21 Apr 2016

Full-Time Education Specialist at UNICEF

Toni AdewunmiAnywhere

Job Description

Education Specialist, NO-C, Ondo, Nigeria

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Work type: Fixed Term Staff
Location: Nigeria
Categories: Education
If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 60 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

The incumbent is accountable for fundraising and building education partnerships (public and private), working through networks (public and private), ensuring leveraging of funds to achieve results, identifying inequities and ensuring budgeted equity-based State level Education Sector Plans in focus states, accomplishment of programme outputs, develop quarterly budgets and reports, planning, monitoring and reporting as required of progress.

Key Expected Results

Support to programs/projects development and planning
Program management, monitoring and delivery of results
Technical and operational support to program implementation
Networking and partnership building
Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

Advanced university degree in development studies, education, economics, or a relevant related field. Postgraduate degree in communication and/or public policy are desirable
Five years of professional work experience in policy advocacy/communication, partnership building, working through networks and resource mobilization to achieve results
Technical knowledge and experience in Education; Primary Education, and/or Educational Planning
Experience working in the UN or other international development organization an asset. Experience in national level development assistance is an asset.
Knowledge of the global commitment on aid effectiveness, including the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness, the Accra Agenda for Action as well as knowledge of the Global Programme Partnerships (GPPs).
Leadership in identifying, encouraging and mentoring capable women.
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
Competencies of Successful Candidate

Core Values

Diversity and inclusion
Core competencies

Working with people
Drive for results
Functional Competencies

Leading and supervising
Formulating strategies and concepts
Relating and networking
Deciding and Initiating action
Applying technical expertise
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.

Advertised: 20 Apr 2016 W. Central Africa Standard Time
Applications close: 05 May 2016 W. Central Africa Standard Time

Job Categories: Job Vacancies in Nigeria. Job Types: Full-Time. Job expires in Endless.

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