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Children deserve the best and we never give up.
For every child, Health
The UNICEF Programme of Cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) is designed to address and mitigate the threat of poverty the country’s children face, while responding to the needs with interventions addressing the multiple causative factors.
To find out more about UNICEF’s work in Zambia, please visit https://www.unicef.org/zambia/.
How can you make a difference?
Join our dynamic team to work with Education team under the supervision of the Education Specialist, the education officer will contribute to the Section by providing professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for Education Sector Covid-19 Response programme with focus on back-to-school activities and remedial and catch-up learning. The successful incumbent will contribute to the UNICEF Education Programme from development planning to delivery of results, preparing, executing, managing and implementing a variety of technical and administrative programme tasks to facilitate programme development, implementation, programme progress monitoring, evaluating and reporting.
Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
- Support to programme development and planning
- Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results.
- Technical and operational support to programme implementation
- Networking and partnership building
- Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
Detailed Terms of Reference can be viewed here Education Officer NO TA,TOR.pdf
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have;
Minimum Qualifications and Competencies
- A university degree in one of the following fields is required: education, psychology, sociology or another relevant technical field.
- A minimum of two years of professional experience in programme planning, management, and/or research in education is required.
- Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.
- Experience working in emergency setting is considered as an asset.
- Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
- Strong interpersonal skills in effectively communicating and actively maintaining/enhancing stakeholder coordination and networking are required.
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, we serve you
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies required in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The functional competencies required for this post are…
- Builds and maintains partnerships
- Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
- Drive to achieve results for impact
- Innovates and embraces change
- Manages ambiguity and complexity
- Thinks and acts strategically
- Works collaboratively with others
View our competency framework here; Competency Framework – 2020.pdf
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 to become a part of the organization.
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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.