Tajikistan: National Education Officer, NOB on FT, Dushanbe, Tajikistan (PAT # 23310)

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Tajikistan
Closing date: 21 Jun 2017

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For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Purpose of the Position:

Accountable for professional technical contribution to education programmes/projects design, planning, administration, monitoring and evaluation, data analysis and progress reporting. Commitment for enhancement of gender-sensitive teamwork and capacity building, in support of achievement of planned objectives of the work plan, aligned with country programme goals and strategy.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the general supervision of the Chief Education, incumbent will be accountable for professional technical contribution to education programmes/projects design, planning, administration, monitoring and evaluation, data analysis and progress reporting. Commitment for enhancement of gender-sensitive teamwork and capacity building, in support of achievement of planned objectives of the work plan, aligned with country programme goals and strategy:

1. Programme/Project Management:Ensure the availability of accurate, complete and up-to-date information required for effective Education programme and project design, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation, including gender disaggregation; provide support for sharing the information with relevant partners Draft sound Education programme budgets for review by the supervisor.

2. Project Efficiency and Effectiveness:Enhance project efficiency and effectiveness through implementation follow-on activities with various implementing partners, including monitoring UNICEF inputs, local conditions and resources, flow of supply and non-supply assistance and Education project status.

3. Work Plan and Project Documentation:Analyze collected data and information and prepare progress reports including monitoring and reporting indicators by gender; draft changes in Education project work plans and assist in identification of required supplies and equipment as well as in the drafting of Country Programme Recommendation and other project documentation, assuring accuracy and consistency with established rules, regulations and plans of action, and provide support for consultation with partners as required on planning and implementation of Country Programme activities.

4. Project Implementation Information and Data:Ensure the appropriateness of financial, administrative and supply documentation; verify that Education project expenditures are within allotments and that data is consistent with the project information and database (e.g., FLS, ProMS). Follow up on queries, including with and by partners, or initiate corrective action on discrepancies.

5. Knowledge Sharing:Compile Education project implementation training and orientation materials to promote knowledge sharing with donors and media.

6. Communication and Networking:Ensure the effective communication and networking developed and maintained through partnership and collaboration with all stakeholders.

• Collaborate with Operations staff to implement internal controls systems and resolve day-to-day issues or discrepancies in financial or supply management; and provide support for orientation and training of all implementing partners to UNICEF financial and supply policies and procedures.• Team with local Government counterparts to exchange information on Education project implementation and status as well as movement and distribution of supplies.• Supports coordination with members of the development community, including NGOs, UN and bilateral agencies in the exchange of information relating to Education sector.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• University degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Education; Primary Education, Economics, Social Sciences, or a field(s) relevant to international development assistance • Two years of professional work experience at national and international levels relevant Education programmes; experience working in the UN or other international development organization an asset. Background in Emergency programme an asset • Good communication and negotiation skills • Ability to learn quickly and apply procedures in an international organization • Good knowledge of computer applications • Ability to work in a team • Fluency in English, Tajik and/or Russian.

COMPETENCIES:

• Commitment• Diversity and Inclusion• Integrity• Communication• Working with People• Drive for Results• Formulating Strategies and Concepts• Analyzing • Applying Technical Expertise • Learning and Researching • Planning and Organizing

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:

The link to review detailed Job Profile would be available at the following links: www.untj.org/jobs, www.unicef.org/tajikistan/resources, www.facebook.com/uniceftajikistan.The candidates who are interested to apply for the position, should follow the electronic application’s instructions at: http://jobs.unicef.org/cw/en-us/job/505169?lApplicationSubSourceID=It requires the applicant to upload the detailed CV and academic degrees/diplomas. UN candidates should upload at least two latest performance evaluation reports.

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 organization.

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Deadline forapplications: 21 June 2017

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.

How to apply:

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 organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=505169

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