UNICEF recruits 01 Education Specialist
DRC Ebola Response: Education Specialist (P-3, Fixed Term, 1 Year), Goma/ DRC
Job Number: 523442 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Africa: Congo, Dem. Rep
Work Type : Fixed Term Appointment, Temporary Appointment
For every child, make a difference
The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in its 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 fulfil their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why UNICEF’s 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 in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.
For every child, save lives
Democratic Republic of Congo
In spite of its vast physical size and limitless natural resources, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is one of the poorest countries in the world, ranking 176th out of 188 countries in the 2015 human development report. Child poverty is widespread, particularly in conflict-affected and hard-to reach areas. According to a recent UNICEF study, 80 percent of children aged zero to 15 years old experience at least two major child rights deprivations. Despite sustained growth in recent years, the size of DRC’s economy remains far too small to provide enough government revenue to meet the basic needs of the population, children in particular. Since 2016, political instability, the persistence of conflicts in Eastern DRC and a sharp fall in global commodity prices have been aggravating factors.
DRC is one of the over 190 countries and territories around the World where UNICEF works to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination place in a child’s path.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo declared on August 2, 2018 an outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri, the tenths in the Country since 1976.
The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continues to take place in the provinces North Kivu and Ituri, both affected by conflict and armed violence.
As of June 9th, a total of 2062 confirmed (1,968) and probable (94) EVD cases have been reported, of which 1,390 died (case fatality ratio 67 per cent).
To face this situation the government and partners including UNICEF are supporting the implementation of the National Joint Response Plan to the Ebola outbreak under the leadership of the Ministry of Health. As part of the response, a Joint Nutrition and food assistance strategy was developed by the Government and UN agencies (WHO, UNICEF, WFP). The strategy is accompanied by three guidelines i.e. (1) the National Nutritional and Food Strategy Guidelines for the EVD Response, (sector), and (2) the Nutritional Care Protocol for Ebola Treatment Centre, with the simplified algorithm for nutritional care for Ebola affected population (reviewed by HQ and adopted by MoH in Beni) and (3) the Infants and Young children feeding (IYCF) in community guidelines (still to be validated) developed in partnership with other partners that include WFP, WHO, MSF, ALIMA, and the National Nutrition Program- PRONANUT.
How can you make a difference to UNICEF in DRC?
Purpose of the Position
The overall objective of this assignment is to oversee the implementation of Education activities in the Ebola’s Response in Nord-Kivu in close coordination with donors, implementing partners and government counterparts.
Accountable for ongoing assessment, implementation and monitoring of the education program in Goma funded by the CERF and other mobilized funds.
Ensure overall efficiency and effectiveness of programme management, delivery and accomplishment of programme goals and objectives.
Assure clear and effective communication and coordination with all partners involved and the provincial Ministry of Education through coordination and reporting mechanisms.
Ensure that monitoring mechanisms are in place to track progress towards goals and targets addressed in the education cluster and UNICEF Goals priorities (including the emergency plan).
Oversee the close coordination and harmonization between emergency interventions and development program activities.
An advanced university degree in education, economics, psychology, sociology or other social science field is required.
A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in social development planning and management in education and related areas at the international level, some of which preferably in a developing country is required.
A Bachelor’s Degree combined with 2 additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
Experience in planning and managing Education in Emergency programs is a strong asset.
Relevant experience in the UN system is an asset.
Experience in managing a team is required
Fluency in French and English is required.
Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset.
To view our competency framework, please click here.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.
Closing Date Sun Jul 07 2019 23:55:00 GMT+0100 (Afr. centrale Ouest)