Chief Education (Learning & Development) at UNICEF, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Deadline: 29 April 2019

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Chief Education (Learning & Development) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The duration of this post is 2 years.

The Chief, Child Protection is responsible to provide an exciting opportunity to design and deliver programmes, working across Addis Ababa and eight Field Offices which respond to global and contextually relevant emerging issues in the education sector, notably UNICEF’s increasing engagement in post-primary education.

UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Chief Education (Learning & Development) will perform following functions-

  • Promotion of UNICEF Global Goals.
    • Promote the organization goals of UNICEF through advocacy and policy dialogue in the Education sector, by actively engaging in communication, networking and participation at every opportunity inside and outside UNICEF, leveraging the strength of UNICEF mission, goals and programmes.
  • Knowledge Management.
    • Ensure effective knowledge management by drafting or finalizing sectoral documents and reports such as the Country Programme Recommendation and Plans of Action as well as through sharing with the Extended Education Cluster on implementation experience, lessons learned knowledge gained and information / data exchange.
    • Conduct orientation and training programmes to help build capacity of Government counterparts.
  • Rights-Based Programming through Results-Based Approach.
    • Promote rights-based Education Programming through the formulation of appropriate goals, strategies and approaches. Bring coherence, synergy and added value to sectoral or programme management processes using a results-based management approach to planning and design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Sectoral Work Plan Development, Implementation, and Monitoring.
    • Responsible for development of the sectoral work plan, which reflects UNICEF contribution as part of the coordinated support of external partners to national efforts to achieve the MDGs 2 and 3, as well as implementation and monitoring of assigned programme/sectoral activity, ensuring compliance with programme strategies and approaches; provide training, support and guidance to sectoral team.
  • Communication, Collaboration, Networking and Partnership.
    • Provide technical and policy advice to the Senior Programme Officer (Programme Coordination) on Education programme or sectoral strategies, planning and implementation; provide interpretation of guidelines, global strategy and organizational policy, contributing to the development of new guidelines through the programme cycle.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Advanced university degree in the combination of the selective disciplines relevant to the following areas:Education; Primary Education, Economics, Social Sciences, or a field(s) relevant to international development assistance.
  • Minimum 10 years of professional work experience at national and international levels in field programmes relevant to Education programmes.
  • Experience working in the UN or other international development organization an asset.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNICEF.