Re advertisement: Programme Officer (Education), NOB, Zahle, Lebanon
Application deadline 10 months ago: Monday 22 Nov 2021 at 21:10 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, social protection
UNICEF started to work in Lebanon in 1948 and established its office in 1950. For more than 70 years we’ve been working closely with the Government of Lebanon, other UN agencies, and international and local NGOs and academia to meet the needs of disadvantaged children in Lebanon. UNICEF Lebanon’s Social Policy programme leads technical assistance and programming in Lebanon to develop the national social protection system and implement social assistance programmes to reach the most vulnerable.
How can you make a difference?
Under the guidance of the Chief of Field Office (Zahle), provide professional technical assistance and support for programme design, planning and implementation, management and evaluation of programme/project activities, data analysis and progress reporting, in support of programme goals and objectives related to Education.
1.Knowledge Management for Programmes
Contribute to the country programme at the field level by supporting knowledge management through providing professional assistance in data collection and analysis, complete and accurate reporting as well as participation in the Programme Knowledge Network system of "lessons learned" and other corporate-level databases.
Participate in information exchange with partners on the field level as well as in the development of training and orientation material by providing professional technical assistance. Participate in the preparation of, and making professional contribution to, the preparation of programme reports required for the management, with focus on Education.
2. Programme Development and Management
Provide professional technical assistance in the preparation of the Situation Analysis for the Education programme development and management from a field perspective by collecting and analyzing data and monitoring implementation progress. Contribute to the identification of critical intervention points and measures by administering a consistent and transparent monitoring system; analyse country level socio-political-economic trends and their implications for ongoing programmes and projects. Draft or prepare programme work plans as required. Propose adjustments/changes in work plans. Propose program recommendations for inclusion in formal programme documentation, and new approaches, methods and practices for supervisor.
3. Optimum Use Of Program Funds
In collaboration with the Education sector in Beirut, monitors programme implementation progress and compliance. Monitors the allocation and disbursement of programme funds, making sure that funds are properly coordinated, monitored and liquidated. Takes appropriate recommendations or actions to optimize use of programme funds. [BH1]
4. Programme Monitoring and Evaluations
Undertakes field visits to monitor and assess Education programme implementation and decides on required corrective action.
Collaborate with partners at the field level to carry out a rigorous and transparent approach to evaluation and participate in the major programme evaluation exercises in consultation with the Evaluation Officer and others to improve efficiency and quality of programme delivery. Participate in annual sector review meetings with governerate counterparts. Collaborate and prepare annual program status reports in a timely manner, as required.
5. Rights-Based and Results-Based Programme Management Approach
Support a rights-based programmes approach in the formulation of Education programme goals and objectives and development of strategies and implementation frameworks at the field level. Collaborate with partners and assist in the strengthening of quality child rights-based programmes through consistent and effective planning, design, implementation, monitoring and/or evaluation of programmes and projects. Contribute to coherence, synergy and added value to the Education programming planning and design processes using a results-based management approach to programme planning and design.
Provide professional technical assistance in preparing viable recommendations on project implementation, alternative approaches, new initiatives and optimal utilization of resources that contribute effectively to the fulfilment of the rights of children and women.
6. N****ational and Local Capacity Building/Sustainability
Provide government authorities at the decentralized level with technical assistance and support in planning and organizing training programmes for the purpose of capacity building and programme sustainability.
Promote and maintain the building and reinforcing of the commitment and institutional capacities of the local partners by identifying these partners and partnerships and providing continuous support, coordination and collaboration for sustainability.
7. R****ights Perspective and Advocacy at the National, Community and Family Levels
Analyze programme related issues and policies from a children's and women's rights perspective and advocacy at the community and family levels for elevating credibility in national policy debates. Promote the organization goals of UNICEF through active advocacy and communication.
8. P****artnership, Coordination and Collaboration.
Facilitate partnership and collaboration with internal and external counterparts, including those of the UN and national partners, in order to improve the ability to collect and disseminate development data and information, exchange information on programme/project status and implementation and movement/distribution of supplies.
Collaborate with the Operations Section to establish and maintain sound internal controls supportive of programming endeavours and to coordinate financial and supply management requirements and accountability. Approve allocation and disbursement of funds ensuring they are properly coordinated, monitored and liquidated in accordance with the programme budget allotments (PBA).
Provide professional support in provision of technical advice, negotiation, advocacy and promotion of area/country level goals, leading to agreement on practicable and priority actions to be supported by the UNICEF programme.
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To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
Education: A university degree in one of the following fields is required: Education, Social Sciences, International Relations, Government, Public Administration, Public Policy, Social Policy, Social Development, Community Development, or another relevant technical field.
Experience: A minimum of two years of relevant professional work experience in Education is required. Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset. Background/familiarity with emergency is considered as an asset.
Language Requirements: Fluency in English and Arabic is required. Knowledge of French is considered as an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
- Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (2)
- Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (3)
- Works Collaboratively with others (3)
- Builds and Maintains Partnerships (3)
- Innovates and Embraces Change (3)
- Thinks and Acts Strategically (3)
- Drives to achieve impactful results (3)
- Manages ambiguity and complexity (3)
View our competency framework at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf
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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
This position is not considered an elevated risk role. However, UNICEF reserves the right to conduct further vetting/ assessment within the scope of child safeguarding as appropriate.