Education Officer, FT (NO-2), Kigali, Rwanda #100615(For Rwandan Nationals Only)

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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.

And we never give up.

For every child, Education

Guided by the 2030 Agenda principle of “leaving no one behind”, the UNICEF Rwanda Country Programme contributes to five priorities under the social transformation pillar of the Rwanda’s National Strategy for Transformation 2017–2024: (a) Ensuring access to quality health for all; (b) Reducing malnutrition; (c) Ensuring access to and improving the quality of education; (d) Moving towards a modern Rwandan household, and; (e) Enhancing graduation from poverty and promoting resilience. UNICEF Rwanda Education Programme focuses on strengthening the effectiveness and equity of the education system and improving the quality of education in Rwanda, while ensuring that the most vulnerable children in Rwanda are reached by the education system.

UNICEF Education programme has been designed in consultation with MINEDUC and its agencies and development partners. The programme aligns with and contributes to the Education Sector Strategic Plan (ESSP) 2018/2019–2024/2025. Moreover, the programme design will include and consider collaboration with other United Nations partners, under the umbrella of One UN.

Specific cross-cutting areas and priority programme areas include gender equity, early learning and school readiness, disability, adolescents and humanitarian response.

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of the Chief, Education, the Education Officer will be responsible for the technical and financial oversight to the Gender and Education output.

This work aims to address bottlenecks and barriers for girls and boys, to ensure gender equity in education from pre-primary to secondary levels of education.

The Education Officer will work alongside Government, development partners, and civil society to ensure updated information on gender in education; design and model programmes that aim to reduce gender inequities; provide technical support to policy design; engage in advocacy to advance gender rights.

The efficiency and efficacy of support provided by the Education Officer to program preparation and planning and implementation of programs/projects, will contribute to achievement of sustainable results to improve learning outcomes and equitable, inclusive and universal access to education.

This work will involve support to the programming process for education programs/projects within the Country Program from development planning to delivery of results and overseeing the programme progress, including monitoring, evaluating and reporting.

In addition, the Education Officer will ensure accountability of results and support the overall Education Sector to ensure gender mainstreaming. And, the Education Officer will contribute to the overall gender mainstreaming across the country programme, aligning with the UNICEF Gender Action Plan.

The Education Officer will support the key functions/accountabilities:

  1. Support to program development and planning;
  2. Program management, monitoring and delivery of results;
  3. Technical and operational support to program implementation;
  4. Networking and partnership building;
  5. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

A university degree in one of the following fields is required: Education, Gender Studies, Psychology, Sociology or another relevant social science field. • A minimum of 2 years of professional experience in social development planning and management in education and related areas at the international and/or in a developing country is required. • Relevant experience in education and related areas, program/project development and management in a UN system agency or organization is an asset. • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The functional competencies required for this post are...

• Builds and maintains partnerships (Level 1) • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (Level 1) • Drive to achieve results for impact (Level 1) • Innovates and embraces change (Level 1) • Manages ambiguity and complexity (Level 1) • Thinks and acts strategically (Level 1) • Works collaboratively with others (Level 1)

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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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 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.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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