Education Specialist (Digital and Distance Learning), P4 Temporary Appointment 11 Months Days UNICEF Senegal
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Grade: P4, Mid-level Professional
Close on 15 Nov 2021
ToR education specialist digital and distance learning P4 Senegal CO.pdf 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, Education
Overall, the Education Specialist in Digital and Distance Learning (P4) will drive and coordinate UNICEF’s support to the formulation of the national strategy on digital and distance learning as well as the design and implementation of programme interventions on the same.
How can you make a difference•
Under the overall guidance and direction of the Chief, Education, the Education Specialist supports the Chief in managing the Digital and Distance Learning portfolio of the Education Programme, playing a key role in bringing innovation to the development, implementation and monitoring of education programmes. The Education Specialist provides authoritative technical guidance and operational support throughout all stages of programming to facilitate the management and delivery of results on strengthening national education system to improve learning outcomes and to promote universal access to quality, equitable and inclusive basic education, especially for children who are marginalized, disadvantaged and excluded in society. The Education Specialist contributes to the achievement of concrete and sustainable results according to plans, allocations, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM), as well as UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework.
Main Duties/Responsibilities: see details in the ToR attached to this vacancy announcement
– Management and advisory support to the Chief
– Programme development and planning
– Programme management, monitoring and quality control of results
– Advisory services and technical support
– Advocacy, networking and partnership building
– Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
An advanced university degree is required in one of the following fields: education, economics, communications, international development, social sciences, technology development, or another relevant technical field.
A minimum of eight years of professional experience in programme planning, management, and/or research in education is required, including proven track record of professional experience in the area of distance and/or digital learning.
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. Familiarity/ background with emergency is considered as an asset.
Fluency in English and French is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.
The UNICEF competencies required for this post are…
• Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
• Works Collaboratively with others (1)
• Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
• Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
• Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
• Drive to achieve impactful results (1)
• Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)
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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.
Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.