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Programme Officer, Kampala, Uganda (42327)

UNICEF Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Programme allows young men and women to acquire experience in international development co-operation activities with child rights approach while contributing to the implementation of UNICEF’s country programme.

Duty station: Kampala, Uganda (Post # 42327)
Duration: one year initially with the possibility to extend up to three years

Eligibility:  The post, sponsored by the Dutch Government, is open to candidates who have the nationality of a developing country that appears on the list of countries eligible for the Dutch JPO programme and who have the qualifications specified below. Please check for other criteria and the list of eligible countries the website of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
http://www.minbuza.nl/en/Key_Topics/Development_Cooperation/Associate_Experts_Programme 
 
PURPOSE OF THE POST:
The JPO post will contribute to the Basic Education programme’s planning, implementation, promotion, monitoring and evaluation in order to keep children learning as well as increasing the gender equity. The post holder will focus on supporting education programme data analysis, progress reporting, support to government and partners in the development, design and implementation of interventions to strengthen the basic education programme. The learning process will also contribute to the achievement of the planned outputs.

THE JPO WILL:
Collect and analyze sex disaggregated data for situation analysis, programme planning, management, monitoring and evaluation purposes. Analyze programme implementation reports and evaluate against established programme recommendations and plans of action, within rights based and results focused approaches.  Undertake ongoing visits to UNICEF Education project sites, assess local conditions and resources and monitor UNICEF inputs, with a specific focus on gender. Communicate with local counterpart authorities and NGO, CBO and faith based partners on programme/project feasibility and effectiveness including the flow of supply and non-supply assistance. Undertake follow-up action on programme implementation activities and prepare relevant reports. Draft changes in programme workplans as required.  Attend technical cooperation meetings, relevant MoES working groups, such as Basic Education working group, Education Sector Review and other relevant meetings, prepare notes and undertake follow-up action related to programme implementation including donor and media visits.

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WE ARE LOOKING FOR A CANDIDATE WITH:
Education: University degree in Education or related field.
Work experience: Preferably 2 years of responsible professional work experience in project administration, monitoring and evaluation. Experience in developing, implementing and managing different types of activities and training related to primary education and child friendly schools would be a big asset.  Primary teaching experience would also be an asset. 
Language: Fluency in English and another UN working language required.
Required Skills/Competencies:  - Good inter-personal and communication skills; Good advocacy and negotiating skills
Good analytical and training skills; Ability to work in an international and multicultural environment
Good knowledge of computer management and applications.
                    
Interested candidates are invited to apply at the following site: http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/jpoapplication/jpoapplication.php

Please specify the post reference (IMIS #42327).  Deadline  for applications is 28 May 2010


 

 

 
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