Job, UNICEF – Chief of Child Development (Education), P-4, Ankara, Turkey

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Purpose of the Position
As Chief of Child Development and Education Section under the overall guidance of the Deputy Representative, ensure the development, design, planning, implementation and management of the Child Development and Education programme, including the response to the Syrian Crisis in Turkey. S/he will promote inter-sectoral and innovative partnerships with other components of the country programme, in particular child protection, youth participation, communication for development and Social policy. Collaborates across the programme(s) to ensure gender mainstreaming.
Key Expected Results
1. Government commitment to equity and learning in education effectively promoted through advocacy, policy dialogue and strengthened education systems, including the resilience approach to the Syria response, working with the government and local stake holders, as well as with other external partners operating in and outside the education sector.

2. Timely high quality, sectoral analysis, to enhance planning, advocacy and programming for equity and learning results in education, including inputs to situation analyses and/or (sub-national) education sector analyses in collaboration with other key stakeholders, including development partners, academia and other programmes and sectors.

3. Technical leadership, based on global and local evidence and best practices, provided in relation to UNICEF’s key priorities in Basic Education and gender equality, including ECD, primary and secondary education, alternative approaches to basic education and education in emergencies in collaboration with other sector partners.

4. Education programme planning, delivery, monitoring and evaluation and reporting carried out efficiently, rigorously and transparently in compliance with established guidelines and procedures with accountability for the disbursement of funds ensured.

5. Effective communication, knowledge management and networking, ensuring clear understanding of country contexts and the contribution of UNICEF and other partners to the education sector, including through partnership and in line with aid effectiveness principles.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate
– Advanced university degree in one or more of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Education; Primary Education, or Social Sciences fields relevant to international development assistance.*

– Some demonstrative capacity to identify and monitor gender and other inequalities, as well as develop and implement gender mainstreaming in programmes.

– Eight years of progressively responsible relevant work experience at national and international levels in fields relevant to Education programmes in Middle Income countries and emergency settings. Experience working in the UN or other international development organization an asset.

– Proven experience in Education in Emergencies.

– Fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of a second UN language (i.e. Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish) and/or the local language of the duty station is considered an asset.

*A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Competencies of Successful Candidate
-Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking.
-Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
-Sets high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals.
-Has good leadership and supervisory skills; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear.
-Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.
-Analyzes and integrates diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative data from a wide range of sources.
-Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups; maintains an effective network of  individuals across organizational departments.
-Identifies urgent and potentially difficult decisions and acts on them promptly; initiates and generates team- and department-wide activities.
-Demonstrates, applies and shares expert technical knowledge across the organization.
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