Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Closing date: 31 Jan 2018
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.
Purpose of Assignment:
The purpose of this consultancy is to strengthen and ensure the effective development and deployment of effective and sustainable Education Management Information System towards the establishment of functional EMIS across UNICEF supported States Bauchi, Katsina, Sokoto, Zamfara, Gombe, Taraba, Kebbi, Ebonyi and Oyo according to UNICEF State work plan and monitoring and evaluation framework, contributing to support state level evidence-based planning and tracking the progress achieved through the implementation of education programmes. UNICEF activities are implemented in close partnership with government education agencies and civil social partners.
The consultant will report to the UNICEF Education Specialist based in Katsina Field office under the guidance of the Education Specialist M&E based in Abuja. The consultant will work collaboratively with all UNICEF Education officers and Specialists and GEP3 state consultants â€“ coordinating activities, analyzing operating environment, sharing lesson learnt and progress, maximizing synergy between activities towards key result areas.
The UNICEF Country Office, Nigeria is implementing several education projects and programmes which aims at contributing in reducing the number of out-of-school population and improving equitable access to quality learning opportunities. With a total of 10.5 million children out of school, Nigeria accounts for almost one in five of all school age children living in extreme educational poverty worldwideBasic Education programme is managed by UNICEF and implemented in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Education, Universal Basic Education Commission at the national level and with the state ministries of education and State Universal Basic Education Board of target states and other implementing partners (IPs).
Scope /Focus of the assignment Areas of focus
The assignment will entail the consultant to effectively ensure the development and the deployment of effective and sustainable Education Management Information System in the respective UNICEF focus state (Bauchi, Katsina, Sokoto, Zamfara, Gombe, Taraba, Kebbi, Ebonyi and Oyo) according to UNICEF State work plan and monitoring and evaluation framework, contributing to support state level evidence-based planning and tracking the progress achieved through the implementation of education programmes.
Under the management supervision of the Field Education Specialist and guidance of the Education Specialist M&E, the EMIS Officer shall carry out the following task in fulfilling the expectations of this post:
Qualifications or specialized knowledge/experience required
Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.
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=510250
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