Chief of Education - International Travel Required

Washington, DC
Jul 17, 2017
Aug 07, 2017
Executive, Chief
Full Time
Job Description This position requires relocation to Angola, Africa. Applicants must be able to speak Portuguese UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential - to the benefit of a better world. For every child, an education Under the overall guidance of the Deputy Representative, the Chief is responsible for managing and supervising all stages of education programs/projects from strategic planning and formulation to delivery of results on strengthening national education systems to improve learning outcomes, universal access to and equitable and inclusive primary/early childhood education and renewed involvement in secondary education, especially for children who are marginalized, disadvantaged and excluded in society. S/he leads a group of professional and support staff to develop and manage the education program in country. The Chief is responsible for establishing the plans of action and overseeing work progress to ensure the achievement of concrete and sustainable programs/projects results according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM) and UNICEF's Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework. How can you make a difference? Lead the strategic and effective advocacy, planning and formulation of education programs/projects and the achievement of sustainable results, contribute to achievement of goals and objectives to improve learning outcomes and equitable, inclusive and universal access to education in the country. Achievements in education programs and projects in turn contribute to maintaining/enhancing the credibility and ability of UNICEF to provide program services for mothers and children that promotes greater social equality in the country. Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks 1. Managerial leadership 2. Programme development and planning 3. Program management, monitoring and quality control of results 4. Advisory services and technical support 5. Advocacy, networking and partnership building 6. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have… An Advanced University Degree in education, economics, psychology, sociology or other social science field is required. Minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible relevant work experience in programme planning, management, and/or research in education at the international level, some of which preferably in a developing country is required. Experience working in the UN system agency or organization is an asset. Familiarity with emergency response is an asset. Fluency in English is required. Knowledge in Portuguese, Spanish, French, Italian is highly desirable. For every Child, you demonstrate… Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. This position is classified as “rotational” which means the incumbent is expected to rotate to another duty station upon completion of their tour of duty, UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Company Description Founded in 1946, UNICEF promotes the rights and well being of every child in 190 countries and territories, with a special focus on reaching those in greatest need. The world's largest provider of vaccines for poor countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, 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.