Job ref no.: CT3115703-01#2092

Education Specialist (Access) P3, FT - Bangui. CAR, Requisition#513855


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, a champion

UNICEF has been achieving important results in the Central African Republic (CAR). We have reached millions of children with basic health interventions, improved sanitation, education, and protection. We have also made important contributions towards reporting on human and child abuses, and improved efficiency and cost-savings.

CAR poses a complex operational environment in terms of infrastructure challenges. At UNICEF CAR we are looking for people who enjoy working in an evolving landscape and are driven for results. Join our team and help us make sure every child has a champion.

How can you make a difference?

UNICEF has received a subvention from the European Union to restore basic social services including education. The project is a three-year project targeting most conflict affected regions in CAR and is based on the three- year Education Transition plan, endorsed by the Ministry of education and donors in September 2014.

I - Purpose for the job:

  • Accountable for formulation, design, planning, implementing, and monitoring of the education program in CAR funded, specifically focused on Access issues;
  • Ensure overall efficiency and effectiveness of education programme management, delivery and accomplishment of Programme goals and objectives;
  • Ensure that monitoring mechanisms are in place to track progress towards goals and targets addressed in the education programme which was designed in accordance with the Transition Plan (2015-2019) and UNICEF Goals priorities (including the emergency plan);
  • Ensure clear and effective communication and coordination with all partners involved and the Ministry of education through coordination and reporting mechanisms.

II. Key function, accountabilities and related duties/tasks

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Program Planning, Development and Management
  • Programme Delivery and Monitoring
  • Evaluation and Reporting
  • Communication and Coordination
  • Knowledge Management
  • Rights-Based Projects through Results-Based Approach
  • Advocacy

Programme Planning, Development and Management

  • Enhance effectiveness and delivery of Education Programming though appropriate planning, development, and management under a coordinated approach with the MoE Secretariat Technique Permanent (STP), the implementing partners and the members of the Education Cluster/Local Education Group (LEG);
  • Develop concrete workplans, including clear selection criteria, budgets and timelines, to translate strategies into action;
  • Provide technical support and guidance on appropriate technical, financial and institutional capacity building measures to achieve education programme goals;
  • Provide contributions to wider education processes, leveraging lessons learnt from accelerated funding Programme.

Programme Delivery and Monitoring

  • Guide the STP and implementing partners in order to enable timely delivery of activities that are linked to specific components with its own unique outcomes and outputs;
  • Responsible for ordering supplies accordingly to project, elaborating the distribution plan and use of material by targeted beneficiaries with the support of the supply officer and administrative assistant;
  • Accountable for monitoring, analysis and the timely preparation of status/financial reports to the donor, utilizing available education data (pre and post-crisis) and information relative to the Programme baseline and target indicators;
  • Ensure exchange of information, experience, identify new strategies and courses of action to accelerate/improve delivery of services and achieve education programme requirements and objectives;
  • Conduct field visits to monitor education programmes and collect information. Conduct periodic Programme reviews with Government counterparts and other partners.

Evaluation and Reporting

  • Ensure Programme efficiency and delivery through a rigorous and transparent approach to evaluate with an emphasis on gender-disaggregated data;
  • Participate in major evaluation exercises, Programme reviews and annual sector review meetings with government counterparts incorporating results from the education programme.

Communication and Coordination

  • Ensure communication among education partners (including Education Cluster and Local education Sector Group) to provide status update on the Programme;
  • Share status reports and any impact/outcomes throughout the Programme period;
  • Set up effective communication and coordination mechanisms amongst implementing and government partners;
  • Ensure strong coordination.

Knowledge Management

  • Promote knowledge management by sharing activity-level information to promote harmonization of donor programmes;
  • Ensure exchange of knowledge, information, experience or lessons learned; provide solid technical recommendations on major education programme directions;
  • Interact with Government and other partners, NGOs, UN and bilateral agencies in the different stages of the education Programme implementation to follow up on agreements and recommendations.

Rights-Based Projects through Results-Based Approach

  • Promote the quality of rights-based education programming through participation in the formulation of Programme goals, strategies and approaches;
  • Bring 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.


  • Collaborate with the Communication Section to ensure development of effective communication materials and strategies to support advocacy and social mobilization efforts.

III. Competencies of successful candidate

  • Translate strategic direction into plans and objectives;
  • Set high standards for quality of work and consistently achieve project goals;
  • Analyze and integrates diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative data from a wide range of sources;
  • Identify urgent and potentially difficult decisions and acts on them promptly; initiate and generate team- and department-wide activities;
  • Has good leadership and supervisory skills; coordinate group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear;
    Communicate effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking;
  • Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Quickly build rapport with individuals and groups; maintain an effective network of individuals across organizational departments;
  • Demonstrate, apply and share expert technical knowledge across the organization.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…


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.*


Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience at national and international levels in fields relevant to education programmes (with a minimum of 3 years in an emergency context); Experience working in the UN or other international development organization an asset. For National Officer, national level work experience in a field relevant to development assistance.


Language Requirements:

Fluency in French and English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The technical competencies required for this post are….

View our competency framework at

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. Interested parties, please click Apply Now.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.
Employment is conditional upon receipt of medical clearance, any clearance required, the grant of a visa, and completion of any other pre-employment criteria that UNICEF may establish. Candidates may not be further considered or offers of employment may be withdrawn if these conditions are unlikely to be met before the date for commencement of service.

Opening Date Wed Jun 13 2018 23:00:00 GMT-0500 (CDT) W. Central Africa Standard Time
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  • 5 years - 10 years
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