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    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.

    Education Officer, NO-B, Kenya Country Office

     

    Job description

    Under the general supervision of the Education Specialist, Level P3 contribute to the planning, implementation, and monitoring of strategies to improve quality education like mainstreaming of the Child Friendly Schools package (CFS) at the three levels of Basic education, namely ECD, primary and secondary, nationwide. The officer will play a critical role in the rolling out of quality education interventions to all counties, sensitize and build capacities of managers and community level partners, helping them understand their roles as duty bearers, sensitize county and sub-county level stakeholders for commitment and support, monitor performance by schools in improving the quality of education as envisaged in the new curriculum with keen attention to gender equality and inclusiveness. The officer will also be responsible for regular data analysis and progress reporting.

    How can you make a difference?

    Under the general supervision of the Education Specialist, Level P3 contribute to the planning, implementation, and monitoring of strategies to improve quality education like mainstreaming of the Child Friendly Schools package (CFS) at the three levels of Basic education, namely ECD, primary and secondary, nationwide. The officer will play a critical role in the rolling out of quality education interventions to all counties, sensitize and build capacities of managers and community level partners, helping them understand their roles as duty bearers, sensitize county and sub-county level stakeholders for commitment and support, monitor performance by schools in improving the quality of education as envisaged in the new curriculum with keen attention to gender equality and inclusiveness. The officer will also be responsible for regular data analysis and progress reporting.

    Duties And Responsibilities

    • Support the rolling out of strategies to improve quality education including sensitization of key partners at county level, measuring learning achievements, training on CFS, learning outcome and assessment from national to county levels, conduct periodic project implementation reviews with county/sub-county officials, CBOs and NGOs and prepare relevant reports and recommendations. Assist in the development of monitoring plans and in the certification of schools complying with CFS.
    • Collect and analyze data for situation analysis, education planning, management, and monitoring and evaluation purposes. Analyze programme implementation reports and evaluate against established programme recommendations and Annual Work Plans. Prepare tables, graphs and other statistical data as required by education program.
    • Ensure regular field visits to schools to monitor project implementation, as well as current periodic reviews with government counterparts and other partners. Provide technical assistance to county counterparts in the implementation of activities to improve quality education.
    • Initiate systematic follow up actions for timely liquidation of Cash Assistance to Government (CAG/HACT). Evaluate and analyze financial, technical and supply reports to ensure appropriateness of documentation, expenditure on project activities are within allotments. Report to supervisor on the outcome of reviews for consistency of information in VISION and reporting in RAM.
    • Participate in development of sectoral workplan at county level, ensure compliance with specific expected processes and outcomes. Document good practices regularly and contribute to program reports including relevant sections of report required for donors, management and annual report. Generate documentation and materials that may needed for donor and media visits.
    • Coordinates with Programme Assistant and Operations/Supply staff on identification and selection of technical supplies and equipment ensuring proper and timely UNICEF and Government accountability. Certify disbursements of funds monitor and submit quality financial status reports to supervisor.
    • Ensure the accurate and timely input of project information in computerized programme system and the issuance of status reports for monitoring and evaluation processes.
    • Coordinate with national and international agencies working in the area of quality education in the field. Provide regular comparative briefs on progress in CFS mainstreaming for use by management and partners.

    To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

    • Education: University degree in Education, Social Sciences or related technical field.
    • Experience: A minimum of three (3) years progressively responsible experience in programme design, administration, monitoring and evaluation or related field.
    • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
    • Language Requirement: Fluency in English both written and spoken and knowledge of the local working language of the duty station (Kiswahili).

    Knowledge of another UN language is an asset..

    For every Child, you demonstrate…

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

    The technical competencies required for this post are….

    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.

    Remarks

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    Internship: Health Economics and Financing

     

    Job description

    UNICEF Vaccine Financing team is currently offering an internship position to support its ongoing work on Immunization Financing and Sustainability (IFS) globally. Specifically, this component of the IFS team work intends to complement other ongoing work on vaccine budgeting and planning in the selected countries.

    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.

    Background & Rationale

    UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfil their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

    The UNICEF Internship Programme offers qualified and eligible students at both Headquarters (HQ) and Country Offices (CO) the unique opportunity to acquire direct practical experience in UNICEF's work and the United Nations system under the direct supervision of experienced UNICEF staff.

    For every child, hope.

    How can you make a difference?

    Most developing countries have relied and continue to rely on donors’ support to finance vaccines and provide immunization service. In the WHO/UNICEF Joint Reporting Form (JRF), countries are each year asked questions about their financing sources for vaccines and immunization delivery (Table 1). The large majority of countries report vaccines that are acquired through domestic budgets and those acquired through external support. They also largely report that they have a line item in the national budget for vaccines. Some countries may also have one or more line items for immunization delivery costs, such as printing of vaccination cards, vaccine transport and training. The reliability of the data collected from these questions is unknown.

    Strong planning and budgeting for vaccines and immunization delivery is viewed as one of the most important foundations for ensuring financial sustainability especially in countries transitioning from GAVI and other donors’ support. One of the other important foundations is to ensure the provision of “traditional vaccines” through domestic (government) funding.

    Ensuring that traditional vaccine is provided for in national budget is the initial and basic step on the road to financial sustainability for vaccines. Thus, monitoring this information is critical for the national, regional and global communities in their support to eligible countries. Beyond immunization expenditures, it is important to understand and monitor the share of such immunization and health expenditures as part of the total government expenditures, which reflect the level of priority for governments.

    Purpose

    UNICEF Vaccine Financing team is currently offering an internship position to support its ongoing work on Immunization Financing and Sustainability (IFS) globally. Specifically, this component of the IFS team work intends to complement other ongoing work on vaccine budgeting and planning in the selected countries. The results will enable an assessment of the reliability of JRF data, as well as identify scope for further work on funding and supply for vaccines and immunization services, with an emphasis on financial sustainability.

    During the internship period, the main tasks include the following:

    • Analytics of health and immunization data
    • Support the analysis of the existing evidence available in the JRF and other potential sources on the funding for traditional vaccine in all GAVI-eligible countries across all UNICEF regions.
    • Gather missing financing and economic data on the provision of traditional vaccines using the UNICEF regional and country immunization focal points.
    • Build a database with the data gathered and analyse it gathered by region and by antigen
    • Compare the data gathered with the data reported in the JRF and other sources.
    • Summarize findings of this research
    • Author a peer-reviewed publication on this topic
    • Depending on time, the intern will also work on the following:
    • Measles immunization
    • Retrieve cost information of measles campaign documents from ESAR countries
    • Assist in analysing cost per child immunized against measles
    • Author a peer-reviewed publication on this topic

    Qualifications

    • University graduate: Completed at least 4 years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution with a major in economy, accountancy, public Financial Management (PFM)
      Training or Experience in immunization, health and budgeting
    • Languages needed: English required, any other language is desired
      Excellent communication and writing skills and a strong team player.

    Other

    Candidate is based in Nairobi

    Do you have?

    • Respect for UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Inclusion, and Integrity
    • A drive for results, setting high standards for the quality of work
    • Strong interpersonal and team working skills and capacity to work in a multicultural environment

    Conditions Of Internship

    Interns with UNICEF may be remunerated with a living allowance, depending on the specific conditions. Preferably the costs associated to be borne by the nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or by the student, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his or her own arrangements to take on this assignment.

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

    The technical competencies required for this post are….

    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.

    Remarks

    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.

    Method of Application

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