Girls Education Specialist Juba

Location: Juba with frequent travel to other part of South Sudan

Type of Contract: Temporary Appointment (TA)

Duration: 364 Days

Start Date: November,

Reporting to: Chief, Education (UNICEF)

Background

The education context in the Republic of South Sudan is defined by striking poverty and low human and social development .

Less than 25% of six year olds enroll into standard 1 and an estimated 12 percent (less than 10% for girls) complete eight years of primary .

Basic statistics for girls' education tell the story. According to EMIS, the gross primary enrolment rate is 68.8 (54.5% for girls), the net enrolment rate is 44.4 % and 37.1% for girls; and the gender parity index is 0.59.

Scope of Work

The main thrust is to build on current initiatives and to develop new and innovative approaches, that build on practices at school, community and policy level, in order to improve access and completion rates, and in the process increase transition to secondary education. Several inter-related tasks will be undertaken, including situation analysis and strategy formulation in a process that involves key stakeholders.

Main Tasks

  • Undertakes a situation analysis;
  • Develops a Girls Education Strategy, adopting a participatory process;
  • Supports the gender audit process for the Education Sector Strategic Plan;
  • Reviews education programmes and strengthens the equity focus;
  • Supports government efforts to activate the technical working groups on GE;
  • Develops a girls education communication strategy;

    Expected Deliverables

    Situation analysis of girls education in SS

    Girls Education Strategy

    GE communication Strategy Gender Audit of the Sector Strategic Plan Monitoring and evaluation plan Presentation of education strategy at a stakeholder workshop Final Report

    Desired background

    Technical knowledge: latest developments and discourse in girls' education and gender equality ; project management; some knowledge of human rights issues;

    An advanced knowledge of education in Southern Sudan, particularly girl's education;

    Core values: commitment; diversity; integrity

    Core competencies: Communication; working with people; drive for results,

    Functional competencies: formulating strategies and concepts; persuading and influencing; leading and supervising; relating and networking; creating and innovating.

    Knowledge of computer management and applications.

    Qualifications

  • At least a Master's Degree in social sciences , education, communication, international development or related technical field.
  • At least five years of progressively responsible professional work experience at national or international levels in a related field.
  • The assignment is technical and is designed to contribute to the development of new approaches to an old problem.

    Closing Date: Tuesday, 25 October

    Please send your CV's to jubavacancies@unicef.org

    For more information and application see: UN Juba

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