Education Specialist

United Nations Children's Fund

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Purpose for the job

Under the guidance and general supervision of the Education Manager (Level 4), the Specialist supports the development and preparation of the education programme and is responsible for managing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting the progress of the education programmes/projects, specifically the KOICA programme within the country programme. The Specialist provides technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes to facilitate the administration and achievement of results on education programmes/projects to improve learning outcomes and equitable and inclusive education, especially for children who are marginalized, disadvantaged and excluded in society.

The Specialist contributes to achievement of results according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM), as well as UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, standards of performance, and accountability framework

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • support to development and planning for the education program with a focus on the KOICA program
  • Management, monitoring, and delivery of results of the education program, with a focus on the KOICA programme
  • Technical and operational support to the implementation of the education program with a focus on the KOICA program
  • 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: education, economics, psychology, sociology, or another relevant technical field.
  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in program planning, management, and/or research in education is required.
  • Experience working in a developing country is considered an asset.
  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
  • Fluency in French, English, and Korean is required.