TA Education Specialist, P-3 in Abuja, Nigeria

at Unicef (Nigeria)

Minimum Qualification
Post Graduate Degree
Required Experience
5 - 7 years
Employment Type
Male or Female

Job Description

- Development of a Work plan for 11.5 months
- Develop Proposals, Strategies and Action Plans for SSI as required including monitoring log frames.
- Manage the SSI staff in UNICEF at NCO and Consultants in the states and provide technical guidance on programmatic interventions
- Provide technical support for field-level operations undertaken by partners
- Jointly develop state- level work plans
- Contribute to staff development and training
- Participate in the SSI Technical Committee and as per request in the SSI Steering Committee
- Perform as the Managing Agency (MA) for the SSI Multi Donor Trust Fund
- Oversee procurement, disbursement, monitoring and reporting of supplies
- Manage and monitor the project funds/grant and provide monthly financial reports
- Identify and establish partnership for implementation at all levels as required
- Develop the operational framework, school funding guidelines (discussed above) undertaking quality assurance and monitoring.
- Act as a liaison to Federal and State partners and share information about progress and results of the programme,
- Perform coordination and monitoring of distribution of supplies to state level
- Oversee required assessments in the states on education related issues e.g. schools, teachers and students
- Establish a data base on children enrolled per school and per location
- Contribute to the development and establishment of state level monitoring mechanisms
- Any other tasks required for successful management and implementation


 Advanced University Degree in Education or related filed.
- At least 5 years of extensive experience and demonstrated ability in Project Management and overseas experience
- Competent in relational design and broad understanding of education in emergencies and schools under attack
- Extensive knowledge and skills of equity based planning, programming and applications,
- High analytical skills using diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative information from a wide range of sources,
- Demonstrates, applies and shares technical knowledge to government partners and national officials.
- Communicates effectively, both orally and in writing, to varied audiences,
- Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural and sets high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals.
- Proven ability to work in harsh condition
- Experience working in the UN or other international development organization an asset.
- Evidence of previous work is a requirement.
- Excellent management and communication skills   Competencies of Successful Candidate - Communication- Speaks fluently English; presents information with skill and confidence; projects credibility; structures information to meet the needs and understanding of the intended audience; presents information in a well-structured and logical way.
- Relating and networking - Easily establishes good relationships with external partners and staff; builds wide and effective networks; relates well to people at all levels.
- Drive for results - Sets high standards for quality of work; independently monitors and maintains quality of work; works in a systematic, methodical and orderly way; consistently achieves project goals; focuses on the needs and satisfaction of internal and external partners; accepts and tackles demanding goals with enthusiasm.
- Formulating strategies and concepts - Works strategically to realize goals; sets and develops strategies;
- Analyzing - Analyzes numerical data and all other sources of information, to break them into component parts, patterns and relationships; probes for further information or greater understanding of a problem; makes rational judgments from the available information and analysis; demonstrates an understanding of how one issue may be a part of a much larger system.
- Deciding and initiating action - Takes responsibility for actions, projects and people: takes initiative and works under own direction; initiates and generates activities and introduces changes into work processes; makes quick, clear decisions.   Remarks * The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.  
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