Job Description

The Education Specialist in UNICEF Papua New Guinea will support the development and preparation of the Education (or a sector of) programmes and is responsible for managing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting the progress of education programmes/projects within the country programme. The Education Specialist will provide technical guidance and Management Support throughout the programming processes to facilitate the Administration and achievement of results on education (Emergency) programmes/projects to improve learning outcomes and equitable and inclusive education, especially for children who are marginalized, disadvantaged and excluded in society. This temporary post will also participate in strategic programme discussions on the planning of education programmes. Formulate, Design and prepare programme proposals for the sector, including a Global Partnership for Education (GPE) System Capacity Grant application in close collaboration with key government partners.

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

 For every child, learning. 

With over 850 indigenous languages, and one f the most ethnically diverse populations, widespread poverty and gender inequality make it hard for many children to realize their rights.  In Papua New Guinea (PNG), UNICEF’s works effectively both ‘upstream’ (with governments) and ‘downstream’ (at the grassroots level) to carry out its mission through a programme of cooperation jointly developed with the government guides our work in the country.

How can you make a difference?

Under the Chief Education, the Specialist supports the development and preparation of the Education (or a sector of) programmes and is responsible for managing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting the progress of education programmes/projects within the country programme. The Specialist provides technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes to facilitate the administration and achievement of results on education (emergency) programmes/projects to improve learning outcomes and equitable and inclusive education, especially for children who are marginalized, disadvantaged and excluded in society. This temporary post will participate in strategic programme discussions on the planning of education programmes. Formulate, design and prepare programme proposals for the sector, including a Global Partnership for Education (GPE) System Capacity Grant application in close collaboration with key government partners.

As a champion for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in education, economics, psychology, sociology, or another relevant technical field.
  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in Programme Planning, management, and/or research in education is required.
  • Experience working in a developing country is required.
  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is preferred.
  • Fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate… our core values of Commitment, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability. View our competency framework at https://www.unicef.org/careers/media/1041/file/UNICEF%27s_Competency_Framework.pdf This position is classified as temporary and does not carry any expectancy of renewal and will not be converted to any other type of appointment.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the united nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

UNICEF does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, or training).

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