Deadline: 14 January, 2022

Location: Maputo, Mozambique

United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has opened applications for the role of Education (Gender) Officer.

Across 190 countries and territories, UNICEF works for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.


  • Take a lead and contribute to the preparation and updating of the situation analysis for the development, design, and management of education-related programmes/projects
  • Research and report on development trends (economic, social, health, etc.) and data for use in programme development, management, monitoring, evaluation, and delivery of results
  • Take a lead and contribute to the development and establishment of sectoral programme goals, objectives and strategies, and results-based planning through research, collection, analysis and reporting of education and other related information for development planning and goalsetting
  • Provide technical and administrative support throughout all stages of programming processes by executing and administering a variety of technical programme transactions, preparing materials and documentations, and complying with organisational processes and management systems, to support programme planning, results-based planning (RBM), and monitoring and evaluation of results
  • Work closely and collaboratively with internal colleagues and partners to collect, analyse and share information on implementation issues
  • Suggest solutions on routine programme implementation and submit reports to alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level intervention and/or decisions
  • Keep a record of reports and assessments for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalise lessons learnt
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual sectoral reviews with government and other counterparts and prepare minutes/reports on results for follow-up action by higher management and other stakeholders
  • Monitor and report on the use of sectoral programme resources (financial, administrative, and other assets), verify compliance with approved allocation, organisational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability, and integrity
  • Report on issues identified to ensure timely resolution by management/stakeholders
  • Follow up on unresolved issues to ensure resolution
  • Prepare draft inputs for programme/donor reporting
  • Undertake field visits and surveys and share information with stakeholders to assess progress and refer to relevant officials for resolution
  • Report on critical issues, bottlenecks, and potential problems for timely action to achieve results
  • Provide technical and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners, and other country office partners/donors on the application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes, and best practices on education-related issues
  • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with government counterparts and national stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge to facilitate programme implementation and build the capacity of stakeholders to achieve and sustain results on education programmes
  • Draft communication and information materials for CO programme advocacy, to promote awareness, establish partnerships and alliances, and support fundraising for education programmes
  • Participate in appropriate interagency (UNCT) meetings and events on programming, collaborating with interagency partners on UNDAF operational planning and preparation of education programmes/projects, and integrating and harmonising UNICEF’s position and strategies with the UNDAF development and planning process
  • Research information on potential donors and prepare resource mobilisation materials and briefs for fundraising and partnership development purposes
  • Contribute to identifying, capturing, synthesising, and sharing lessons learnt for knowledge development and capacity development of stakeholders
  • Apply innovative approaches and promote good practice to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable programme results
  • Research and report on best and cutting edge practices for development planning of knowledge products and systems
  • Participate as a resource person in capacity-building initiatives, enhancing the competencies of clients/stakeholders


  • University degree in Education, Gender, and Development, Psychology, Sociology, or a related technical field
  • Two years, minimum, of professional experience in programme planning, management, and/or research in education and/or gender and equity
  • Experience working in a developing country will be a plus
  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organisation will be a plus
  • Fluency in Portuguese and English

To apply and for more information, click here.

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