ☒ Planning and Organizing ☒ Professionalism ☒ Respect for Diversity ☒ Vision ☒ Working in Teams
understanding and promotion of educational inclusion, with emphasis on gender equality in programmes, policies and/or projects. • Knowledge about educational inclusion, migration and refugees, or education for sustainable development programmes. • Demonstrated capacity for inter-institutional coordination and work synergies with multiple actors. • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e., studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded.
Offices are located at UNESCO´s headquarters in Quito, Ecuador with territorial representativeness in the provinces. The time zone in continental Ecuador is UTC/GMT - 5 hours. Ecuador is a country in South America, on the Equator. It is bordered to Colombia on the North, Peru on the South and East, and the Pacific Ocean on the West, with an area of 283,560 km2. The country is divided into four regions, namely: Costa, Highland region, Amazon region (Oriente) and Galapagos (islands).
The weather in Quito is a typical subtropical highland climate. The city is at 2850 m above the sea level and has a constant cool climate through the whole year due to its elevation and proximity to the Equator. Quito has mild days and cool nights almost all year round: the average temperature during the day is 22°C/70°F and during the night is 10°C/50°F