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EDUCATION OFFICER (ADOLESCENTS), NO1, Lima-Peru

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Work type: Fixed Term Staff
Location: Peru
Categories: Education

UNICEF PERU

Position Title: EDUCATION OFFICER (Adolescents)

Country: Peru

Job Level: NO-A (National Officer)

Post No. 100600

 

THIS POST IS OPEN FOR NATIONALS OF PERU ONLY

  

PURPOSE FOR THE JOB

The Education Officer (Adolescents) provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for the education programs/projects through the application of theoretical and technical skills in researching, collecting, analyzing and presenting technical program information specially in terms of strengthening government capacities for designing and implementing inclusive secondary education policies with relevance and quality, to ensure successful trajectories for indigenous, rural and urban-marginal adolescents.

 

KEY ACCOUNTABIILITIES, DUTIES AND TASKS

 

1. Support to program development and planning

 

  • Research and analyze regional and national political, education, social and economic development trends. Collect, analyze, verify and synthesize information to facilitate program development, design and preparation.
  • Support preparation of technical reports and provide inputs for program preparation and documentation ensuring accuracy, timeliness and relevancy of information.
  • Contribute to the development/establishment of sectoral program goals, objectives and strategies and results-based planning through research, collection, analysis and reporting of education and other related information for development planning and priority and goal setting.
  • Provide technical and administrative support throughout all stages of programming processes by executing/administering a variety of technical program transactions, preparing materials/documentations and complying with organizational processes and management systems, to support program planning, results based planning (RBM) and monitoring and evaluating results.
  • Prepare required documentations/materials to facilitate the program review and approval process.

  

2. Program management, monitoring and delivery of results.

 

  • Work closely and collaboratively with internal and external colleagues and partners to collect/analyze/share information on implementation issues, suggest solutions on routine program implementation and submit report to alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level intervention and/or decision. Keep record of reports and assessments for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalize lessons learned.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, program reviews and annual sectoral reviews with government and other counterparts and prepare minutes/reports on results for follow up action by higher management and other stakeholders.
  • Monitor and report on the use of sectoral program resources (financial, administrative and other assets), verify compliance with approved allocation/goals, organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity. Report on issues identified to ensure timely resolution by management/stakeholders. Follow up on unresolved issues to ensure resolution.
  • Prepare draft inputs for programme/donor reporting.

 

  

3. Technical and operational support to program implementation

  • Undertake field visits and surveys and/or collect/share information with partners/stakeholders to assess progress and provide technical support and/or refer to relevant officials for resolution. Report on critical issues, bottlenecks and potential problems for timely action to achieve results.
  • Provide technical and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country office partners/donors on the application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes and best practices on education and related issues to support program implementation, operations and delivery of results.

 

 

4. Networking and partnership building

 

  • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with government counterparts and national stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge to facilitate program implementation and build capacity of stakeholders to achieve and sustain results on education programs.
  • Draft communication and information materials for CO program advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support fund raising for education programs.
  • Participate in appropriate inter-agency (UNCT) meetings/events on programming to collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on UNDAF operational planning and preparation of education programs/projects and to integrate and harmonize UNICEF position and strategies with the UNDAF development and planning process.
  • Research information on potential donors and prepare resource mobilization materials and briefs for fund raising and partnership development purposes.

  

5. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

 

  • Provide support in identifying, capturing, synthesizing and sharing lessons learned for knowledge development and capacity development of stakeholders.
  • Apply innovative approaches and promote good practice to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable program results.
  • Research, benchmark and report on best and cutting edge practices for development planning of knowledge products and systems.
  • Participate as resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders.

  

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education: University degree in education, psychology, sociology or other social science is required.

Work Experience: A year of professional experience in analysis and research or planning and management in policy or services, in education for adolescents, is required.

Language Proficiency: Fluency in English and Spanish is required. Knowledge of a local language is an asset.

 

This is a National Officer post in Peru, opened only to candidates with Peruvian nationality.

  

HOW TO APPLY:

If you are a National of Peru and your competencies match the requirements of the post, apply to:

https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=

Application deadline: Thursday, 30 March 2017 at 23:59 hours, Lima, Peru time

 Unicef is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious and ethnic backgrounds (particularly indigenous people), as well as persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.

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