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Education Officer - EiE (P-2), PG Education out posted Nairobi - Kenya (Temporary Appointment 6months) # 00126542 (Fully Remote)


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UNICEF works in some of the worldâs toughest places, to reach the worldâs most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

The EiE team at NYHQ is seeking an education officer to support knowledge management and reporting.

Note: " Ideally, this position will be based in Nairobi . However, the position has the option for a fully remote work modality. This will be determined based on the preferred candidate's location and availability to relocate. In the event, that a remote work modality is selected, no installation to the duty station will be applicable and relevant entitlements will be adjusted based on lower of the two costs between the remote work location and the duty station."

UNICEF works to provide uninterrupted education for every child affected by humanitarian crisis â especially girls, children with disabilities, internally displaced children, refugees and migrants.

We help children develop skills to cope with the trauma of crisis, and supply them with learning spaces that are safe, child-friendly and equipped with water and sanitation facilities. Our work builds capacity by training teachers, supplying learning materials and supporting Governments to reduce the risk of disaster. Through all we do, UNICEF strongly advocates for a childâs right to education and a protective learning environment, forging partnerships at the national and global levels to safeguard learning for every child. We also support Governments to strengthen their emergency responses in education through system strengthening.

For every child, education for allâ¦â¦

Under the supervision of the Education in Emergencies (EiE) Specialist, the Education Officer will implement a variety of technical and programme tasks to demonstrate UNICEFâs global role in EiE with key stakeholders. This will be done through supporting programme monitoring and reporting; knowledge management; and global communication of programme results including best practices.

How can you make a difference?

Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results

Work closely and collaboratively with internal colleagues and partners to collect, analyze and share information on EIE specifically related to L3 and L2 Emergencies for higher-level intervention and/or decisions. Keep record of reports and assessments for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalize lessons learned. Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual reviews and prepare minutes/reports on results for follow up action by higher management and other stakeholders. Support to EIE Annual Results Reporting of Country Office Annual Reports/Consolidated Emergency Reports  Draft inputs for programme/donor reporting as needed. Research information on potential donors and prepare resource mobilization materials and briefs for fund raising and partnership development purposes. Specifically, update tracking database on EiE Humanitarian Action for Children requirements 2024 and support the development of a resource mobilisation strategy for Education Preparedness and Anticipatory Action

Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

Contribute to identifying, capturing, synthesizing, and sharing lessons learned for knowledge development and promote good practice to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable programme results. Research and report on best and cutting-edge practices for development planning of knowledge products and systems. Participate/support capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders. Draft/update communication and information materials for EiE programme advocacy at key events such as the Global Refugee Forum (GRF) to promote awareness, share best practices, and support fund raising for education programmes globally. Working with Country Offices draft high quality case studies/blog posts on scalable learning solutions in EiE settings Update relevant EiE websites â refresh look & feel, update copy and lay out, integrate updated resources etc

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will haveâ¦

A university degree in one of the following fields is required: education, psychology, sociology or other relevant disciplines is required. A minimum of two years professional experience in programme planning, management, and/or research in education is required. Strong interpersonal skills are desired,  Technical knowledge management, communication and coordination skills is an asset. Strong creative drive to create opportunities and focus on solutions is an asset. Experience working in a developing/humanitarian country is considered as an asset. Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset. Previous experience working in the field of Education in Emergencies is an asset Fluency in English (written and verbal) is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, French or Spanish) is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrateâ¦

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability (CRITA), and sustainability

Please click Here to view UNICEF's core values and Here to view our competency framework.

UNICEF competencies required for this post are.

Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1) Works Collaboratively with others (1) Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1) Innovates and Embraces Change (1) Thinks and Acts Strategically (1) Drive to achieve impactful results (1) Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

UNICEF is here to serve the worldâs most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to including everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks, and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority, and discrimination.

UNICEF is committed to promoting the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. 

Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid).

Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF.

UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

âUNICEF only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at â

For more information on remuneration and benefits, please visit UNICEFâs Entitlementsâ page. If you would like to find estimates for entitlements, you may use the online Salary Estimate Calculator

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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