Temporary Appointment: Education Officer, NO-A, Post #122361, UNICEF Vientiane, Lao PDR
UNICEF Lao PDR Country Office is looking for a qualified Lao national to fill up the position of Temporary Appointment (TA) Education Officer, NO-A to be based in UNICEF Country Office in Vientiane, Lao PDR.
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, support
The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programmes, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.
UNICEF works to promote and protect the rights of children and women in Lao PDR. With over 45 years of service, we are one of the longest-serving international organizations in the country. More information on what we do in Lao PDR is available at https://www.unicef.org/laos/.
How can you make a difference?
UNICEF Laos is seeking a dedicated, enthusiastic and highly proactive individual to support our Early Childhood Education (ECE) work. The Education Officer-ECE will be working closely with the Ministry of Education and Sports in the delivery and monitoring of ECE interventions, supporting the capacity development of ECE service providers, and helping raise the demand for quality ECE services. The Education Officer-ECE will also support the development of policies and strategies related to ECE, as well as research and documentation to generate evidence for increased investments in ECE, and support partnerships building.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
Education: A university degree in one of the following fields is required: education, psychology, sociology, or another relevant technical field.
- A minimum of two year of professional experience in programme planning, management, in education or ECE is required.
- Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.
- Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
Language: Fluency in English and Lao language is required
For every Child, you demonstrate...
UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: https://uni.cf/UNICEFValues
UNICEF competencies required for this post are…
(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others.
During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.
UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable candidates are encouraged to apply.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.