UNICEF Jobs in Uganda - Education Specialist Vacancies in Kampala - Uganda

UNICEF Jobs in Uganda - Education Specialist Vacancies in Kampala - Uganda

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.

For every child, a fair chance…

Uganda is one of the over 190 countries and territories around the world where we work to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease, and discrimination place in a child’s path.

Together with the Government of Uganda and partners we work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the objectives of the Uganda National Development Plan, and the planned outcomes of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework.

How can you make a difference?

The TA Education Specialist (ADAP/secondary age education) reports to the Education Specialist/ADAP manager for general guidance and direction.

The specialist supports the ADAP manager in education programming for the second decade, contributing to knowledge development/innovation and developing and preparing education programmes/projects.

The Specialist provides authoritative technical guidance/operational support throughout all stages of programming to facilitate the management and delivery of results on strengthening national systems to improve education outcomes for adolescents through formal and non-formal pathways, especially for adolescents who are marginalized, disadvantaged and excluded in society.

The Specialist contributes to achievement of sustainable and scalable results on adolescent education related programmes/projects according to plans, allocations, results-based management approaches and methodology (RBM) and UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework.

More specifically, the incumbent will be accountable for ensuring high quality planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting for UNICEF’s education interventions under a joint programming initiative with UNHCR, ILO, IFC and the World Bank in refugee hosting districts in Uganda and, following successful fundraising, similar programmes in other districts of Uganda.

In the execution of this role, support to colleagues (including through capacity building) is a key component.

The incumbent will provide technical assistance/advice to colleagues on all aspects of programming and implementation to enable colleagues to achieve program/performance objectives.

He/she will provide advice to the ADAP manager in establishing the annual work plans including developing strategies and determining priorities/targets and performance measurements.

He/she will coordinate work progress monitoring and ensure results are achieved according to schedule and performance standards and report critical issues for timely action. He/she will perform the full duties of the ADAP manager in his/her absence.

Summary of key functions/Accountabilities:

  • Programme development and planning
    Programme management, monitoring and
    delivery of results
  • Technical and operational support to programme implementation
  • Advocacy, Networking and partnership building
    Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

    To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
  • An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: social science, international relations, public policy, social development or another relevant technical field.
  • A minimum of eight years (P4), or five years (P3) of professional experience in social development planning and hands-on programme management is required.
  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as a strong asset.
  • Relevant experience in supporting and building capacity of national staff is considered a strong asset.
  • Fluency in English (including excellent writing skills) required. Knowledge of another official UN language is considered as 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 competencies required for this post are Leading and supervising, Formulating strategies and concepts, Analyzing, Relating and networking, Deciding and Initiating action, and Persuading and influencing.

    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, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.


    Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

    How to Apply

  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 25th March 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 Jobs in Uganda - Education Specialist Vacancies in Kampala - Uganda

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