Education Officer, NO-B, For 364 Days, Nampula, Mozambique (Applicable Mozambican 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

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Purpose for the job:

The purpose of this job is to provide support to DPEDH-Nampula and other organizations in Nampula in planning, implementing, monitoring, coordinating the educational regular intervention programs and to relevant education offices in northern region for emergency programmes in ways that will lead ultimately to the equitable quality and learning for an increasing number of students.

  • Objectives of the assignment

The Education Officer (NOB), under the direct supervision of the Chief of Field Office in Nampula and the technical support of the P4 Education Manager in close collaboration with respective output leads and officers according to the area of intervention, various output managers will work closely with UNICEF education colleagues, the provincial and district education authorities (DPEDH and SDEJT), the Education Cluster and Education Cluster partners to ensure overall efficiency and effectiveness of the UNICEF Education programme and accomplishment of its goals and objectives.

The specific objectives are:

  • Support DPEDH in strengthening capacity in planning, monitoring and evaluation in education in the province and district level;
  • Support the coordination of UNICEF education section interventions in the province and districts;
  • Support in-service teacher training and pedagogical strategies to improve learning outcomes;
  • Monitor implementation of PdA-activities which are funded by UNICEF;
  • Support advocacy and roll out of Accelerated School Readiness programme
  • Support existing strategies to increase access for vulnerable children and retention of adolescent’s girls in the target districts;
  • Contribute to strengthening of the capacity of DPEDH-Nampula gender unit to respond to the challenges of limited access, participation and retention, and dropout of vulnerable children, in particular adolescent girls;
  • Contribute to the achievement of the planned results in the gender component of the UNICEF Education sector program, by increasing the knowledge of education sector employees, children and adolescents on gender issues, violence against children and menstrual management.
  • Support the response to all emergency related activities in the education sector in Nampula province[KO1] .in good coordination with education cluster

    Main responsibilities and tasks


  • Coordinate with other educational institutions/organizations and provincial structures that deal with the provision of education services;
  • Coordinate with other UNICEF technical staff in the province and the education section in Mozambique country office (MCO) to ensure synergies with other Provincial Directorates with a view to coherent action to support the education sector;
  • Exchange information with the education section and the technical management
  • Interact with other partners in the province to share the best practices and common issues to improve intervention for UNICEF and DPEDH

Technical support

Programme management

  • Provides technical support for the preparation of the provincial and target district level plans, in prioritizing activities or to make strategic choices that will impact quality and learning, based on data analysis and relevant challenges in the context of access, retention and learning;
  • Support Provincial Directorate and district authorities to enhance their financial management capacity through follow-up on UNICEF financial management system in a timely manner;
  • Supports and facilitates interventions for UNICEF supporting activities in the province and district levels;


  • Support in the integration of Gender issues in different departments of DPEDH Nampula.
  • Support in the planning and monitoring of activities including the preparation of documents, facilitation of training and activities of circles of interest in selected districts and schools in the province.
  • Work in coordination with other sessions and partners, represent the UNICEF Education section in coordination activities at the level of Nampula province (meetings, conferences and other events


  • In coordination with the DPEDH and SDJET, undertake periodic visits to monitor UNICEF financed activities (regular and emergency) in line with education section M&E-plan;
  • Report and suggest improvements or changes in the education section based on any findings from monitoring (regular and emergency)
  • Track education indicators for target districts in Nampula Province to identify areas requiring attention.

Documentation, Analysis and Review

  • Document and support the entire planning process at the decentralized level from the education sector perspective, including the MINEDH's capacity building plans for decentralized planning and materials used for training;
  • Support data analysis to monitor UNICEF-specific indicators to measure intervention results;
  • Analyse the PdA of UNICEF-targeted districts to determine the extent to which these plans are responding to the national criteria and guidelines established by the sector;
  • Undertake review and analysis of provincial plans (PdA), especially on prioritization, budget and resource allocation;
  • Monitor and document activities implemented under all outputs of the UNICEF Education Programme (regular and emergency).
  • Provide input for any UNICEF internal documents (Annual workplan, annual report, M&E-plan etc) and relevant donor reports (regular and emergency).
  1. Key expected results/deliverables
  • Planned activities implemented according the agreed provincial and district plans and results monitored (regular and emergency)
  • Capacity of DPEDH-Nampula to plan, implement and monitor education, gender and EiE activities in Nampula province strengthened.

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

  • Degree in Education, Social Science or others related to gender and child protection
  • At least five years of experience in planning and management of educational projects.
  • Experience in the organization and evaluation of training and institutional strengthening.
  • Knowledge and work experience in the following thematic areas: gender-based violence, violence against children, child marriage, etc.
  • Knowledge of the context of Mozambique, in particular of the situation of gender disparities in the education sector. Work experience in Nampula province and with DPEDH or SDEJTs will be an advantage
  • Evidence of familiarity with the educational challenges in general developing countries and particularly in Mozambique;
  • Previous engagement in support for educational planning, implementation and evaluation in Mozambique;
  • Experience with the implementation of decentralization policies will be an added advantage
  • Fluent in Portuguese and reading and interpreting skills in English. Knowledge of local languages ​​(e.g. Emakhuwa) of Nampula province will be an advantage.

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.

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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.


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

There will be no relocation package offered for this post. The successful candidate will be responsible for his/her own relocation and settlement in the city where the post is based.

There will be no relocation package offered for this post. The successful candidate will be responsible for his/her own relocation and settlement in the city where the post is based.

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