Education Specialist, P-3, Kathmandu, Nepal, #86312
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Work type: Fixed Term Staff
Categories: Education, P-3
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 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
Under the overall guidance of the Regional Advisor-Education, the Education Specialist contributes to implementing the ROSA regional education programme. In this capacity the incumbent is accountable for planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of the knowledge management component, including data analysis. S/he will be accountable for ensuring that monitoring mechanism are in place to track progress towards the reduction of disparities in Education. Across the board, promotes inter-sectoral partnerships in order to ensure that progress benefits mutually education, ECD and other programmes. Contribute to strengthen synergies in the work of United Nations agencies and other relevant stakeholders towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the South Asia Headline Results aligned with the UNICEF Strategic Plan 2014-17.
Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks
Enhance effective programme, sectoral or inter-sectoral planning, development and management by contributing to the analysis of education progress reports, education exclusion and disparities in terms of educational access and quality of learning with a regional focus, by examining existing and emerging data with disaggregation, research and other factors. Ensure that monitoring mechanism are in place to track progress towards disparities reduction linked to the goals and targets in Education.
Promote rights-based, child centred, family focused, gender responsive and quality ECD and early learning programming including the use of multilingual education in the region and in countries through participation in the formulation, implementation and monitoring of programme goals, strategies and approaches. Bring coherence, synergy and added value to sectoral or programme management processes using a results-based management approach.
Promote knowledge management effectively through drafting/finalizing key Education sectoral programme documents; facilitate sharing of good practice, lessons learned, and knowledge/information exchange, with partnerships and collaborative relationships with all stakeholders, capitalizing on the know-how and network of knowledge institutions. Contribute to preparation of programme/project status reports for management, donors, budget review, programme analysis, annual reports, including identifying opportunities to raise OR funding for Country Offices and ROSA Education within the context of the Schools for Asia initiative.
Support the promotion, coordination and enhancement of partnerships to support countries meet the SDGs, including partnerships with the SAARC Secretariat, UNESCO, CSOs and other regional development partners aligned with UNICEF's priorities.
Qualifications of Successful Candidate
Advanced university degree (Master's or higher) in one or more of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Education; Primary Education, Education Economists or a Social Sciences fields relevant to international development assistance with specialization in education and/or ECD and early learning is required.
A minimum of 5 years progressively responsible professional work experience in education in general with specific focus on data analysis, monitoring and evaluation, ECD and early learning at the national or international level is required.
Experience with addressing gender and other disparities is an asset.
Fluency in English (written and verbal) is required.
Knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.
Competencies of Successful Candidate
Diversity and Inclusion
Communication - Level II
Working with People - Level II
Drive for Results - Level II
Leading and Supervising - Level II
Formulating Strategies and Concept - Level II
Analyzing - Level II
Relating and Networking - Level II
Persuading and Influencing - Level II
Creating and Innovating - Level II