Major Duties and Responsibilities:-
Interact with State, national and international agencies and commissions, on the management of education programmes/projects. Participates in meetings with Ministries/Departments responsible for programme/project review, and follows up on implementation of recommendations and agreements.
Assist in the development and/or introduction of new approaches, methods and practices in project management and evaluation, with special focus on the education needs of marginalized/excluded children
Programme Planning & Implementation
Contribute for the development of the sectoral work plan and technical decisions as well as for project management, implementation and monitoring of assigned education activity, in compliance with the defined project strategies and approaches.
Analyze and evaluate data and/or takes corrective action when necessary, to meet programme/project objectives.
Analyze and evaluate data and/or take corrective action when necessary, to meet programme/project objectives.
Contribute to and enable the concurrent monitoring and reporting on performance indicators of Government flagship programmes in Education and /or UNICEF–NGO managed programmes under the Project Co-operation Agreement.
Monitoring and Evaluation
Undertake field visits to monitor programmes (including cash and supply assistance), as well as conduct periodic programme reviews with government counterparts and other partners.
Identify and recommend necessary action for programme adjustments. Provides advice and assistance to government officials and other partners in the planning and management of programme/projects.
Contribute to the preparation of the Situation Analysis, led by SPPME, by compiling data, analyzing and evaluating information, and writing relevant chapters of the Analysis.
Work plan development
Provide guidance and support to subordinate staff/consultants to manage and implement projects.
Ensure convergence with Child Protection and Child Environment programmes, in terms of planning of activities, monitoring and reporting progress on IRs.
Capacity-building and technical assistance to Government
Provide technical expertise as required, facilitates learning exchanges as well as policy influencing.
Assist in the development of appropriate advocacy and communications strategies to support and/or advocate Education programme development in coordination with the Communications Officer (A&P).
Assist in the planning and formulation of Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) initiatives with regard to education to enable more effective behavior change in coordination with the Communication for Development (C4D) Officer
Support/undertake research that focuses on tracking programmes of social inclusion.
Supplies and Cash Assistance
Qualifications, Experience and competencies required:
• Advanced university degree in any of the following: Education, Social Sciences or other fields related to the work of UNICEF.
Application consisting of a cover letter and an up-to-date CV should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9th February 2011. In order to ensure that your application is sorted correctly, please clearly mention the Job Code of the post and location in the subject line of your e-mail.
UNICEF is a non-smoking working environment. Applications from qualified women are encouraged.