Education Partnerships Specialist

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This is a UNV International Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as International UN Volunteer. It is normally internationally recruited only. More about UNV International Specialist contracts.

In line with this goal and strategy, UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO)’s Education Section supports UNICEF Country Offices in 13 countries across the region in delivering quality inclusive education to all children. UNICEF EAPRO Education Section also works with partners at the regional level to carry out joint advocacy, capacity building and knowledge generation.

This UNV assignment is designed to support UNICEF EAPRO Education section to carry out education data analysis to strengthen its knowledge base for supporting evidence-based education programming and advocacy at the regional and country levels.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Education Specialist or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Education Data Specialist will:

• Support the implementation and update of the EAPRO Education Resource Mobilization strategy with in-region and global donor; • Support the creation, revision, and timely updating of fundraising tools such as the creation of comparative advantage narrative for funding UNICEF, per output, creation of one-pager pitch concept notes per output, and creation of concise donor friendly CPD 2-4 pager and Powerpoint. • Liaise with UNICEF Partnership staff and entities both regionally and globally to keep abreast of the latest trends in donor funding patterns and trends for Education; • Liaise with HQ and Country offices to enhance the GPE-UNICEF partnership at the country level in the region; • Support 2 mapping exercises to quantify the opportunity in key priority market; • Lead the coordination, creation and quality assurance of proactive and reactive proposals and concept notes, managing timelines and deadlines and quality assurance; • Contribute to the Section’s overall engagement with existing donors, including contribution to donor report and proposal development, as well as donor visibility. • Support strategic education partnerships for UNICEF through identifying and collaborating with partners in the sector. • Support development of effective engagement strategies, implementation plans and advocacy material for maximum impact, outreach and resource mobilization. • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities:

• Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day); • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country; • Provide annual and end of assignment self- reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities.
• Contribute with articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.; • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers; • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

Results/expected outputs

• As an active UNICEF team member, efficient, timely, responsive, client-friendly and high-quality support rendered to UNICEF and its beneficiaries in the accomplishment of her/his functions, including: • Creation of operational workplan for Education Resource Mobilization strategy, with actions, milestones, timelines and deadlines; • Completion of powerpoint and 2-4 pager on overview of RO work in education • Investment cases and 2-pagers on regional/country work in thematic areas contributed to and updated in consultation and coordination with Knowledge Management focal point and UNV Data Specialist. • Creation of standard text on comparative advantage of UNICEF in Education related to thematic areas such as girls education, climate change in education, etc. for use in proposals, etc. • In coordination with Knowledge Management focal point, create graphs and charts regarding donor trends; • Based on HQ guidance, creation of Regional Guidance on Global Partnership for Education (GPE) partnership for COs to leverage • 2 donor mapping exercises completed to share with Knowledge Management focal point for display on internal UNICEF EAPRO portal • Creation of fundraising action plan with specific donors, deadlines and proposal guidance included • Completion of donor stakeholder engagement plan • Inputs to donor reports and proposals provided • Stakeholder engagement plan completed, including existing and new donors, as well as other partnerships

• Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment • A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for peace and development during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed

• Professionalism: demonstrated understanding of operations relevant to UNICEF; technical capabilities or knowledge relevant or transferrable to UNICEF procedures and rules; discretion, political sensitivity, diplomacy and tact to deal with clients; ability to apply good judgement; ability to liaise and coordinate with a range of different actors, especially in senior positions; where appropriate, high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take ownership; resourcefulness and willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently under established procedures; ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and client-oriented;

• Integrity: demonstrate the values and ethical standards of the UN and UNICEF in daily activities and behaviours while acting without consideration of personal gains; resist undue political pressure in decision-making; stand by decisions that are in the organization’s interest even if they are unpopular; take prompt action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behaviour; does not abuse power or authority;

• Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; excellent interpersonal skills; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, mixed-gender environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity; sensitivity and adaptability to culture, gender, religion, nationality and age; commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of UN operations; ability to achieve common goals and provide guidance or training to colleagues;

• Commitment to continuous learning: initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work environment.

• Planning and organizing: effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities;

• Communication: proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to conduct presentations, articulate options and positions concisely; ability to make and defend recommendations; ability to communicate and empathize with staff (including national staff), military personnel, volunteers, counterparts and local interlocutors coming from very diverse backgrounds; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of different target groups;

• Flexibility: adaptability and ability to live and work in potentially hazardous and remote conditions, involving physical hardship and little comfort; to operate independently in austere environments for protracted periods; willingness to travel within the area of operations and to transfer to other duty stations within the area of operations as necessary;

• Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards UNICEF’s mission and vision, as well as to the UN Core Values.

social research, marketing, or business. • At least 5 years experience in related fields, of which 3 should be in fundraising and resource mobilization; • Demonstrated interest and/or experience in education data and research. • Motivated to contribute towards peace and development and to serve others; • Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills; culturally and socially sensitive; • Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team; • Flexible and open to learning and new experiences; • Respect for diversity and adaptability to other cultures, environments and living conditions; • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded; • Excellent oral and written skills; • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment; • Have affinity with or interest in education and children’s rights, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

Thailand is a unique country. It provides for an interesting and enriching environment, but also requires a mature level of cultural awareness, as well as more stamina and commitment than elsewhere to make life comfortable and affordable. Therefore, flexibility and the ability and willingness to live and work in harsh and potentially hazardous conditions, involving physical hardship and little comfort, are essential.

Bangkok provides basic living needs, including accommodation, banking facilities, medical facilities and telecommunications/internet services are readily available. All staple foods can be found in the markets, eg: rice, meat, vegetables, fruit, cooking oil, salt, etc. Many imported goods are available in Bangkok and other places throughout Thailand. Bangkok has many good restaurants with good health standards and most guesthouses provide food. In Thailand the most used means of transportation are taxi or local bus (and, in Bangkok, the elevated train service). Mobile phone is the most dependable tool to be in- touch with colleagues and friends. Internet service is readily available and affordable at most apartment complexes. ATMs are everywhere in Thailand and Western cards can usually be used to withdraw Thai Baht.

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