Education Officer at UNICEF, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Deadline: 1 July 2017

United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Education Officer in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The Education Officer will provide professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for education programs/projects within the Country Program from development planning.

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

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Education Officer will perform the following functions-

  • Contribute to the preparation/update of situation analysis for the program sector/s for development, design and management of education related programs/projects. Research and report on development trends and (economic, social, health etc) data for use in program development, management, monitoring, evaluation and delivery of results.
  • Contribute to the development/establishment of sectoral program goals, objectives and strategies and results-based planning through research, collection, analysis and reporting of education and other related information for development planning and priority and goal setting.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with internal and external colleagues and partners to discuss operational and implementation issues, provide solutions, recommendations and alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level intervention and/or decision.
  • Keep record of reports and assessments for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalize lessons learned.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, program reviews and annual reviews with government and other counterparts to assess programs/projects and to report on required action/interventions at the higher level of program management.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • University Degree in education, psychology, sociology or other social science field is required.
  • Minimum 2 years of professional experience in social development planning and management in education and related areas at the international and in a developing country is required.
  • Relevant experience in education and related areas, program/project development and management in a UN system agency or organization is an asset, particularly in Early Childhood Education.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNICEF.

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