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Education officer in support of inclusive basic education 14 March 2021 Nat. Specialist UNICEF United Republic of Tanzania
United Republic of Tanzania
Dar es Salaam (TZA)
12 months with possibility of extension
14 March 2021

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Given the expanding role of the UNICEF’s education section, to reach out to the most vulnerable and excluded children of Tanzania, through the out of school children programme under (EAC on pipeline), disability programme (with the need to conduct a survey on the learning needs of children with disability, and assessment of the sub nation support for the learning of children with disabilities), the increasing demand for gender and adolescent programming as well as the response to emergency in education, the UNV will work to provide technical support and assistance in facilitating implementation o the output 2 activities under the leadership of the UNICEF Chief of Education, the UNICEF Education Specialist and in support of the Government. The UNV will support, the day to day performance of the section especially in output 2, with the focus on all activities related to the Integrated Programme for Out of School Adolescents (IPOSA) and other out of school children programmes, will also work with the education specialist on issues of logistics e.g. transfer of funds to education partners and ensuring timely liquidation. The UNV will also work collaboratively with the government ministries (MOEST, PORALG) and regional and local government authorities

Overall the successful candidate will support the education section in the implementation of inclusive basic education activities in consultation with the Chief of Education and Education Specialist in Dar Es Salaam Office. The UNV will have the following specific tasks:

  1. Participate in dialogue meeting with implementing partners (both government and non-government partners).
  1. Coordinate working arrangements in strengthening the out of school children pro-gramme including the sector-wide coordination of educational issues
  1. Provide both technical and financial support at the decentralized level working’ closely with PORALG and LGAs
  1. Manage and monitor DCTs for both central government and PORALG
  1. Support day to day follow up of the implementation of IPOSA, digital learning and adolescent programming.
  1. Participate in report review and resources mobilization including writing of fundable research proposals
  1. Spot challenges facing various implementation units at MOEST and PORALG and propose solutions.
  1. Support Monitoring and Evaluation within the section and preparation of various implementation reports including quarterly and annual progress reports.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

University Degree in Education, adolescent’s development, disability, Social Sciences, Psychology, or other relevant to international development/social science field related to technical field is required.

24 Months

Two (2) years progressively, responsible professional work experience at national and international levels in programme planning and management in related field with em-phasis on Education, Education in Emergencies and integrated early childhood devel-opment programmes

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Education policy and planning, curriculum development and teacher training
  • Understanding of national and international targets (SDGs) and Tanzania Educa-tion system
  • Ability to coordinate and collaborate with County Level Government
  • Planning and monitoring skills; ability to organize work and projects.
  • Ability to make timely and quality judgments and decisions and to work as a team under pressure
  • Demonstrate ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmoni-ous and effective working relationships both within and outside the organization.
  • Initiative, passion and commitment to UNICEF’s mission and professional values.
  • Ability to work at sub-nationals and community levels especially

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Judgement and Decision-making, Leadership, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Vision, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 14 March 2021