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Education Specialist, Khartoum (P-4)
Closing date: 2015-05-26
Education Specialist, P-4, Khartoum Sudan
Vacancy No: E-VN-2015-001073
Duty Station: Khartoum
Job Level: P-4
Application Close: 26-May-15
Contract Type: Long-term Staff (FT)
Purpose of the Position
Under the guidance of the Chief of Section: Assist with the for formulation, design, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of Education programme(s) to ensure overall efficiency and effectiveness of the programme management, delivery and accomplishment of programme goals and objectives, in particular on quality improvement stream( e.g. CFS, EMIS, Teacher Education, etc.,) of the education programs.
Across the Education programme(s), accountable for identifying gender inequalities in education and programmes to eliminating these disparities. Collaborates across the programme(s) to ensure gender mainstreaming. Ensures that monitoring mechanism are in place to track progress towards disparities reduction goals and targets in Education.
Promotes inter-sectoral partnerships and coordination, in particular, with Health, Nutrition, Water and Environmental Sanitation, and Child protection, for effective implementation of child friendly school (CFS) standards to leverage maximum impact and better results for school age children.
Key Expected Results
1. Programme Planning, Development and Management.
- Participates in and contributes to the effective programme, sectoral or inter-sectoral planning, development and management as relates to education quality improvement initiatives. Supports coordination for the timely completion of the Situational Analysis and its periodic update through accurate and complete monitoring and analysis, and the timely preparation or finalization of sectoral input, using gender disaggregated data and analysis.
- Promotes the quality of rights-based Education programming through participation in the formulation of programme goals, strategies and approaches. Brings coherence, synergy and added value to sectoral or programme management processes using a results-based management approach to planning and design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
2. Knowledge Management.
- Provides technical support for knowledge management with inputs on drafting or finalizing sectoral documents and reports such as the Country Programme Recommendation and Plans of Action as well as through orientation and training programmes targeted to Government authorities.
- Ensures exchange of knowledge, information, experience or lessons learned; provides solid technical recommendations on major programme directions and on introduction of new initiatives in the country.
- Strengthen partnership with the stakeholders, including knowledge institutions to further understanding of barriers to and opportunities for advancing improvement of teaching and learning outcomes.
3. Sectoral Work Plan Development, Implementation, and Monitoring.
- Participates and provides inputs to the development of the sectoral work plan, which reflects UNICEF contribution as part of the coordinated support of external partners to national efforts to achieve the MDGs 2 and 3; and technical decisions as well as for project management, implementation and monitoring of assigned project/sectoral activity, in compliance with the defined project strategies and approaches emphasizing the principles of gender equity and strategies for gender mainstreaming.
- Promotes the organization goals of UNICEF through advocacy and policy dialogue through active engagement in communication, networking and participation at every opportunity inside and outside UNICEF, leveraging the strength of UNICEF mission, goals and programmes.
4. Programme Delivery, Evaluation and Reporting.
- Ensures programme, sectoral or inter-sectoral efficiency and delivery of the Education quality Improvement initiatives through a rigorous and transparent approach to evaluation with an emphasis on gender-disaggregated data.
- Participates in major evaluation exercises, programme reviews and Joint annual sector review meetings with government counterparts with involvement of all stakeholders. Provide technical input to the preparation of annual Education sector status reports with contribution of all major partners.
- Undertakes substantial field visits to sub offices to monitor programmes, as well as conducts periodic programme reviews with government counterparts INGOs and other partners. Proposes and/or undertakes action on operational procedures affecting project management and implementation. Provides technical advice and assistance to government officials and other partners in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programme/project(s).
- Prepares programme/project status reports required for management, Board, donors, budget review, programme analysis, annual reports, etc.
5. UNICEF and Government Accountability.
- Coordinates with Operations and Supply staff on supply and non-supply assistance activities ensuring proper and timely UNICEF and Government and all other implementing partners accountability: and to orientate and train Government and UNICEF implementing partners in UNICEF supply and non-supply policies and procedures. Certifies disbursements of funds, monitors and submits financial status reports to management in compliance with the regulations and guidelines.
- Assists government authorities in planning and organizing training programmes. Identifies training needs and objectives for the purpose of capacity building, programme sustainability, as well as promotion and advocacy.
6. Communication, Collaboration, Networking and Partnership.
- Collaborates with Communication for Development and External Relations Programme teams to ensure development of effective communication materials and strategies to support advocacy and social mobilization efforts, focussing on UNICEF Comparative and education sector priorities.
- Assists with overall coordination with Regional Advisers and HQ Officers. Collaborates with other Project or Programme Officers to ensure the integration of the project/sectoral programme with other sectors.
- Interact with Government and other partners, NGOs, UN and bilateral agencies in the different stages of Education programme/project implementation to follow up on agreements and recommendations. Provide technical support and guidance on appropriate technical, financial and institutional capacity building measures to achieve Education programme goals.
7. Promotion of UNICEF's Goals
- Promotes the Section programme and the organization goals of UNICEF through advocacy and policy dialogue through active engagement in communication, networking and participation at every opportunity inside and outside UNICEF, leveraging the strength of UNICEF mission, goals and programmes.
8. Assists Section Chief with the management and overall coordination and technical leadership of the education programme and Staff as delegated.
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 inequalities, as well as develop and implement gender mainstreaming in programmes.
