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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Switzerland, Geneva, Geneva - médecins sans frontières suisse

Mission The DEI (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) Regional Focal Point will work under the Cell 3 management and in close cooperation with  the DEI Coordinator in Geneva, to ensure the adoption of a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture in OCG missions from an operational and HR perspective, in order to contribute to the global change by playing an essential role in the dynamics, plans and groups creativity.  Main objectives In close cooperation with Cell, missions & projects responsible as well as DEI Coordinator, the DEI Focal Point will: - Acts as a DEI partner mainly for Cell 3 missions and projects and other Cells when needed - Builds a strategy to foster an inclusive and equitable culture in the region - Supports missions & projects to set priorities, to elaborate contextualized DEI strategies and accompany them throughout the implementation and transformation processes - Follow up with projects to ensure patients and communities are protected and involved in projects planning and implementation process - Works with HR actors and hiring managers at mission & project level and in collaboration with OCG HR Department to ensure mixity at all levels, inclusiveness and equal opportunities - Helps missions & projects to put in place suitable structures and mitigation measures to address mismanagement, abuse of power and other form of discriminations - Monitors and evaluates the DEI implementation in the region to constantly adapt to changes in context and evolving priorities Operations - Actively participate in the projects/missions PoA debates to ensure DEI is considered in planning - In collaboration with relevant stakeholders, support coordination and field teams to ensure that communities are involved in key discussions and decision making, and that MSF messages are sensitive to local reality and culture Recruitment, learning and development - Support recruitment teams (missions & projects) to establish more inclusive policies and procedures in line with OCG Recruitment Principles and practices - Support PDMs to enhance visibility and opportunities for staff development and advise how to integrate DEI lens in career management Culture shift - Acts as 'memory and guide' for the field to ensure a sustainable DEI culture in missions and projects - In collaboration with L&D, the Cell and mission leaders, supports the mission the development of improved management skills and capacities, raises awareness through regular DEI / multiculturality trainings and ensures new staff are properly and systematically briefed about these topics - Builds a community of practices in the region to allow experience sharing - Collaborates closely with ABU/CRAC teams to prevent cases of abuse of power, harassment and discrimination in the region Monitoring and evaluation - Using HR data, monitor the progress of DEI country specific action plans and analyzing trends - Ensure regular reporting and communication of results with key stakeholders, also sharing best practices and identifying points of improvement  Terms of Employment - Fixed-term contract, 12 months - Field-based position with visits to the headquarters in Geneva (Flying contract) - Practical working conditions in the field are in accordance with the MSF OCG volunteer manual. - Gross monthly salary: CHF 5,500 for a 100% position (proportional to the occupation rate) - Ideal start date: As Soon As Possible - Benefits: Health insurance and living expenses in the countries of intervention and at headquarters, paid according to internal regulations. How to apply Candidates submit their application following the requirements:  CV 2 p. max. ? letter of motivation 1p. max. ? in French or English. Deadline for application is July 10th, 2022 [APPLY HERE](https://medecinssansfrontieressuisse.recruitee.com/o/diversity-equity-inclusion-dei-focal-point) The applications will be treated confidentially. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. At MSF, we are committed to an inclusive culture that encourages and supports the diverse voices of our staff members. We strive to create workplaces where teams of people with diverse backgrounds, characteristics, perspectives, ideas and experiences work together for the social mission of MSF to create better outcomes for our patients and the communities we work with. We welcome applications from individuals of all genders, ages, sexual orientations, nationalities, races, background, religions, beliefs, ability status, and all other diversity characteristics. MSF does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of discrimination or harassment, including sexual harassment. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo reference checks.

