Temporary Appointment Education Specialist, P3 Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia (#:112685)

from UN Children's Fund
Closing date: 28 Jan 2020

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, right to education

UNICEF Pacific works in 14 Pacific Island Countries and Territories, each with its own national and cultural identity, spread across five time zones and consisting of 660 islands and atolls. Many of these islands are extremely remote, creating unique challenges for the delivery of quality, relevant education and learning in each context. Furthermore, these countries also face natural hazards, including cyclones, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and climate change, and include five of the top 15 countries with the highest disaster risk in the world, with consequent impacts on schooling and education systems.

UNICEF Pacific is based in Suva, Fiji, with field offices in Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and FSM.

In line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and especially SDG 4 for inclusive and equitable quality education, UNICEF’s Multi-Country Programme for 2018-2022 aims to ensure that, by 2022, more pre-primary, primary and lower secondary school aged children, particularly the most vulnerable, are in school and learning. The programme in the North Pacific currently focuses primarily on early childhood education (ECE), but with considerable potential to expand to inclusive education and out-of-school children, school-based disaster risk reduction and/or other emerging priorities.

How can you make a difference?

Under the guidance and general supervision ofthe Chief of FSM Field Office, and under technical guidance from the UNICEF Pacific Chief of Education,the Specialist supports the development and preparation of the Education programmes and is responsible for managing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting the progress of education programmes/projects within the multi-country programme in 3 countries: FSM, RMI and Palau.

The Specialist provides technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes to facilitate the administration and achievement of results on education programmes/projects to improve learning outcomes and equitable and inclusive education, especially for children who are marginalized, disadvantaged and excluded in society.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

1.Support to programme development and planning

2. Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results

3. Technical and operational support to programme implementation

4. Networking and partnership building

5. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

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 five 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.
  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
  • 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 values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.


    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.

    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=529055