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Date Posted

May 18, 2015


United Nations Children\'s Fund (UNICEF)

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Education Specialist At United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

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United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Nigeria is supporting the Government of Nigeria to strengthen prevention of and response all forms of violence against children. In particular, assistance will be provided to strengthen the child protection system, including through modelling the system in four States, in order to demonstrate the impact of a well-functioning child protection system, to develop a common model for operationalizing the Child Rights Act at State level and to develop standardized tools, including regulations, working protocols and training manuals to govern the system.

If you are a passionate and committed professional and want to make a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

Education Specialist

VN No: VN-NGR-14 May 2015-38
Level: NOC
Type of Appointment: Fixed Term - 2 Years

Purpose of the Post

  • To provide technical support to the State in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation On of Education: programmes to ensure overall efficiency and effectiveness of the programme management, delivery and accomplishment of programme goals and objectives.
  • Across the Education programme(s), accountable for identifying disparities and development of innovative approaches and programmes for eliminating these inequalities. Collaborates across the programme(s) to ensure gender mainstreaming
  • Ensures that monitoring mechanisms are in place to track progress towards disparity reduction goals and targets in Education.

Qualifications and Competencies Required

  • Advanced university degree in one or more of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Education; Primary Education, or a Social Sciences fields relevant to international development assistance.
  • Five years of progressively professional work experience at national and international levels in field programme relevant to Education programme.
  • Experience in national level development assistant is an asset.
  • Experience with addressing gender disparities and asset.
  • Background/familiarity with Emergency.
  • Fluency in English and local working language of the duty station
  • Advanced knowledge of one or more of the technical areas of UNICEF Education programme.
  • Advanced Technical Knowledge of the theories, principles and methods in one of the following areas Education; Primary Education, Economics, Social Sciences, and/or related fields. ..
  • Gender and diversity awareness
  • Leadership in identifying, encouraging and mentoring capable women.
  • Knowledge of the global commitment on aid effectiveness, including the paris declaration on Aid Effectiveness, the Accra Agenda for Action as well as knowledge of the Global Programme partnership (GPPs)
  • Knowledge of theories and practices in: Programme/project management in Education, Monitoring and Evaluation, Training and Capacity Development in Education, Alternative Basic Education, Curriculum Development and Knowledge Management.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidate should submit their application, accompanied by an updated CV in English and a completed United Nations Personal History Form to:

Click Here to Download the United Nations Personal History Form

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5-10 year


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