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21/06/2022

Education Specialist (Digital Learning Research) - P3

Italy, Tuscany, Florence - UNICEF

  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, Education Research   Job Organizational Context The Office of Research-Innocenti (UNICEF-Innocenti) is the dedicated research office of UNICEF. It undertakes and commissions research on emerging or current issues of relevance for children to inform the strategic directions, policies and programmes of UNICEF, Governments and partners. The Office identifies research gaps, brings together existing researchers, and supports or undertakes research and data collection to address critical questions. Every Child has the right to learn. However, 53 percent of children in low- and middle-income countries cannot read and understand a simple story by the end of primary school-age. In low-income countries, the learning poverty rate is as high as 90 percent. UNICEF's vision for education is that ?every child learns', articulated in the UNICEF 2019-2030 Education Strategy and 2022-2025 Strategic Plan. Digital learning has the potential to offer interactive and personalized learning for children, in and out of school. However, depending on their design, delivery, and use, the introduction of education technologies (EdTech) can also exacerbate learning inequalities. School closures due to COVID-19 have highlighted the digital divide, with unequal access to the electricity, connectivity, and technology needed to facilitate effective digital learning. More than half of the world's children and young people are on the wrong side of the digital divide, limiting their access to the same opportunities as their connected peers. As education systems increasingly invest in innovative and resilient delivery methods during and post COVID-19, the need for solutions to deliver digital learning to the most marginalized has never been more urgent.   Purpose of the post The 0ffice aims to strengthen its capacity to deliver the production and use of high-quality research within the rollout of digital learning programmes. The post-holder will support the coordination and management of the digital learning research portfolio across multiple programmes. Research conducted will include action research and implementation research and will be embedded in large scale digital learning partnerships with the goal to inform and improve the way that Governments, UNICEF and partners: · Deliver digital learning offline to the unconnected, through research on the Learning Passport, a partnership between UNICEF and Microsoft which has developed a fully interactive digital learning experience, contextualized for each country where it is implemented and that can be used without the internet (currently deployed in 19 countries).· Unlock opportunities for children with disabilities, through research on the Accessible Digital Textbooks initiative, which develops digital learning tools with features that allow children with disabilities to engage with the same content and in the same classroom as their peers (currently implemented in 6 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean and Africa).· Develop foundational skills with a fun learning app, through research on the UNICEF ? Akelius Foundation partnership, which co-creates and implements an interactive and gamified digital learning app for language and math in more than 8 countries across the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. The post-holder will work with Government counterparts, private sector and philanthropy partners, as well as UNICEF colleagues at UNICEF-Innocenti, New York headquarters, Regional and Country offices. The position will report to the READ unit's education manager in charge of the innovations in education research workstream.   Key functions, accountabilities and related duties/tasks 1. Support to the coordination and management of digital learning research and partnerships? Plan, coordinate and implement co-creation research design with Government counterparts, implementing partners and other research's potential beneficiaries.? Supervise research field work in the participating countries.? Manage and supervise researchers to deliver research in a timely and efficient manner, including through quality assurance of concept notes, research proposals and deliverables. 2. Oversight of Research Designs and Methodologies? Provide oversight and overall guidance on the design and use of mixed methods research built into the roll out of digital learning programmes.? Review, quality assure and provide input to research methods and data collection tools ensuring their contextual fit, and their fit for the stage of implementation of the digital learning programme under study. Methods will include - implementation research, participatory action research, behavioral insights, mixed-methods experimental / quasi-experimental impact evaluations.? Lead on the synthesis of evidence for digital learning programmes across geographies, education levels, programme aims, partnerships etc. 3. Technical Guidance and Support to Governments and UNICEF Regional and Country Offices? Strengthen the capacity of Government counterparts and UNICEF field offices for the design and implementation of research in countries deploying digital learning.? Provide guidance and quality assurance of digital learning research to Governments and UNICEF field offices.? Strengthen and support the use of research for policy dialogue and capacity strengthening of Government and Implementing partners at country level.? Lead on codification and curation of digital learning research methods and instruments based on the implementation phase of implementation and context of a digital learning programme. 4. Contribution to the Office of Research work programme and support to the cross-cutting research agenda? Contribute to the research activities of the READ unit and of the other units of the Office? Contribute to activities aiming at increasing the use of research findings by decision makers at country level.? Participate in and/facilitate interdisciplinary research through involvement in selected cross functional teams and consultations, including Best of UNICEF Research initiative, Annual Results report and participation in office seminars? Develop joint proposals and contribute to fundraising for research and evidence.? Act as a resource person for key UNICEF meetings and advocacy activities as needed.     To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have?   Education: Advanced university degree in education, economics, social policy or other social sciences.   Experience: ? A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional work experience at national or international levels in education, with low/middle-income country level experience essential. ? Demonstrated experience in management of projects across multiple countries.? Demonstrated experience and knowledge of some of the areas related to digital learning research and education sector processes, e.g., digital learning platform data analysis; education management information systems/administrative education data: learning assessments; education sector analysis; and education sector planning? Experience in implementation research and in developing identification strategies for mixed methods impact evaluations is an asset.? Demonstrated experience in fundraising and resource mobilization.? Demonstrated ability to work well as part of a team and to forge and manage partnerships.? Excellent written and oral communication skills.? Commitment to UNICEF's core values of care, respect, integrity, transparency and accountability.? Ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment.? Experience working in the UN or other international development organization is an asset. Language Requirements: Fluency in English is required, Fluency in French, Spanish or another UN language desirable.   For every Child, you demonstrate UNICEF's Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability (CRITA) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: https://uni.cf/UNICEFValues   UNICEF competencies required for this post are? (1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others. During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework [here](https://unicef.sharepoint.com/sites/DHR-UCF/SiteAssets/Forms/AllItems.aspx?id=/sites/DHR-UCF/SiteAssets/SitePages/DHR-UCF/Competency Framework Brochure.pdf&parent=/sites/DHR-UCF/SiteAssets/SitePages/DHR-UCF). 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. UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check. UNICEF's active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children.    Remarks: Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.                 ______________________________________________________________________   This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: - Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. - When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support).   - For Swiss nationals who are invited to an interview or assessment center: - Please let us know so that we can inform our HR partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government: recruitment@cinfo.ch - Benefit from free interview preparation by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support). Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  [Working with the United Nations](https://www.cinfo.ch/en/un-ifi-careers/working-united-nations)[Working with International Financial Institutions](https://www.cinfo.ch/en/ifi)[For Swiss nationals](https://www.cinfo.ch/en/swiss-to-mo)  ______________________________________________________________________  

