The jobholder works at the State and District level. He/ She works under the daily supervision of the Chief of Field Office, and takes sector specific guidance from the Education Section in UNICEF Delhi
Major Duties and Responsibilities
1. Influencing Policy: Analyse and recommend policies, systems of management, resource allocation and coordination systems around education issues and programmes.
2. Building Partnerships: Convene strategic partnerships – among government, nongovernment, teachers’ organizations, and community based organizations to impact on overall education, to support education programmes and leverage resources in the State in the context of RTE under Early Childhood Education.
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.
3. Programme Planning & Implementation: Promote the quality of rights-based Education programming through participation in the formulation of programme goals, and approaches. 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.
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.
4. Monitoring and Evaluation: Facilitate the review of systems and capacity related to delivery of Education-related services to children and the interventions to improve such systems and capacities.
Undertake field visits to monitor programmes (including cash and supply assistance), as well as conduct periodic programme reviews with government counterparts and other partners.
6. Capacity-building and technical assistance to Government : Assist government authorities and non-government partners to plan and organize capacity-building initiatives. Identifies training needs for the purpose of capacity building and sustainability of education projects.
Provide technical expertise as required, facilitates learning exchanges as well as policy influencing.
Inter-sectoral collaboration: Proactively collaborate within state and/or sector with programme colleagues, especially those in Child Protection and in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (Child Environment) to ensure an integrated approach to project planning, implementation and monitoring, as well as pooling of resources for more effective programming.
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).
Support/undertake research that focusses on tracking programmes of social inclusion.
8. Supplies and Cash Assistance: Coordinate with the Operations/Supply staff/programme support on supply and non-supply assistance activities ensuring proper and timely UNICEF and Government accountability. Certify disbursements of funds, as per UNICEF rules and procedures monitors and submits financial status reports to Chief of Field Office on a regular basis.
9. Report Writing: Write education programme inputs for donor proposals, status reports required for, donors, budget reviews, programme analysis, annual reports, etc.
Qualifications, Skills and Attributes
b) Work Experience
At least Five years progressively responsible professional work experience in the planning, implementation and monitoring and evaluation Education Programmes at state and district level.
d) Competency Profile:
iv) Technical Knowledge Required
a) Specific Technical Knowledge Required
(Technical knowledge requirements specific to the job can be added here as required.)
• Advanced knowledge of one or more of the technical areas of UNICEF Education programmes.
• Leadership in identifying, encouraging and mentoring capable women.
• 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).
b) Common Technical Knowledge required (for the job group)
Knowledge of theories and practices in:
• Programme/project management in Education • Monitoring and Evaluation
• Training and Capacity Development in Education • Alternative Basic Education
• Curriculum Development • Knowledge Management
General knowledge of:
• Methodology of programme/project management
• Programmatic goals, visions, positions, policies and strategies for Education programmes
• Knowledge of global education issues, specifically relating to children and women.
• UNICEF policies and strategy to address education issues, including those relating to conflicts, natural disasters, and recovery.
• UNICEF financial, supply and administrative rules and regulations.
• Rights-based and Results-based approach and programming in UNICEF.
• UNICEF programme policy, procedures and guidelines in the Manual.
• Mid-Term Strategic Plan
• UNICEF Board endorsed policy papers (e.g. The Education Strategy) and agency-wide programmes impacting on education results.
•Gender equality and diversity awareness
c) Technical Knowledge to be Acquired/Enhanced (for the Job)
• Government development plans and policies
Applications consisting of a cover letter and an up-to-date CV should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 23rd April 2013. In order to ensure that your application is sorted correctly, please clearly mention the title and location of the post in the subject line of your e-mail/application. Only applications of short listed candidates will be acknowledged. These vacancies are open to Indian Nationals only.
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