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Education Officer (ECED)

Kathmandu (Nepal)

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Kathmandu (Nepal)
  • Grade: International Youth - International recruited Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
  • Closing Date: 2020-01-26

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Eligibility criteria

Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible.

Description of task

Under the direct supervision of the education section ECED output manager, International UN Youth Volunteer will:

  • Support the ERO to analyze and improve the ELDS assessment tool, especially for its psychometric properties, to better capture children's holistic development
  • Assist the ERO in tasks related to the selection and training of enumerators
  • Contribute in data entry and cleaning
  • Support the ERO to utilize the ELDS assessment tool to analyze children's development status and shed light on program quality improvement
  • Assist ERO to generate empirical evidence to inform policy makers for effective and sustainable ECED policies
  • In coordination with CEHRD, support ERO to develop professional development activities for school leaders (i.e., school principals and administrators) to develop their capacity to support ECE facilitators and school teachers so that children can be instructed in developmentally appropriate learning environment
  • Assist parent engagement activities with a special attention to align the understanding of developmentally appropriate practice between ECD workforce and parents so that any ECD interventions will be more comprehensive and sustainable
  • Manage ECED related data from EMIS and other relevant sources for broader analysis
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities:

  • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
  • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
  • Provide annual and end of assignment self- reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities.
  • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences[1] and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
  • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;

Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible

[1] Organizational work content related publications are subject to prior approval.

Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level: Master degree or equivalent Education - Additional Comments:
  • Academic; Master’s degree in Education and/or International Development
  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience (up to 2 years) in Early Childhood Education and Development
  • Have experience on student assessment
  • Motivated to contribute towards peace and development and to serve others;
  • Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills;
  • Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team;
  • Flexible and open to learning and new experiences;
  • Respect for diversity and adaptability to other cultures, environments and living conditions;
  • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded;
  • Computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and others). Working knowledge of data analysis applications like SPSS, STATA, R will be considered as asset.
Required experience: 24 Months Experience remark:
  • Academic; Master’s degree in Education and/or International Development
  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience (up to 2 years) in Early Childhood Education and Development
  • Have experience on student assessment
  • Motivated to contribute towards peace and development and to serve others;
  • Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills;
  • Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team;
  • Flexible and open to learning and new experiences;
  • Respect for diversity and adaptability to other cultures, environments and living conditions;
  • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded;
  • Computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and others). Working knowledge of data analysis applications like SPSS, STATA, R will be considered as asset.
Language skills:
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Nepalese(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise: Education policy and planning, curriculum development and teacher training Area of expertise details:
  • Academic; Master’s degree in Education and/or International Development
  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience (up to 2 years) in Early Childhood Education and Development
  • Have experience on student assessment
  • Motivated to contribute towards peace and development and to serve others;
  • Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills;
  • Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team;
  • Flexible and open to learning and new experiences;
  • Respect for diversity and adaptability to other cultures, environments and living conditions;
  • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded;
  • Computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and others). Working knowledge of data analysis applications like SPSS, STATA, R will be considered as asset.
Driving license: No Competencies values:

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Professionalism, Working in Teams

Application procedure:

Eligible candidates must be between 18 and 29 years of age throughout the duration of their service.

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First register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup.

Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

First update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile.

Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 26 January 2020

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