UNICEF recrute 01 Education Manager (Emergency), P-4
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Education Manager (Emergency), P-4, Mogadishu, Somalia, #119076 [Temporary Appointment – 364 days]
Job no: 547879Contract type: Temporary AppointmentLevel: P-4Location: SomaliaCategories: Education
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MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:The Education Emergency Manager will drive and coordinate UNICEF’s delivery of an ambitious Education Drought Response programme, ensuring that primary school aged children from the most drought affected districts are able to initiate and/or continue in their educational trajectory and through this, develop essential foundational learning outcomes.
More specifically, responsibilities will include:
1. Programme development and planningAdvise a programme steering committee on refinements as required to an Education Drought Response programme structure, results framework and implementation plan. Keep abreast of contextual trends to enhance programme management, efficiency and delivery. Participate in strategic programme discussions on the planning of the Education Drought Response programme.
Establish specific goals, objectives, strategies and implementation plans for the Education Drought Response programme using results-based planning terminology and methodology (RBM). Prepare required documentations for programme reviews and evaluation.Formulate, design and plan partnerships within the Education Drought Response programme, ensuring alignment with UNICEF’s Country Programme and coherence/integration with the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), and federal/State Education Strategic Sector priorities, plans and competencies.Ensure integration, coherence and harmonization of Education Drought Response programme with other UNICEF sectors, in particular Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH); Child Protection and Nutrition.Advise the Chief on the updating of the situation analysis for the education programme to ensure that current and comprehensive data on humanitarian related issues are available to guide UNICEF’s strategic policy, advocacy, intervention and development efforts.Work closely and collaboratively with internal colleagues and partners to discuss strategies and methodologies, to ensure the achievement of concrete and sustainable results.
2. Programme management, monitoring and quality control of resultsPlan and collaborate with internal colleagues and external partners to establish monitoring benchmarks, and performance indicators to assess/strengthen performance accountability, coherence and delivery of concrete and sustainable results for the Education Drought Response programme.
Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual reviews with the government and other counterparts to assess progress and to determine required action/interventions to achieve results.Prepare and assess monitoring and evaluation reports to identify gaps, strengths and weaknesses in programme management.Identify lessons learned and use knowledge gained for development planning and timely intervention to achieve goals.Actively monitor programme through field visits and exchange information with stakeholders to assess progress, identify bottlenecks and potential problems, and take timely decisions to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for timely resolution.Manage the optimum and appropriate use of sectoral programme resources (financial, administrative and other assets) confirming compliance with organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity, ensuring timely reporting and liquidation of resources.Ensure the successful implementation of the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) obligations articulated within all partnership agreements, and that UNICEF’s organisational Standard Operating Principles (SOP) for PSEA response are adhered to.Prepare regular and mandated programme reports for programme steering committee, donors and partners to keep them informed of programme progress. Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes and to ensure and achievement of results as planned and allocated.
3. Advisory services and technical supportProvide technical advice to key government officials, NGO’s, UN system and other sector partners on policies, strategies, best practices and approaches on education and other related issues to support programme development planning, implementation and delivery of results.
Coordinate and ensure the availability of technical experts to ensure timely support throughout all stages of programming.Participate in strategic discussions to influence policy and agenda setting for combating poverty and all forms of discrimination against women/children by advising on and advocating strategies and approaches to promote universal access to quality, equitable and inclusive education for children in the country.Prepare policy papers, briefs and other strategic programme materials for management use, information and consideration.Participate in country discussions on education emergency preparedness, programming and contingency planning to ensure proactive and appropriate responses are in place to meet the onset of emergencies nationally or other designated locations.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: education, economics, psychology, sociology or another relevant technical field.A minimum of eight years of professional experience in programme planning, management, and/or research in education is required.Experience working in a complex emergency context is preferred.Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as 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…Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
Works collaboratively with othersBuilds and maintains partnershipsDrive to achieve impactful resultsInnovates and embraces changeThinks and acts strategicallyManages ambiguity and complexity
Technical competencies must be demonstrated in the following areas:Good knowledge of global developments in education and international engagement strategies, including the application of the equity lens and human rights perspectives to programming
Good understanding of policies and strategies to address issues related to resilience: risk analysis and risk management, education in conflict situations, natural disasters, and recoveryGood ability to support engagement with partners e.g. Sector Wide Approaches, Global Partnership for Education, Education in Emergency Clusters, Education Provider Forums, Delivering as One, Inter-sectoral partnerships, as well as networking with other key partners.Good education and policy sector analysis capacity, including understanding of the core education data sets and indicators; tools for analysis of equity; determinants of student access and learning; budget, costing, and financial management in education systems; political economy; and education policy and strategic planning.Good education sector planning knowledge/ability, including the range of modalities for delivering education, linkages between different sub-sectors (e.g. ECE, Primary, Secondary, Tertiary, Inclusive Education), cost-effectiveness and efficiency issues, key institutional structures, components and processes, as well as governance issues.Good understanding of gender and inequity issues in relation to education and development and the application of gender / equity analysis to policy and planning in education.
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 only considers Higher education qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http://www.whed.net
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Deadline: 31 Jan 2022 E. Africa Standard TimePOSTULER