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Education Specialist (Quality Education), NO-D

 VA-2014-002

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Pretoria is inviting applications from suitably qualified South African nationals for the Fixed Term post of:

Education Specialist (Quality Education), NO-D

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading child rights organization would like to hear from you.

UNICEF is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children's rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. Guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, it strives to establish children's rights as enduring ethical principles and international standards of behaviour and action towards children. In South Africa, UNICEF supports national efforts to realize children’s rights by promoting evidence-based policy advocacy and strategic partnerships as a means to leverage policies and resources for children, giving special attention to vulnerable children and disparity reduction. It works in the areas of health and nutrition, early childhood development; basic education; child protection and social policy, planning, monitoring and evaluation.  

FIXED-TERM

Duration: 2 years – with possibility of extension

PURPOSE OF THE POST

Under the guidance of the Chief of Education, to be responsible for the strategic planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of UNICEF SACO’s quality education programmes with a focus on improving learning outcomes. Interested candidates must have demonstrated skills in designing and evaluating cost effective scalable interventions to support an equitable quality learning opportunity for all children in South Africa. Strong technical skills in data analyzes will be required to ensure achievement of result statements and the ability to take corrective action when necessary to meet programme objectives. Candidates must also be able to contribute to the development and/or introduction of new approaches, methods and practices in programme management and evaluation. 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Advanced university degree in Education or the Social Sciences fields relevant to international development assistance.
  • Eight years of progressively professional work experience at national or international levels in fields relevant to Education programmes.

COMPETENCIES OF SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE

  • Current knowledge of development issues and policies, as well as programming policies, planning and procedures in international development cooperation.
  • Analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy skills.
  • Training and Facilitation ability.

Sharing UNICEF Core Values of:

  • Commitment 
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity

Proficiency in UNICEF Core Competencies of:

  • Communication  
  • Working with People 
  • Drive for Results 

Proficient in functional competencies of:

  • Leading and Supervising
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts
  • Analysing
  • Relating and networking
  • Deciding and Initiating Action
  • Applying Technical Expertise

Detailed CV and attached P11 Form should be send on or before 21 February 2014 to the following email address: safpretoriavacancy@unicef.org with the subject line “Education Specialist (Quality Education), NO-D”.

Only South African nationals will be considered.  If you have not been contacted within one month of the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Regret letters will only be sent to interviewed candidates.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only complete applications consisting of detailed CV and P11 form will be screened.

UNICEF IS A SMOKE FREE ENVIRONMENT. 

UNICEF IS COMMITTED TO GENDER BALANCE AND DIVERSITY WITHOUT DISTINCTION AS TO RACE, SEX OR RELIGION, AND WITHOUT DISCRIMINATION OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: WELL QUALIFIED CANDIDATES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.


 

 

 

 

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