• Job Title: Education Officer

  • Organization Name: UNICEF

  • Location: Quetta

  • Number of Vacancies: 1

  • Gender: Any

  • Closing on: 2022-01-24

How to Apply
  • Under the supervision of  the Education Manager, you will provide professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for education programmes/projects within the Country Programme from development planning to delivery of results, preparing, executing, managing and implementing a variety of technical and administrative programme tasks related to strengthening education management information systems (EMIS) and related data systems, to facilitate government evidence-informed decision-making, education programme/plan development, implementation, progress monitoring, evaluating and reporting.

    In making this difference, you will be responsible for following key strategic functions, accountabilities and related duties/ tasks;

    Support to programme development and planning

    • Contribute to the preparation and updating of the situation analysis for the development, design and management of education related programmes/projects. Research and report on development trends (economic, social, health etc.) and education data for use in programme development, management, monitoring, evaluation and delivery of results.
    • Contribute to the development and establishment of sectoral programme goals, objectives and strategies and results-based planning through research, collection, analysis and reporting of education and other related information for development planning and goal setting.
    • Provide technical and administrative support throughout all stages of programming processes by executing and administering a variety of technical programme transactions, preparing materials and documentations, and complying with organizational processes and management systems, to support programme planning, results based planning (RBM) and monitoring and evaluation of results.

    Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results. 

    • Work closely and collaboratively with internal colleagues and partners to collect, analyze and share information on education data system implementation issues.
    • Suggest solutions on routine programme implementation and submit reports to alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level intervention and/or decisions. Keep record of reports and assessments for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalize lessons learned.
    • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual sectoral reviews with government and other counterparts and prepare minutes/reports on results for follow up action by higher management and other stakeholders.
    • Monitor and report on the use of sectoral programme resources (financial, administrative and other assets), verify compliance with approved allocation, organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity. Report on issues identified to ensure timely resolution by management/stakeholders. Follow up on unresolved issues to ensure resolution.
    • Prepare draft inputs for programme/donor reporting.

    Technical and operational support to programme implementation 

    • Undertake field visits and surveys and share information with stakeholders to assess progress and refer to relevant officials for resolution. Report on critical issues, bottlenecks and potential problems for timely action to achieve results.
    • Provide technical and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country office partners/donors on the application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes and best practices on education related issues to support programme implementation, operations and delivery of results. 

    Networking and partnership building 

    • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with government counterparts and provincial and national stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge to facilitate programme implementation and build capacity of stakeholders to achieve and sustain results on education data systems and use of evidence.
    • Draft communication and information materials for CO programme advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnerships and alliances, and support fund raising for education programmes.
    • Participate in appropriate inter-agency (UNCT) meetings and events on programming to collaborate with inter-agency partners on One UN operational planning and preparation of education programmes/projects and to integrate and harmonize UNICEF’s position and strategies with the One UN development and planning process.
    • Research information on potential donors and prepare resource mobilization materials and briefs for fund raising and partnership development purposes.

    Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

    • Contribute to identifying, capturing, synthesizing, and sharing lessons learned for knowledge development and capacity development of stakeholders on education data systems.
    • Apply innovative approaches and promote good practice in education data systems and use of evidence for decision-making to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable programme results
    • Research and report on best and cutting-edge practices for development planning of knowledge products and education data systems.
    • Participate as a resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders.
    • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in one of the following fields is required: education, sociology, economy, or another relevant technical field, with demonstrable focus on quantitative data
    • *A first University Degree (Bachelor’s) 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 two years of professional experience in programme planning, management, and/or research in education is required, including with education data systems
    • Experience in technical advisory and/or management role with education data systems required.
    • Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.
    • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
    • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.
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