Chief Education

UN Children's Fund, Djibouti, Djibouti

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
14th June, 2020


Job Description

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s 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.

For every child, Education

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programmes, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

How can you make a difference?

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:GJP Chief Education, P4 Fixed Term, Post# 71762_ Djibouti.pdf

  •  Managerial leadership2. Programme development and planning3. Programme management, monitoring and quality control of results4. Advisory services and technical support5. Advocacy, networking and partnership building6. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

Impact of Result: The strategic and effective advocacy, planning and formulation of education programmes/projects and the achievement of sustainable results, contributes to the achievement of goals and objectives to improve learning outcomes and universal access to equitable and inclusive education in the country. Achievements in education programmes and projects in turn contribute to maintaining and enhancing the credibility and ability of UNICEF to provide programme services for mothers and children that promotes greater social equality in the country.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have

  • An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: education, economics, psychology, sociology or another relevant technical field.
  • A minimum of eight years of professional experience in programme planning, management, and/or research in education at the international level is required.Experience working in adolescent development and participation programmeExperience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.Familiarity/background with emergency is considered as an asset.
  • Fluency in French and English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate.

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The functional competencies required for this post are :

  • Builds and maintains partnerships
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
  • Innovates and embraces change
  • Drive to achieve results for impact
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity
  • Thinks and acts strategically
  • Nurtures, leads and manages people

Works collaboratively with others

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

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 also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 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.

Source: http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=531952


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