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Education Officer, NOB, Fixed Term, #71511, Sylhet, Bangladesh, #551959 (For Bangladeshi nationals)

Sylhet

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Sylhet
  • Grade: NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
  • Closing Date: 2022-06-27

The Education Officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for education programmes/ projects including education in emergency within the Country Programme from development planning to delivery of results, preparing, executing, managing and implementing a variety of technical and administrative programme tasks to facilitate programme development, implementation, programme progress monitoring, evaluating and reporting.

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.

With UNICEF Bangladesh you are at the center of the change you want to see.

In one of the largest UNICEF Country Offices in the world, you will be working with dynamic colleagues who have helped deliver remarkable results for children: Net enrolment in primary education rose from 61 per cent in 1987 to 98 per cent in 2019. Stunting fell from 42 per cent in 2013 to 28 per cent in 2019. Fully vaccinated children increased from 52 per cent in 2001 to 84 per cent in 2019.

Join us as we go the next mile for the nearly 60 million children in Bangladesh, including half a million Rohingya refugee children.

In a country undergoing rapid economic and demographic transition, be part of tackling malnutrition and stagnant wasting. Help protect children from child marriage, child labour and violence. Support the country to invest more in health and education, and to extend safe water to the children who are furthest left behind.

For every child, opportunity.

How can you make a difference?

Purpose for the job:

Under the supervision of the Chief Field Office and the technical guidance of the Chief of Education, the Education Officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for education programmes/ projects including education in emergency within the Country Programme from development planning to delivery of results, preparing, executing, managing and implementing a variety of technical and administrative programme tasks to facilitate programme development, implementation, programme progress monitoring, evaluating and reporting.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  1. Support to programme development and planning
  2. Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
  3. Technical and operational support to programme implementation ensuring Interfacing of policy and programmes
  4. Networking and partnership building
  5. Promote convergence and leverage resources
  6. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

Please see attached JD for details: Download File JD - Education Officer Sylhet NO2.pdf

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

  • An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: education, psychology, sociology or another relevant technical field.
  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in programme planning, management, and/or research in education is required.  Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency 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 values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are:

  • Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (1)
  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (2)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (2)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)
  • Drive to achieve impactful results (2)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

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:

*UNICEF does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

*Internal candidates may be given preference over external candidates. The term "Internal" refers to all staff members with fixed term, continuing or permanent appointments.

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

*The complete vacancy announcements can be reviewed via UNICEF Careers website at https://jobs.unicef.org/en-us/listing/ 

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