United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (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.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Education Specialist, NOC
Job no: 549275
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment
How can you make a difference?
- Under the guidance and general supervision of the Social Policy Manager, the Education Specialist supports development and preparation of the Education programmes and is responsible for designing, managing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating, and reporting the progress of education programmes/projects.
- The Education Specialist provides technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes to facilitate the administration and achievement of results on education programmes/projects to improve learning outcomes and equitable and inclusive education, especially for children who are marginalized, disadvantaged and excluded in society and will among others.
- The Education Specialist will support government in expanding digital and alternate remote learning platform and support the Generation Unlimited team with a focus on the school-to-school and community connectivity programme, with IHS, Airtel and MTN, the deployment of the Learning Passport and GIGA.
Main Responsibilities and Tasks
- Support to programme development and planning
- Support government in expanding digital and alternate remote learning platform and support the Generation Unlimited team with a focus on the school-to-school and community connectivity programme, with IHS, Airtel and MTN, the deployment of the Learning Passport and GIGA.
- Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
- Technical and operational support to programme implementation and strengthening data system
- 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 in one of the following fields Education, Economics, Psychology, Sociology, or another relevant technical field required.
- A minimum of five years of professional experience in programme planning, management, and/or research in education at the international level required.
- A first university degree in a relevant field combined with two additional years of professional experience (seven years) may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
- Experience working with adolescent/youth development/Generation Unlimited desired.
- Experience in digital and alternate remote learning platform Generation Unlimited team with a focus on the school-to-school and community connectivity programme desired.
- Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered an asset.
- Familiarity/ background with emergencies is considered 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 core values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).
- Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (3)
- Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (3)
- Works Collaboratively with others (3)
- Builds and Maintains Partnerships (3)
- Innovates and Embraces Change (3)
- Thinks and Acts Strategically (3)
- Drives to achieve impactful results (3)
- Manages ambiguity and complexity (3)
View our competency framework at: https://www.unicef.org/careers/media/1041/file/UNICEF%27s_Competency_Framework.pdf
Application Closing Date
30th March, 2022 W. Central Africa Standard Time.
How to Apply
Interesred and qualified candidates should:
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- This is re-advertised position, candidates who applied before do not need to reapply.
- Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
- 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.