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Education Specialist, NOC, #118391 Lagos, Nigeria

Lagos (Nigeria)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Lagos (Nigeria)
  • Grade: NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
  • Closing Date: 2022-01-26

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UNICEF Nigeria field office in Lagos is searching for an Education Specialist who wants to make a lasting difference in the lives of children and adolescents. If you are passionate to empower and improve the lives of children and adolescents, then you are invited to join a dynamic office team.

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, empowerment

In Nigeria, UNICEF works in a complex humanitarian and development setting to fulfill and protect children's rights in partnership with government, civil society, children and families.  UNICEF Nigeria is one of the largest UNICEF Country Offices globally - click the link to learn more about UNICEF in Nigeria: https://www.unicef.org/nigeria/

How can you make a difference?

Under the guidance and general supervision of the Social Policy Manager, the Education Specialist supports development and preparation of the Education programmes and is responsible for designing, managing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating, and reporting the progress of education programmes/projects. The Education Specialist provides technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes to facilitate the administration and achievement of results on education programmes/projects to improve learning outcomes and equitable and inclusive education, especially for children who are marginalized, disadvantaged and excluded in society and will among others, specifically support the Generation Unlimited team and focus on the school-to-school and community connectivity programme, with HIS,  Airtel and MTN, the deployment of the Learning Passport and GIGA.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS:

  1. Support to programme development and planning
  2. Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
  3. Technical and operational support to programme implementation
  4. Networking and partnership building
  5. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

 

  Please refer to the attached detailed job description for more information…..

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have

  • An advanced university degree in one of the following fields education, economics, psychology, sociology, or another relevant technical field.
  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in programme planning, management, and/or research in education at the international level.
  • Experience working in adolescent/youth development and/or digital learning are considered assets
  • Experience working in a developing country is considered an asset.
  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered an asset.
  • Familiarity/ background with emergencies is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English 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 core values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA), and

Core Competencies

  • Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (3)
  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (3)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (3)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (3)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (3)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (3)
  • Drives to achieve impactful results (3)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (3)

View our competency framework at

https://unicef.sharepoint.com/:b:/r/sites/DHR-UCF/SiteAssets/SitePages/DHR-UCF/Competency%20Framework%20Brochure.pdf?csf=1&web=1&e=IPpgba

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.

"UNICEF only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and

Remarks:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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