Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
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.
For every child, Education
The Syria crisis is now entering its ninth year and has had a disastrous impact on the lives of children, youth and their families. Since 2011, the crisis has affected over 11.8 million Syrians. Currently, 6.1 million school-age children and youth in and out of school are in need of education assistance. Close to two million school-age children (5-17 years old) have been displaced as a result of the conflict, and many of them on multiple occasions.
The conflict has significantly increased the proportion of Syrian children and youth out of school from 0.9 million (14 per cent) in the 2011/12 school year to 2.1 million (36 per cent) in the 2017/18 school year. Every year since 2013, around one-third of the school-age children and youth have been out of school and a whole generation of children and youth have received an inadequate education. This, coupled with a significant brain-drain, has caused a dramatic decline in Syria’s human capital. In many cases, attending education is not possible. Hostilities have resulted in over one in three schools damaged, destroyed, no longer accessible or occupied for shelter and other purposes.
The current situation for out-of-school children (OOSC) in Syria is complex and a direct result of the protracted crisis.
UNICEF is devising a set of essential NFE programmes to address the needs of out-of-school and children at risk of dropping out in the immediate response, ensuring the alignment of the programmes with educational pathways currently being identified in evolving discussion at the sector level.
In the design and identification of the programmes, UNICEF considered the child profile determined by age, educational background (knowledge and skills) and needs and therefore conceived NFE programmes as a set of pathways to:
How can you make a difference?
Under the guidance and general supervision of the Education Specialist (Level 4), the Information Management Officer provides the SCO education section with the expertise in data management, analysis and reporting on the specific Non-Formal Education Programme and in the management of Child Monitoring System (CMS). He/she will provide regular de-briefing on the status of UNICEF partnerships, expenditure and reach of beneficiaries vis-à-vis planned targets and approved budgets in collaboration with all education field officers and education team The Data and Information Management Officer will work on a daily basis with SCO Education Section and coordinate with UNICEF Education IM, MENARO-WoS IM, MoE and other relevant stakeholders. The Data and Information Management Officer will provide technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes to facilitate the administration and achievement of results on education programs/projects to improve tracking the OOSC and educational pathways for OOSC especially for children who are marginalized, disadvantaged and excluded in society.
The Data and Information Management Officer will be specifically accountable for:
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
Other required skills: