Education Manager (Inclusive Education), P4, Fixed Term, # 52184, Yangon, Myanmar (Open to Non-Myanmar National Applicants Only)
Job no: 565794
Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment
Duty Station: Yangon
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, An Education
The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programmes, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations
How can you make a difference?
Under the overall guidance and direction of the Chief, Education, the Education Manager supports the Chief in managing the section, playing a key role in bringing innovation to the development and preparation of education programmes. The Education Manager provides authoritative technical guidance and operational support throughout all stages of programming to facilitate the management and delivery of results on strengthening education systems to improve learning outcomes and to promote universal access to quality, equitable and inclusive basic education, especially for children who are marginalized, disadvantaged and excluded in society.
The Education Manager contributes to the achievement of concrete and sustainable results according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM), as well as UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework
Key functions and accountabilities of the position (detailed job description attached):
- Support to the Chief on programme management
- Programme development and planning
- Programme management, monitoring and quality control of results
- Advisory services and technical support
- Advocacy, networking and partnership building
- Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
Detail job description here; JD 52184 Education Manager Level 4 Yangon Myanmar (1).pdf
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: education, economics, psychology, sociology or another relevant technical field.
- A minimum of eight years of professional experience in programme planning, technical and financial management, and/or research in education is required.
- Experience working in a developing country is required.
- Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
- Familiarity/ background with emergency is required.
- Experience in UNICEF country office programming is required.
- Experience in education programming focusing on inclusive education, equity, quality enhancement, teacher education, education system strengthening is required.
- Experience in education programming for social cohesion is considered as a strong asset.
- Experience on donor relations, and resource mobilization including proposal report writing and quality assurance.
- 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, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values
UNICEF competencies required for this post are...
- Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)
- Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (2)
- Drive to achieve results for impact (2)
- Innovates and embraces change (2)
- Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)
- Thinks and acts strategically (2)
- Works collaboratively with others (2)
- Nurtures, leads and manages people (2)
Functional Competencies (Required)
- Leading and supervising (I)
- Formulating strategies/concepts (II)
- Analyzing (III)
- Relating and networking (II)
- Deciding and initiating action (II)
- Applying Technical Expertise (III)
During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.
UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.
UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, all eligible and suitable candidates under all diversity profiles are encouraged to apply.
Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Please note that the appointment to this post is subject to approval of the visa application by the visa authorities of Myanmar. The visa application normally takes 3-12 months, and is occasionally rejected. Since this post requires physical presence at the duty station, the successful candidate will only receive a conditional offer of appointment until the visa application is approved, which will be rescinded if the application is eventually rejected. There is no compensation to the successful candidate during the application process, or an expectation of placement to another post in the event of visa rejection. Internal candidates will remain on their current post until the visa is approved, and external candidates are recommended not to take any action until the visa is approved. It is requested that only candidates who can comply with the above conditions apply.
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Deadline: Myanmar Standard Time