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Education Officer, P-2, Nairobi, Kenya # 00107337, (Temporary Appointment)

Nairobi (Kenya)

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Education, the Education Officer will be required to strengthen the disability and inclusive education component of the overall education programming of UNICEF Kenya especially of its two ongoing projects. The first one is called ‘Connecting the unconnected and empowering underprivileged girls through improved learning outcomes: A partnership between Nokia and UNICEF Kenya’, and is aimed at leveraging on the connectivity solution to promote quality education for girls and children with disabilities in ASAL counties of Kenya. The second project, called ‘Operation Come-to-School’, is in partnership with Educate A Child (EAC). It aims to bring 300,000 out of children in Kenya to school and to promote their retention in 2018 and beyond. In addition, the Education Officer will facilitate the continued engagement of the Ministry of Education in implementing the said projects to contribute to the realization of its political commitments such as the Sector Policy for Learners and Trainees with Disabilities.

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, help

 How can you make a difference?

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Education, the Education Officer will be required to strengthen the disability and inclusive education component of the overall education programming of UNICEF Kenya especially of its two ongoing projects. The first one is called Connecting the unconnected and empowering underprivileged girls through improved learning outcomes: A partnership between Nokia and UNICEF Kenya and is aimed at leveraging on the connectivity solution to promote quality education for girls and children with disabilities in ASAL counties of Kenya. The second project, called Operation Come-to-School, is in partnership with Educate A Child (EAC). It aims to bring 300,000 out of children in Kenya to school and to promote their retention in 2018 and beyond. In addition, the Education Officer will facilitate the continued engagement of the Ministry of Education in implementing the said projects to contribute to the realization of its political commitments such as the Sector Policy for Learners and Trainees with Disabilities.

Activities and Tasks:

Evidence generation

  • Review existing pieces of literature and analyses on disability and inclusive education in Kenyan context
  • Conduct an analysis on the current status of disability and inclusive education component in the whole education programming of UNICEF Kenya especially on its ongoing projects such as the Connecting the unconnected and empowering underprivileged girls through improved learning outcomes: A partnership between Nokia and UNICEF Kenya and the Operation Come-to-School projects
  • Develop a strategy plan to ensure the strengthening and further mainstreaming of disability and inclusive education in the whole education programming of UNICEF Kenya

Capacity building and knowledge management

  • Provide continued expertise and facilitate capacity building workshops for education staff of UNICEF Kenya and partners on strategies to strengthen and further mainstream disability and inclusive education in the whole education programming of UNICEF Kenya

Programme implementation

  • Facilitate implementation of education programmes of UNICEF Kenya related to disability and inclusive education in the ongoing projects of the Country Office

Engagement with partners

  • Provide technical expertise to the Ministry of Education in the operationalization of the Sector Policy for Learners and Trainees with Disabilities specifically in two major processes, namely, the establishment of pilot schools for inclusive education and the strengthening of Education Assessment Resource Centers (EARC)
  • Provide strategic guidance to the Ministry of Education in materializing the disability and inclusive education component in documents such as the National Education Sector Support Programme (NESSP 2018-22)

Work relationships:

-The Education Officer needs to work closely with UNICEF field and country office education team as well as collaborate with the Ministry of Education, partners, and private sector.

-Timeframe: The assignment is expected to take 364 days.

-Duty Station: While the duty station is Nairobi, the Education Officer will be expected to travel to counties as needed. 

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

post:

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in development studies, education or social sciences or other relevant fields
    *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant professional experience in designing, managing, and implementing programmes on disability and inclusive education
  • Critical understanding on education in developing countries like Kenya
  • Experience in working with organizations such as the Ministry of Education and civil society organizations, and ability to work efficiently and effectively with project members in various locations and from multiple organizations
  • Strong training and facilitating skills
  • Ability to integrate different experiences, methodologies, and approaches from a diverse range of stakeholders, organizations, and technical experts from multiple sectors.
  • Excellent English speaking/writing skills required.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

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 functional competencies are:

  Functional Competencies (Required)

  • Leading and Researching  II
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts “I
  • Analyzing II
  • Planning and Organizing  II
  • Applying technical expertise II

The technical competencies required for this post are….

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:

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: Nairobi (Kenya)
  • Grade: P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-08

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