UNICEF recruits 01 Education Specialist, P3

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UNICEF recruits 01 Education Specialist, P3


Freetown, Sierra Leone
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Education Specialist, P3 (Fixed Term), Freetown Sierra Leone, Post#66046
Job no: 546415Contract type: Fixed Term AppointmentLevel: P-3Location: Sierra LeoneCategories: Early Childhood Development
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!
Please access UNICEF Sierra Leone information here and  here
How can you make a difference?
Purpose for the job: The ECD Specialist reports to the Chief of Section for guidance and general supervision. The Specialist supports the coordinated development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of ECD programmes/projects within the Country Programme. The Specialist provides technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes to facilitate the administration and achievement of results on ECD related programmes/projects.

The Specialist contributes to the achievement of concrete and sustainable results on ECD related programmes/projects according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM) and UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework.
Summary of key functions:
1. Support to ECD programme/project development and planning Support the preparation, design and updating of the situation analysis and assessments on ECD related issues.
Keep abreast of national, regional and international development priorities to identify opportunities where ECD can enhance inter-sector partnership, integration and linkages.Participate in CO programme discussion to determine areas for ECD integration/intervention.Establish specific goals, objectives and strategies and implementation plans for the ECD programmes/projects using results-based planning terminology and methodology (RBM).Work closely and collaboratively with colleagues and partners to discuss strategies and methodologies.Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes to ensure ECD integration, coherence and harmonization with other UNICEF programme sectors.
2. Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results on ECD programmes Plan and/or collaborate with internal and external partners to establish monitoring benchmarks, performance indicators and other UNICEF/UN system indicators to assess/strengthen performance accountability, coherence and delivery of concrete and sustainable results on ECD programmes.
Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual reviews with government and other counterpartsPrepare/assess monitoring and evaluation reports to identify gaps, strengths/weaknesses in programme management.Actively monitor ECD programmes/projects through field visits, surveys and/or exchange of information with partners/stakeholders.Monitor and verify the optimum/appropriate use of ECD programme resources (financial, administrative and other assets).Prepare ECD regular/mandated programme/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of programme progress.
3. Technical and operational support to programme implementation Provide technical guidance and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and country office partners/donors.
Participate in programme meetings including programme development and contingency planning to provide technical and operational information, advice and support.Draft ECD policy papers, briefs and other strategic programme materials for management use, information and/or consideration.
4. Networking and partnership building Prepare communication and information materials for ECD programme advocacy.
Participate and/or represent UNICEF in appropriate inter-agency (UNCT) discussions and planning on ECD related issues.Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with relevant government counterparts, national stakeholders and global partners/allies/donors/academia through active networking, advocacy and effective communication.
5. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building Organize and implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders to promote sustainable results on ECD related programmes/projects.
Apply/introduce innovative approaches and good practices to build the capacity of partners and stakeholders.Keep abreast, research, benchmark and implement best practices on early childhood development.Contribute to the development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure optimum efficiency and efficacy of sustainable ECD programmes and projects.Please see attached GJP for detailed information on the responsibilities. Download File ECD Specialist Level 3.doc
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have… An advanced university degree  in one of the following fields is required: education, public administration, public health, nutrition, economics, psychology, sociology, human development, child development, family studies or another relevant technical field.
*A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted  in lieu of an Advanced University Degree. A minimum of five years of professional experience i n social development planning and management in early childhood development related areas is required.Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.Fluency in English is required. 
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 UNICEF competencies required for this post are… Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (1)
Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)Works Collaboratively with others (2)Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)Innovates and Embraces Change (2)Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)Drive to achieve impactful results (2)Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)
To view our competency framework, please visit here.
Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.
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.
UNICEF 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 http://www.whed.net/.Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Employment is conditional upon receipt of medical clearance, any clearance required, the grant of a visa, and completion of any other pre-employment criteria that UNICEF may establish. Candidates may not be further considered or offers of employment may be withdrawn if these conditions are unlikely to be met before the date for commencement of service
Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Deadline: 05 Dec 2021 Greenwich Standard Time POSTULER

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