UNICEF Education Specialist - Data Must Speak - Jobs in Kenya
UNICEF Education Specialist - Data Must Speak - Jobs in Kenya
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.
For every child, education.
The Education Specialist will
provide direct field support and capacity building for the design and use of monitoring tools enhancing social accountability/community empowerment and equitable education systems/management for the implementation of the DMS initiative in ESAR;
Support UNICEF COs and Ministries of Education to co-create the DMS positive deviance research component to increase government ownership and maximize research findings take-up and
Monitor the implementation of DMS activities in participating countries to facilitate cross-pollination, South-to-South cooperation and alignment with UNICEF’s global and regional strategic priorities.
Key Functions and Accountabilities
Build capacity and provide support to CO education teams and Ministries of Education for the design and use of monitoring tools enhancing social accountability/community empowerment and equitable education systems/management for the implementation of the DMS initiative, focusing on the achievement of the following results:
• Capacity building of CO staff and Ministries of education for designing monitoring tools, such as district/school profile cards and education equity indices.
• Quality assurance of education indicators and data to be used in monitoring tools and related support to Education Management Information System (EMIS) strengthening
• Technical support in collaboration with the C4D regional and HQ section for an effective plan for the dissemination and use of the monitoring tools
Support UNICEF COs and Ministries of Education to co-create the DMS positive deviance research component to increase government ownership and maximize research findings take-up, focusing on the achievement of the following results:
•Support to country-level merging and analyses of available data such as EMIS, learning assessments/examinations, and household surveys to identify and classify positive deviant schools in a given context
• Guidance to COs to design, organize, and lead primary data collection in schools to investigate positive deviance practices and behaviors
• Capacity building of CO staff and Ministries of education in research methodologies (quantitative, qualitative, and implementation research) as well as dissemination and application of research findings in education programming and planning.
Serve as the technical regional focal point and monitor the DMS technical assistance and research activities for the DMS research component, focusing on the achievement of the following results:
• Effective and timely implementation of DMS in the participating countries
• Support to alignment with
UNICEF’s global and regional strategic priorities
Lessons learned and best practices from the DMS activities in ESAR countries are reported and used for knowledge exchange within ESAR and more globally
• Advanced university degree in Social Science with a major focus on statistics or economics, or equivalent.
• At least five years of work experience at national or international levels in fields relevant to education economics, education management information system, education research and/or education Monitoring and Evaluation.
• Experience working in the UN or other international development organization an asset
• Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French is an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate.
UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The core competencies required for this post are
• Builds and maintains partnerships
• Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
• Drive to achieve results for impact
• Innovates and embraces change
• Manages ambiguity and complexity
• Thinks and acts strategically
• Works collaboratively with others
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.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
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
How to Apply
For more information and job application details, see; UNICEF Education Specialist - Data Must Speak - Jobs in Kenya
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