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(Temporary Appointment) Education Officer, NO-B, Ha Noi, Viet Nam (Vietnamese Nationals only)

Hanoi (Vietnam)

(Temporary Appointment) Education Officer, NO-B, Ha Noi, Viet Nam.

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.
For every child, a champion

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organisation does - in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasising the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favouritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life - in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions - her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens - addressing inequity - not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfil their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realising the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

How can you make a difference?

Viet Nam is part of the global UN ‘Delivering As One’ reform initiative, whereby Viet Nam has agreed to capitalize on the strengths and comparative advantages of the different members of the UN family and look at ways to increase the UN system’s impact. In Viet Nam, the initiative brings together the expertise, experience and capacities of all UN agencies in the country to provide more coordinated and effective assistance. The six pillars of reform in Viet Nam include One Plan, One Budget, One Leader, One Set of Management Practices, One Voice and the Green One UN House. The UNICEF Viet Nam office is located within the Green One UN House, where UN Agencies are seated according to function rather than Agency. 

The Viet Nam Country Programme for 2017-2021 will support the achievement of selected SEDP priorities, related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets, and it will complement the One Strategic Plan between the Government and UN system agencies that will continue with a delivering-as-one (DaO) approach for the period 2017-2021 and is aligned to UNICEF Strategic Plan 2014-2017. With equity as the fundamental principle, social policies and social protection serve as an overarching umbrella for the country programme strategic intent. 

The Education Programme is a key component of the Country Programme, aiming to enhance policy and legal frameworks for the realisation of children’s right to education and strengthen accountability of the education system, legislators and policy makers to families, children and the public to deliver on commitments to equitable and inclusive education and ethnic minority education in the context of SEDPs and education sector plans. In particular the programme intensifies interventions to support the achievement of SDG 4 which focuses on education across all categories and also on quality and quantity. It seeks to support not only the unfinished agenda but also the nationwide scale-up of good practices of inclusive and quality IECD to be demonstrated in three focus provinces to deliver quality early learning and school readiness programmes for children under 8 years old.

The Education Officer will work in the Education Program which is managed by the Chief of Section at P4 level. The Education Officer reports to the Education Specialist, Systems Strengthening at NOC level. 

Purpose for the job: Under the supervision of  the Education Specialist, Systems Strengthening, the Officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for education programs/projects 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. In the context of 2017-2018 work plan, the Education Officer will particularly support to strengthen the quality of the sub-national implementation of early childhood education as education contribution to IECD, primary and secondary education including music education, and national work on equity and SDG action planning, implementation and monitoring, evidence-based policy advocacy, public finance management and climate change and disaster risk reduction (in line with Sendai Framework).

Duration: from October 2017 to September 2018 (364 days).

For more information on the position, please refer to the attached Job ProfileDownload File JD_ Education Officer NOB Level - Vacancy Notice.doc

For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

Experience: A minimum of 2 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.

Language Requirements: Fluency in both English and Vietnamese is required.

Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication (II), Working with People (I) and 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)

What we can offer you?

Competitive salary: Ranging from USD35,227 (net annually), depending on qualifications and experience.

Pension benefits: You will become a participant in the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund.

Health insurance scheme: You and your eligible dependents will be covered by the UN Medical Insurance Plan.

Professional Development: you will have different learning opportunities to strengthen your skills and competencies.

Become part of the United Nations: As an International organization that is part of the United Nations system, UNICEF offers opportunities to learn from other countries, and possible career options outside Viet Nam.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply. 

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: Hanoi (Vietnam)
  • Grade: NO-B, National Professional Officer - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Education, Learning and Training
  • Closing Date: 2017-08-27

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