Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Closing date: 26 Feb 2018
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, an education
Under the supervision of the Chief of Education, P5, the Officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process. The Country Programme is implemented in the provinces/areas of the country in a context of devolution. The post will support Output 1 in UNICEF education programme; development of provincial evidence-based policies, plans and budgets for equitable learning and basic education. This will include a particular focus on supporting UNICEF work as Coordinating Agency for the Global Partnership for Education, which is intensifying in 2018 as different provinces are preparing to develop Education Sector Analyses/Education Sector Plans.
How can you make a difference?
To make a differenceyou will be accountablefor the following key duties & tasks:
Support to program development and planning
Contribute to the preparation/update of provincial education sector analyses for development, in collaboration with Local Education Groups and technical contractors, for design of government education sector plans, programs/projects and budgets. Research and report on development trends and (economic, social, etc.) data for use in sector plan/program development, management, monitoring, evaluation and delivery of results.
Contribute to the development/establishment of education sector plan and program goals, objectives and strategies and results-based planning through research, data collection, analysis and reporting of education and other related information for development planning and priority and goal setting.
Provide technical and operational support at national level and to Field Offices throughout all stages of the education sector analysis and sector plan development processes by executing/administering a variety of technical, program, operational and administrative transactions, preparing related materials/documentations and complying with organizational processes and management systems, to support program planning, results based planning (RBM) and monitoring and evaluating results.
2. Program management, monitoring and delivery of results
Work closely and collaboratively with Country and Field Office education staff, and other internal and external colleagues and partners in Local Education Groups, to discuss operational and implementation issues related to ESA/ESP, provide solutions, recommendations and/or alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level intervention and/or decision. Keep record of reports and assessments for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalize lessons learned.
Participate in related monitoring and evaluation exercises and sector reviews with government and other counterparts to assess the current education sector plans, and to report on required action/interventions at the higher level of sector plan management.
Monitor and report on the use of program resources (financial, administrative and other assets), in collaboration with Field Offices, verify compliance with approved allocation/goals, organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity. Report on critical issues/findings to ensure timely resolution by management/stakeholders. Follow up on unresolved issues to ensure resolution.
A Draft regular/mandated education program/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of progress.
3.Technical and operational support to program implementation
Conduct regular provincial visits and surveys and/or exchange information with partners/stakeholders at national and provincial levels to assess progress and provide technical support, take appropriate action to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for resolution. Report on critical issues, bottlenecks and potential problems for timely action to achieve results.
Provide technical and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country and field office partners/donors on the application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes and best practices on education and related issues to support program implementation, operations and delivery of results.
4. Networking and partnership building
Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with government counterparts and national and provincial stakeholders in the Local Education Groups, through active support to ESA/ESP related meetings, record keeping, and sharing of information and knowledge to facilitate coordination in the sector analysis and sector plan development processes.
Participate in inter-agency (Local Education Group, Technical Working Groups) meetings/events to collaborate with partners/colleagues on ESA/ESP in preparation of education sector plans and budgets, and integrate and harmonize UNICEF position and strategies with the development and planning process as appropriate.
Assist in maintaining communication between UNICEF as Coordinating Agency and GPE Grant Agents (DFID, WB), and between UNICEF and the GPE Secretariat on ESA/ESP.
5. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
Contribute to identifying, capturing, synthesizing and sharing lessons learned for knowledge development and capacity development of stakeholders.
Apply innovative approaches and promote good practice to support the development of sound ESA/ESP, including education financing and data modelling and analysis.
Research and report on best and cutting edge practices for development planning of knowledge products and systems.
Participate as resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders in ESA/ESP.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
A University Degree in education, psychology, sociology or other social science field is required.
A minimum of 2 years of professional experience in social development planning and management in education and related areas in a developing country is required. Relevant experience in education and related areas, program/project development and management in a UN system agency or organization is an asset.
Fluency in English and a local language is required. A Knowledge of another official UN language and/or additional local languages is an asset.
Diversity and inclusion
Working with people (I)
Drive for results (I)
Formulating strategies and concepts (I)
Applying technical expertise (II)
Learning and researching (II)
Planning and organizing (II)
To view our competency framework, please click here.
Interested in finding out more?
You will have a rewarding experience working with a dynamic, diverse and committed staff who are making a difference in saving lives and building a better future for Every Child in Pakistan.
To know more about UNICEF’s work in Pakistan, visit the country website www.unicef.org/pakistan
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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.
Note: HEC verified and attested degrees are a pre-requisite for employment at UNICEF.During the recruitment process candidates will be required to present HEC attested degrees.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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=511018
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