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(For Lao National Only) National Emergency Education Consultant

Vientiane (Lao )

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Vientiane, Lao PDR is looking for a qualified a National Emergency Education Consultant. The assignment expects to take a total of 3 months, starting from 17th September 2018 - 31st December 2018. The consultant will be based in full time in Sanamxay District, Attapeu Province, Lao PDR.

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.

UNICEF is a UN organization mandated by the UN General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. In Lao PDR, UNICEF is working with its partners to support the Government to realize children’s rights on survival, development, protection and participation.

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Vientiane, Lao PDR is looking for a qualified a National Emergency Education Consultant. The assignment expects to take a total of 3 months, starting from 17th September 2018 - 31st December 2018. The consultant will be based in full time in Sanamxay District, Attapeu Province, Lao PDR.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

The national consultant will work as part of the UNICEF Lao PDR Education Team to support the ongoing emergency response and envisaged post-disaster support in the education sector in Attapeu province. The consultant will work closely with other UNICEF programme sections colleagues, both those based in Vientiane as well as those in Attapeu.

The consultant will work closely with the Provincial Education and Sports Service (PESS) and District Education and Sports Bureau (DESB) under MoES, local authorities, line Ministries, INGO and other partners.

Based on the UN HCT emergency plan, Education Cluster emergency plan and UNICEF’s emergency response plan, which are all in conjunction, the consultant will provide necessary support according to those response plans.

The general scope of the work is to provide additional support in the following areas:

  1. Plan, implement and monitor the progress of UNICEF’s emergency response and support in the education sector in Attapeu
  2. Coordinate with and report to UNICEF Lao PDR office in Vientiane (Education Section) on a continuous and regular basis on the field situation, and status of the emergency support in education provided by UNICEF and partners
  3. Coordinate with PESS, DESB, local authorities and other partners in Attapeu
  4. Support for translation and interpretation from English to Lao and vice versa as and when necessary

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

  • Lao national
  • University or higher degree in Education, Social Science or relevant areas
  • Minimum 2-year of relevant professional field work experience, preferably in education
  • Strong inter-personal communication skills
  • English and Lao working level language proficiency
  • Familiarity with the education sector in Lao PDR, and/or emergency related work experience as an asset
  • Experience in working with the Government and with UN as 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 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: Vientiane (Lao )
  • Grade: NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Medical Practitioners
  • Closing Date: 2018-09-10

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