Education Specialist Consultant, Ethiopia

Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund

Country: Ethiopia

City: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Office: UNICEF Addis Ababa

Closing date: Monday, 30 September 2019

Job no: 526439

Position type: Consultancy

Location: Ethiopia

Division/Equivalent: Nairobi Regn’l(ESARO)

School/Unit: Ethiopia

Department/Office: Mekelle, Ethiopia

Categories: Education

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Specific Tasks

Under the direct supervision of the Education Specialist UNICEF Mekelle, and day-to-day operational supervision by the Senior Protection Officer, UNHCR Sub-Office, Shire Operation, the Education Consultant is responsible for the following key areas:

Partnership, Coordination and Collaboration

Serve as coordination focal point for UNHCR/UNICEF in Tigray Regional States, within the refugee education sector in the Regional State of Tigray. This position will work closely across all related UN and non-UN actors in the pursuit of the implementation of the refugee pledges by the Ethiopian government in the framework of the CRRF and implement the National Comprehensive Refugee Response Strategy

Facilitate partnership and collaboration with internal and external counterparts, including those of the UN and national partners, in order to improve the efficiency of data collection and utilisation, coordinated sector planning and implementation of programme interventions. Provide technical assistance and advice, negotiation, advocacy and promotion of area level goals, leading to agreement on practicable and priority actions to be supported

Strengthen coordination and alignment between UNHCR, UNICEF, regional bureaus, zonal administration, refugee hosting Woredas and ARRA within Shire to facilitate CRRF and NCRRS implementation across refugees and host communities.

In close collaboration with the protection teams, social service delivery actors, and partners, ensure the integration of the CRRF approach throughout UNHCR and partners, including emergency/refugee camp operations in the field

Support UNHCR and UNICEF’s catalytic role to enable the integration of Education systems in the operational area and promote peaceful coexistence

Represent UNICEF and UNHCR vision’s core values, mission, vision and strategy with refugee and host communities, partners and government entities