Senior Programme Associate, Lima, Peru

Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund

Country: Peru

City: Lima

Office: UNICEF Lima

Closing date: Wednesday, 1 February 2023

Senior Programme Associate (GS-7), Lima-Peru # 119928

Job no: 558818

Position type: Temporary Appointment

Location: Peru Division/Equivalent: Latin America and Caribbean Regional Off

School/Unit: Peru

Department/Office: Lima, Peru

Categories: Education

UNICEF PERU Contract Type: Temporary Appointment

Job Title: Senior Programme Associate

Post Number: 119928

Level: GS-7 Supervisor Title/Level: Education Officer/ NOA Organizational Unit: Programme Area, Education Section Post Location: Lima, Peru

Period of contract: 364 days


Purpose for the job

Under the supervision of the Education Officer (Level 1), provide assessment to the Education Section regarding the efficient and strategic implementation of the Multiyear Resilience Programme with the support of the Education Cannot Wait initiative ( ECW MYRP), contributing to the Ministry of Education (MINEDU) with specialized technical assistance as well to other educational actors for improving policy, activities and educational services offered to migrant children and adolescents and their families, in the framework of Unicef Cooperation Programme in Peru.

Key functions, accountabilities and related duties/tasks

Support the processes of monitoring, follow-up of indicators, and budget review with education programs partners, teams in the field and with the UNICEF Monitoring and Evaluation team to report progress, signal alerts, and make corrections to efficiently and timely implement the CPD’s education outcome.

Support the UNICEF Education team for specialized technical assistance to MINEDU to generate or improve the necessary regulations for pertinent and equitable educational care for migrant children and adolescents and host communities.

Technically assist teams from MINEDU, the Regional Directorate of Education of Metropolitan Lima (DRELM) or UGELs in prioritized areas to define and implement actions that favor the inclusion of migrant students, improving timely enrollment, preventing school dropout or encouraging school dropout. reintegration, as well as promoting inclusion and confronting discrimination or xenophobia.

Coordinate the planning and implementation processes of the ECW MYRP activities, working closely with the technical coordinators of the partner organizations (subgrantees).

Participate in the Technical Committee of the ECW MYRP, ensuring the articulated implementation of the various components of the Program.

Support in the process of selection and monitoring of the activities of the implementing partner / partners of the ECW MYRP in North Lima, under the direct responsibility of UNICEF.

Participate in monitoring and advocacy spaces related to the care of migrant children and adolescents and with the implementation of the ECW MYRP, including the GTRM Education Subgroup and others.

Coordinate with the UNICEF territorial team in North Lima for the implementation of the ECW MYRP and its articulation with other key components of the work in the territory.

Facilitate coordination with other UNICEF Areas for the alignment of approaches and components that facilitate articulated work.

Other tasks assigned by the UNICEF Education Officer that are relevant as support to the implementation of the CPD’s education outcome.


The efficiency and efficacy of support provided by the Programme Associate (GS-7) to programme preparation, planning and implementation facilitates the delivery of concrete and sustainable results that directly impact the improvement of the education of the most marginalized and vulnerable children in the country. This in turn contributes to maintaining and enhancing the credibility and ability of UNICEF to continue to provide programme services to protect the rights of children, and to promote greater social equality to enable them to survive, develop and reach their full potential in society.



Completion of secondary education is required, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to Social sciences, Law, Economics, Psychology, Education with specialization in Project Management or Social Management.

Academic background on elimination of discrimination on grounds of race, ethnicity, indigenous populations, caste, sexual orientation or disability is considered as an asset.


A minimum of seven years of professional experience in design and management of social and educational projects.

Previous relevant work experience in the UN System, or experience in human and children rights is an asset.

Experience working with minority groups, migrant children and adolescents, refugees, or with indigenous communities is an asset.

Experience working on issues related to anti-racism and discrimination on grounds of race, ethnicity, indigenous populations, sexual orientation or disability is an asset.


Fluency in Spanish and English are required.

Knowledge of a local language of the duty station (as quechua, aimara, and amazonic) is considered as an asset.


Core Values

Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability

Core Competencies

Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)

Works Collaboratively with others (1)

Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)

Innovates and Embraces Change (1)

Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)

Drives to achieve impactful results (1)

Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

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If your competencies match the requirements of the post, apply to:

Last date for receiving applications is 31 January 2023

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.


UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Qualified young women and young men are highly encouraged to apply.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for International Professional positions.

Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

Advertised: Jan 20 2023 SA Pacific Standard Time Application close: Jan 31 2023 SA Pacific Standard Time

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Closes Jan 31 2023

Senior Programme Associate (GS-7), Lima-Peru # 119928 in Peru

UNICEF PERU Contract Type: Temporary Appointment Job Title: Senior Programme Associate Post Number: 119928 Level: GS-7 Supervisor Title/Level: Education Officer/ NOA Organizational Unit: Programme Area, Education Post Location: Lima, Peru Period of contract: 364 days

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