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UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN'S FUND
South Sudan Country Office
VACANCY NOTICE NO.  SSCO/VA 2013/04/10
WHEN APPLYING PLEASE QUOTE THE POST TITLE AND VACANCY NOTICE No. as follows: 

 VA No. POST TITLE/No  LEVEL  DUTY STATION  CONT. STATUS  CLOSING DATE 
 SSCO/VA 2013/04/10  Education Specialist (Life Skills)   NO-C   Juba   Fixed-Term (FT)   16 May 2013 

If you are a national of South Sudan who is a passionate and committed professional and want to make a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.

PURPOSE OF THE POST 

Under the general guidance of the Education Specialist (life skills Education), the incumbent is accountable for planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating assigned programmes and projects within the Life Skills and peace education programme(s). This is in line with UNICEF expectations to support sustainable development through the Ministry of General Education and Instruction and Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport (RSS). There will be need to ensure effective programme development, delivery and management to accomplish the set Life skills and Peace Education programme goals and objectives at all levels. Across the Education programme(s), the accountability for the reduction of disparities is imperative through mainstreaming peace building, gender and human rights approaches and developing innovative strategies that eliminate inequalities and promote conflict sensitivity.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THIS POST INCLUDE: 

  • Identifies capacity needs/gaps in the Ministry of General Education and Instruction and Ministry of Culture Youth and Sports and other key related stakeholders and contributes towards comprehensive capacity development. 
  • Ensures the review, development and implementation of the Lifeskill and Peace Education programme in line with related policies and strategic plans, programmes, guidelines to ensure they are responsive to peace, gender, and human-rights approaches to reduce violence and promote conflict sensitivity.
  • Designs, prepares, implements, monitors and evaluates the Life Skills and peace education programmes or other related projects and conduct data analysis to suggest innovative approaches and or design corrective and supportive methods and interventions to meet programme goals and objectives. Applies the rights-based approach in partnerships development to promote coherence, synergy and value addition in programme management processes for results-based management. 
  • Prepares the sectoral documentation for the PBEA Country programme Recommendations and other related programmes as per stated Action Plans, country programme expectations to meets expected standards.
  • Participates in the intersectoral collaborations with other programmes and assist in developing and communicating appropriate communication for strategic programme support and development. Conducts periodic visits to monitors Life Skills and Peace education programmes and interacts with government and other partners to review, propose and undertake technical and operational measures that capacity builds and directs effective programme implementation.
  • Meets with the national and international agencies and participates in programme reviews and follows up on recommendations and other agreements. Assists in planning and conducting capacity development by identifying training gaps and designing interventions that promote sustainable capacity development. Develops comprehensive partnership mapping and works through it to promote advocacy and strategic networking across programmes.
  • Contributes in knowledge sharing and management through proposal and report writing of sharing good practices and lessons learnt for information and knowledge exchange for personal and institutional development.
  • Coordinates the supply and non-supply operations and administrative expectations and ensures they are followed according to the set administrative and financial rules and standards of the organization.

Education requirements:

Advanced university degree in one or more of the disciplines relevant to the following areas:  Education; Primary Education, or a Social Science field relevant to international development assistance.

Five years of progressive professional work experience at national and international levels in field programmes relevant to Education programmes with special focus in Life skills and or peace education. Experience working in the UN or other international development organization is an asset.  Fluency in English and in the local working language of the duty station required.

Remuneration: An attractive package will be applicable at the UN salary scale including social security benefits.

Submission of Applications:

Applications from qualified South Sudanese nationals, accompanied by updated CV in English and a completed United Nations Personal History Form [Word] should be sent to the address below by on or before Thursday 16th May 2013. UN/UNICEF staff members are requested to enclose their 2 most recent Performance Evaluation Reports with their applications. 

Send application to:

Human Resources Officer
UNICEF South Sudan Country Office, Juba.    

OR PREFERABLY: Email:  jubavacancies@unicef.org

UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staffs. Qualified female candidates and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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