Education Officer, NO-2, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, for BiH 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

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

UNICEF is implementing with USAID funds a two-year programme on ‘Strengthening Social and Health Protection in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Bosnia and Herzegovina’ (April 2021 - April 2023). The overall objective is to strengthen education, health and social protection systems in selected locations to adequately respond to COVID-19 and enhance overall recovery and resilience, with a focus on children, youth and families.

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of the Education Specialist and in collaboration with the Health, Child Protection, Communication and Social Policy sections in the Country Office in Sarajevo, you will provide professional technical assistance and support the office by carrying out the specific activities and responsibilities listed below to help ensure timely and quality development, implementation, and monitoring of UNICEF's COVID-19 response in the education sector.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

1. Support to programme development and planning

2. Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results

3. Technical and operational support to programme implementation

4. Networking and partnership building

5. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

6. Provide support to governmental and CSO partners in issues related to education

  1. Support to programme development and planning
  • Facilitate the development and establishment of results and strategies for the inclusive formal and non-formal education, and results-based planning through analysis of education needs and areas for intervention and submission of assessments for priority and goal setting
  • Strengthening the capacity of education system to ensure continuity of learning for all children
  • Identify possible areas and partners for cooperation in providing primary, secondary and pre-school education
  1. Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
  • Coordinate activities in education sector
  • Reporting of UNICEF supported education activities against commonly agreed indicators
  • Ensure effective information sharing within UNICEF, and with and among partners
  • Prepare inputs for donor reporting and UNICEF’s reporting.
  1. Provide technical and operational support to programme development and implementation
  • Commission the mapping of Internet outreach and bandwidth and ICT resources in schools in BiH, with a focus on vulnerability assessment
  • Support establishment of partnerships to develop Internet infrastructure in schools
  • Support development and standardization of technical specifications for procurement of IT equipment for schools
  • Provide technical inputs in development of TV content for Early Childhood Education (ECE) and early childhood parenting skills
  • Support assessment of the quality of e-learning delivery in BiH
  • Provide technical and logistic support in development and promotion of standards/guidelines for quality inclusive blended learning
  • Support partners to develop and implement professional development programmes for teachers
  • Support Agency for Pre-primary, Primary and Secondary Education in developing secondary Trends in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2019 analysis
  • Commission conduction of two Early Childhood Education feasibility studies
  • Oversee and report on the implementation of activities by the implementing partners on the field
  • Undertake field visits to monitor education activities, to identify gaps, needs, quality of implementation, and to document best practices
  • Have regular meetings with the main implementing partners, and partners from the government
  • Liaison between ministries and implementing partners in different cantons for sharing best practices
  1. Networking and Partnership Building
  • Establish and maintain healthy and respectful working relationship with UNICEF main partners on the field, partners from the government, and other UN agencies
  • In close coordination with the UNICEF communication team prepare several activities with the media and ensure positive reporting from the ground.

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

  • A university degree in one of the following fields: education, psychology, sociology, or another relevant technical field;
  • A minimum of two years of professional experience in programme planning, management, and/or research in education is required;
  • Understanding of the overall political, administrative and institutional context of Bosnia and Herzegovina;
  • Knowledge and practical experience in the area of strategic planning, civil society engagement, communications and outreach, stakeholder cooperation, and project cycle design, management and implementation is an asset;
  • Ability to work independently as well as with teams;
  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset;
  • Fluency in local language and proficiency in English required.

For every Child, you demonstrate:

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies:

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness
  • Works Collaboratively with others
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships
  • Innovates and Embraces Change
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically
  • Drives to achieve impactful results
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity

UNICEF functional competencies required for this post are:

  • Analyzing
  • Applying technical expertise
  • Learning and researching
  • Planning and organizing

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

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.


For further information please contact Human Resources at UNICEF Office in Sarajevo, Ms. Marina Kadic at 387 61 157 934,

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

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