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UNV Education Cluster Coordinator

Goma (Congo Democratic)

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Goma (Congo Democratic)
  • Grade: International Specialist - Internationally recruited Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Managerial positions
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
    • Volunteerism
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
  • Closing Date: 2021-09-20

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Eligibility criteria Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations. Description of task

Under the direct supervision of the Education Specialist (P3) based in the UNICEF Goma Office, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  1. Supporting service delivery

  • Provide a platform to ensure that service delivery is driven by the agreed strategic priorities.
  • Develop mechanisms to eliminate duplication of service delivery.

  1. Informing strategic decision-making of the HC/HCT for the humanitarian response

  • Conduct needs assessment and gap analysis (across other sectors and within the education sector).
  • Carry out analysis to identify and address (emerging) gaps, obstacles, duplication, and cross-cutting issues.
  • Ensure prioritization, grounded in response analysis.

  1. Planning and strategy development

  • Contribute to the design of education action plan where applicable, monitor the implementation objectives and indicators directly support realization of the HC/HCT strategic priorities.
  • Strongly ensure application and adherence to existing standards and guidelines.
  • Clarify funding requirements, prioritization, and Cluster contributions to HC’s overall humanitarian funding considerations.

  1. Advocacy

  • Identify advocacy concerns to contribute to HC and HCT messaging and action.
  • Undertake advocacy activities on behalf of Cluster participants and the affected population.
  • Coordinate advocacy for resource mobilization to support the implementation of Cluster’s Education in Emergency (EiE) strategy and the operationalization of the action plans.

  1. Monitoring and reporting

Conduct monitoring and reporting the implementation of the Cluster strategy and results as well as recommending corrective action where necessary.

  1. Preparedness and response

Support contingency planning/preparedness for recurrent disasters whenever feasible and relevant.

  1. Accountability

Ensure accountability to affected education population.

Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level Bachelor degree or equivalent Educational additional comments

University degree in a subject area relevant to the Cluster work: education, social sciences, development, psychology, political science, international relations.

Required experience 24 Months Experience remark

At least 2 years progressively responsible humanitarian work experience with UN and/or NGO, including programme management and/or coordination in the first phase of a major emergency response relevant to the Cluster.

Extensive work experience outside the humanitarian sector which is relevant to this post may be considered as a replacement for humanitarian experience

Language skills
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise Other educational, teaching or training experience Area of expertise details


Social sciences,



Political science,

International relations.

Driving license Application procedure * Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at 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? Please first update your profile at Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 20-09-2021
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