UN Education Officer Job Opportunities – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:      Education
Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Grade: P-3

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 Education Officer will support the
roll-out of Refugee Education 2030, the Refugee Education Strategy, in line with
the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR), which calls on States and relevant
Stakeholders to contribute resources and expertise to expand and enhance the
quality and inclusiveness of national education systems to facilitate access by
refugee and host community children and youth to primary, secondary and
tertiary education.  Providing inclusive
and equitable quality education is central to the achievement of the 2030
Agenda’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the Education Officer will
ensure UNHCR¿s programming is in line with the SDGs.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Translate global education objectives and strategic directions into
    regional or national guidance, strategies and priorities, in collaboration
    with the Education Section in HQ, to ensure coherence with UNHCR¿s
    education policy and strategy.
  • Engage, promote and foster partnerships/collaboration with education
    stakeholders and bodies within the AoR, in line with the GCR.
  • Provide technical advice and support on all issues related to UNHCR education
    programmes and strategic directions, in line with UNHCR education policy
    and regional priorities, including through remote support and field
  • Support and provide technical advice to senior management and Policy
    and Development staff allowing for advocacy activities with States and
    international organisations on all issues related to UNHCR education
    programmes and strategic directions, including on engaging in national
    planning processes, such as the development of SDG4 plans at national/regional
    levels and ensuring inclusion of refugee, returnee, asylum seeking,
    internally displaced and stateless children and youth in SDG4 plans and
    Education Sector Analyses and Plans.
  • Participate in (regional) humanitarian and development sector
    working groups to support that all refugee education support programming
    at country level is extended, amplified and reported against sector
    development goals and humanitarian partners and funding serves system
  • Assist Bureaux and Country Office(s) to elaborate and implement
    strategies to address issues related to education access, quality and
    data, in cooperation with other UN agencies (UNICEF, UNESCO, WFP, etc.)
    and other key education stakeholders.
  • Undertake direct dialogue with Country Office(s) on the
    implementation of education programmes in line with strategic directions,
    integrated with SDG4 and Education Sector Plans, including with Ministries
    of Education/Higher Education, education partners and coordination
    networks (Global Partnership for Education, Education Cannot Wait (ECW)
    and Local Education Groups, etc.).
  • Foster inter-sectoral linkages and coordination with child
    protection, SGBV, gender, community services, livelihoods/economic
    inclusion and health, among others, and provide specialist advice for
    other sectors, to ensure that they fully integrate education related
    concerns in their planning.
  • Monitor implementation of education programmes within the AoR and
    provide guidance on orientation.
  • Support and monitor the implementation of Global Refugee Forum
    pledges within the AoR.
  • Assist in the planning and coordination of UNHCR¿s role concerning
    education, represent UNHCR at (regional) consultations, and represent
    UNHCR¿s education strategy and policy to other UN bodies, NGOs,
    interlocutors, institutions and organisations within the AoR.
  • Identify training needs and train UNHCR staff, sister UN agency
    staff, NGOs, and Ministry of Education officials on refugee education
    priorities and identified topics.
  • Support the development and dissemination of relevant tools to
    support UNHCR staff and partners in Country Office(s).
  • Support active exchange of information and that best practices are
    identified, documented and disseminated both within the AoR and beyond.
  • Join joint assessment missions in emergencies to minimise the time
    refugee children and youth spend out of education (ideally a maximum of
    three months after arrival).
  • Prepare, co-ordinate and oversee drafting of education input in key
    internal and external documents and reports.
  • Perform other related duties as required. ¿

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Education Officer
    job placement should hold an undergraduate in Social Sciences with six
    years of relevant experience; or 5 years relevant experience with Graduate
    degree; or 4 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree
  • Four years of experience in progressively responsible functions in
  • Demonstrated work experience in education programmes.
  • Field experience in education programme implementation and
    coordination in humanitarian and/or development contexts.
  • Experience working with Governments, Ministry of Education and other
    line Ministries.
  • Strong inter-personal skills in collaboration and coordination.
  • Excellent analytical skills and drafting skills.
  • Strong communications/presentations skills.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work with minimum supervision.
  • Language Requirements: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if
    not English and local language.
  • Demonstrated work experience in refugee education programmes.
  • Knowledge and experience of UNHCR policies and standards.
  • Experience in the area of child protection.
  • Experience with educational research, teaching or education
Functional Skills
  • *PR-Education Administration/Programme/Coordination/Techniques
  • PR-Refugee Protection Principles and Framework
  • PR-Community Services-Communication/Development/Organization
  • PR-Community Services-Social Surveys/Assessment
  • PR-Community Services-Social Work/Counselling
  • PR-INEE (International Network for Education in Emergencies)
    standards and implementation
  • PR-Child Protection/Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • PR-Refugee Education programmes
  • TR-Training/Coaching/Facilitation
  • IT-MS Office Applications

  • Accountability Level 3
  • Teamwork & Collaboration Level 3
  • Communication Level 3
  • Commitment to Continuous Learning Level 3
  • Client & Result Orientation Level 3
  • Organizational Awareness Level 3
  • Strategic Planning and Vision Level 3
  • Leadership Level 3
  • Managing Resources Level 3
  • Analytical Thinking Level 3
  • Planning and Organizing Level 3
  • Policy Development & Research Level 3
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
Deadline: 9th October 2019
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