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Education Manager, (NO-4), Harare, Zimbabwe (2 years Fixed Term Contract)

Harare (Zimbabwe)

Under the overall guidance and direction of the Chief, Education Section the Education Manager supports the Chief in managing the Section, contributing to knowledge development/ innovation and developing and preparing education programs/projects; provides authoritative technical guidance/operational support throughout all stages of programming to facilitate the management and delivery of results on strengthening national education systems to improve learning outcomes and to promote universal access to and equitable and inclusive primary/early childhood education, especially for children who are marginalized, disadvantaged and excluded in society; contributes to achievement of concrete and sustainable programs/projects results according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM) and UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework.

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, Education

UNICEF has been operating in Zimbabwe since 1982. We are a team of passionate professionals committed to the protection and fulfillment of children’s rights. We work closely with the Government of Zimbabwe, with whom we have signed a Basic Cooperation Agreement, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), sister agencies of the United Nations, and the private sector to deliver much needed assistance to children and women.

The current UNICEF-Government of Zimbabwe Country Programme of Cooperation (2016-2020) aims to support Zimbabwe to sustain and build upon the gains achieved for children during the 2012-2015 Country Programme of Cooperation. The programme focuses on improving the quality of social services, increasing access to services, and helping to build national and sub-national capacities to provide low-cost, high-impact interventions for all children, especially the most vulnerable.

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How can you make a difference?

Under the overall guidance and direction of the Chief, Education Section the Education Manager supports the Chief in managing the Section, contributing to knowledge development/innovation and developing and preparing education programs/projects.

The Education Manager provides authoritative technical guidance/operational support throughout all stages of programming to facilitate the management and delivery of results on strengthening national education systems to improve learning outcomes and to promote universal access to and equitable and inclusive primary/early childhood education, especially for children who are marginalized, disadvantaged and excluded in society.

The Education Manager contributes to achievement of concrete and sustainable programs/projects results according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM) and UNICEF's Strategic Plans, standards of performance and  accountability framework. 

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:  

  1. Management and advisory support to the Chief of Education
  2. Program development and planning
  3. Program management, monitoring and quality control of results
  4. Advisory services and technical support
  5. Advocacy, networking and partnership building
  6. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

Please refer to the attached job description for more information Download File JD_Education Manager NO-4 level.pdf

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in education with focus on education policy and  planning;
  • A minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible relevant work experience in management and planning in the education sector;
  • Demonstrated expertise in education programme design, development, management and monitoring; 
  • Experience in supporting policy development in the education sector; 
  • Ability to lead and manage teams; 
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and with minimal supervision;
  • Strong writing and analytical skills;
  • Proficiency in English and one of Zimbabwe local languages; 
  • Ability to communicate clearly and accurately both verbally and in writing.  

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The technical competencies required for this post are Leading and supervising, Formulating strategies and concepts, Analyzing, Relating and networking, Deciding and initiating action & Applying Technical Expertise.

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

Remarks:

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

 

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: Harare (Zimbabwe)
  • Grade: NO-D, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-14

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