Education Officer (Emergency), NOB, Boa Vista, Brazil #116360 (Temp Appt)
Application deadline 1 year ago: Thursday 5 Aug 2021 at 02:55 UTCOpen application form
This is a NO-2 contract. This kind of contract is known as National Professional Officers. It is normally only for nationals. It's a staff contract. More about NO-2 contracts.
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
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In 2018 the Government of Brazil determined several measures regarding emergency assistance to receive persons in vulnerable situations due to the migratory flux and the humanitarian crisis. Simultaneously, UNICEF initiated its interventions in Roraima and established an Office in Boa Vista. Building on its development programme to support the most vulnerable and disadvantaged in Brazil, UNICEF’s response to the needs of children and families in the context of the migration crisis focuses on ensuring access to essential services and programmes. UNICEF aims at strengthening the capacity of actors responsible for providing quality protection, education, health/nutrition, water and sanitation services (including Government, non-governmental and community organizations), so that they are fully equipped to assist children on the move and their families. UNICEF advocates for the rights and voices of children and women as an integral component of the response.
The response in Pacaraima and Boa Vista is coordinated through the Education Working Group co-led by UNICEF and Municipal authorities and is based on two mutually reinforcing strategies: (i) providing education activities that meet children’s educational needs inside and outside shelters also as a tool to facilitate their transition to formal systems in Brazil, while (ii) strengthening the capacity of the education system to include migrant and refugee children. With the developments of the response, we have started implementing jointly with Child Protection Area, a newly conceived approach of integrated education & protection spaces for children on the move (in reception centres, shelters and in municipalities through mobile team). The spaces provide gender and age-appropriate non-formal educational, psychosocial support activities as well as specialized child protection prevention and response interventions, with particular attention to devise culturally relevant activities for indigenous groups.
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For every child, education Job Context The Education Officer reports to the Chief Field Office Boa Vista and to the Chief of Education as a second supervisor responsible for technical oversight and guidance. The Education Officer provides overall technical, managerial, and operational leadership in delivering Education technical support and services within the context of the humanitarian response, work closely with other team members, local authorities, and partners. In particular, the Education Officer is responsible for: (i) conducting and updating the situation assessment and analysis, (ii) providing technical assistance to municipal and state authorities, service providers and partners (iii) ensuring effective coordination of education partners, (iv) supporting programme progress monitoring and reporting.
How can you make a difference? Situation assessment, analysis and reporting - Conduct rapid assessments, analyze existing research sources and monthly data - Draft in a timely manner education sections of key reporting requirements - Contribute to education components of emergency appeals and donor reports, and support initiatives related to the mobilization of funds.
Programme/project development, support and monitoring - Develop, monitor and report on UNICEF’s humanitarian response in education in coordination with authorities and partners. - Support and monitor the integration of education emergency response into the UNICEF Seal of Approval; share information with the municipalities on the education workshops being held in partnership with the local and international NGOs; support the engagement of adolescents from the NUCAs from other municipalities in education initiatives. - Contribute to the overall development of education humanitarian/children on the move programme objectives, strategies, and results-based planning within the framework of the yearly Refugee and Migrants Regional Response Plans (Regional and National Platform), and the HAC. - Provide technical support throughout all stages of the programme review and annual work planning processes strengthening linkages between UNICEF’s humanitarian and regular education programming.
Inter-agency Coordination - Provide leadership for the effective and efficient co-coordination of the education sector working groups (EWG) in Roraima. Secure the active engagement and buy in of relevant government and non-governmental stakeholders, mainstream and contextualize selected global standards, norms and tools (e.g. INEE) and provide technical guidance to the sector coordination of education responses. - Channel the EWG issues and contributions into other coordination forums in Roraima (education, health broader protection sector etc.).
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have… Education: A university degree in one of the following fields is required: education, human rights, psychology, sociology or another relevant social science field.
Experience: - A minimum of two years of professional experience in social development planning and management in human rights, and particularly to education related areas is required. Additional years of experience will be an asset. - Relevant experience in programme development in human rights and particularly in education related areas in the UN/UNICEF or a humanitarian organization is considered as an asset. - Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts is an added advantage.
Language Requirements: Fluency in English and Portuguese is required. Knowledge of French, Spanish or a local language is an asset.
Desired Skills: Excellent communication and team skills
For every Child, you demonstrate… UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and the following core competencies Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1), Works Collaboratively with others (1), Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1), Innovates and Embraces Change (1), Thinks and Acts Strategically (1), Drive to achieve impactful results (1), and Manages ambiguity and complexity (1).
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.