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Pakistan: Education Officer, NOB/FT, Islamabad, Pakistan # 104103/PAK18002 Req. 508681 (For Pakistan Nationals Only)

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Pakistan
Closing date: 21 Nov 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, a future

How can you make a difference?Under the supervision of the Education Specialist, P3, the Officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for education programs/projects within the Country Program related to OOSC and Alternative Learning Programs (ALPs), including a focus on gender, from development planning to delivery of results, preparing, executing, managing and implementing a variety of technical and administrative program tasks to facilitate program development, implementation, program progress monitoring, evaluating and reporting. The Country Programme is implemented in the provinces/areas of the country in a context of devolution.

To make a differenceyou will be accountablefor the following key duties & tasks:

1.Support to program development and planning

  • Contribute to the preparation/update of situation analysis for the education sector/s for development, design and management of education related programs/projects, with focus on out-of-school children (OOSC), ALPs and gender. Research and report on development trends and (economic, social, health etc) data for use in program development, management, monitoring, evaluation and delivery of results.
  • Contribute to the development/establishment of sectoral program goals, objectives and strategies and results-based planning through research, collection, analysis and reporting of education and other related information for development planning and priority and goal setting, related to OOSC, ALPs and gender
  • Provide technical and operational support at national level and to Field Offices throughout all stages of programming processes by executing/administering a variety of technical, program, operational and administrative transactions, preparing related materials/documentations and complying with organizational processes and management systems, to support program planning, results based planning (RBM) and monitoring and evaluating results.

2.Program management, monitoring and delivery of results

  • Work closely and collaboratively with Country and Field Office education staff, and other internal and external colleagues and partners to discuss operational and implementation issues, provide solutions, recommendations and/or alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level intervention and/or decision, related to OOSC, ALPs and gender. Keep record of reports and assessments for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalize lessons learned.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, program reviews and annual reviews with government and other counterparts to assess programs/projects and to report on required action/interventions at the higher level of program management.
  • Monitor and report on the use of sectoral program resources (financial, administrative and other assets), in collaboration with Field Offices, verify compliance with approved allocation/goals, organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity. Report on critical issues/findings to ensure timely resolution by management/stakeholders. Follow up on unresolved issues to ensure resolution.
  • Draft regular/mandated education program/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of program progress.

3.Technical and operational support to program implementation

  • Conduct regular program field visits and surveys and/or exchange information with partners/stakeholders at national and provincial levels to assess progress and provide technical support, take appropriate action to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for resolution. Report on critical issues, bottlenecks and potential problems for timely action to achieve results, related to OOSC, equity and gender
  • Provide technical and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country and field office partners/donors on the application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes and best practices on education and related issues to support program implementation, operations and delivery of results.

4.Networking and partnership building

  • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with government counterparts and national and provincial stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge to facilitate program implementation and build capacity of stakeholders to achieve and sustain results on education programs related to OOSC, equity and gender
  • Draft communication and information materials for CO program advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support fund raising for education programs.
  • Participate in appropriate inter-agency (UNCT) meetings/events on programming to collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on UNDAF operational planning and preparation of education programs/projects and to integrate and harmonize UNICEF 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 program results.
  • Research and report on best and cutting edge practices for development planning of knowledge products and systems.
  • Participate as resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders.

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


A University Degree in education, psychology, sociology or other social science field is required.


A minimum of 2 years of professional experience in social development planning and management in education and related areas at the international level and/or in a developing country is required.

Relevant experience in education and related areas, in particular OOSC/ALPs and gender, program/project development and management in a UN system agency or organization is an asset.


  • Fluency in English and a local language is required.
  • Knowledge of another official UN language and/or additional local languages is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity

Core competencies

  • Communication (II)
  • Working with people (I)
  • Drive for results (I)

Functional Competencies:

  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts (I)
  • Analyzing (I)
  • Learning and Researching (II)
  • Planning and Organizing (II)
  • Applying Technical Expertise (II)

To view our competency framework, please click here.

Interested in finding out more?

You will have a rewarding experience working with a dynamic, diverse and committed staff who are making a difference in saving lives and building a better future for Every Child in Pakistan.

To know more about UNICEF’s work in Pakistan, visit the country website

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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.

NOTE:- Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

- HEC Attested degrees are a pre-requisite for employment at UNICEF. During the recruitment process candidates will be required to present HEC attested degrees.

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