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20/06/2022 - 30/06/2022

Chief, Education - P5

Zimbabwe, Harare, Harare - UNICEF

  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, Education! UNICEF has been operating in Zimbabwe since 1982. We are a team of passionate professionals committed to the protection and fulfillment of children's rights.  Supporting the Government's vision of a prosperous  and  empowered upper-middle-income society, the country programme is aimed at contributing to sustainable socioeconomic development that provides all children, including adolescents, with opportunities to fulfil their potential, lead a healthy life, access quality learning and protection and meaningfully participate in society. For more information about UNICEF Zimbabwe please click [here](https://www.unicef.org/zimbabwe/) You can also access and explore all new UNICEF vacancies and create job alerts via the UNICEF Zimbabwe website link below: https://www.unicef.org/zimbabwe/work-us   How can you make a difference? A challenging and exciting opportunity has arisen within UNICEF Zimbabwe's Education Section, for a passionate and committed Chief, Education reporting to the Deputy Representative Programmes. S/He is is accountable for the development, design, planning, implementation, and management of the Education programme within the country programme. As Head of Section, s/he leads a group of professional and support staff to develop and manage the education programme in collaboration with other programme sectors, and with government and key development partners. S/he is accountable for the overall quality of the programme design and for ensuring that it is effectively and efficiently managed and monitored. The Chief is responsible for managing and leading all stages of education programmes/projects from strategic planning and formulation to delivery of results on strengthening national education systems to improve learning outcomes, universal access to equitable and inclusive primary/early childhood education, and renewing involvement in secondary education, especially for children who are marginalized, disadvantaged and excluded in society. The Chief is responsible for leading, managing and establishing the plans of action to ensure the achievement of concrete and sustainable programme/project results, according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM) and UNICEF's Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework.   Summary of key functions/accountabilities: - Managerial leadership - Programme development and planning - Programme management, monitoring and quality control of results - Advisory services and technical support - Advocacy, networking and partnership building - Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building Managerial leadership - Establish the section's annual work plan with the education team, and set priorities and targets. Monitor work progress and ensure results are achieved according to schedule and performance standards. - Establish clear individual performance objectives, goals and timelines; and provide timely guidance to enable the team to perform their duties responsibly and efficiently. Plan and ensure timely performance management and assessment of the team. - Supervise team members by providing them with clear objectives, goals, direction, and guidance to enable them to perform their duties responsibly, effectively and efficiently Programme development and planning - Lead the planning and updating of the situation analysis to ensure that current and comprehensive data is available to guide UNICEF's strategic policy advocacy, intervention and development efforts on education programmes and to set programme priorities, strategies, and implementation plans. - Keep abreast of national, regional and international development priorities on education to leverage UNICEF's position and competencies with donors, national governments, communities and constituents to advocate and promote education initiatives and policies. - Lead, coordinate and supervise the development of education programmes/projects (as a full component of the CO and/or UNSDCF programmes). Establish plans of action, programme goals and results, using results-based planning methodology and terminology (RBM). - Oversee the timely preparation of programme recommendation and related documentation for inclusion in the Country Office Programme recommendation, ensuring alignment with UNICEF's overall Strategic Plans, regional strategies and national priorities, plans and competencies. - Collaborate with colleagues and partners to develop partnership frameworks to address specific needs and to leverage resources for enhancing education programmes/projects. Ensure synergy, integration, coherence, and harmonization of programmes and projects with UNICEF Strategic Plans and priorities, donors' development strategies and policies, national priorities, and UN System development interventions and initiatives. Programme management, monitoring and quality control of results - Plan and collaborate on monitoring and evaluation initiatives to establish benchmarks, performance indicators and other UNICEF/UN system indicators, to assess and strengthen performance accountability, coherence and delivery of concrete and sustainable results on education programmes. - Participate in major monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual reviews with government and other counterparts to assess progress and to engage stakeholders to take required action and interventions to achieve results. - Prepare and assess monitoring and evaluation reports to identify gaps, strengths, and/or weaknesses in programme and management; identify lessons learned and use the knowledge gained for development planning and timely intervention to achieve goals. - Monitor programmes and projects to assess progress, identify bottlenecks and potential problems and take timely decisions