Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does - in programs, 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. Therefore, 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.
Basic education in Guinea is characterized by low access levels, disparities according to outcome and place of living as well as a low level of teaching and learning. In this context, the spread of the COVID-19 is worsening an already bad situation. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, all educational institutions (from pre-school to higher education) have been closed since the third week of March 2020. There is still no indication of the possible date of reopening of educational institutions in the country. This further reduces the learning time of students already affected by the long and frequent strikes of teachers. The spreading of the COVID-19 outbreak in Guinea-Bissau is leading to a significant interruption of the physical, economic and social life of people in the country. A better capacity of the country to detect and assemble an effective response could limit the spread of the infection and significantly reduce its impact. In this sense Guinea Bissau has requested and obtained a financial support from the GPE to reduce the negative impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak on the education system through the implementation of a cross-sectoral project designed for the purpose. The role of the incumbent of the Programme Specialist position is to assist the government and its partners in the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the project.
Under the supervision of the Chief Education, the Programme Specialist will work with the program sections to assist the Ministry of Education and civil society partners in implementing, monitoring, and evaluating the GPE-supported COVID-response and recovery plan for the period from October 2020 to December 2021.
Programme development and planning
Programme management, coordination and monitoring and quality control of results
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