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United States of America: Programme Officer, P-2, UNGEI, New York Headquarters, USA, # 99895

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 27 Jul 2017

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

For too many girls, the basic human right to education is denied. In countries across the world, poverty, long distances to school, and social norms promoting gender inequality prevent girls from learning. In response to this troubling reality, the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI), a partnership of organizations dedicated to promoting girls’ education and advancing gender equality, was launched in 2000 at the World Education Forum. UNICEF is proud to be the lead agency for UNGEI and to host the UNGEI Secretariat. Together with UNGEI and other partners, UNICEF is working hard to transcend barriers to girls’ education and contribute to the SDG agenda of equitable, inclusive and quality education for all. For more information on UNGEI, click hereUnder the guidance and direct supervision of the Senior Education Advisor (Head of UNGEl Secretariat), the Programme Officer will support partnership outreach and development across the UNGEI partnership, including with the UNGEl Regional Focal Points, staff from other UN agencies, multilateral and bilateral agencies and civil society organizations at the global and national level. The Programme Officer will also work closely with and support the Girls' Education Results Manager and other members of that unit to strengthen monitoring and results reporting in girls' education.

How can you make a difference?

The Programme Officer will contribute to the effective and efficient implementation of UNICEF's girls' education programme through support to both the UNGEl Secretariat and Girls' Education Results Manager. For UNGEI, the Programme Officer ensures the efficient and effective functioning of the UNGEl Secretariat to deliver on its mandate of policy advocacy, knowledge management and partnership support. The Programme Officer will provide technical and programme support through research and report writing, event planning for high level advocacy fora and partnership meetings, as well as outreach, engagement and follow-up with partners. He/she will also support the Girls' Education Results Manager with a focus on evidence building and the documentation of results.

This will involve:

1. Partnership support and outreach (UNGEl Secretariat)2. Policy Advocacy (UNGEl Secretariat)3. Evidence Building and Exchange (UNGEl Secretariat)4. Results reporting for girls' education and gender equality5. Efficient Functioning of Education

To qualify as a champion for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in social sciences, international development, education, gender studies and/or related fields.
  • A minimum of 2 yearsof relevant professional experience in international development.
  • Strong knowledge of and demonstrated experience in gender equality in education;
  • Knowledge of education sector analysis, planning, and monitoring an asset;
  • Experience with multi-stakeholder partnerships an asset;
  • Demonstrated experience in analysis, research and report writing;
  • Excellent communication and writing skills in the English language; Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Fluency in English (verbal and written) is required. Fluency in another official UN language, preferably French, an asset.

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.

How to apply:

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 organization. To apply, click on the following link