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New Job Opportunity DSM at UNHCR Tanzania – Education Officer | Deadline: 29th October, 2020

Jobs in Tanzania 2020: New Job Vacancies at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Tanzania 2020
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Job Title Education Officer
Job ID22687
Location Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania-U.R.Of
Salary GradeP3
Hardship Level B
Family Location Type Family

Procedures and Eligibility
submitting an application, UNHCR staff members intending to apply to
this Job Opening are requested to consult the Recruitment and
Assignments Policy (RAP, UNHCR/HCP/2017/2 and the Recruitment and
Assignments Administrative Instruction (RAAI), UNHCR/AI/2017/7 OF 15
August 2017.

Duties and Qualifications
Education Officer
Organizational Setting and Work Relationships
Education Officer will support the roll-out of Refugee Education 2030,
the Refugee Education Strategy, in line with the Global Compact on
Refugees (GCR), which calls on States and relevant Stakeholders to
contribute resources and expertise to expand and enhance the quality and
inclusiveness of national education systems to facilitate access by
refugee and host community children and youth to primary, secondary and
tertiary education. Providing inclusive and equitable quality education
is central to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda’s Sustainable
Development Goals (SDG) and the Education Officer will ensure UNHCR¿s
programming is in line with the SDGs.
Leveraging the growing global
momentum, UNHCR is working to translate the objectives of the GCR into
impactful results, including through follow-up on pledges made through
the 2019 Global Refugee Forum. Contributing to this global roll-out of
the GCR, the Education Officer, in collaboration with the Education
Section in the Division of Resilience and Solutions (DRS), will provide
technical support to UNHCR Country Office(s) and partners to advocate
for and implement the objectives of Refugee Education 2030:
Promote equitable and sustainable inclusion in national education
systems for refugees, asylum seekers, returnees, stateless and
internally displaced persons.
2. Foster safe enabling environments that support learning.
3. Enable learners to use their education toward sustainable futures.

incumbent will provide leadership and technical support for UNHCR
regarding education and advocate on all issues related to education
programmes and strategic directions. S/he will maintain close contact
with Country Office(s) on the overall education policy direction of
UNHCR and on the adaptation of Refugee Education 2030 to individual
country contexts, as well as providing technical support (on early
childhood, learning achievement, primary education, accelerated
education, secondary education, non-formal education, scholarships and
tertiary education, education in emergencies etc.) to all staff,
including senior management, as well as to those representing education
issues on behalf of UNHCR.

This will require maintaining close
contact with the Country Office(s) and Divisions, particularly the DRS,
on the overall education policy direction of UNHCR, on monitoring and
assessing impact, on provision of external technical assistance, and on
liaising with partner agencies. In exercising these responsibilities,
the Education Officer oversees the development of guidance and
strategies to address particular situations arising from different
contexts in the field. The incumbent is normally supervised by the
Senior Protection Officer, Senior Programme Officer, or Deputy
Representative, depending on the office context.

The incumbent
will ensure that consistent and technically sound advice/recommendations
are given in the Area of Responsibility (AoR), including through
drafting of guidelines and specialised training of staff, in
collaboration with the Education Section at HQ. S/he will also ensure
active exchange of information and best practices within the AoR. The
incumbent must be an authority on technical issues relating to education
and will also provide specialist advice for other sectors such as child
protection, livelihoods/economic inclusion, shelter, and water and
sanitation as relates to education. The Education Officer acts as focal
point/coordinator/advisor for staff at all levels in Country Office(s),
including senior management, as well as Policy and Development staff.

the Education Officer will help promote the inclusion of refugees and
other persons of concern into national education systems through
effective partnerships and advocacy with relevant government line
ministries, development actors, private sector, UN agencies,
international organisations and NGOs, research institutions and
universities, both at the regional and country levels. This includes
coordination with regional and global education networks and keeping
abreast with international developments in education, including
representation with international and regional organizations through,
for example, UNICEF, UNESCO, the Global Partnership for Education and
the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE).
Representation with NGOs, academic institutions, and the private sector
is also a priority. The incumbent is regularly called upon to train
staff and partners, including Government authorities, to
provide/negotiate drafting advice, to give presentations, to participate
as a member of expert groups on education, to represent UNHCR and to
ensure UNHCR’s direct involvement in numerous settings designed to
promote increased access to quality education at all levels to both
refugee and host communities, in line with the GCR.
staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in
their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in
line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN
Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and
Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability
frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their
responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional,
cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR¿s core values of
professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.




Translate global education objectives and strategic directions into
regional or national guidance, strategies and priorities, in
collaboration with the Education Section in HQ, to ensure coherence with
UNHCR¿s education policy and strategy.
– Engage, promote and foster
partnerships/collaboration with education stakeholders and bodies within
the AoR, in line with the GCR.
– Provide technical advice and
support on all issues related to UNHCR education programmes and
strategic directions, in line with UNHCR education policy and regional
priorities, including through remote support and field missions.

