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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
UN candidates should provide the latest performance evaluation.