Apply for a vacancy of Junior Professional Officer at UNICEF – Humanitarian Support

DEADLINE: 11 February 2022

How can you make a difference?

A challenging and exciting opportunity has arisen within UNICEF Zimbabwe’s Education Section, for a passionate and committed Education Officer (Humanitarian Support), P2 JPO position for a fixed term contract duration of one year.

Under the supervision of Chief Education (P5), the Education Officer (Humanitarian Support) P2 level, provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for the education programme particularly to strengthening the resiliency of the education sector within the Country Programme from development planning to delivery of results, preparing, executing, managing and implementing a variety of technical and administrative programme tasks to facilitate programme development, implementation, programme progress monitoring, evaluating and reporting.

Additionally, the JPO will:

  1. Contribute to the education sector disaster preparedness and response and ensure plans are updated and functioning, contingency stocks and situation analysis are maintained;
  2. Contribute to the development of a Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education (MoPSE) humanitarian coordination strategy and a resilience action plan for MoPSE at all levels (central, provincial, district and school level);
  3. Monitor implementation process of humanitarian coordination and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) within MoPSE, and offer innovative approaches for achieving the goal of strengthening a resilient education system that is inclusive.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  1. Support to programme development and planning
  2. Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
  3. Technical and operational support to programme implementation
  4. Networking and partnership building
  5. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

Please refer to the attached job description for more information Download File JD_Education Officer (Humanitarian Support) P2 JPO.pdf

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • To be a national of one of the Sweden partner countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia,Colombia,Cuba,Georgia,Guatemala,Iraq,Kosovo,Liberia,Mali,Moldova, Mozambique, Myanmar, North Macedonia, Palestine, Russian Fed., Rwanda, Serbia, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Yemen and Zambia.
  • A university degree in one of the following fields is required: social sciences, architecture, economics, engineering, earth sciences, international studies, political science, public administration, or a related relevant technical field.
  • A minimum of two years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: Humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, programme planning, management, communication for development, public advocacy and/or research in education or another related area.
  • Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset as well field experience in the humanitarian affairs in complex emergency or natural disaster context.
  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of another official UN language is considered as an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness 
  • Works Collaboratively with others 
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships 
  • Innovates and Embraces Change 
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically 
  • Drive to achieve impactful results 
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

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.

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