UN Jobs – National Project Officer (Education) – United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

 Job Title:    National Project Officer
(Education)

Organisation: United
Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to: Assistant
Director-General for Education 

Post Number: 6KEED0002PA

 

About US:

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
is a specialised agency of the United Nations aimed at promoting world peace
and security through international cooperation in education, the sciences, and
culture.

 

Job Summary: Under the overall authority of the Assistant
Director-General for Education, overall guidance from the Regional Director for
UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa, and the direct supervision of the
Senior Project Officer (HIV and Health Education, the incumbent will be
responsible for the effective planning, implementation and monitoring of
UNESCO’s work on HIV and Health Education. S/he will be responsible for
overseeing UNESCO’s HIV and Health Education Portfolio specifically, the “Our
Rights, Our Lives, Our Future” (O3) Programme.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Coordinate
the Program Our Rights, Our Lives, Our Future (03) where Uganda is a Program
Acceleration country;

·       
Coordinate
the UNAIDS funded UBRAF portfolio for UNESCO Uganda;

·       
Supervise
three UNESCO staff members and negotiation of hosting arrangements with host UN
agency;

·       
Support
the region’s efforts to popularize the new International Technical Guidance on
Sexuality Education at country level;

·       
Engage
in joint programming and budgeting exercises with a wide range of partners in
support of UNESCO’s program especially the work in the areas of comprehensive
sexuality education, gender and school-related gender-based violence,
supporting SRH responses in higher and tertiary institutions, young key
affected populations young people with disability;

·       
Provide
technical support to the Ministry of Education and national partners on HIV and
Health Education, including strategic advice of UNESCO’s programme contribution
to the HIV and Health Education results of the national development plans and
strategies;

·       
Identify
funding opportunities and support the development of project/grant proposals
including the development of results assessment frameworks (log frames) and
budgets;

·       
Represent
UNESCO in appropriate coordination forums, such as the UN Joint Teams on HIV
and AIDS, inter-agency meetings and thematic meetings;

·       
Liaise
with UNESCO structures, including the Section on Health and Education at UNESCO
Headquarters and colleagues in the Regional Office for Southern Africa, and
sub-region working on HIV and AIDS, in particular the Regional HIV and AIDS
team for East Africa;

·       
Monitoring,
evaluation and reporting on UNESCO’s work on HIV and Health

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
Organization (UNESCO) National Project Officer (Education) job placement must hold
an advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) in education, public
health, social sciences or related fields.

·       
At least
four years of relevant work experience, in areas related to sexual and
reproductive health and education;

·       
Experience
in HIV, sexuality education, gender and gender-based violence;

·       
Experience
in programme development and management, technical support, resource
mobilization and programme and evaluation monitoring.

·       
Knowledge
of curriculum development or teacher training in the field of comprehensive
sexuality education or health education

·       
Familiarity
with UNAIDS and inter-agency structures at country level, such as Joint UN
Teams on AIDS;

·       
Ability
to manage, supervise, and to maintain effective working relationships in a
multicultural environment.

·       
Languages:
Excellent knowledge of English
(oral and written) and very good knowledge of Buganda.

 

Competencies (Core /
Managerial)

·       
Communication
(C)

·       
Accountability
(C)

·       
Innovation
(C)

·       
Knowledge
sharing and continuous improvement (C)

·       
Planning
and organizing (C)

·       
Results
focus (C)

·       
Teamwork
(C)

 

Desirable Qualifications

·       
A PhD in
education or other related social sciences fields.

·       
Other
degrees or short to medium-term training in disciplines relevant to the post.

·       
Experience
in the field of international relations and diplomacy, multilateral cooperation
and development.

·       
Experience
working in an agile environment.

·       
Strong
global professional network.

·       
Knowledge
of digital learning platforms and proven digital communication skills.

·       
Languages:
Knowledge of other official
UNESCO languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish).

 

How to Apply:

All candidates should apply online through the United Nations
Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) web portal at the
link below.

 

Click
Here

 

Deadline: 10th
March 2021

 

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