Education Officer (Early Identification and
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT REF. No. 503492
Closing Date for Applications: 29 March 2017
Type of Appointment: One-year full time TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT administered under the provisions of the UN Rules and Regulations
1.1 Job organizational context:
The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.
1.2. Purpose of the Post:
Under the guidance of the Education Specialist, the Education Officer will be responsible for planning and implementation, management and evaluation of programme/project activities, data analysis and progress reporting, in support of improving access to services and participation of children with disabilities on the conceptual framework of UNCRPD and WHO International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health for Children and Youth (ICF-CY) in Armenia, with specific focus on early identification and intervention. The Education Officer contributes to the Education Programme results for children with disabilities according to the plans, allocations, results based management approaches and methodologies and UNICEF’s standards and accountability frameworks.
2. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
2.1 Support to program development and planning
Prepare required documentations/materials to facilitate the program review and approval process.
2.2 Program management, monitoring and delivery of results.
2.3Technical and operational support to program implementation
2.4. Networking and partnership building
2.5. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
3. Minimum Requirements and Qualifications:
3.1 University degree in education, psychology, sociology or other social science field is required.
3.2 Fluency in Armenian and English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language, such as Russian, is an asset.
4.1 A year of professional experience in social development planning and management in education and/other related areas at the international and/or in a developing country,
4.2 Familiarity with gender mainstreaming/gender equal programming
4.3 Previous work experience with UNICEF and with application of ICF-CY framework is an asset.
5. COMPETENCIES (Indicate what key competencies are required, such as computer knowledge, management, communication, negotiating, or training skills, etc.)
i) Core Values (Required)
• Diversity and Inclusion
ii) Core Competencies (Required)
• Communication [ II ]
• Working with People [ II ]
• Drive for Results [ II ]
iii) Functional Competencies (Required)
• Formulating strategies and concepts [ I ]
• Analyzing [ II ]
• Applying technical expertise [ II ]
• Learning and researching [ II ]
• Planning and organizing [ II ]
Application Procedures: All qualified applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online, using the UNICEF E-Recruitment system and following online application link found at:
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Regret letters will only be sent to short listed candidates.