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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Donetsk
  • Grade: NO-A, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
  • Closing Date: 2019-02-22

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Education Officer, NOA, TA, Donetsk

Donetsk (Ukraine)

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.

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.

PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

Under the supervision of  the Emergency Specialist and in close coordination with the Head of Education section, the Education Officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for emergency and recovery education programmes in Eastern Ukraine, Non-Government controlled areas within the Country Programme from development planning to delivery of results, preparing, executing, managing and implementing a variety of technical and administrative programme tasks to facilitate programme development, implementation, programme progress monitoring, evaluating and reporting.

The efficiency and efficacy of support provided by the Education Officer to programme preparation and planning and implementation of projects, contribute to achievement of sustainable results to improve learning outcomes and equitable, inclusive and universal access to education. Success in education programmes and projects in turn contribute to maintaining/enhancing the credibility and ability of UNICEF to provide programme services for mothers and children that promotes greater social equality in the country.

KEY END RESULTS:

        1. Support to programme development and planning:

  • Collect, analyze, verify, and synthesize information to facilitate programme development, design and preparation.
  • Support preparation of technical reports and provide inputs for programme preparation and documentation ensuring accuracy, timeliness and relevancy of information.
  • Contribute to the development/establishment of sectoral programme goals, objectives, strategies, and results-based planning through research, collection, analysis and reporting of education and other related information for development planning and priority and goal setting.
  • Provide technical and administrative support throughout all stages of programming processes by executing and administering a variety of technical programme transactions, preparing materials and documentations, and complying with organizational processes and management systems, to support programme planning, results based planning (RBM) and monitoring and evaluation of results.
  • Prepare required documentations and materials to facilitate the programme review and approval process.

    2. Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results:

  • Work closely and collaboratively with internal colleagues and partners to collect, analyze and share information on implementation issues.
  • Suggest solutions on routine programme implementation and submit reports to alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level intervention and/or decisions. Keep record of reports and assessments for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalize lessons learned.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual sectoral reviews with the local counterparts and prepare minutes/reports on results for follow up action by higher management and other stakeholders.
  • Monitor and report on the use of sectoral programme resources (financial, administrative and other assets), verify compliance with approved allocation, organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity. Report on issues identified to ensure timely resolution by management/stakeholders. Follow up on unresolved issues to ensure resolution.
  • Prepare draft inputs for programme/donor reporting.

    3. Technical and operational support to programme implementation:

  • Undertake field visits and surveys and share information with stakeholders to assess progress and refer to relevant officials for resolution. Report on critical issues, bottlenecks and potential problems for timely action to achieve results.
  • Provide technical and operational support to the local counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country office partners/donors on the application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes and best practices on education and related issues to support programme implementation, operations and delivery of results.

    4. Networking and partnership building:

  • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with the local counterparts and stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge to facilitate programme implementation and build capacity of stakeholders to achieve and sustain results on education programmes.
  • Draft communication and information materials for CO programme advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support fund raising for education programmes.
  • Participate in appropriate inter-agency (UNCT) meetings/events on programming to collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on UNDAF operational planning and preparation of education programmes/projects and to integrate and harmonize UNICEF position and strategies with the UNDAF development and planning process.
  • Research information on potential donors and prepare resource mobilization materials and briefs for fund raising and partnership development purposes.

    5. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building:

  • Provide support in identifying, capturing, synthesizing, and sharing lessons learned for knowledge development and capacity development of stakeholders.
  • Apply innovative approaches and promote good practices to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable programme results.
  • Research, benchmark and report on best and cutting edge practices for development planning of knowledge products and systems.

Participate as a resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients and stakeholders.

QUALIFICATION and COMPETENCIES

1. Education

A University Degree in one of the following fields is required: education, psychology, sociology or another relevant technical field.

2. Work Experience

A minimum of one year of professional experience in programme planning, management and/or research in education and related areas is required. Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization and experience in working in a developing country are an asset. Background/familiarity with Emergency situations

3. Language Proficiency 

Fluency in English and Ukrainian is required. Another UN language to be considered as an advantage.

4. Competency Profile (for details on competencies please refer to the UNICEF Professional Competency Profiles)  

Core Values:

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity

Core competencies:

  • Communication (II)
  • Working with people (I)
  • 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)

 Technical Knowledge  

            General knowledge of:

  • UN policies and strategy to address international humanitarian issues and the responses, including emergencies.
  • UN common approaches to programmatic issues and UNICEF positions.
  • UN security operations and guidelines.
  • Global human rights issues, specifically relating to children and women, and current UNCEF position and approaches.
  • Emergency policies, goals, strategies and approaches, including emergency preparedness.
  • Gender equality and diversity awareness.

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.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

 

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.

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