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Education Officer (Temporary Appointment), NOB; Cox's Bazar, (Only for Bangladeshi)

Cox's Bazaar

Purpose for the job: Under the supervision of the Chief, Cox’s Bazar Office, the Officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for education programs/projects in response to education for Rohingya children including education in emergency within the Country Program from development planning to delivery of results, preparing, executing, managing and implementing a variety of technical and administrative program tasks to facilitate program development, implementation, program progress monitoring, evaluating and reporting.

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

 III. Key function, accountabilities and related duties/tasks

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:


1.     Support to program development, strategic and operational planning process

2.     Program management, coordination, monitoring and delivery of results

3.     Technical and operational support to program implementation ensuring Interfacing of policy and programmes

4.     Networking and partnership building

5.     Promote convergence and leverage resources

6.     Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building


Support to program development and planning

·         Contribute to the preparation/update of situation analysis for the program sector/s for development, design and management of education related programs/projects. Research and report on development trends and (economic, social, health etc) data for use in program development, management, monitoring, evaluation and delivery of results.

·         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 technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes by executing/administering a variety of technical, program, operational and administrative transactions, preparing related materials/documentations and complying with organizational processes and management systems, to support program planning, results based planning (RBM) and monitoring and evaluating results.

·         Develop/ update a sub-national education work plans and strategy that link UNICEF's education work at national level in line with the Country Pprogramme Document and education strategy;

·         Maintain regular contact with local key education staff in DPEO and DEO and undertake regular field visits to learn from community experiences, and to offer technical support to programmes;




Program management, monitoring and delivery of results.


    • Work closely and collaboratively with internal and external colleagues and partners to discuss operational and implementation issues, provide solutions, recommendations and/or alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level intervention and/or decision.
    • Keep record of reports and assessments for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalize lessons learned.
    • Develop and update a database of sub national education work, strengthen the flow of regular generation and track the key education indicators that can be consolidated locally and nationally, provide information critical to decision making to the line manager of central level.
    • Ensure appropriate coordination with all humanitarian partners through establishment/maintenance of appropriate Education cluster/sectoral coordination mechanisms, including working groups at the local level;
  • 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.
  • Monitor and report on the use of sectoral program resources (financial, administrative and other assets), verify compliance with approved allocation/goals, organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity. Report on critical issues/findings to ensure timely resolution by management/stakeholders. Follow up on unresolved issues to ensure resolution.
  • 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


·         Conduct 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.


·         Provide 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 including in humanitarian situation.

·         Promote the role of education as a key apparatus for humanitarian response to all major emergencies in disaster risk reduction efforts i.e., education for Rohingya children, emergency preparedness, planning, subsequent phases of response and early recovery. Ensure adherence to the global and local framework documents and standards on education in emergencies;

·         Engage the education sector for disaster risk reduction to make schools in high disaster risk areas safer and create a culture of safety and resilience among learners, teachers and parents;


Networking and partnership building


·         Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with government counterparts and national 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.

·         Contribute to strengthen the sub-national education in emergency cluster, ensuring it is democratic, inclusive and transparent and establish mechanisms to work in close collaboration and partnership with all key stakeholders engaged in education in emergencies;

·         Draft communication and information materials for CO program advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support fund raising for education programs.

·         Participate in appropriate inter-agency (UNCT) meetings/events on programming to collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on UNDAF operational planning and preparation of education programs/projects and to integrate and harmonize UNICEF position and strategies with the UNDAF development and planning process.

·         Research information on potential donors and prepare resource mobilization materials and briefs for fund raising and partnership development purposes.


Promote convergence and leverage resources

·         Support to strengthen coordination, convergence and complementarity of service providers and participation of communities in local education issues to enhance education quality and delivery and promote governance and accountability in the sector.

·         Critically engage the service institutions, particularly the local government institutions, for participatory management of school as a community institution, strengthening monitoring and leveraging necessary resources to meet different needs of the schools and other education institutions.



Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building


§ Contribute to identifying, capturing, synthesizing and sharing lessons learned for knowledge development, documentation and capacity development of stakeholders.

§ Provide timely inputs to the donor and annual reports.

§ Apply innovative approaches and promote good practice to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable program results.

§ Convene an Education Working Group at sub national level made up of key education staff of GOB and NGO/CSO partners to facilitate a forum for joint planning, participatory review and exchange of learning;

§ Support inter sectoral linkages with the colleagues of other sectors within UNICEF and GoB particularly working on child protection, women's rights, disaster risk reduction, accountability and decentralized governance.

§ Support colleagues to strengthen inter sectoral linkages, e.g., ensure potential links between education work and Child Protection, WASH, Nutrition, Communication for Development and emergency preparedness work;

§ Provide peer support to Education colleagues in the field offices and UNICEF Bangladesh Country Office and work with them to develop sub-national and/or contribution to the national programmes.

·   Research and report on best and cutting edge practices for development planning of knowledge products and systems.

·   Participate as resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders.




IV. Impact of Results



The efficiency and efficacy of support provided by the Officer to program preparation and planning and implementation of programs/projects, contribute to achievement of sustainable results to improve learning outcomes and equitable, inclusive and universal access to education. Success in education programs and projects in turn contribute to maintaining/enhancing the credibility and ability of UNICEF to provide program services for mothers and children that promotes greater social equality in the country.



V. Competencies and level of proficiency required (based on UNICEF Professional Competency Profiles)



Core Values


  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity


Core competencies


  • Communication (II)
  • Working with people (I)
  • Drive for results (I)



Functional Competencies:


  • Formulating strategies and concepts (I)
  • Analyzing (II)
  • Applying technical expertise (II)
  • Learning and researching (II)
  • Planning and organizing (II)




VI. Recruitment Qualifications



 A University Degree in education, psychology, sociology or other social science field is required.



 A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in social development planning and management in education and related areas at the international and/or in a developing country is required. Relevant experience in education and related areas, program/project development and management in a UN system agency or organization is an asset. Background in emergency programme and participatory planning is also an asset.


Language Requirements:


Fluency in English and Bangla.   Knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all Bangladeshi nationals, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Cox's Bazaar
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Education, Learning and Training
  • Closing Date: 2017-05-20

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