Education Officer

United Nations Volunteers, Kinshasa, Congo

Skill Required:, Education ManagementIT and ICT
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
3rd August, 2021

Job Description

Description of task

This UNV position will provide to the incumbent opportunity to improve understanding of concrete implementation of education strategies and programs.

Under the direct supervision of the Chief Education, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

Support to education programme development, implementation and planning

  • Support the preparation, design and updating of the situation analysis to ensure that evidence guides UNICEF DRC’s education in development and emergencies programmes/projects.
  • Participate in strategic programme discussions on education program. Formulate, design and prepare programme proposals for education, including in emergencies preparedness and response ensuring alignment with the DRC country program document, Humanitarian Action for Children and Humanitarian Response Plan.
  • Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes to education field colleagues to ensure integration, coherence and harmonization of programmes/projects with other sectors, such as Child Protection and WASH and achievement of results as planned and allocated.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with internal colleagues and partners to discuss strategies and methodologies, and to determine national priorities to ensure the achievement of concrete and sustainable results in an integrated and value for money approach.

Education Programme management support, monitoring and delivery of results with a strong focus on Education in Emergencies

  • Support education program oversee and implementation in the DRC 10 field offices
  • Plan and collaborate with internal colleagues and external partners to establish monitoring benchmarks and performance indicators to assess/strengthen performance accountability, coherence and delivery of concrete results for education programs/projects.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual reviews to assess progress and to determine required action/interventions to achieve results.
  • Prepare and assess monitoring and evaluation reports to identify gaps, strengths and weaknesses in programme management.
  • Actively monitor education projects through field visits and discussions with education field staff to assess progress, identify bottlenecks and potential problems, and take timely decisions to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for timely resolution.
  • Monitor and verify the optimum and appropriate use of resources (financial, administrative and other assets) confirming compliance with organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity, ensuring timely reporting and liquidation of resources.
  • Prepare regular and mandated programme reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of programme progress.

Technical and operational support to programme implementation

  • Provide technical guidance and operational (including budget and supply) support to education staff in field offices to support Education programming.
  • Participate in education programme meetings including programme development and contingency planning to provide technical and operational information, advice and support.
  • Draft policy papers, briefs and other strategic programme materials for management use.
  • Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities
  • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
  • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
  • Provide annual and end of assignment self- reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities.
  • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
  • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;
  • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible


  • Required degree level
  • Master degree or equivalent
  • Educational additional comments
  • The incumbent must be a dynamic, multi-functional person, who supports UNICEF with accuracy, professionalism, dedication and client orientation.
  • Advanced/ university degree (Master’s or higher) in relevant background in Education or Social Science;

Required experience

  • 24 Months

Experience remark

  • Good skills in computer science and usual software is required
  • Interest demonstrated in developing country work and emergency is considered

Computer skills: Good knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and any other data including internet navigation, office applications with advanced knowledge of social media, webtools, website design and creation; technical competence in producing for various media formats (print, web, social media);

Language skills

  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge


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