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Latest Career Opportunity At UNICEF Nigeria

Date Posted: 21/Aug/2014
Deadline: 04/Sep/2014

UNICEF’s mission in Nigeria is to help governments at all levels, organizations, communities and families provide every child with education, health, equality and protection.

UNICEF Nigeria seeks the services of suitable and qualified candidates to fill the above vacancy

Education Specialist (Planning/Governance)

Vacancy number: VN-NGR-36-2014
Level: National Professional (NOC)
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Duration: Two years
Location: Abuja

Job Description
UNICEF Nigeria seeks the services of an experienced professional who will provide technical expertise to the State Ministries of Education and their related agencies, Local Government Education Authorities, Schools and NGOs on issues of planning and governance through building strong institutional and human capacities for educational plans development, implementation/management and reporting. The job holder shall also place special focus on developing strong system for 3rd Level monitoring - i.e. monitoring of Results for Equity Systems (MoRES) - especially at the local Government and Schools Levels, and enhancement of systems for effective development management and dissemination of EMIS.

Qualifications and Competencies required:

  • Advanced university degree in one or more of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Education; Public Administration, or a Social Sciences fields relevant to international development assistance.
  • Five years of progressively professional work experience at national and international levels in field programmes relevant to Education programmes and/or Public Administration. Experience in national level development assistance and asset.
  • Experience with addressing gender disparities and asset
  • 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; Financial Management 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 Partnerships (GPPs).
  • Knowledge of theories and practices in: Programme/project management in Education, Monitoring and Evaluation, Training and Capacity Development, Economics, Financial Management and Knowledge Management
  • Fluency in English and local working language of the duty station.
  • Five years of progressively professional work experience at national and international levels in field programmes relevant to Governance and Education programmes. Experience in national level development assistance is an asset Experience with addressing gender disparities and asset Background familiarity with Emergency.



Method of Application
Candidates interested in the above position should submit his/her application, accompanied by updated CV in English and a completed United Nations Personal History Form, (Please Download Here or www.unicef.org/employ) to the email address below.

Email: [email protected]

Please put the position title you are applying for on the subject line of your email.

UNICEF, a smoke-free environment, is committed to gender equality/n ifs mandate and its staff. Well qualified candidates, particularly women are strongly encouraged to apply.







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