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National Education Officer

Post Title: National Education Officer, at National Professional (NOB) level, on Fixed Term (FT)

Duty Station: UNICEF, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Closing date: 10 October 2013

Duties and responsibilities:

Under the general supervision of the Chief Education, contributes to the Early Learning component of the Education programme, planning, administration, monitoring and evaluation, data analysis and progress reporting, with financial management of donor funds and collaborative work with partners (government, UN, Development Partners, and NGOs) to ensure overall efficiency and effectiveness of the programme management, delivery and accomplishment; contributes  to enhancement of gender-sensitive teamwork and capacity building, in support of achievement of planned objectives of the work plan, aligned with country programme goals and strategy:

1. Programme/Project Management

Ensure the availability of accurate, complete and up-to-date information required for effective Education programme and project design, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation, including gender disaggregation; provide support for sharing the information with relevant partners.  Draft sound Education programme budgets for review by the supervisor.

2. Project Efficiency and Effectiveness

Enhance project efficiency and effectiveness through implementation follow-on activities with various implementing partners, including monitoring UNICEF inputs, local conditions and resources, flow of supply and non-supply assistance and Education project status.

3. Work Plan and Project Documentation

Analyze collected data and information and prepare progress reports, case studies, and best practices which include monitoring and reporting indicators by gender.  Draft changes in Education project work plans and assist in identification of required supplies and equipment as well as in the drafting of project documentation, assuring accuracy and consistency with established rules, regulations and plans of action, and provide support for consultation with partners as required on planning and implementation of Country Programme activities.

4. Project Implementation Information and Data

Ensure the appropriateness of financial, administrative and supply documentation; verify that Education project expenditures are within allotments and that data is consistent with the project information and database (e.g. VISION). Follow up on queries, including with and by partners, or initiate corrective action on discrepancies.

5. Knowledge Sharing

Compile Education project implementation training and orientation materials to promote knowledge sharing with donors, stakeholders and media.

Share with Regional Office and other country offices in the region information regarding early childhood development in the context of Tajikistan. 

6. Communication and Networking

Ensure the effective communication and networking developed and maintained through partnership and collaboration with all stakeholders

  • Collaborate with Operations staff to implement internal controls systems and resolve day-to-day issues or discrepancies in financial or supply management; and provide support for orientation and training of all implementing partners to UNICEF financial and supply policies and procedures.
  • Team with local Government counterparts to exchange information on Education project implementation and status as well as movement and distribution of supplies.
  • Supports coordination with members of the development community, including NGOs, UN and bilateral agencies in the exchange of information relating to Education sector.
  • Engages as the early childhood development focal person within UNICEF, Tajikistan and coordinates across all other sectors to ensure a holistic programmatic approach to early childhood development.

Qualifications:

University degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Education; Primary Education, Economics, Social Sciences, or a field(s) relevant to international development assistance; higher university degree is preferred. · two years of professional work experience at national and international levels relevant to Education programmes; experience working in the UN or other international development organization an asset · background in Emergency programme an asset · fluency in English and Tajik or Russian.

Competencies:

Commitment • Diversity and Inclusion • Integrity• Communication • Working with People • Drive for Results • Formulating Strategies and Concepts • Analyzing • Applying Technical Expertise • Learning and Researching •  Planning and Organizing 

Letter of application, a detailed CV and UN P11 (Personal History Form) should be addressed to:

UNICEF, 37/1 Bokhtar street,

734001 Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Attention to: Operations Manager – Confidential or e-mailed to ecruitmentdushanbe@unicef.org             

UN candidates should provide the latest performance evaluation.

  • Only short listed candidates will be notified.
  • UNICEF is a smoke-free environment.
  • Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.                                                                                              

 

 
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