Chief Education at UNICEF, Yemen

Deadline: 22 October 2015

The United Nations Children’s Fund is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Chief Education, based in Sana’a, Yemen.

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UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development.

Key Job Responsibilities

The Chief Education will perform the following functions-

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  • Ensure the preparation of the relevant components of the Situation Analysis and its periodic update.
  • Prepare sectoral inputs for the Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP) and all relevant documents (Project Plans of Action, Country Programme Summary Sheet (CPSS), and Programme Summary Sheet (PSS) for projects/programme. Support the formulation of agency-specific contributions to the development of the Common Country Assessment (CCA) and UN Development Assistance Framework.
  • Participate in the formulation and development of program goals, strategies and approaches for the UNICEF Plan of Cooperation ensuring they contribute towards the overall goals and outcomes of the UNDAF.
  • Ensure timely formulation of quality Annual Work Plans aligning them to the Work Plans of the counterparts and their regular review mid and end year. Implement and monitor assigned activity in collaboration with Government and civil society partners.
  • Undertake Field visits and surveys to monitor and evaluate implementation of undertaken activities, identify problems and propose remedial action. Identify alternative courses of action to accelerate/improve program delivery capacity building and measures for institutional strengthening.
  • Develop work plans for the sector and monitor compliance to ensure objective and targets are met and achieved. Guide and supervise professional and support staff, ensure their training needs are met and provide on-the-job training.
  • Coordinate with Operations/supplies staff on supply and non-supply assistance activities. Oversee the regular monitoring of all programme funds, including the utilization and timely reporting on donor contributions for regular and emergency activities and the end-use of supplies.
  • Approve disbursement of funds related to BEGE section ensuring proper liquidation and accountability and that activities are within established Plans of Action and programme budget allotments.
  • Provide guidance on integrating emergency concerns, risks, early warning strategies, preparedness and response during all key programme planning exercises (AWP, AMP, CCA, UNDAF, CPD, MTR).
  • Provide guidance on capacity building in EPR planning and on operationalisation of preparedness activities for both UNICEF and key partners, in line with CCCs and humanitarian reform accountabilities. Provide leadership in timely development and operationalization of EPRPs as well as crises program response plans when required, in line with CCCs and humanitarian reform accountabilities.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Advanced University Degree in the combination of the selective disciplines relevant to Education; Primary Education, Economics, Social Sciences, or a field(s) relevant to international development assistance.
  • A first University Degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of Advanced University Degree.
  • Ten years of professional work experience at national and international levels in field programmes relevant to Education programmes, programme planning, management, monitoring, and evaluation in related fields.
  • Current knowledge of development principles and innovations in the field of Education such as Child Friendly Schools, School fee Abolition and understanding of public policy dialogue in the education.
  • Experience working in the UN or other international development organization an asset.
  • Background/familiarity with Emergency.
  • Fluency in English and other UN working language as required.
  • Knowledge of Arabic is very desirable.

How to Apply

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Applications must be submitted through online process.

For more information, please visit UNICEF.