United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

Education in Emergency Specialist (Cluster Coordinator)

United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

Job Description

  Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters Duty Stations.
  1. Humanitarian Coordination for the Education Cluster in Northeast DRC

  1. Ensure daily coordination on education activities, address gaps, and avoid activity duplication

  2. Represent the Education Cluster in regional meetings (such as regional inter-cluster meetings)

  3. Regularly share information and data with the National Education Cluster

  4. Organize and lead the regional Education Cluster

  5. Ensure strategic and meaningful links with the Child Protection Working Group, Shelter, and WASH Clusters and other relevant coordination groups (eg; the Child Protection Area of Responsibility).

  1. Strategic orientation of the Regional Education Cluster in Northeast DRC

  1. Develop strategies and workplans in collaboration with the Cluster’s and Child Protection Working Group (CPWG) members

  2. Actively participate in Humanitarian Program Cycle (HPC) (such as Humanitarian Need Overview, Humanitarian Response Plan, updates on humanitarian needs, workplan, reporting)

  3. Participate in defining prioritization for humanitarian funds (Humanitarian funds, CERF, …)

  1. Capacity Building for the Education Cluster members and strengthened partnerships with education stakeholders

  1. Reinforce Education Cluster Co-leads, members, and local authorities’ capacities to contribute to the International Network for Education in Emergency

  2. Strengthen /build capacity regarding Education in Emergency (EiE) concerns

  3. Ensure continuous capacity building for the Cluster’s members

  1. Fundraising

  1. Support the National Cluster and UNICEF to fundraise for the position after the initial period of 12 months if required

  2. Advocate for donors and representatives to support Education in Emergency interventions and capacity building

  • Reporting et supervision:

The EiE Specialist - Cluster Coordinator is under the supervision of the UNICEF’s Goma Head of Field Office and will receive the Technical Support of the National Education Cluster Unit. Master degree or equivalent Master’s in relevant background in Education or Social Science; 36 Months Experience
  • minimum of 3 years experience in programs/projects related to Education In Emergencies or any other relevant backrgound connected to the description of assignement

  • Experience in Education in Emergencies

  • Experience in Coordination

  • Training and coaching experience

  • Experience in advocacy and capacity building

  • Experience in programming

Personal Characteristics
  • Able to work in a complex and challenging environment

  • Proactive and capacity to federate actors around a common goal

  • Strong analytical skills with an ability to evaluate and propose strategic options;

  • Ability to think critically and strategically in difficult conditions to diplomatically challenge the status quo and encourage shared ownership of outcomes;

  • Commitment to ensuring that knowledge transfer and capacity building is central in the work;

  • Excellent interpersonal communication, relationship building and networking skills;

  • Crises communications experience with the ability to understanding of complexities of political dynamics and to identify best strategy to reach a win-win situation;

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines in a conflict environment;

  • Respect for gender equality and ability to integrate this in tasks carried out.

  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent

Emergency Response, immediate relief operations, and post-conflict humanitarian aid operations, Other emergency management experience Experience
  • Experience in Education in Emergencies

  • Experience in Coordination

  • Training and coaching experience

  • Experience in advocacy and capacity building

  • Experience in programming

No Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Leadership, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Vision, Working in Teams
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