How can you make a difference?
The Regional Adviser serves as an authoritative and expert adviser to the Regional Director / Deputy Regional Director, the Regional Management Team, Country Offices and Government institutions / officials on strategies, policies, approaches, best practices and knowledge on education and related issues.
The incumbent leads regional office support to CO’s on programme development planning, implementation, management, resource mobilization, capacity building and knowledge management to achieve concrete and sustainable results on strengthening the national education systems to improve learning outcomes and universal access to quality, equitable and inclusive primary / early childhood education and renewing involvement in secondary education especially, for children who are marginalized, disadvantaged and excluded in society;
in line with UNICEF Strategic Plans, performance standards and accountability framework.
Summary of key functions / accountabilities :
Regional advisory services and technical support on strategic planning
Support to country offices on programme development and planning
Regional programme monitoring and assessment
Advocacy, networking, and partnership building
Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
To qualify as a champion for every child you will have
An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required : education, economics, psychology, sociology, or another relevant technical field.
A minimum of ten years of professional experience in social development planning and management in education and related areas at the international level is required.
Experience in Reimagine Education (digital learning, devices, affordability, connectivity, and engagement) as well partnership building for Education including with young people is considered 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.
Familiarity / background with emergency is considered as an asset.
Fluency in English and Spanish is required. Knowledge of French and / or Portuguese or another official UN language is considered as an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (2), Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (3), Works Collaboratively with others (3), Builds and Maintains Partnerships (3), Innovates and Embraces Change (3), Thinks and Acts Strategically (3), Drives to achieve impactful results (3), Manages ambiguity and complexity (3).
The functional competencies required for this post are Analyzing (3), Deciding and initiating action (3), Persuading and influencing (2).