to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for timely resolution. - Plan, approve, monitor, certify, and control the use of programme resources (financial, human, administrative and other assets) certifying & verifying compliance with organizational rules, regulations and procedures, donor commitments and standards of accountability and integrity. Ensure timely reporting and liquidation of resources. - Prepare and submit programme and project reports to donors and other partners to keep them informed on programme progress and critical issues. Advisory services and technical support - Provide technical advice to key government officials, NGO, UN system and other country office partners on strategies and best practices to influence approaches and policies, and to support social, economic, political, and legal development planning, implementation and delivery of results on education programmes and related issues. - Coordinate and ensure the availability of technical experts (with Regional Office/HQ) to ensure timely support throughout all stages of programming and project implementation. - Participate in strategic discussions to influence policy and agenda setting for combating all forms of discrimination against children by advising on and advocating strategies and approaches to promote universal access to equitable and inclusive education for children in the country Advocacy, networking and partnership building  - Build and strengthen strategic partnerships through networking and advocacy with local and national governments, UN system agency partners, donors, internationally recognized institutions, NGOs, funding organizations, research institutes and private sector to reinforce cooperation and/or pursue opportunities, leverage funds, to promote goals and achieve sustainable and broad results on education programmes. - Design communication strategies, implementation plans and activities for maximum communication impact and outreach to promote awareness, establish partnerships for sustainable results, and to support fundraising for UNICEF and Country Office programmes on education. - Participate and/or represent UNICEF in inter-agency (UNCT) discussions and planning on education and related issues to ensure organizational position, interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated in the UNSDCF development planning and agenda setting process. Collaborate with inter-agency partners and colleagues on the UNSDCF planning and preparation of programmes/projects including emergency preparedness. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building - Promote critical thinking, innovative approaches and good practices for sustainable education programming initiatives through advocacy and technical advisory services. - Keep abreast, research, benchmark, introduce and implement best and cutting edge practices on education and management. Institutionalize and disseminate best practices and knowledge learned. - Lead the development of policies and procedures, and introduce innovation and best practices to ensure optimum efficiency and efficacy of sustainable programmes and projects. - Lead, plan and implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of stakeholders to promote sustainable results on education and related programmes/projects   Please refer to the attached job description for more information;  [Chief Education Level 5 JD.pdf](https://secure.dc7.pageuppeople.com/apply/TransferRichTextFile.ashx?sData=UFUtVjMtO0WbUgNJJGdfFqJMRV0GGtftFKSTigvSsYVZp2b4lMTmoJRun7-lJVTI3vqdhrDWdAHRaTeixts-e-2TVv-jeUp5MHhwkGLHlYDqyaWAuAOcPw6-i_MwzP1zhEqknRhjK81p7ZnyMJ2jMc6yz08HsQ~~)   To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have? Education: An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: education, economics, psychology, sociology or another relevant technical field. Experience: A minimum of ten years of professional experience in programme planning, management, and/or research in education at the international level is required. Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset. Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset. Familiarity/ background with emergency is considered as an asset. Language requirements: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset. For every Child, you demonstrate... UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA). The UNICEF competencies required for this post are... - Nurtures, Leads and Manages People - Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness - Works Collaboratively with others - Builds and Maintains Partnerships - Innovates and Embraces Change - Thinks and Acts Strategically - Drive to achieve impactful results - Manages ambiguity and complexity To view our competency framework, please visit [here](https://www.unicef.org/careers/media/1041/file/UNICEF's_Competency_Framework.pdf). Click [here](https://www.unicef.org/careers/get-prepared) to learn more about UNICEF's values and competencies. 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. UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check. UNICEF's active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable candidates irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.   Remarks: Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.             ______________________________________________________________________   This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: - Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. - When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support).   - For Swiss nationals who are invited to an interview or assessment center: - Please let us know so that we can inform our HR partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government: recruitment@cinfo.ch - Benefit from free interview preparation by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support). 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14/06/2022 - 27/06/2022

