Education Officer, Tripoli, Libya

Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund

Country: Libya

City: Tripoli, Libya

Office: UNICEF Tripoli, Libya

Closing date: Thursday, 26 September 2019

Job no: 526432

Position type: Temporary Appointment

Location: Libya

Division/Equivalent: Amman(MENA)

School/Unit: Libya

Department/Office: Tripoli, Libyan Arab Rep.

Categories: Education

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does in programmes, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens addressing inequity not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

Job organizational context: The Education Officer GJP is to be used in a Country Office (CO) where the Education Programme is a component of the Country Programme . The Officer reports to the Chief of Education or Education Specialist.

The Education Officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for the education programmes/projects through the application of theoretical and technical skills in researching, collecting, analyzing and presenting technical programme information while learning organizational rules, regulations and procedures to support the development and formulation of the Education Programme within the Country Programme.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

1. Support to programme development and planning

Research and analyze regional and national political, health, social and economic development trends. Collect, analyze, verify, and synthesize information to facilitate programme development, design and preparation.