• Education Specialist (Early Learning) at UNICEF

  • Posted on: 11 July, 2017 Deadline: Not Specified
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    UNICEF is the world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

    Education Specialist (Early Learning)


    The inclusion of early learning and school readiness in education sector plans is strategic to ensure domestic budget commitment with a minimum of at least 5% allocation for early learning. In addition ESARO will work with C4D to promote the importance of early learning among families and communities.

    How can you make a difference?

    Under the supervision of the Regional Education Advisor, the TA Early Learning Specialist will perform the following tasks within the specified duration of the contract:

    1.Coordinate overall ESARO support to Early Learning through convening meetings where appropriate, and participating in programme meetings across programme sections with relevant programmes including Gender and C4D whilst coordinating ESARO guidance on integrated planning for Early Learning to COs.

    2.Provide specific support to Early Learning through provision of technical knowledge leadership and TA to COs in programme design, curriculum, assessment, standards, capacity development and quality assurance.

    3.Leverage support for increased investment in Early Learning through strengthened strategic alliances and partnerships, raising its profile on the agenda of major forums and providing outcome specific, high quality and timely reporting on progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

    4.Provide technical and managerial support COs in the development of Early Learning policies, and Early Learning planning, implementation and M&E, including management of multi-country programmes that require ESARO support.

    5.Plan, monitor and report on Early Learning activities, including fund management and donor reporting, taking necessary actions for the optimal use of programme funds.

    To qualify as anadvocate for every child you will have…

    • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in any of the following: Social Sciences, Education, Public Health, or other fields related to the work of UNICEF. *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
    • A minimum of eight years of progressively responsible professional work experience at the national and international levels in social development, management, monitoring and evaluation including specific experience in Early Learning.
    • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
    • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

    For every Child, you demonstrate…

    Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to UNICEF career website on www.unicef.org to apply

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