Primary School Teacher for literacy and numeracy improvement

Zambia, Lusaka, Lusaka - comundo

To break the cycle of poverty, children need education. Destiny Community School provides education to the most vulnerable children in the compound Matero in Lusaka. The education provided in Zambia, in government or community schools, has many gaps. Despite attending school, the learners lack fundamental skills especially in literacy and numeracy. These skills are crucial for the learners to have a successful, independent future.   Your activities / tasks As a Comundo co-worker, you will contribute to the improvement of the quality of education within the framework of the Zambia country program. This is the second assignment at Destiny. The teachers are trained now on teaching literacy in English using the sound and phonic based approach and can implement it nearly independently. However, the high retention of learners with mostly very low Literacy levels always brings new challenges where the teachers still depend on support of a Co-Worker. You support Destiny in: - Training of teachers in reading comprehension and writing skills - Training of teachers in numeracy - Development of learning materials in collaboration with teachers - Support of implementation of ‘learning through play' method in early childhood education - Individual support / coaching of teachers - Development of a continuous professional development program that can be spread to more community schools   Your profile - Bachelor/masters in education - Teaching experience in primary/early childhood education - Experience in school management or leadership a plus - Experience in teacher training or continues professional development a plus -  Very good knowledge in English - Experience as English teacher a plus   General requirements - Completed vocational or tertiary education - At least 2 years of professional experience - Resident in Switzerland or Germany             - Very good knowledge of the national language of the country of assignment - Intercultural competencies and the ability to act in diverse contexts - Good physical and mental health - Basic knowledge in project management, institutional development and adult education welcome - Ability to work independently and in a team - High social skills and intercultural sensitivity - You are motivated to live a simple lifestyle - You are prepared to contribute to public relations and fundraising   We offer - An exciting working environment with an ample space for initiative, participation and intercultural contacts - An adequate preparation - Introduction to the situation of the country of assignment and local support - Living and insurance costs during your assignment - Travelling costs in both directions - Initial financial aid after your return

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10/06/2022

Physical Education Teacher (m/f)

