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Re-advert : Education Specialist (Secondary Education/TVET), P3, Bamako, Mali, #114515

Bamako (Mali)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Bamako (Mali)
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Labour Market Policy
  • Closing Date: 2021-05-11

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UNICEF Mali is looking for a highly committed professional to help guide national efforts to respond to the education and learning needs of adolescents and particularly adolescents with disabilities, local communities, migrants and adolescents during emergencies. He / She will provide technical advice to government counterparts, particularly the Ministry of Education and Training on education sector analysis, planning, management, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation, and build on the UNICEF Mali’s initiatives around OOSC. He/she will also use this knowledge and his/her sensitive understanding of the field to develop effective upstream advocacy and results on Secondary Education and adolescents learning.

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, quality education

Transition from primary to secondary and secondary education completion are critical indicators for adolescent development; skills development and related learning outcomes – for those adolescents in and outside school – as part of work-force readiness.

The incumbent will guide national efforts to respond to the education and learning needs of adolescents and particularly adolescents with disabilities, local communities, migrants and adolescents during emergencies. He / She will provide technical advice to government counterparts, particularly the Ministry of Education and Training on education sector analysis, planning, management, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation, and education Indicator and builds on the UNICEF Mali’s initiatives around OOSC. She/he will also use this knowledge and his/her sensitive understanding of the field, to develop effective upstream advocacy and results on Secondary Education and adolescents learning

How can you make a difference?

The Education Specialist (Secondary Education/TVET) reports to the Chief Education, P4, # 12649. With a focus on the Pillar 3, the incumbent will support formal and non-formal learning opportunities for adolescent girls and boys to promote equitable learning, personal empowerment, active citizenship and employability. The incumbent must have expertise on holistic education and learning improvement policies, programmes and research in secondary education and of in- and out-of-school adolescents learning, in different settings, for guiding, developing and preparing and implementing education programmes. The incumbent will guide national efforts to respond to the education and learning needs of adolescents and particularly vulnerable adolescents, with disabilities, local communities, migrants and adolescents during emergencies and oversee the implementation of UNICEF interventions. Transition from primary to secondary and secondary education completion as critical indicators for adolescent development; skills development, including life skills, and related learning outcomes – for those adolescents in and outside school – as part of work-force readiness.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities: 

  1. Support to programs/projects development and planning
  2. Program management, monitoring and delivery of results
  3. Technical and operational support to program implementation
  4. Networking and partnership building
  5. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in education, economics, psychology, sociology or other social science field is required
    *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • Good knowledge of Secondary education and TVET.
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in social development planning and management in education and related areas at the international level, some of which preferably in a developing country is required. 
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English and French is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

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.

UNICEF Competencies are:

  • Builds and maintains partnerships
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
  • Innovates and embraces change
  • Drive to achieve results for impact
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity
  • Thinks and acts strategically
  • Works collaboratively with others
  • Nurtures, leads and manages people

The functional competencies required for this post are...

  • Leading and supervising (II)
  • Formulating strategies/concepts (III)
  • Analyzing (III)
  • Relating and networking (II)
  • Deciding and initiating action (II)
  • Applying Technical Expertise (III)

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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

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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