Education Officer, P-2, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (PAT#107069)
UNICEF Cambodia is looking for an Education Officer to join Education Section in Cambodia Country Office. Under the general guidance of the supervisor, the Education Officer will assist with designing, implementing and monitoring significant programme activities aimed at improving the quality of teaching and learning and school management in Cambodia. In particular, the Education Officer will contribute to the implementation of a positive discipline programme, which aims to improve the classroom management practices of teachers in order to create safer school environments for children. 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.
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UNICEF began providing assistance to Cambodia in 1952 and has been working since then to improve the wellbeing of Cambodian children. UNICEF established its first country office in 1973 in the capital of Phnom Penh. More information on what we do in Cambodia is available at https://www.unicef.org/cambodia/.
How can you make a difference?
Under the direct supervision of the Education Specialist, the Education Officer will assist with designing, implementing and monitoring significant programme activities aimed at improving the quality of teaching and learning and school management in Cambodia. In particular, the Education Officer will contribute to the implementation of a positive discipline programme, which aims to improve the classroom management practices of teachers in order to create safer school environments for children.
The Education Officer will also contribute to the design, implementation and monitoring, including reporting, of other education activities relating to developing a coaching and mentoring system for Cambodian teachers, as well as a variety of inclusive education work, aimed at assisting the most vulnerable children and school communities.
The main duties and responsibilities of the Education Officer will be focused around five key areas:
- Support to programme development and planning
- Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
- Technical and operational support to programme implementation
- Networking and partnership building
- Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
Specifically, the Education Officer’s major duties and responsibilities will be:
- Plan and implement the positive discipline programme in collaboration with UNICEF’s Child Protection team, government and other partners.
- Ensure the positive discipline programme is strengthened by knowledge management through data collection and analysis, complete and accurate reporting.
- Provide government authorities with technical supports and guidance to plan and organize training programmes for the purpose of capacity building and programme sustainability.
- Ensure programme monitoring and evaluation of positive discipline and other education quality and inclusion work is conducted effectively to improve programme performance, and that this is reflected in high quality and timely reporting.
- Plan and management programme budgets, and exercise oversight over financial disbursements to ensure funds are properly coordinated, monitored and liquidated.
- Undertake field visits to monitor and assess programme implementation and decide on required corrective action.
- Prepare/update situation analysis and other critical programme documentation.
- Develop and foster partnerships and collaboration with internal and external counterparts, including donors, government and non-government partners, to ensure the delivery of high quality and inclusive programme activities; to share knowledge and facilitate information exchange.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- An advanced university degree in education, social sciences, international development or another relevant technical field.
Previous experience of education programming, planning, budgeting, management, coordination, policy support and/or research in education.
Previous experience working in a developing country, with specific experience working in Cambodia and/or South East Asia considered an asset.
- Relevant experience in a UN system agency or other international development organizations is considered an asset.
Job description of the post is available here JD Classification- Education Officer.pdf
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