Education Officer, NO-1, Chilpancingo, Guerrero, Mexico, Temp Appointment

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This is a NO-1 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-1 contracts.

UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, defend their rights, and help them fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence.

At UNICEF, we are committed, passionate, and proud of what we do. Promoting the rights of every child is not just a job – it is a calling.

UNICEF is a place where careers are built: we offer our staff diverse opportunities for personal and professional development that will help them develop a fulfilling career while delivering on a rewarding mission. We pride ourselves on a culture that helps staff thrive, coupled with an attractive compensation and benefits package.

Visit our website to learn more about what we do at UNICEF.

For every child, education

UNICEF has worked for several years in Guerrero, providing technical assistance and implementing multiple projects with the aim of improving educational and protection indicators in the state. In December 2021, a framework agreement was signed between the Guerrero state government and UNICEF to ensure the rights of girls and boys. The agreement covers topics such as emergency education in the context of the COVID-19 crisis, prevention and response to violence against children and adolescents (NNA), indigenous education, water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), and school safety. This agreement will lead to a work plan with the Guerrero State Education Secretariat.

To successfully carry out the framework agreement and work plan with the Guerrero State Education Secretariat, a liaison officer is needed to connect technical officials located at the UNICEF office in Mexico City with state authorities, implementing partners, and allies in Guerrero.

Additionally, UNICEF Mexico is responding to the emergency caused by Hurricane Otis, which affected the Guerrero coast on September 25. UNICEF is working in coordination with government institutions and civil society organizations to address the basic needs of children, adolescents, and their families. The goal is to enhance the education sector’s response capabilities through the design, implementation, and monitoring of a response, recovery, and reconstruction plan. This plan aims to ensure the right to education for children and adolescents in schools affected by the hurricane.

For more information related to the work of our organization in Mexico, please visit our website: UNICEF Mexico and our latest Annual Report 2022: Informe Anual 2022 UNICEF México

How can you make a difference?

The Education Officer will be based in the city of Chilpancingo, Guerrero. The Officer reports to the Education Officer (NO-1) based in Mexico City for the planning and implementation of the education programme in the state as well as programmatic guidance; and works in close coordination with the Field Support Specialist (NO-3) for Guerrero for administrative and operational matters as well as orientation on local context. The Education Officer (NO-1) will be required to carry out frequent missions throughout the state of Guerrero. The Education Officer will have the following responsibilities:

  • Support to programme development and planning
  • Programme management, monitoring, and delivery of results
  • Technical and operational support to programme implementation
  • Networking and partnership-building
  • Innovation, knowledge management, and capacity building

If you would like to know more about this position, please review the complete Job Description here: ToRs TA - Education Officer Guerrero NO1.pdf

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

  • A university degree (Bachelor’s), preferably, in one of the following fields: education, psychology, sociology, or another relevant technical field.
  • A minimum of one year of progressively responsible work experience in education, with proven experience supporting programme activities.
  • Fluency in Spanish.
  • An intermediate level of English.

It will be an advantage (not mandatory) if you have...

  • An advanced university degree (Master´s degree) in education or additional certificates relevant to the assignment.
  • Experience working in the state of Guerrero, Mexico.
  • Experience working with the public education system of Mexico.
  • Experience working with UNICEF, or another UN agency.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency.
  • Proficient/fluent English.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships

(2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness

(3) Drive to achieve results for impact

(4) Innovates and embraces change

(5) Manages ambiguity and complexity

(6) Thinks and acts strategically

(7) Works collaboratively with others

Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, time off for breastfeeding purposes, and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

UNICEF does not hire candidates who are married to children (persons under 18). 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 is committed to promoting the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will 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.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station is required for IP positions and will be facilitated by UNICEF. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be canceled.


As per Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity.

UNICEF’s active commitment to diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable.

Government employees who are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government positions before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

UNICEF does not charge a processing fee at any stage of its recruitment, selection, and hiring processes (i.e., application stage, interview stage, validation stage, or appointment and training). UNICEF will not ask for applicants’ bank account information.

All UNICEF positions are advertised, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. An internal candidate performing at the level of the post in the relevant functional area, or an internal/external candidate in the corresponding Talent Group, may be selected, if suitable for the post, without assessment of other candidates.

Additional information about working for UNICEF can be found here.

Please note that this position is based in Chilpancingo, Guerrero where we do not have an office. The incumbent may be required to travel constantly to our office in Mexico City and will respond remotely to this office.


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