NATIONAL PROJECT OFFICER (EDUCATION)
Number : 6ETEDPA025CBGrade : NO-CParent Sector : Education Sector (ED)Duty Station: Addis AbabaJob Family: Field Operations CoordinationType of contract : Project AppointmentDuration of contract : 1 yearRecruitment open to : Internal and external candidatesApplication Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 24-JUL-2023 UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism Duration of contract: 1 year, with possibility of extension subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance.Only nationals of Ethiopia are eligible to apply to this position.
OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST
Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General for Education (ADG/ED), with the functional authority from the Director of the International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa (IICBA), and under the direct supervision of the IICBA Senior Project Coordinator, the incumbent will be responsible for providing technical expertise towards UNESCO and IICBA’s work in the area of project management and coordination, research and knowledge management, capacity building, networking, partnerships and resource mobilization to strengthen the teaching profession in Africa to address. The incumbent will be expected to provide technical expertise to African member states within the strategic areas of UNESCO and the specific mandate of IICBA for gender-equitable and inclusive education systems. S/he will specifically perform the following duties: 1. Project Coordination, Management, and MonitoringCoordinate the implementation of IICBA’s teacher education programs in cross cutting areas including peacebuilding, preventing violent extremism through education (PVE-E), global citizenship education (GCED), learning to live together, teachers and learner mental health and psychosocial well being, gender equality and refugee education.Collaborate with internal colleagues to the development of IICBA’s annual work plan, monitoring benchmarks, performance indicators and budget on regular basis, and reporting in line with the overall IICBA programme results framework, priorities and strategic approaches.Support the development of national educational frameworks for the promotion of cross cutting issues in education among which include; peacebuilding, PVE_E, GCED, EiE and gender equality. Work closely and collaboratively with IICBA staff, concerned Field Offices, HQ and other Category I Institutes as well as partners for strengthening the teaching profession in Africa (for the achievement of SDG4, target 4c. 2. Technical and Operational Support to Program Level, Networking, And Partnership BuildingProvide technical guidance, operational support and capacity development to Ministry of Education, Teacher Training Institutions, and Universities and other implementing partners to implement evidence based programs mainly in cross cutting areas. Contribute to UNESCO IICBA’s involvement in the UNESCO sector offices and ,category one institutes to identify areas for improved alignment of activities on Peace education, PVE-E, ESD, GCED Gender Equality and Education for Health and Well-being.Contribute to the coordination of UNESCO’s advocacy efforts for education for assigned areas such as ESD, GCED, Peace Education, PVE-E , Education in emergencies and Refugee Contexts, Education for Health and Well-being and Gender Equality.Establish and sustain effective close working partnerships with relevant government counterparts, national stakeholders Global Partners, Donors, UN offices. Participate and/or represent IICBA in conferences and meetings concerned where appropriate to promote IICBA’s agenda, mission, vision among the various forums. 3. Knowledge Management, Innovation, Research, and Capacity BuildingCoordinate interventions to generate evidence, research and experiential learning on the UNESCO focus areas such as GCED, Peace Education, PVE-E, Education for Health and Well-being and Gender Responsive Pedagogy (GRP).Draft policy papers, briefs, training documents and other strategic programme materials for – policy advice and technical assistance to the African Member States: Ministry of Education, Higher Education and Teacher Training Institutions.Organize and implement capacity building initiatives roll out the training guides and other e-learning courses support members states in their capacity initiatives to roll out the training guides and other e-learning courses.Coordinate and expand networks, organize national capacity development workshops and promote knowledge sharing through online platforms, portals and other means.Facilitate dialogue and learning exchanges on good practices and knowledge from implementation of IICBA projects and programme among partners and stakeholders. 4. Resource MobilizationIdentify and develop opportunities to mobilize extra budgetary resources for the institute by developing concept notes and project proposals Contribute to IICBA’s resource mobilization agenda and possible partnership to ensure sustainability of IICBA’s projects and scale-up of the achievements. 5. Team Member ManagementSupervise project consultants, experts, and other service providers, and follow through on the dissemination of project results. liaise with other teams to ensure coordination of work across all African countries.COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)Communication (C)Accountability (C)Innovation (C)Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)Planning and organizing (C)Results focus (C)Teamwork (C)Professionalism (C)–For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS EducationAdvanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) in education, sociology, social work, social sciences, or closely related fields. Work ExperienceAt least 4 years of relevant professional work experience in the field of teacher education and capacity building, peace education, preventing violent extremism through education (PVE-E), gender responsive pedagogy, or education in emergencies. Experience working in the field of education in the African Region. Skills and Competencies Project management skills and competences in project coordination, monitoring, and reporting.Ability to support engagement with partners on capacity building on areas of teacher training and professional development.Ability to draft clearly and concisely.Ability to establish good working relationships with internal and external colleagues and partners.Ability to provide inputs and recommendations to project planning, design, and current or future project collaboration and advise internal and external management, and stakeholders on alternatives.Strong problem-solving skills, as well as ability to ensure compliance to rules and administrative guidelines.Demonstrated skills in budgeting and finance management.Excellent IT skills, including advanced knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.). LanguagesExcellent knowledge (written and spoken) of English. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS EducationAdditional qualifications or training in fields relevant to the areas of the post, such as education planning and management, teacher training and development, peace building, education in emergencies, and gender mainstreaming. Work Experience Experience in health education or related areas. Skills and CompetenciesKnowledge of UNESCO’s policy and practices.Understanding on crisis and conflict sensitive education and integration of refugee education in education sector plan. BENEFITS AND ENTITLEMENTSUNESCO’s salaries consist of a basic salary and other benefits which may include if applicable: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, medical insurance, pension plan etc.For full information on benefits and entitlements, please consult our Guide to Staff Benefits.SELECTION AND RECRUITMENT PROCESSPlease note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website. No modifications can be made to the application submitted.The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview. UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.FooterUNESCO recalls that paramount consideration in the appointment of staff members shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, technical competence and integrity. UNESCO applies a zero-tolerance policy against all forms of harassment. UNESCO is committed to achieving and sustaining equitable and diverse geographical distribution, as well as gender parity among its staff members in all categories and at all grades. Furthermore, UNESCO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Candidates from non- and under-represented Member States (last update here) are particularly welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals from minority groups and indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality. Worldwide mobility is required for staff members appointed to international posts.UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.
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