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About UNICEF: Employment

Temporary Appointment: Education Cluster Coordinator, P-3, Bamako, Mali

If you are 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.

UNICEF, the world’s leading organization working for the rights of children, seeks a TA for an Education Cluster Coordinator, P-3, Bamako, Mali


Please see Terms of Reference


Advanced university degree in the combination of the selective disciplines relevant to the following areas: Education; Primary Education, Economics, Social Sciences, or a field(s) relevant to international development assistance.
Formal training in cluster co-ordination and/or demonstrated experience of effective high level co-ordination and chairing of meetings
At least 5 years of professional work experience at national and international levels in fields relevant to Education.
Demonstrated professional technical expertise in education in emergencies, early recovery and post-crisis transition.
In depth understanding of and trainings related to Education in Emergencies (INEE Minimum Standards, Cluster Coordination etc.)
Excellent advocacy skills particularly in relation to advocating for education provision in humanitarian crises
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrable understanding of international humanitarian response architecture, co-ordination mechanisms, humanitarian reform and action
Understanding of the humanitarian funding mechanisms including (i.e. Consolidated Appeals Process, Central Emergency Response Fund and Flash Appeals)
Fluency in French and English. Knowledge of the local language (Bambara) an asset.
Experience working in the UN or other international development organization an asset.

Critical Competencies:

Core Values (Required)
Commitment to humanitarian principles and to the right of children and youth to education in emergency situations and recognition of the critical importance of education in emergencies as a first-phase humanitarian response
Ability to put aside one’s own organisational interests and work impartially serving all cluster stakeholders on equal terms
Demonstrated integrity

Core Competencies (Required)
Working with People
Drive for Results  

Functional Competencies (Required)
Leading and Supervising
Formulating Strategies and Concepts
Relating and Networking
Deciding and Initiating Action
Persuading and Influencing

If you have got experience of working in a similar capacity and want to make an active and lasting contribution to build a better world for children, please send a UN Personal History Form P11 and CV to Mali_Recruitment@unicef.org.  The deadline to receive applications is 12 February 2014.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.




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