- A first university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of advanced university degree.
b) Work Experience
- Eight years of progressively professional work experience at national and international levels in fields relevant to Education programmes.
- Experience working in the UN or other international development organization an asset.
- Familiarity with Education sector coordination mechanisms, SWAps, and GPE is an asset
- Background/familiarity with humanitarian assistance and particularly education in emergencies and cluster coordination.
c) Language Proficiency
Fluency in English and a second UN language
Competencies of Successful Candidate
i) Core Values:
- Diversity and Inclusion
ii) Core Competencies:
- Working with People
- Drive for Results
iii) Functional Competencies:
- Leading and Supervising
- Formulating Strategies and Concepts
- Relating and Networking
- Persuading and Influencing
- Creating and Innovating
- The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.
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.
Associate Air Operations Officer, Khartoum (P-2)
Closing date: 2015-05-30
Posting Title:ASSOCIATE AIR OPERATIONS OFFICER, P2
Job Code Title:ASSOCIATE AIR OPERATIONS OFFICER
Department/ Office:AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur
Posting Period:15 May 2015-30 May 2015
Job Opening number:15-LOG-UNAMID-43322-F-KHARTOUM (M)
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
This 'Recruit from Roster' job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected.
Organizational Setting and Reporting
This position is located within the United Nations African Union Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID). The Associate Air Operations Officer will be based in Khartoum. The Associate Air Operations Officer reports to the Chief Aviation Officer.
Within delegated authority, the Associate Air Operations Officer will carry out the following duties
- Supports the Mission's requirements with operational, logistical and general support tasks and, as such, is responsible for the planning, coordination, monitoring and execution of all activities/projects/services related to air operations.
- The operational tasks often involve the deployment of troops/military observers and UN personnel, verification, reconnaissance, close air support and monitoring missions, as well as 'Search and Rescue' operations if required by an operational situation or requested by a host country.
- The logistical tasks include support to military operations and MEDEVAC/CASEVAC missions, as well as food, fuel and cargo resupply to military contingents and UN hubs, transportation of UN and authorized non-UN personnel, airlift of contingents and their equipment during deployment/rotation/withdrawal phase, intermission flight tasks.
- The Aviation Section in UNAMID also liaises with the governmental interlocutors, UN agencies, international organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and companies contracted by the United Nations.
- The Aviation works closely with the Mission's senior leadership and supports a range of politically-related and VIP requirements.
- Please note that the United Nations Aviation does not own aircraft and operates with the civilian air assets contracted by the United Nations under the 'Long Term Aircraft Charter Agreement' and military air assets provided by the Troops Contributing Countries under the 'Letter of Assist'.
- Supervises the Current Operations Cell which includes the Flight Following and Duty Officers.
- Develops Air Tasking Orders/flight schedules, monitors aircraft utilization, liaises with relevant aviation authorities for the coordination of flight clearances, oversees and documents flying hours incurred by the Mission aircraft and produces the Monthly Aviation Report for the submission to the Air Transport Section/UNHQ.
- Provides the situation briefings to aircrew members.
- Assists in the development and implementation of the Mission Aviation Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and ensures compliance with the regulations and Aeronautical Information Publications (AIPs) of the host nation CAA, ICAO Annex 6 to the Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation, Company Operations Manual, Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) Aviation Manual and guidelines stipulated in the Department of Field Support (DFS) Aviation Safety Program.
- Liaises with concerned authorities in the host country within the framework of the assigned duties.
- Performs other related duties as required.
- Advanced technical qualifications, including authoritative knowledge and wide exposure to the full range of air operations and aviation safety issues;
- recognized expertise in the field; ability to comprehend and reconcile the diverse features of air operations;
- proven analytical and evaluative skills;
- ability to work independently.
- Shows pride in work and in achievements;
- Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter;
- Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results;
- Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns;
- Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges;
- remains calm in stressful situations;
- Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
Planning and Organizing
- Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies;
- Identifies priority activities and assignments;
- Adjusts priorities as required;
- Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work;
- Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning;
- Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary;
- Uses time efficiently.
- Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments;
- Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards;
- Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules;
- Supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments;
- Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
- Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in Aviation Management, Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering, Air Transportation Management or Air Traffic Control, or graduations from equivalent military establishment, is required.
- Training as an Air Crew, or Aeronautical Engineer, or Air Traffic Controller, or Flight Dispatcher qualification, or equal military certification, is required.
- A first level university degree with a relevant combination of education, professional training, certification in air transport, and 2 additional years of work experience in air transportation-related occupation, may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
- At least 2 years of progressively responsible experience in air transportation.
- Experience in managing air operations/transportation of international, peacekeeping, field or military nature is required.
- Managerial experience in air charter agreements is desirable.
- Knowledge of UN financial rules and regulations is desirable.
- English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
- For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.
- Knowledge of Arabic language is desirable.
- Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
United Nations Considerations
Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.
The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on 'The Application Process' and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on 'Manuals' hyper-link on the upper right side of inspira account-holder homepage.
Applications are pre-screened by the system according to the published requirements of the job opening on the basis of the information provided in the application. In relation to the requirements of the job opening, applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their qualifications, including their education, work experience, and language skills. Each applicant must bear in mind that submission of incomplete or inaccurate applications may render that applicant ineligible for consideration for the job opening. Initial screening and evaluation of applications will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted. Applications cannot be amended following submission. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.
Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS' BANK ACCOUNTS.