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No Experience UN Assistant Education Officer Job Opportunities – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
(UNHCR)
Position No.: 10028916
Reports to: Head of Sub-Office
Vacancy Notice: 015/2018
Duty Station: Mbarara, Uganda
Post Grade: NOA
About UNHCR:
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was
established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly.
UNHCR’s mandate under the Statute of the Office of the United Nations High
Commissioner for Refugees is to lead and co-ordinate action for international
protection to refugees; seek permanent solutions for the problems of refugees
and safeguard refugee rights and well-being. UNHCR has an additional mandate
concerning issues of statelessness, as it is given a designated role under
Article 11 of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.
Job Summary:  The Assistant Education Officer will act as a
focal point for education in the area of operation and, under the leadership of
the supervising officer(s), support UNHCR work regarding education and advocacy
on all issues related to UNHCR education programmes and strategic directions.
He/she normally works under the direct supervision of the UNHCR Protection
Officer and overall supervision of the Deputy Representative (Protection).
Under the direction of supervising Officers, the incumbent will support the
implementation of global level policies, including the UNHCR Education
Strategy, adapted to the local context. He will participate in liaising with
partners to assess the education context, to develop an implementation plan and
to monitor the programme and assess impact. Heshe will work in collaboration
with in-country education partners to improve access to, and quality of,
refugee education at all levels, both formal and non formal, and may liaise
with partners for joint support for education access for refugee and host
community children. He/she will support the implementation of education
approaches for emerging needs in refugee education, including attention to
special needs, minorities, girls, pre school education, and non formal
activities. He/she will support inter sectoral linkages with child protection,
SGBV, gender, community services, livelihoods and health, among others
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
Strategic Direction and Coordination: Stay abreast of
political, social, economic and cultural developments that have an impact on
access to and quality of education and inform the development of the education
strategy.
Response and Advice:
  • Assist in providing comments to the
    relevant authorities on existing and draft legislation related to
    education and persons of concern.
  • Coordinate with partners and other actors
    in education to adapt the Education Strategy to the local context and
    ensure ownership.
  • Provide technical advice and guidance on
    education issues to persons of concern of all ages; liaise with competent
    authorities to ensure the issuance of education relevant documentation.
  • Implement education programmes in line
    with Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) standards
    and the child protection systems approach
  • Support inter sectoral linkages with child
    protection, SGBV, gender, community services, livelihoods, environment,
    shelter and health, among others.
  • Provide inputs for the development of
    global regional education policies and standards.
  • Identify cases of denial of access to
    education with government and other relevant parties and recommend
    appropriate responses.
  • Identify and promote education activities
    that support durable solutions through voluntary repatriation, local
    integration and where appropriate, resettlement.
  • Assess needs for services of persons of
    concern, as related to education, and coordinate partners responses.
  • Systematically promote and comply with the
    Age, Gender and Diversity (ADG) and HIV/AIDS policy
Advocacy, Information Management and Research
  • Advocate with authorities for respect of
    the right of persons of concern to an education and for their access to
    education services.
  • Coordinate with Education networks and
    ensure that refugee education interests are understood and included in relevant
    policies and initiatives.
  • Ensure that best practices are identified,
    documented and widely disseminated.
  • Support the country education information
    management strategy through the collection of disaggregated data on
    populations of concern and the collection and dissemination of education
    information and best practices to enhance education delivery.
Promotion and Capacity Building:
  • Undertake initiatives to build the
    capacity of communities and persons of concern to assert their right to
    education and access to quality education.
  • Promote and participate in initiatives to
    capacitate national authorities, relevant institutions and NGOs to
    strengthen access to quality, certified education for refugees.
External Relations: Contribute to a communications strategy
that generates external support for UNHCR education activities and the
education rights of persons of concern.



Key Performance Indicators:
  • The education needs of refugees are met
    through the application of International and National Commitments,
    including the MDGs and EFA commitments, relevant UN UNHCR protection
    standards and IASC principles governing humanitarian coordination,
    including those of the INEE.
  • Education activities are guided by global,
    regional and country priorities and reflect UNHCR policy on age, gender
    and diversity (AGD).
  • Participation of persons of concern is
    assured through continuous assessment and evaluation using participatory,
    rights and community based approaches.
  • Persons of concern are treated with
    dignity and respect and all protection incidents are immediately
    identified and addressed The education needs of refugees are met through
    the application of International and National Commitments, including the
    MDGs and EFA commitments, relevant UN/UNHCR protection standards and IASC
    principles governing humanitarian coordination, including those of the
    INEE. – Education activities are guided by global, regional and country
    priorities and reflect UNHCR policy on age, gender and diversity (AGD).
  • Participation of persons of concern is
    assured through continuous assessment and evaluation using participatory,
    rights and community based approaches.
  • Persons of concern are treated with
    dignity and respect and all protection incidents are immediately
    identified and addressed – Intervene with authorities on education issues.
  • Negotiate locally on behalf of UNHCR.
  • Issue documents and reports for clearance
    by the Education or Protection and/or Senior Protection Officer.
  • Issue recommendations on individual
    education related cases.
  • Approve individual payments to individual
    cases
  • Intervene with authorities on education
    issues.
  • Negotiate locally on behalf of UNHCR.
  • Issue documents and reports for clearance
    by the Education or Protection and/or Senior Protection Officer.
  • Issue recommendations on individual
    education related cases.
  • Approve individual payments to individual
    cases
 Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Assistant Education
Officer job opportunity should hold a University Degree
How to Apply:
All interested Ugandan nationals who wish to join the United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the aforementioned capacity are
encouraged to click on the link below and follow the application instructions
after reviewing the job details.
Deadline: 23rd March 2018
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