UNESCO National Project Officer Jobs 2023 – Zambia NGO Jobs.
UNESCO Zambia looking for “National Project Officer”.
Applicants with an Advanced University Degree may apply on or before November 24, 2023.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is a specialised agency of the United Nations (UN) aimed at promoting world peace and security through international cooperation in education, the sciences, and culture. It has 193 member states and 11 associate members, as well as partners in the nongovernmental, intergovernmental, and private sector. Headquartered at the World Heritage Centre in Paris, France, UNESCO has 53 regional field offices and 199 national commissions that facilitate its global mandate.
The UNESCO has published a job vacancy announcement on November 07, 2023 for qualified Zambia’s to fill in the vacant post of National Project Officer to be based in Lusaka, Zambia.
UNESCO Job Vacancy 2023
Overview of the Functions of the Post:
Specifically, the incumbent will undertake the following functions:
PROGRAM AND PROJECT WORK
- Coordinate the implementation of the FACE-NDC project and CapED Program in compliance with specific objectives, expected outputs, and activities while aligning with SDG goals and national priorities, through the lens of gender equality and inclusiveness. Propose linkages for UNESCO’s education initiatives on climate change, ESD, and teacher development at the national and regional levels. Identify and enhance inter-sectoral collaboration opportunities in close cooperation with relevant stakeholders.
- Support Ministry of Education to mainstream climate change education in the education sector as well as at school level and advance teacher-related agenda by inter alia spearheading the development of national teacher policy and institutionalization of social dialogue framework for teachers. Support the strengthening of the existing inter-ministerial structure to foster national ownership.
- Undertake desk review, analysis or research activities on issues related to climate change, ESD, teachers and GRP to map and document good practices in the education sector to expand the knowledge base for evidence-based policy making, curriculum review, teaching and learning material development.
- Within the context of the FACE-NDC project and CapED Program, perform harmonized national capacity development related activities targeting education officials at national, provincial and district levels, teachers, facilitators, trainers, curriculum developers, and other partners.
NETWORKING AND PARTNERSHIPS
- Liaise with colleagues within the Sector and in other Sectors, in own and other Field Offices, Headquarters, Category I Institutes in Education and stakeholders, especially global coordination team of the CapED Program based at HQ, to discuss developments and to archive information on Education initiatives, baselines, impact measurements.
- Work with stakeholders and public and private partners to support the development and implementation of national education policies, strategies and plans as well as monitoring and evaluation: Government, UN system-wide Results Groups, Local Education Groups, NGOs, universities, research institutes, multi and bilateral agencies, and civil society organizations.
- Represent UNESCO’s Education Section in the existing and relevant UN Results Groups and Local Education Groups in the Zambia Education sector to foster UNESCO’s visibility and exchange in information and best practices.
- Contribute to resource mobilization for the country by developing concept notes and project proposals on the basis of situational analysis and needs assessments and in accordance with the C/5. Liaise with UN Agencies and other development partners in the framework of joint programs and education grants such as GPE-supported opportunities. Prepare and follow up on submissions, coordinate donor meetings.
- Oversee and directly contribute to the donor proposal development process. Gather insights about specific fundraising opportunities and brief the concerned colleagues. Support the conceptualization and development of project proposals with substantive input from Project Officers and field staff. Coordinate the contribution from colleagues and ensure timely and quality donor proposal submission.
Position in Organization:
- Position: National Project Officer (Education)
- Post Number: 6ZWED0022PA
- Grade: NO-C
- Parent Sector: Education Sector (ED)
- Duty Station: Lusaka
- Job Family: Education
- Type of contract: Project Appointment
- Duration of contract: 2 years, renewable
- Recruitment open to: Internal and external candidates
- Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time): 24-NOV-2023
- An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in the field of education for sustainable development, social sciences, development studies, economics or closely related areas.
- Minimum of 4 years of relevant professional experience in the field of Education and Teachers, or Environmental, Climate Studies; of which preferably 2 years’ experience in educational policy, curriculum review, teacher education, planning and management, gender mainstreaming and capacity development programs.
- Experience in country level education sector reform and planning, with a good understanding of approaches to reforming intersecting equity issues in education service delivery and finance.
- Experience in project management, team building and management of education programs.
- Excellent knowledge (written and spoken) of English and knowledge of atleast one local language.
How to Apply UNESCO National Project Officer Jobs 2023
Note: Before you apply, please download (link is given below) the full advertisement and read it carefully.
The Closing Date: November 24, 2023.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.