Internal and External VA: Batch Recruitment- Education Officer, NO-B, TA, Juba, Bor and Rumbek (364 days)
Application deadline in 15 hours: Friday 12 Aug 2022 at 20:55 UTCOpen application form
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, Hope
The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the Organization does — in programmes, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give more children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations
How can you make a difference?
Under the supervision of the Chief, Field Office, the Education Officer will be supporting implementation of the education programme in Juba, Rumbek and Bor Field Offices with specific accountability for providing technical contribution to education programme planning, administration, implementation, monitoring and reporting.
MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS
• Ensure the availability of accurate, complete, and up-to-date information required for effective Education programme planning, implementation, management, including gender disaggregation of data (information).
• Enhance project efficiency and effectiveness through close collaboration with partners (government line ministries at state and county level, I/NGO, N/NGO, CSOs and FBOs, UN AFPs, UNMISS) including monitoring UNICEF inputs, maintaining updated information on local conditions and resources, and providing technical support on agreed areas of cooperation.
• Lead implementation of components of education country office and field office annual work plans. This includes providing technical guidance, supporting capacity development and advocacy, assisting in identification of required supplies and equipment, ensuring use of resources is consistent with UNICEF regulations, and recommending changes to intervention strategies and approaches where appropriate.
• Analyse data collected through programme monitoring and provide information for progress reports, situational reports, donor proposals and reports, and Country Office Annual Reports.
• Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual sectoral reviews with government and other counterparts and prepare minutes/reports on results for follow up action by higher management and other stakeholders.
• Monitor and report on the use of sectoral programme resources (financial, administrative and other assets), verify compliance with approved allocation, organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity. Report on issues identified to ensure timely resolution by management/stakeholders. Monitor effective use of educational supplies at last mile, coordinating with education team for on time delivery of education supplies to all schools.
• Support country office education team in identifying strategic advocacy issues and recommending evidence and strategies to support effective advocacy.
• Ensure that effective communication, networking and visibility is developed and maintained through partnership and collaboration.
o Team with government counterparts to exchange information on education project implementation and status as well as movement and distribution of supplies.
o Support coordination with members of the development community, including NGOs, UN and bilateral agencies in the exchange of information relating to the education sector. Participate in subcluster coordination meetings and represent UNICEF in other relevant forums.
o Ensure Government and NGO partners publicly acknowledge Unicef programmatic and supply support and maintain equal visibility on all communication, reporting, marketing, branding and IEC materials.
Humanitarian Education preparedness and response
• Manage all aspects of UNICEF’s preparedness for Education in emergencies.
• Ensure the coordination arrangements for humanitarian Education are in place, for instant robust
coordination in case of an emergency.
✓ Accurate, complete, and up-to-date technical guidance provided for programme and project design, implementation and management.
✓ Projects efficiently and effectively implemented and achieve planned results for children.
✓ Inputs provided for reports, proposals and other planning and accounting documents.
✓ Strategic advocacy on issues in the education sector contributes to policy and legislative changes especially to improve equity and quality.
✓ Effective communication and collaboration with strategic partners and donors.
✓ Knowledge sharing with donors and all stakeholders promoted with an emphasis on rights and equity.
✓ Regular program monitoring under taken and minimum PMVs conducted according to planned schedule.
✓ Effective and on time delivery of humanitarian response/ education in emergencies services.
✓ Ensuring appropriate and effective use of education supplies at the last mile
✓ Maintaining and promoting Unicef visibility for all programmatic and supply support through partners.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- Bachelor’s degree in the social sciences or other relevant fields.
- Minimum two (2) years of progressively responsible experience working on education programmes.
- Experience in design and implementation of social sector programmes, in working with donors as well as alliance building and networking among government agencies, NGOs and civil society is an advantage.
- Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
Specific Technical Knowledge Required [II]
- Essential Technical Knowledge of theories, principles and methods in areas of: Early learning/ECD; Primary Education.
- Essential technical knowledge on gender-responsive programming, and cross-sectoral issues relevant to education
Common Technical Knowledge [II]
Knowledge of theories and practices in:
- Programme/project management in Education
- Rights-based programming and planning in the context of decentralization
- Monitoring and Evaluation
- Training and capacity development in Education
- Knowledge management
• Analytic skills and strong report writing ability;
• Good communication, teamwork skills, able to plan and organize work;
• Advocacy, partnership and networking skills;
• Awareness of and sensitivity to child rights and gender issues, and to the necessity to mainstream them in all programme activities;
• Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organization;
• Self-initiated and able to work with minimal supervision, and;
• Passion and commitment to UNICEF’s mission and professional values.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).
▪ Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
▪ Works Collaboratively with others (1)
▪ Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
▪ Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
▪ Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
▪ Drive to achieve impactful results (1)
▪ Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)
To view our competency framework, please visit here.
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.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
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.
UNICEF’s active commitment to diversity and inclusion is critical to delivering the best results for children.
UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.