Education Officer (Cluster Co-ordinator)


Education Officer (Cluster Co-ordinator), NO-B, Mogadishu, Somalia, Post#105625
Job no: 514154
Position type: Fixed Term Staff
Location: Somalia
Division/Equivalent: Nairobi Regn’l(ESARO)
School/Unit: Somalia
Department/Office: Mogadiscio, Somalia
Categories: Education
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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, an Education
How can you make a difference?
The objective of a country-level Education Cluster is to ensure a coherent and effective Education response by mobilizing groups stakeholders to respond in a strategic manner to a humanitarian crisis. In this context, the Education Officer (Cluster Coordination), will support the Cluster Coordinator in (i) providing guidance on the overall strategic implementation direction of the Education Cluster ;(ii) in leading and setting standards amongst partners in the Zones ;(iii) in coordinating emergency education preparedness and response activities; and (iv) in ensuring programmatic convergence, synergy and quality with other clusters.
Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
Capacity development and support to partners
Capacity development of Regional Cluster Focal Points to develop annual regional plan, joint assessments and contingency planning. Support Regional Focal Points in Somalia to conduct effective monthly coordination meetings. Support to National Cluster/Sectors, including response to Education Cluster members requests (70 active agencies).
Emergency preparedness, Response and Fund Mobilization
Support the Education Cluster partners during preparedness and response to emergencies by ensuring joint coordination and supplies are available at the field level to support timely response to any emergency.
Faciliate and monitor appropriate education response to emergencies such as forced displacement, floods, drougths. Support the funds mobilisation process and the initial technical review of the proposals (HRP, SHF).
Knowledge Sharing
Compile Education projects implementation, preparedness, training and orientation materials to promote knowledge sharing with counterparts, Education Cluster partners and sectorial stakeholders, donors and media. Learn from other Clusters, and share information to improve overall inter cluster coordination. Represent Regional Clusters in the Education Cluster.
Communication and Networking
Ensure the effective communication and networking developed and maintained through partnership and collaboration. Team with local Government and Education Cluster partners and counterparts to exchange information on Education Programme implementation, status, capacity and risk mapping, preparedness as well as movement, prepositioning and distribution of supplies. Coordinate with members of the development community, including NGOs, UN and bilateral agencies in the exchange of information relating to Education Cluster/Sector.
Programme/Project Management
Ensure the availability of accurate, complete and up-to-date information required for effective Education Cluster programming and projects design, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation.
Programme Efficiency and Effectiveness
Enhance Programme efficiency and effectiveness through evidence base approach and implementation follow-on, including monitoring Education Cluster partners inputs, local conditions and resources, flow of supply and non-supply and emergency assistance.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
Bachelors degree in Education, development, social sciences or other relevant discipline.  Focus on Education in emergencies, humanitarian affairs and/or project management is desirable
Minimum of 2 years of experience in International Organizations including UN agencies with an emphasis on humanitarian emergency interventions with a strong background in project management, monitoring and evaluation, coordination, administration or financial management.
Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel).
Experience in Emergency Education.  Cross cluster experience in Health, Nutrition and/or WASH preferred.
Fluency in oral and written English and Somali is required.
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.
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.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Advertised: Jun 28 2018 E. Africa Standard Time
Application close: Jul 11 2018 E. Africa Standard Time

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