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  • Education Officer Vacancy Announcement: Education Officer, Level: NOB, IMIS No. 107142 (Lao Nationals Only) UNICEF Vientiane, Lao PDRFor 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments. If you are a committed, creative Lao citizen and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading child rights organization. UNICEF would like to hear from you. The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Vientiane, Lao PDR, requires an experienced and qualified Lao National to fill the position of Education Officer, at NOB level to be based in UNICEF Country Office in Vientiane, Lao PDR.Duties and responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Education Specialist, the Education Officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance to the new EU-funded Complementary Technical Support programme within the Education 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.1. Support to programme development and planning the new EU-funded Complementary Technical Support programme: Contribute to the preparation and updating of the situation analysis for the development, design and management of education related programmes/projects. Research and report on development trends (economic, social, health etc.) and data for use in programme development, management, monitoring, evaluation and delivery of results.Contribute to the development and establishment of sectoral programme goals, objectives and strategies and results-based planning through research, collection, analysis and reporting of education and other related information for development planning and goal setting.Provide technical and administrative support throughout all stages of programming processes by executing and administering a variety of technical programme transactions, preparing materials and documentations, and complying with organizational processes and management systems, to support programme planning, results based planning (RBM) and monitoring and evaluation of results2. Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results: Work closely and collaboratively with internal colleagues and partners to collect, analyze and share information on implementation issues.Suggest solutions on routine programme implementation and submit reports to alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level intervention and/or decisions. Keep record of reports and assessments for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalize lessons learned.Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual sectoral reviews with government and other counterparts and prepare minutes/reports on results for follow up action by higher management and other stakeholders.Monitor and report on the use of sectoral programme resources (financial, administrative and other assets), verify compliance with approved allocation, organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity. Report on issues identified to ensure timely resolution by management/stakeholders. Follow up on unresolved issues to ensure resolution.Prepare draft inputs for programme/donor reporting.3. Technical and operational support to programme implementation: Undertake field visits and surveys and share information with stakeholders to assess progress and refer to relevant officials for resolution. Report on critical issues, bottlenecks and potential problems for timely action to achieve results.Provide technical and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country office partners/donors on the application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes and best practices on education related issues to support programme implementation, operations and delivery of results.4. Networking and partnership building: Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with government counterparts and national stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge to facilitate programme implementation and build capacity of stakeholders to achieve and sustain results on education programmes.Draft communication and information materials for CO programme advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnerships and alliances, and support fund raising for education programmes.Participate in appropriate inter-agency (UNCT) meetings and events on programming to collaborate with inter-agency partners on UNDAF operational planning and preparation of education programmes/projects and to integrate and harmonize UNICEF’s position and strategies with the UNDAF development and planning process.Research information on potential donors and prepare resource mobilization materials and briefs for fund raising and partnership development purposes.5. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building:Contribute to identifying, capturing, synthesizing, and sharing lessons learned for knowledge development and capacity development of stakeholders.Apply innovative approaches and promote good practice to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable programme results.Research and report on best and cutting-edge practices for development planning of knowledge products and systems.Participate as a resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders.Qualifications and experience: Education: A university degree in one of the following fields is required: education, psychology, sociology or another relevant technical field.Work Experience: A minimum of two years of professional experience in programme planning, management, and/or research in education is required.Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.Language Proficiency: Fluency in English and Lao language is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or otherlocal language of the duty station is considered as an asset.Please go to this link for online applications:https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=518356 Closing date: Wednesday, 19th December 2018 UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse, and on any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.Only-Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.
  • Programme Associate Vacancy Announcement: Programme Associate, Level: (GS-6), IMIS No. 107143(Lao Nationals Only) UNICEF Vientiane, Lao PDR For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments. If you are a committed, creative Lao citizen and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading child rights organization. UNICEF would like to hear from you.The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Vientiane, Lao PDR, requires an experienced and qualified Lao National to fill the position of Programme Associate, at (GS-6) level to be based in UNICEF Country Office in Vientiane, Lao PDR.Duties and responsibilities: Under the supervision and guidance of the Chief of Education, the programme associate supports the Education section by carrying out a range of procedural, administrative, and operational tasks to help develop, implement and monitor the new EU-funded Complementary Technical Support programme, ensuring effective and timely delivery that is consistent with UNICEF rules and regulations.1. Support to programme development, planning and execution of the new EU-funded Complementary Technical Support programme: Researches, analyzes, verifies, synthesizes and compiles qualitative and quantitative data and information from a variety of sources on subject matters relevant to the work of the section to facilitate preparation of reports, working papers and presentations.Drafts project documents, work plans, budgets, and proposals on implementation arrangements.Carries out transactions in VISION ensuring programme results, activities and programme coding are as per annual work plans (AWPs), and makes amendments and alterations as per section revisions when necessary.Monitors and tracks the efficient distribution of supplies that are required for effective programme delivery.2. Support to monitoring and reporting of programme results: Prepares monitoring and reporting information for supervisor on agreed performance indicators to drive more efficient management and accountability for results.Monitors budgets and financial expenditures of section, ensuring compliance with UNICEF rules and regulations, keeping supervisor informed and advised on actions for decision and/or follow up.3. Support in resource mobilization: Researches, analyzes, verifies, and synthesizes data and information in support of preparing reports pertaining to donors (both current and potential).Researches, analyzes, verifies, and synthesizes data and information to assist in the preparation of periodic or ad-hoc financial reports relating to country office and donors to support the office in optimizing use of programme funds.Carries out transactions in VISION pertaining to grants for his/her section such as registering grant allotments and tracking expiring programme grants.4. Support in knowledge management and capacity building: Researches, analyzes, verifies and synthesizes information on best practices and lessons learnt to support knowledge development and capacity buildingSupports capacity development activities related to performance monitoring, programme development, and related internal UNICEF systems/tools by preparing training materials and participating on exercises pertaining to programme processes and procedures which aim to build capacity of stakeholders.Qualifications and experience: Education: Completion of secondary education is required, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to the work of the organization.Work Experience: A minimum of six years of administrative or clerical work experience is required.Language Proficiency: Fluency in English and Lao language is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or other local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.Please go to this link for online applications:Closing date: Wednesday, 19th December 2018.https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=518352UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse, and on any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.Only-Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.
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