Organization: UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund
Location: Yaoundé (Cameroon)
Grade: NO-B, National Professional Officer – Locally recruited position – Junior level
Education, Learning and Training
Closing Date: 2021-12-05
The incumbent of the post got a TA P3 Position in Mali. Country Office’s Representative has approved the link with the post of Education Officer she currently encumbers in UNICEF Cameroon for one year. In the next 2022-2026 program cycle which begins in January 2022, Education Program Goal is: “By 2026, children, girls, and boys, including out-of-school children and children with disabilities, who demonstrate better learning outcomes and skills are increased”.
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.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.
For every child, Education
UNICEF has been working in Cameroon since 1975 in order to allow women and children to fully realize their rights to development without restriction, as enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. UNICEF provides financials and technical support to Cameroon across seven areas in an effort to fully realize the rights of women and children. These areas include Health, HIV/AIDS, Water-sanitation-Hygiene, nutrition, education, child protection and social inclusion. UNICEF focuses mainly on children and the most vulnerable and excluded families. Cameroon 2020 population is estimated at 26,545,863 people according to UN data. The population is young and generates strong socioeconomic demand. In rural areas, limited access to basic social services and effects of climate changes lead to household impoverishment and severe child deprivations. The task is immense but not insurmountable; it requires the energy of all stakeholders in Cameroon and out of Cameroon: also, women, men, youth and children, government, technical and financial partners, donors, civil society, the private sector, parliamentarians, communities. Everyone is invited to take part in the struggle to meet the challenges that lie ahead. It is together that we will act for Cameroon, a country which summarizes the challenges and hopes of Africa.
How can you make a difference?
Collects and analyzes data for the Situation Analysis, programme/project planning, management, monitoring and evaluation purposes. Analyzes programme implementation reports and evaluates against established programme recommendations and plans of action. Prepares tables, graphs, and other statistical data. Reports outcome of analysis and proposes corrective actions.
Undertakes ongoing visits to UNICEF project sites, assesses local conditions and resources, and monitors UNICEF inputs. Communicates with local counterpart authorities on project feasibility and effectiveness including monitoring the flow of supply and non-supply assistance.
Undertakes follow-up action on programme implementation activities, contributes to teamwork building, and prepares relevant reports. Drafts changes in programme workplans as required.
Attends technical cooperation meetings, prepares notes and undertakes follow-up action and coordination related to programme implementation and monitoring.
Assists in the preparation of the country programme recommendation and other relevant documentation ensuring accuracy and consistency with established rules and regulations. Maintains the computerized programme system database and submits relevant reports.
Evaluates and analyzes financial and supply reports to ensure appropriateness of documentation, expenditures are within allotments, data is consistent with PIDB. Reports to the Supervisor and/or Head of Office the outcome of reviews.
Drafts relevant sections of reports (required for donors, management, annual reports, etc.)
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have
University degree education, economics, psychology, sociology or another related technical field.
Two years progressively responsible experience in programme design, administration, monitoring and evaluation or related field.
Having a very good knowledge of the Cameroonian education system.
Good understanding of gender and inequity issues in relation to education and development
Good understanding of policies and strategies to address issues related to resilience.
Proven experience with the United Nations System/International Organizations/ NGOs would be an asset
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability
The UNICEF competencies required for this post are…
Builds and maintains partnerships
Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
Drive to achieve results for impact
Innovates and embraces change
Manages ambiguity and complexity
Thinks and acts strategically
Works collaboratively with others
Rights-based and Results-based approach and programming in UNICEF.
UNICEF programme policy, procedures, and guidelines in the Manual.
Methodology of programme/project management
UNICEF programmatic goals, visions, positions, policies and strategies.
Knowledge of global human rights issues, specifically relating to children and women, and the current UNCEF position and approaches.
UNICEF policies and strategy to address on national and international issues, particularly relating to conflicts, natural disasters, and recovery.
UNICEF emergency programme policies, goals, strategies and approaches
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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
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 also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 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.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.