UNESCO recruits 01 Associate national project officer

UNESCO recruits 01 Associate national project officer


Abuja, Nigeria
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, …), Projet/programme de développement

Post Number : 6NGED0003PA
Grade : NO-B
Parent Sector : Education Sector (ED)
Duty Station: Abuja
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Job Family: Education
Type of contract : Project Appointment
Duration of contract : 1 year
Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates
Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 14-JAN-2022
UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism
Only nationals of Nigeria may apply to this post.
Initial duration of the contract is for 1 year, with possibility of extension subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance.
OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POSTThe Our Rights, Our Lives, Our Future (O3) programme is UNESCO’s flagship programme in education for health and wellbeing in sub-Saharan Africa. The O3 Programme will support the delivery of good quality comprehensive sexuality education that empowers adolescents and young people, while developing the skills, knowledge, attitudes, and competencies needed to prevent HIV, reduce early and unintended pregnancies and eliminate gender-based violence. Through the support of the government of Sweden and other partners, the O3 Programme builds on current efforts by UNESCO to improve sexual and reproductive health, and gender and education outcomes for adolescents and young people. Nigeria is a programme acceleration country of the O3 programme. The Associate National Project Officer will support the planning and contribute to the implementation and monitoring of UNESCO’s work on education for health and wellbeing.   
The position falls under the overall authority of the Assistant Director General for Education, general supervision of the Regional Director of UNESCO Office in Abuja, direct supervision of the National Programme Officer, O3 or Abuja and the guidance of the Regional Health Education Adviser for West and Central Africa based in Dakar. S/he will contribute in providing technical expertise on key themes including prevention of school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV), early and unintended pregnancy (EUP) and HIV. S/he will be responsible for supporting the National Project Officer for Health and Wellbeing in Nigeria. More particularly, s/he will:
Support the Ministry of Education, Health and other line ministries in the development and delivery of comprehensive sexuality education curricula to ensure that they are evidence based‐gender transformative, age appropriate and culturally sensitive;Support the implementation of Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE), School-Related Gender-Based Violence (SRGBV), Early and Unintended Pregnancy (EUP), and HIV teaching and learning materials at the school-level through building the capacity of in-service teachers, mentorship and support supervision;Provide guidance to in-service teachers towards the formulation & implementation of school based guidelines (including codes of conduct) responding effectively & expeditiously to reports of gender based violence;
 Support the engagement of all partners both at the national, States and school based levels towards the development of a project results based monitoring and evaluation framework and practices for CSE implementation within the selected project schools;Support the coordination of the process of conducting midterm and terminal evaluations using both quantitative and qualitative methods of data collection, and ensure timely submission of M&E reports to inform programming;Support the integration and utilization of HIV sensitive indicators within EMIS through development of research & evaluation around SRH for young people aged 10 – 24 years to enhance the evidence base for planning and implementation of HIV and CSE programmes;Support schools to strengthen linkages with SRH service providers, parents/guardians and other community leaders to ensure promotion and access of equitable and youth friendly and gender sensitive SRH services for young people; Coordinate the process of documenting best practices of promising CSE/SRH interventions and programs at the school level in Nigeria to inform key areas of CSE mainstreaming with the education sector and other countries in the WCA region;Support development of activities to improve community engagement in young people’s access to comprehensive sexuality education & services;Support the development of research, monitoring & evaluation around CSE/SRH for young people to enhance evidence-based planning and implementation of programmes; andEnsure the visibility of the Project within and outside UNESCO, donor organization through quality social and traditional media communication on the project and timely delivery of narrative quarterly and annual reports.
COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)Communication (C)Innovation (C)Results focus (C)Teamwork (C)Professionalism (C)-For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.
EducationAn advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) in the field of education, social sciences or public health.
Work experienceMinimum two years of relevant work experience in fields related to sexual and reproductive health and education.
Experience in working with Government ministries and Parastatals, international/national Non-Governmental Organizations and UN Agencies.
Skills and CompetenciesProgramme monitoring and evaluation and an ability to report on implementation.
Capacity building in partnership with governmental partners and civil society.High level of technical writing skills on, HIV prevention, SRGBV, EUP and other thematic issues included in UNESCO’s Strategy on Education for Health and Wellbeing.Excellent communication skills including social media skills.Well-developed interpersonal skills, tact and diplomacy.Ability to multi task, prioritize and deliver to deadline, as well as work under pressure.Credibility and confidence, with networking and high level representational and partnership building skills, involving a wide range of partners (including relevant Ministries, UNAIDS Cosponsors, donors and civil society). LanguagesExcellent English (written and oral).
Excellent knowledge of local/national language: Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba or Pidgin. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS Languages
Working knowledge of French.

BENEFITS AND ENTITLEMENTSUNESCO’s salaries consist of a basic salary and other benefits which may include if applicable: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, medical insurance, pension plan etc.
For full information on benefits and entitlements, please consult our Guide to Staff Benefits.
SELECTION AND RECRUITMENT PROCESSPlease note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website. No modifications can be made to the application submitted.
The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview. 
UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.
Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.
“UNESCO recalls that paramount consideration in the appointment of staff members shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, technical competence and integrity. UNESCO applies a zero-tolerance policy against all forms of harassment. UNESCO is committed to achieving and sustaining equitable and diverse geographical distribution, as well as gender parity among its staff members in all categories and at all grades. Furthermore, UNESCO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Candidates from non- and under-represented Member States are particularly welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals from minority groups and indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality. Worldwide mobility is required for staff members appointed to international posts.”
“UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process”.POSTULER

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