Batch Recruitment (2 positions) Education Specialist (P3) TA, Port Sudan – Sudan (open to non-Sudanese nationals)

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UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, defend their rights, and help them fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence.

At UNICEF, we are committed, passionate, and proud of what we do. Promoting the rights of every child is not just a job – it is a calling.

UNICEF is a place where careers are built: we offer our staff diverse opportunities for personal and professional development that will help them develop a fulfilling career while delivering on a rewarding mission. We pride ourselves on a culture that helps staff thrive, coupled with an attractive compensation and benefits package.

Visit our website to learn more about what we do at UNICEF.

For every child, commitment.

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. UNICEF helps countries to support learning that can withstand crises, and provide frontline support in places affected by conflicts, natural disasters, migration, urbanization, and political and economic instability.
As the conflict in Sudan continues, children are bearing the biggest brunt. Millions have fled their homes and are displaced in the country and across the borders. Currently, 50 per cent of the total population – more than 24.7 million people, almost 14 million of whom are children, are in need of humanitarian assistance. The learning situation in Sudan is deeply concerning, with 19 million school-aged-children not in school and in danger of not being able to return to learning – Sudan is on the brink to become the worst and largest education crisis in the world. Children have endured months of uncertainty, trauma and violence. The current situation in Sudan is a deepening children’s crisis, severely putting at risk the future of the country and heavily affecting the wider region.

How can you make a difference? 

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
1. Grant Management
2. Programme development and planning
3. Partnership management
4. Programmatic budget management
5. Monitoring and Evaluation of Results
1. Grant Management
• Support and coordinate UNICEF’s programming and implementation of the EU and SPEEP grants, including management of a team of professionals, dealing with EU, World Bank, GPE and the IPs and collaborating with partners (FMOE, other government entities and education stakeholders) to formulate and develop strategies, methodologies and new approaches for improving programme delivery.
• Ensure and support effective coordination meetings with donors and partners, as well as with government and other UN agencies. Participate in strategic EU, World Bank, GPE and other education programme discussions and planning to provide technical advice and to contribute to policy discussions and agenda setting to promote.
2. Programme development and planning
• Establish the EU and SPEEP programme workplans, monitor compliance and provide guidance and support to the programme team to meet objectives.
• Plan and provide technical support and guidance for the implementation of the EU and SPEEP grant and develop strategies to ensure grant objectives are reached as the in-country situation evolves.
• Coordinate the implementation of the EU and SPEEP programme as a component of the Country Programme, establishing clear links between the achievements under the EU and SPEEP Grants and the Country Office programme goals, objectives, strategies, and results based on results-based planning terminology and methodology (RBM).
• Consult and collaborate with colleagues and partners to provide technical and operational.
• support on programme planning, management, and implementation, and to ensure.
• integration, coherence, and harmonization of programmes/projects with the wider education sector programmes
3. Partnerships Management
• Develop partnerships with EU, GPE, World Bank, FMOE and other Government entities, and other UN Agencies.
• Guide and build the capacities of partners so that the goals of the programme are met and donor rules respected.
• Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with education sector government
• counterparts, national stakeholders, as well as global partners, allies, donors, and
• academia. Through active networking, advocacy and effective communication, build
• capacity and exchange knowledge and expertise to facilitate the achievement of
• programme goals on child rights, social justice, and equity.
4. Programmatic Budget Management
• Prepare programmatic budgets in line with donor conditions ensuring proper utilization and accountability, and that activities are within established plans of action, and the programme budget allotments. Take appropriate actions to optimize use of programme funds.
5. Monitoring and Evaluation of Risk and results
• Plan and/or collaborate with internal and external partners, in particular the EU, World Bank and GPE, to establish monitoring frameworks, performance indicators, and other UNICEF/UN system indicators and measurements to assess and strengthen project perfomance. Coordinate and ensure that UNICEF and donor monitoring requirements are in place and review and finalise project related reports including donor reports. Plan and actively monitor project implementation though field mission and joint review missions with project partners. Take a lead in the planning and preparation for the project implementation support mission.

If you would like to know more about this position, please review the complete Job Description here: Download File JD P3 TA Batch Recruitment.doc SV ML MO.pdf

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

Minimum requirements:

Education: An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: education, economics, social sciences, international development, sociology, or another relevant technical field.
Work Experience:
• A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible professional experience in programme formulation, planning, management and evaluation of education programmes including large scale learning and skills development programmes
• Experience working in emergency environment is an asset.
• Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.
• Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
The competencies required for this post are: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) will be considered as an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

 Core Values

• Care
• Respect
• Integrity
• Trust
• Accountability
• 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)
▪ Drive to achieve impactful results (1)
▪ Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels.

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 measures to include a more diverse workforce, such as paid parental leave, time off for breastfeeding purposes, and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

UNICEF does not hire candidates who are married to children (persons under 18). 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 promoting the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will 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.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station is required for IP positions and will be facilitated by UNICEF. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be canceled.


UNICEF’s active commitment to diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable female are encouraged to apply.

Government employees who are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government positions 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. 


UNICEF does not charge a processing fee at any stage of its recruitment, selection, and hiring processes (i.e., application stage, interview stage, validation stage, or appointment and training). UNICEF will not ask for applicants’ bank account information.

All UNICEF positions are advertised, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. An internal candidate performing at the level of the post in the relevant functional area, or an internal/external candidate in the corresponding Talent Group, may be selected, if suitable for the post, without assessment of other candidates.

Additional information about working for UNICEF can be found here.

Advertised: 11 Jun 2024 E. Africa Standard Time
Deadline: 25 Jun 2024 E. Africa Standard Time

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