Education Officer Temporary Appointment 364 days (NOA) – Amman Jordan

Amman

Under the supervision of the Education Specialist (WoS and EiE), the post provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for education programs/projects within the Syria cross border response into Jordan 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.

Purpose of the Position

Under the supervision of the Education Specialist (WoS and EiE), the post provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for education programs/projects within the Syria cross border response into Jordan 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 

Key Expected Results

  1. Support to program development and planning.
  2. Program management, monitoring and delivery of results.
  3. Technical and operational support to program implementation.
  4. Networking and partnership building.

Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks

  1. 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.
  • 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.

  2. 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.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, program reviews and annual reviews with 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

  3. 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.

  4. Networking and partnership building:

  • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with counterparts and 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.
  • Establish partnership/alliances and support fund raising for education programs.
  • Prepare resource mobilization materials and briefs for fund raising and partnership development purposes.

Qualifications of Successful candidates:

Education:

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

Work Experience:

  • Good knowledge of the education literature and international education movement, and strong theoretical and empirical research background in the field of education.
  • Familiarity with the MENA regional context.
  • One year of progressively professional work experience at national and international levels in programmes relevant to Education programmes. Experience working in the UN or other international development organization an asset.
  • Close familiarity with UNICEF and its education initiatives.
  • Good writing, analytical and synthesis skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.

Language Proficiency:

Fluency in English; knowledge of Arabic is a strong asset. 

 

Competencies of Successful Candidate

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]

To view our competency framework, please click here

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

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: Amman
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Education, Learning and Training
  • Closing Date: 2017-04-27

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