UN UNICEF Education Officer Career Jobs – United Nations Children’s Fund

Job Title:          Education Officer
Organization: United Nations
Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Duty Station: Uganda
Job Grade: NOB
Job No: 502095
About Us:
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is mandated by the UN
general assembly to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help
meet their basic needs and expand their opportunities to reach their full
potential. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories
to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on
reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children,
everywhere.
Job Summary: The Education
Officer will primarily focus on implementing the programme supported by Irish
Aid in the Karamoja region, and will aim to contribute to improving the quality
of education in Karamoja through creating a more conducive learning environment
for children in schools; and working with communities to raise awareness about
the importance of education and increasing their capacity to address negative
social norms in education.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
Support to program development and planning
  • Significantly contribute to the
    development/establishment of sectoral program goals, objectives and
    strategies and results-based planning through research, collection,
    analysis and reporting of education and other related information for
    development planning and priority and goal setting.
  • Provide support to the Quality Education
    enhancement programmes in Karamoja, through supporting interventions that
    will ensure improved enrolment, completion, transition and learning outcomes
    for primary and secondary school children.
  • Participate in the design, preparation,
    implementation, monitoring, evaluation and documentation of gender
    sensitive child-friendly education plans and interventions to address gaps
    in education service delivery in the Karamoja region within the context of
    UNICEF’s priorities.
  • Contribute to the development and or
    introduction of new approaches, methods and practices in education service
    delivery.
Program management, monitoring and delivery of results:
  • Periodically collect, compile and analyze
    data and information on the situation of children especially as it relates
    to their access to education services in the district.
  • Actively participate in monitoring and
    evaluation exercises, program reviews and annual reviews with government
    and other counterparts to assess programs/projects and to report on
    required action/interventions at the higher level of program management.
  • Assist in monitoring funds utilization and
    accountability at district and community level for program consolidation
    in Karamoja.
  • Draft regular/mandated sectoral
    program/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them
    informed of program progress.
Technical and operational support to program implementation:
  • Carry out regular program field visits and
    surveys and/or exchange information with partners/stakeholders to assess
    progress and provide technical support, take appropriate action to resolve
    issues and/or refer to relevant officials for resolution. Report on
    critical issues, bottlenecks and potential problems for timely action to
    achieve results.
  • Collaborate with and provide technical
    support to the district education office to build district capacity as
    well as to leverage political and financial commitment to UNICEF’s priorities
    for children with a particular focus on leveraging education investments
    to re-establish access to education in areas of return.
  • Offer technical and operational support to
    government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and other
    country office partners/donors on the application and understanding of
    UNICEF policies, strategies, processes and best practices on education and
    related issues to support program implementation, operations and delivery
    of results.
  • Identify training needs, plans and organize
    training workshops with the purpose of capacity building, program
    sustainability, promotion and advocacy.
  • Support management of program supplies at
    district, schools and community level and be able to identify bottlenecks
    and solutions that will ensure proper supply management of inputs provided
    through UNICEF.
Networking and Partnership Building:
  • Build and sustain effective close working
    partnerships with government counterparts and district stakeholders
    through active sharing of information and knowledge to facilitate program
    implementation and build capacity of stakeholders to achieve and sustain
    results on education programs.
  • Actively participate in the design and
    implement community mobilization initiatives to ensure high level
    community commitment to children’s education resulting in increased
    enrolment and retention of children at all levels of primary &
    secondary education.
Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building:
  • Significantly contribute to identifying,
    capturing, synthesizing and sharing lessons learned for knowledge
    development and capacity development of stakeholders.
  • Apply innovative approaches and promote
    good practice to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and
    sustainable program results.
  • Participate as resource person in capacity
    building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders.
     
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The applicant for the United Nations
    UNICEF Education Officer job placement should a University Degree in
    education, or related field is required.
  • A minimum of two years of professional
    work experience at national level in regular or emergency education
    programme management, reviews, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Broad knowledge of latest developments in
    education and gender responsive analysis and/or programming.
  • Capacity to make a comprehensive
    assessment of the design, quality, impact, sustainability and follow up
    implications of education policies and interventions.
  • Fluency in English is required.
Personal Competencies:
  • Core Values: Commitment,
    Diversity and Inclusion, Integrity
  • Core Competencies:
    Communication, Drive for Results, Working with People
  • Functional Competencies:
    Formulating Strategies and Concepts (I), Analyzing  (II), Applying Technical Expertise (II),
    Planning and Organizing  (II)
NB: UNICEF is committed
to gender equality in its mandate and its staff; qualified female candidates
are strongly encouraged to apply. UNICEF is a smoke free environment.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the
United Nations UNICEF in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to visit
the link below to Apply.
Deadline: 5th January
2017

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