UNICEF Education in Emergency - Jobs in Ethiopia

UNICEF Education in Emergency - Jobs in Ethiopia

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To support the SNNPR Field Office (FO) in education in emergency coordination and management across Gedeo zone of SNNP Region.


  • Under the guidance of Field Office Chief, the EiE TA will contribute to the acceleration of the education in emergency response, supporting effective EiE communication and coordination, implementation and management and resource mobilization as required. The EiE TA will be responsible for the following:
  • Provide information and communication at all levels (region, zone and woredas).
  • Review existing data/information management systems in terms of content, format, reliability, processing, analysis, reporting capacities and use for informed decision making- ensuring this is gender disaggregated to the greatest extent possible.
  • Work with relevant authorities/stakeholders/cluster to streamline data collection and utilize one information system (e.g. 4W).
  • Assist implementing partners at regional and/or zona/woreda level to provide timely education data and information.
  • Regularly compile and provide quality and comprehensive education input (e.g. FO weekly/biweekly SitRep; cluster 4W).
  • Support the overall coordination of Gedeo Zonal education cluster under the auspices of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) set up in Dilla.
  • Support the organization and running of cluster meetings, ensuring that action points are recorded, shared and properly followed up in a timely fashion.
  • Work with the education sector to advocate and communicate the role of EiE as life-saving and life-sustaining.
  • Support linkages and coordination with Education Cluster among other sectors and clusters; work to ensure strong linkages and coordination with different sectors, specifically with WASH, Child Protection and DRMFSCO (regarding potential school feeding support).
  • Ensure the EiE response at the region/zone/district/woreda level is in line with the regional and national cluster plan, and regional DRM IDP response plan.
  • Provide input on the overall EiE strategy.
    Support the development of a one year (academic year) action plan, with specific tasks and responsibilities.
  • Provide technical support on Child Protection in Emergencies (CPiE) and Gender Based Violence to strengthen EiE and CPiE coordination & response.
  • Provide EiE technical support and quality oversight to the EiE response.
  • Oversee and monitor the existing EiE response, identifying opportunities to scale-up and improve the quality response.
  • Identify opportunities to promote safe and relevant learning opportunities through strong partnerships and inter-sectoral linkages to enhance physical, cognitive and socio-emotional well-being of children.
  • Create/strengthen linkages between IDP school/temporary learning spaces/sites and host-community schools to promote technical and resource sharing.
  • Ensure that the minimum standards for EiE and humanitarian response are maintained in accordance with the INEE Minimum Standards, CCCs and Sphere,
  • Provide technical inputs in a timely and efficient manner on emergency supply related items. Follow up closely on their utilization and report to UNICEF SNNPR team.
  • Provide input/feedback on concept notes and proposals to support EiE fundraising.
  • Ensure emergency-affected community members (including children and adolescents) actively participate in assessing, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the education programme.
  • Support and ensure local community resources are identified, mobilized and used to implement education programmes and other learning activities.
  • Conduct affected-population/children consultations and produce reports and case stories in relation to the emergency, coordinated with relevant technical colleagues.
  • Work closely with the regional education bureau and its lower level structures, while building the capacity of government partners at all levels.
  • Identify EiE learning and training opportunities.
  • Provide technical oversight and assist the facilitation of EiE training and emergency related capacity building initiatives for regional, zonal and woreda level experts/EiE focal persons.
  • Utilize and update (if needed) Ethiopian contextualized INEE Minimum Standards (2013) at Regional-level.

    Expected Deliverables
  • Prepare timely and comprehensive reports in compliance with internal requirements:
  • Monthly progress reports (including summary of progress, identification of key challenges, bottlenecks and recommended actions to be taken)
  • Field monitoring reports (from regular site visits to schools/temporary learning centers/sites)
  • Support local education cluster coordination meetings and attend any relevant coordination meeting at regional, zonal and woreda level, and ensure:
  • Circulate minutes/documentation (highlighting any action points)
  • Maintain the Education Cluster 4W matrix
  • Submit a final written report at the end of the assignment, inclusive of an annexed handover note.

  • Advanced University degree, in a subject area of educational planning and management, educational leadership, sociology or any other relevant social science.
  • A minimum of five (5) years progressively responsible humanitarian and development work; showcasing experience with UN Agencies and/or INGOs and with different levels of the education sector/system.
  • 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.
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability.
  • Good knowledge of (and ideally experience in) using established inter-agency standards and guidelines in EiE, such as the INEE Minimum Standards.
  • Experience assisting or facilitating trainings is desirable.
  • Experience and understanding of the cluster system is desirable.
  • Formal training in cluster information management and emergency response is desirable.
  • Experience in development and use of a database (e.g. monitoring and evaluation system) is desirable.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Amharic is a must. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 17th June 2019
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
  • For more information and job application details, see; UNICEF Education in Emergency - Jobs in Ethiopia

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