VMAM Code
BFAR000212-10471
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Education Officer

Education Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
UNICEF
Country
Burkina Faso
Location, Country
Ouagadougou (BFA)
Language skills
French
English
Expected Starting Date
30 September 2021
Duration
12 months
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.
Description of task

Under the direct supervision of the Education Chief, the UN Volunteers will undertake the following tasks:

  • Assist the education in achieving key results for children in KRC #3 - Equitable and Sustainable Access to Education and KRC #4 – Improving Learning Outcomes by supporting programme management, monitoring and delivery of results in education
  • Work closely and collaboratively with internal colleagues and partners to discuss strategies and methodologies, and to determine national priorities to ensure the achievement of concrete and sustainable results.
  • Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes and to ensure integration, coherence and harmonization of programmes/projects with other UNICEF sectors and achievement of results as planned and allocated.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual reviews with the government and other counterparts to assess progress and to determine required action/interventions to achieve results.
  • Prepare and assess monitoring and evaluation reports to identify gaps, strengths and weaknesses in programme management.
  • Identify lessons learned and use knowledge gained for development planning and timely intervention to achieve goals.
  • Actively monitor programmes/projects through field visits and surveys, and exchange information with stakeholders to assess progress, identify bottlenecks and potential problems, and take timely decisions to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for timely resolution.
  • Prepare regular and mandated programme reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of programme progress.
  • Provide technical guidance and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and country office partners and donors on interpretation, application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes and best practices and approaches on education and related issues to support programme management, implementation and delivery of results.

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Bachelor degree or master's degree in the field of education, development or an equivalent field is expected

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark

Experience in managing the following funds: Swiss Fund, Education Cannot Wait, Peacebuilding Fund, is an asset.

Language skills
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Special needs education and literacy, Other development programme/project experience
Area of expertise details

Education; Development; Reporting; Monitoring and Evaluation.

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Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 26-09-2021