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وظائف شاغرة لدى اليونسكو.


مطلوب موظفين للعمل لدى اليونسكو. 

فرص عمل لدى UNESCO 


فرص عمل للتوظيف لدى اليونسكو. 

NATIONAL ASSOCIATE PROJECT OFFICER, INCLUSIVE EDUCATION(SC-9/1)-AMN-20-ED-4

Long Description

OVERVIEW

Parent Sector : Education Sector (ED)


Duty Station: Amman


Job Family: Education


Type of contract : Non Staff


Level : 


Duration of contract : 1 year


Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates


Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 24-NOV-2020


OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST

 

وظائف المنظمات الدولية في الأردن. 


GIZ and UNESCO have initiated collaboration aiming at providing technical assistance to the Jordanian Ministry of Education (MOE) in their efforts towards inclusion in line with the goals and priorities outlined in the National 10-Years Strategy for Inclusive Education. This partnership is in the framework of the GIZ PROMISE Programme, ‘Promoting quality in inclusive education in Jordan’, funded through the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). ‘PROMISE’ aims at improving equal access to and quality of primary and secondary public schools in Jordan. The programme focuses on school children from KG2 to Grade 10 with particular focus on children with disabilities and is a direct contribution to the national 10 year- Strategy for Inclusive Education (IES) and the Education Strategic Plan 2 2018-2022 (ESP), as well as to SDG 4- Inclusive and equitable quality education, SDG 5- Gender equality and SDG 3- Health. UNESCO will support the following two main components of the PROMISE programme: (1) Policy, National Planning and Management (referred as ‘System Strengthening’); and (2) Capacity Development.


 


The proposed interventions build on existing efforts by the MoE, the Higher Council for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its development partners, and aim to ensure that the comprehensive legal framework towards greater inclusion and diversity in education is acted upon and leads to measurable improvements in enrolment, retention and completion rates but also in quality of teaching and learning for children and youth with disabilities, from pre-primary to secondary education.


Long Description

Under the overall authority of the Head of the UNESCO Amman Office and the direct supervision of the Head of the Education Unit, the National Associate Project Officer will be based in the UNESCO Amman Office and will be responsible for assisting in the coordination, implementation and monitoring of the inclusive education project in Jordan. 


 


Specifically, the National Associate Project Officer will undertake the following tasks and be responsible for:


Long Description

1) Project Management Support


Under the guidance of the Head of the Education Unit, providing support in the development and implementation of an operational plan for project implementation and ensuring technical and operational quality assurance of the project deliverables.

Working closely with the implementing partners/experts to ensure quality and timely delivery of project activities, reports and achievement of performance targets.

Developing terms of references for project contractors and contributing to ensuring quality and timely delivery of contractors’ deliverables.

Providing technical advice on planning and implementation of interventions for consolidation and expansion on inclusive education and SDG4.

Learning and adhering to UNESCO’s internal operating rules and procedures and effectively applying these rules and procedures to project and contract management.

Utilising UNESCO’s internal operating systems (financial and administrative) and effectively working with Finance, Procurement and Administrative colleagues to support project and contract implementation, timeliness of deliverables and reporting.

Working closely with the Head of the Unit to create, track and manage contracts and payments.

Contributing to monitoring and evaluation of activities including:

Monitoring project challenges and risks, and mapping mitigation strategies to address them in a timely manner.

Fostering exchange of information and lessons learnt within the project team and with the implementing partner/contractors, recommending new strategies and actions to improve project implementation and adjusting project operations as necessary.

Supporting the Head of the Education Unit in the preparation of donor and internal UNESCO progress and final reports (narrative and financial).

Building synergies with other projects and activities of other development partners in the sector.


2) Visibility and Communication


In close consultation with the Head of the Education Unit, UNESCO’s Communication Officer and the donor, developing and disseminating visibility materials (print, digital and social media and promotional items) for the project.

In close consultation with the Head of the Education Unit and UNESCO’s Communication Officer, developing and disseminating advocacy and visibility materials (print, digital and social media and promotional items) promoting UNESCO’s work in the area of SDG4/inclusive education.

 


3) Technical and Administrative Support


Drafting minutes of meetings, briefing documents, official correspondence, concept notes, presentations and web articles in both English and Arabic.

Taking part in UNESCO team meetings to share the latest developments related to the project and the sector. 

Translating documents from English into Arabic and vice versa, as requested.

Supporting as needed in further resource mobilization efforts through the identification of potential funding opportunities and the formulation of concept notes and project proposals.

Long Description

4) Partnership and Coordination


Supporting in establishing good communication channels and networks with government and no governmental counterparts, for UNESCO’s strategic interventions.

Supporting in regular contact and dialogue between different stakeholders and partners such as the Ministry of Education and the Higher Council for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Supporting in establishing good communication channels and networks within UNESCO (HQ, Regional Office, Institutes, Jordanian National Commission for UNESCO, etc.).

Participating in relevant coordination and working groups as requested (e.g. Education Sector Working Group, Donor Coordination Group, SDG4 related meetings etc.) to ensure that UNESCO’s interventions are well coordinated with relevant entities and to inform the team of the latest developments in the sector.

 


5) Undertake any other tasks assigned by the Head of Office and the Head of the Education Unit.


COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)

Accountability (C)

Communication (C)

Innovation (C)

Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)

Planning and organizing (C)

Results focus (C)

Teamwork (C)


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

 


1. Academic qualifications

• A university degree (minimum of bachelor degree) in education or other social sciences or international development cooperation fields.


 


2. Years of relevant work experience

• Minimum five years of relevant experience in the field of education, including on thematic related to inclusive education.


 


3. Language requirement

• Native Arabic speaker – oral, written, comprehension

• Fluent in English – oral, written, comprehension


 


4. Competencies and Skills

• Proven working experience in drafting technical proposals, concept notes and other analytical documents in the field of education in Jordan.

• Professional working experience in the education sector in Jordan, including familiarity with the relevant institutions, agencies and organizations in the field of international development cooperation and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, particularly SDG4.

• Sound understanding of the current reform processes in the field of education, including in higher education and Technical Vocational Education and Training in Jordan.  

• Ability to analyse the overall education sector and sub-sectors, and to contribute to programme and project development and adjustments based on evolution of conditions on the ground.

• Excellent organisational and prioritisation skills: ability to manage sub-contracted implementing partners, organise multiple and simultaneous tasks and deliver results within a specified timetable.

• Sound understanding of results-based management and monitoring and evaluation principles.

• Proven interpersonal, collaboration and teamwork skills. 

• Demonstrated ability to work efficiently under pressure within a multicultural environment and as part of a team.

• Demonstrated proficiency in basic office software tools (MS Office suite) and use of relevant IT solutions.

• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

 


DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

 


1. Academic qualifications

• An advanced university degree (master level or equivalent) in education or other social sciences or international development cooperation fields.


 


2. Relevant work experience

• Previous experience working with UN agency or international non-governmental organisation in the field of international development cooperation and/or education.

• Direct experience in inclusive education.

• Experience in administration, procurement and contracts management.


BENEFITS AND ENTITLEMENTS

UNESCO’s salaries consist of a basic salary and other benefits which may include if applicable: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, medical insurance, pension plan etc.


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