Education Research Specialist (Sport for Development) P3 - Temporary Appointment (364 days) Florence, Italy
Florence (United States of America)
Would you like to be part of a young and dynamic team helping children achieve their full potential through the use of sport? If so please see details below
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, SPORT
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will work on the following key functions, duties and tasks:
• Plan, implement and coordinate research on the mapping, implementation modalities, effectiveness and efficiency of child-focused S4D programmes.
• Develop proposals and mobilize resources to support S4D research and its use; maintain and strengthen donor networks through routine communications and reporting; support the monitoring of the portfolio of S4D research
• Manage consultants to deliver research in a timely and efficient manner, including through quality assurance of concept notes, research proposals and deliverables.
• Establish and maintain partnerships and participate in networks of researchers, policymakers, and practitioners in the areas of S4D.
• Serve in advisory groups for S4D research, and contribute to peer review in appropriate situations
• Prepare inputs and participate in relevant conferences, workshops and meetings, including through effective dissemination of key research outcomes for effective use at country level
• Provide guidance and quality assurance on S4D research design to UNICEF field offices and Governments
• Strengthen the capacity of UNICEF field offices and Government counterparts for co-creation design of research and evaluation in the area of S4D
• Strengthen and support the use of S4D research and evaluation findings for policy dialogue and capacity strengthening of Government and Implementing partners at country level.
• Contribute to the overall research activities of the Office and to the use of their findings by policy and decision makers at country level.
• Participate in and/facilitate interdisciplinary research through involvement in selected cross functional teams and consultations, including Annual Results report and participation in office seminars
• Develop joint proposals and contribute to fundraising for research and evidence.
• Act as a resource person for key UNICEF meetings and advocacy activities as requested by the manager.
- Advanced university degree in social policy, education or other social sciences.
• A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional work experience at national or international levels in the area of education research, with developing country level experience essential; Experience in S4D research an asset
• Demonstrated experience in fundraising and resource mobilization;
• Demonstrated ability to work well as part of a team and to forge and manage partnerships;
• Demonstrated experience in both quantitative and qualitative research projects, methods and analysis;
• Excellent written and oral communication skills;
• Commitment to UNICEF’s core values of care, respect, integrity, transparency and accountability
• Ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment. Experience working in the UN or other international development organization an asset.
Language Requirements: Fluency in English required; Fluency in Spanish desirable
For every Child, you demonstrate...
UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The functional competencies required for this post are...
- Leading and supervising
- Formulating strategies/concepts
- Relating and networking
- Deciding and initiating action
- Applying Technical Expertise
- Planning and Organizing
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.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.