UNICEF Job in Nigeria for an Education Specialist

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) – 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.

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.

UNICEF is recruiting to fill the job position below:

Job Title: Education Specialist, NOC
Job Number: 501511
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Work Type: Fixed Term Staff
Purpose of the Position

  • The Education Specialist will especially provide technical
    support for the leadership of the provincial Education Clusters in North
    Eastern Nigeria, ensure state level sector coordination and
    harmonization, accountable for planning, implementing, monitoring and
    evaluation of Emergency Education programme(s) to ensure overall
    efficiency and effectiveness of the programme management, delivery and
    accomplishment of programme goals and objectives in north east of
  • Across the Education programme(s), accountable for identifying
    inequities in education, and for developing innovative approaches and
    programmes to eliminating these.
  • Collaborates across the programme(s) to ensure gender
    mainstreaming. Ensures that monitoring mechanisms are in place to track
    progress towards goals and targets in Education.

Programme Planning, Development and Management:

  • Enhance effective programme related to emergency and
    development, sectoral or inter-sectoral planning, development and
    management by guiding, coordinating and supporting the timely completion
    of the Situational Analysis and its periodic update through accurate
    and complete monitoring and analysis, and the timely preparation or
    finalization of sectoral input, using gender disaggregated data and
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Knowledge Management:

  • Further promote knowledge management by drafting or finalizing
    sectoral documents and reports such as the Country Programme
    Recommendation and Plans of Action as well as through orientation and
    training programmes targeted to Government authorities.
  • Ensure exchange of knowledge, information, experience or lessons
    learned; provides solid technical recommendations on major programme
    directions and on introduction of new initiatives in the country.

Rights-Based Projects through Results-Based Approach:

  • Promote the quality of rights-based Education programming
    through participation in the formulation of programme goals, and
  • Bring synergy and added value to sectoral or programme
    management processes using a results-based management approach to
    planning and design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

Sectoral Work Plan Development, Implementation, and Monitoring:

  • Takes shared responsibility for the development of the sectoral
    work plan and technical decisions as well as for project management,
    implementation and monitoring of assigned project/sectoral activity, in
    compliance with the defined project strategies and approaches,
    emphasizing the principles of gender equality and strategies for gender

Programme Delivery, Evaluation and Reporting:

  • Ensure programme, sectoral or inter-sectoral efficiency and
    delivery through a rigorous and transparent approach to evaluation, with
    an emphasis on gender-disaggregated data.
  • Participation in major evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual sector review meetings with government counterparts.
  • Ensure the preparation of annual Education sector status reports.

Promotion of UNICEF’s Global Goals:

  • Promote the organization goals of UNICEF through advocacy and
    active engagement in communication, networking and participation at
    every opportunity inside and outside UNICEF, leveraging the strength of
    UNICEF mission, goals and programmes.

UNICEF and Government Accountability:

  • Coordinates with Operations and Supply staff on supply and
    non-supply assistance activities ensuring proper and timely UNICEF and
    Government accountability. Certifies disbursements of funds, monitors
    and submits financial status reports to management in compliance with
    the regulations and guidelines.

Communication, Collaboration, Networking and Partnership:

  • Ensure exchange of information, experience, help identify new
    strategies and courses of action to accelerate/improve delivery of
    services and achieve Education programme requirements and objectives.
  • Collaborate with the Operations and Supply Sections and
    Government authorities to establish and maintain sound internal controls
    supportive of the Education projects planning and implementation, to
    coordinate financial and supply management requirements as well as to
    ensure accountability.
  • Interact with Government and other partners, NGOs, UN and
    bilateral agencies in the different stages of Education
    programme/project implementation to follow up on agreements and
  • Provide technical support and guidance on appropriate technical,
    financial and Institutional capacity building measures to achieve
    Education programme goals.
  • Conduct field visits to monitor programmes and collect
    information. Conduct periodic programme reviews with Government
    counterparts and other partners.
  • Collaborate with Communication and Programme Communication
    groups to ensure development of effective communication materials and
    strategies to support advocacy and social mobilization efforts.
  • Support coordination with Regional Advisers and HQ Officers.
    Collaborate with other Programme colleagues to ensure the integration of
    the project/sectoral programme with other sectors.
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Qualifications of Successful Candidate

  • An advanced University Degree in Education, Economics, Psychology, Sociology or other Social Science field is required.
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in social
    development planning and management in education and related areas at
    the international level, some of which preferably in a developing
    country is required. Relevant experience in a UN system agency or
    organization is an asset.
  • Fluency in English and another UN language.

Competencies of Successful Candidate
Core Values:

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity

Core competencies:

  • Communication
  • Working with people
  • Drive for results

Functional Competencies:

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

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply 

Application Deadline  7th December, 2016.

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