National Project Officer (Education)
Post Number : 6NAED0001PA
Grade : NO-C
Parent Sector : Education Sector (ED)
Duty Station: Lesotho
Job Family: Education
Type of contract : Project Appointment
Duration of contract : 1 year
Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates
Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 14-MAR-2020
UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism
Only nationals of Lesotho may apply for this position.OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST
Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director General for Education, guidance from the Director of the UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa, and the direct supervision of the Senior Project Officer (HIV and Health Education), the incumbent will be responsible for the effective planning, implementation and monitoring of UNESCO’s work on HIV and Health Education. S/he will be responsible for providing technical expertise on key themes including comprehensive sexuality education, gender and school-related gender-based violence and HIV.
The incumbent will specifically:Long Description
- Identify opportunities for UNESCO engagement in policy development and programming on HIV, sexuality education and other health issues. (within the framework of the UNESCO Strategy on Health and Well Being, national strategies, and the UNAIDS division of labour).
- Facilitate a process of strategic planning within UNESCO for engagement in these opportunities.
- Represent UNESCO in appropriate coordination forums, such as the UN Joint Teams on HIV and AIDS, inter-agency meetings and thematic meetings;
- Develop and maintain partner relations with the Ministry of Education, the UNESCO National Commission, national bodies and development partners, including civil society organizations. Provide technical guidance and guidelines for further development of their capacities and activities;
- Liaise with UNESCO structures, including the Section on Health and Education at UNESCO Headquarters and colleagues in the Regional Office for Southern Africa, and sub-region working on HIV and AIDS, in particular the Regional HIV and AIDS team for East and Southern Africa;
- Support resource mobilization efforts including proposal development from UNESCO and partners, and provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Education in accessing funding for the education sector response to HIV and other health issues;
- Support UNESCO programming on health education, in collaboration with other staff working on HIV and Health Education, with particular emphasis on interventions supporting national efforts towards HIV prevention, scaling up sexuality education, gender and school-related gender-based violence;
- Support timely programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting.
- An advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) education, social sciences, public health or a relevant field.
- A minimum of four years of relevant work experience in areas related to sexual and reproductive health and education.
- Experience in monitoring and evaluation.
Skills and competencies
- A track record in resource mobilization and ability to manage budgets and report on implementation;
- Strong understanding of the country, of the development work and of the education sector;
- Extensive knowledge, and high level of technical writing skills on HIV prevention, sexuality education and school related gender based violence;
- Ability to multi task, prioritize and deliver to deadline, as well as work under pressure;
- Excellent interpersonal skills, tact and diplomacy;
- Excellent networking and high level representational and partnership building skills, involving a wide range of partners (including relevant Ministries, UNAIDS Cosponsors, donors and civil society).
- Excellent knowledge of English. Knowledge of one of the languages of Lesotho.
UNESCO’s salaries consist of a basic salary and other benefits which may include if applicable: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, medical insurance, pension plan etc.
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