Support and provide technical advice to senior management and Policy and
Development staff allowing for advocacy activities with States and
international organisations on all issues related to UNHCR education
programmes and strategic directions, including on engaging in national
planning processes, such as the development of SDG4 plans at
national/regional levels and ensuring inclusion of refugee, returnee,
asylum seeking, internally displaced and stateless children and youth in
SDG4 plans and Education Sector Analyses and Plans.
– Participate in
(regional) humanitarian and development sector working groups to
support that all refugee education support programming at country level
is extended, amplified and reported against sector development goals and
humanitarian partners and funding serves system strengthening.

Assist Bureaux and Country Office(s) to elaborate and implement
strategies to address issues related to education access, quality and
data, in cooperation with other UN agencies (UNICEF, UNESCO, WFP, etc.)
and other key education stakeholders.
– Undertake direct dialogue
with Country Office(s) on the implementation of education programmes in
line with strategic directions, integrated with SDG4 and Education
Sector Plans, including with Ministries of Education/Higher Education,
education partners and coordination networks (Global Partnership for
Education, Education Cannot Wait (ECW) and Local Education Groups,
– Foster inter-sectoral linkages and coordination with child
protection, SGBV, gender, community services, livelihoods/economic
inclusion and health, among others, and provide specialist advice for
other sectors, to ensure that they fully integrate education related
concerns in their planning.
– Monitor implementation of education programmes within the AoR and provide guidance on orientation.
– Support and monitor the implementation of Global Refugee Forum pledges within the AoR.

Assist in the planning and coordination of UNHCR¿s role concerning
education, represent UNHCR at (regional) consultations, and represent
UNHCR¿s education strategy and policy to other UN bodies, NGOs,
interlocutors, institutions and organisations within the AoR.

Identify training needs and train UNHCR staff, sister UN agency staff,
NGOs, and Ministry of Education officials on refugee education
priorities and identified topics.
– Support the development and dissemination of relevant tools to support UNHCR staff and partners in Country Office(s).

Support active exchange of information and that best practices are
identified, documented and disseminated both within the AoR and beyond.

Join joint assessment missions in emergencies to minimise the time
refugee children and youth spend out of education (ideally a maximum of
three months after arrival).
– Prepare, co-ordinate and oversee drafting of education input in key internal and external documents and reports.
– Perform other related duties as required. ¿

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Minimum Qualifications
Education & Professional Work Experience
Years of Experience / Degree Level
P3/NOC – 6 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 5
years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 4 years relevant
experience with Doctorate degree

Field(s) of Education

Education; Social Sciences
or other relevant field.
(Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Certificates and/or Licenses
Not specified
(Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Relevant Job Experience

– 4 years of experience in progressively responsible functions in education.
– Demonstrated work experience in education programmes.
– Field experience in education programme implementation and coordination in humanitarian and/or development contexts.
– Experience working with Governments, Ministry of Education and other line Ministries.
– Strong inter-personal skills in collaboration and coordination.
– Excellent analytical skills and drafting skills.
– Strong communications/presentations skills.
– Demonstrated capacity to work with minimum supervision.


– Demonstrated work experience in refugee education programmes.
– Knowledge and experience of UNHCR policies and standards.
– Experience in the area of child protection.
– Experience with educational research, teaching or education administration.

Functional Skills

*PR-Education Administration/Programme/Coordination/Techniques
*PR-Refugee Protection Principles and Framework
PR-Community Services-Communication/Development/Organization
PR-Community Services-Social Surveys/Assessment
PR-Community Services-Social Work/Counselling
PR-INEE (International Network for Education in Emergencies) standards and implementation
PR-Child Protection/Convention on the Rights of the Child
PR-Refugee Education programmes
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(Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)
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Language Requirements

International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English
and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language
of the duty station if not English and local language.
For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title
and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional
essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific
operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by
reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the
screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.

Position Competencies

C001L3 – Accountability Level 3
C002L3 – Teamwork & Collaboration Level 3
C003L3 – Communication Level 3
C004L3 – Commitment to Continuous Learning Level 3
C005L3 – Client & Result Orientation Level 3
C006L3 – Organizational Awareness Level 3
M004L3 – Strategic Planning and Vision Level 3
M005L3 – Leadership Level 3
M006L3 – Managing Resources Level 3
X001L3 – Analytical Thinking Level 3
X005L3 – Planning and Organizing Level 3
X006L3 – Policy Development & Research Level 3

Additional Information

UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures,
languages and opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this
diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working
environment for its entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from
all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour,
sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and
gender identity.

Additional Information

Please note
that UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process
(application, interview, meeting, travelling, processing, training or
any other fees).

Closing Date
Please note that the closing date for vacancies in this addendum is Thursday 29 October 2020 (midnight Geneva time).

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