Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Closing date: 04 Jun 2018
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. And we never give up.
For every child, a champion
Programmatic outputs for UNICEF’s education section include: a) Access to equitable and inclusive education (formal and non-formal); c) Quality education including a component of good governance; d) Life Skills. The education sector in the country is at a critical juncture, highlighted by the development of a new 10 years sector plan, which includes all levels of education and implicates 3 different Ministries. The country also faces numerous bottlenecks linked to access, quality and governance. The primary bottlenecks that are currently being addressed:
A) Access: 1,2M children still out of school (age 7-12); an admission rate at primary level of 60%, school infrastructure not in-line with the demand, and very low upper primary enrollment rates (46%).
B) Quality: only 45% of students reach grade 6 and only 39% of children age 13 enter in upper primary, the repetition rate stands at 20%, and 33% in lower and upper primary respectively.
How can you make a difference?
The Information Management specialist – Education will directly support the implementation and development of a children data tracking system to monitor the attendance of out-of-school children (OOSC) reintegrated in the education learning formal and non-formal programme, to establish an internal system of data collection for partners in line with the Results Assessment Module (RAM)/ Strategic Monitoring Questions (SMQ) indicators, and to establish and support a development and improvement of capacity of data collection and analysis of the Planning and Monitor Unit at central level and the Académie and Children as Partners (CAP) at deconcentrate level of the Ministry of Education.
The section will be received a multiyear funds to address the problem of OOSC, that required the implementation of a strong and direct follow up of children reintegrated to school for a 2-3-year periods.
The new UNICEF Strategic Plan and RAM indicator need a stronger internal system for the reporting of achievement.
Furthermore, following an audit recommendation there is need to reinforce and improve the data available for the sector, and this imply to improve the capacity of the CPS (cellule de Planification) of the Ministry of education to ensure a better and stronger data collection system that include water & Sanitation, gender and inclusive indicator into the current yearly data collection (Development of an Education Management Information System (EMIS) Project/Système d’Information pour la Gestion de l’Éducation (SIGE)) in partnership and collaboration with UNESCO, World Bank and the European Union.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Support to program development and planning
Program management, monitoring and delivery of results
Technical and operational support to program implementation
Networking and partnership building
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
View our competency framework at:http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.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.
* Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
* Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
* The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receivingan offer.
* Please note that this is a non-family duty station.
* Employment is conditional upon receipt of medical clearance, any clearance required, the grant of a visa, and completion of any other pre-employment criteria that UNICEF may establish. Candidates may not be further considered or offers of employment may be withdrawn if these conditions are unlikely to be met before the date for commencement of service.
How to apply:
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=513252