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Current Vacancies


Current Vacancies

The Quality Education Specialist will:


Be accountable for planning, implementing, and M&E of the GOJ-UNICEF Education Programme to ensure overall efficiency and effectiveness. Across the Education Programme, accountable for identifying inequalities in education, and for developing innovative approaches and programmes to eliminating these inequalities. 

Ensure that monitoring mechanisms are in place to track progress towards disparity reduction goals, including gender mainstreaming; targets in Education; and accomplishment of the programme goals and objectives.

Promote intersectoral partnerships in order to ensure that progress mutually benefits education and other sectors - in particular ECD, Health

Promotion, and Child Protection.

Contribute to synergize the work of United Nations agencies in education, health promotion and ECD including in humanitarian action, working closely/co-leading the education and nutrition clusters within the inter-agency standing committee (IASC) framework.

Main Responsibilities:


1. Programme Planning, Development and Management

2. Knowledge Management

3. Rights-Based Initiatives through Results-Based Approach

4. Sectoral Work Plan Development, Implementation, and Monitoring

5. Programme Delivery, Evaluation and Reporting

6. Promotion of UNICEF’s Global Goals


Required Qualifications:


Education: Advanced university degree in one or more of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Education; Primary Education, or a

Social Sciences field relevant to international development assistance.

Work Experience: Five years of progressively professional work experience at national and iinternational levels in programmes relevant to Education including background/familiarity with emergency preparedness and response. Experience working in the UN or other international development organizations, experience in national level development assistance and experience addressing gender and other disparities would be assets.

Language Proficiency: Fluency in English (required). Working knowledge of Spanish is highly desirable.

UNICEF operates in a smoke-free environment and is an equal opportunity employer.


Please click to access the Personal History (P11) Form to be sent by e-mail with a detailed résumé to with subject line “Education Specialist” or delivered to UNICEF, 8th Floor Sagicor Bank Building, 60 Knutsford

Boulevard Kingston 5; attention: Operations Manager, no later than November 7, 2014.  Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.  No telephone enquiries please.



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