Zambia, Lusaka, Lusaka - comundo

Our partner organisation Circus Zambia (CZ) works with young people and communities from marginalized urban areas in Lusaka. Young people from these areas experience a lack of facilities and services, such as access to clean water, good education and most importantly, a supportive environment to provide mentorship and support growth. Often, they experience stigma and discrimination because of living in areas associated with criminality and drug abuse. Because of these limitations they are not able to develop to their full potential and risk ending up in criminality, drug abuse or having teen age pregnancies. Research has proven that physical exercise is an essential part in youth development and helps develop bodies and minds.   Your activities / tasks As a Comundo co-worker, you will contribute to improved access to quality and well-structured physical education activities both at Circus Zambia and in other community schools as part of Comundo's country program in Zambia. You support the Circus Zambia team with the following activities, among others: - You train the 6 trainers and the Head of program of CZ methodically-didactically and support them in the improvement of the training programs. - You will evaluate the existing structures and tools of the body program, make recommendations, and develop suitable monitoring instruments together with the team. - You develop Training of Trainers course and handbook for CZ and community school teachers - You train community school teachers in basic physical education knowledge   Your profile - Degree in Physical Education - Experience in the field of teaching physical education and a passion for Circus - Experience in developing and structuring training programs - Experience in writing curricula for physical education activities - Ability to adapt to changing circumstances and be flexible when plans change - Ability to work in a sometimes chaotic environment   General requirements - Completed vocational or tertiary education - At least 2 years of professional experience - Resident in Switzerland or Germany            - Very good knowledge of the national language of the country of assignment - Intercultural competencies and the ability to act in diverse contexts - Good physical and mental health - Basic knowledge in project management, institutional development and adult education welcome - Ability to work independently and in a team - High social skills and intercultural sensitivity - You are motivated to live a simple lifestyle - You are prepared to contribute to public relations and fundraising   We offer - An exciting working environment with an ample space for initiative, participation and intercultural contacts - An adequate preparation - Introduction to the situation of the country of assignment and local support - Living and insurance costs during your assignment - Travelling costs in both directions - Initial financial aid after your return

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10/06/2022

4 Regional Network Coordinators

Switzerland, Geneva, Multiple - NORRAG, Geneva Graduate Institute

About NORRAGNORRAG's core mandate and strength is to produce, disseminate and broker critical knowledge and to build capacity for and with a wide range of stakeholders. These stakeholders inform and shape education policy and practice, both at the national and international level. By doing so, NORRAG contributes to creating the conditions for more participatory, better informed, and evidence-informed policy decisions that improve equal access to quality education. NORRAG builds on its distinctive global 'brand' and network representing academia, government, NGOs, international organizations, foundations and the private sector. In 2022, the Network has more than 5,300 registered members in 171 countries, approximately half of whom are from the global South.More information may be found on our website www.norrag.org, on Twitter @norrag and on Facebook @norrag.network  Job DescriptionNORRAG is hiring 4 new part-time Regional Network Coordinators, in (1) Africa (2) Asia and the Pacific, (3) Europe and North America, (4) Latin America and the Caribbean. Under the stewardship of the Regional Network Coordinators, NORRAG will forge connections between network members in the regions, amplify their voices and perspectives of them, and host events to share and amplify their stories to the public. This position is remote; location inside the region served is a must. Deliverables? Increase the numbers of NORRAG network members in your region? Increase the density of the network in your region, and in-region clusters? Link clusters in your region to outside the region e.g. through shared expertise/interests? Bring insights from your region to NORRAG NORRAG's approach to Social Systems MappingTraining will be provided on using NORRAG Social Systems Map and how to support NORRAG network members on enhancing their networks. Further information on our approach can be found at the link above. Desired qualifications? Preference will be given to applicants with a doctoral degree or Master's degreein Comparative and International Education, Development Studies, or other relevant disciplines? Strong track record in education and development? Experience of network coordination and facilitating network building andcommunity development? Experience of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, using Theories of Changeand Results Frameworks? Excellent writing skills in the main language(s) of the region (native level);excellent command of English? Strong IT skills in MS office and reliable access to a good high speed internetconnection? Flexible and great team player Application Application deadline: 19 June 2022 00:00 CEST Interested candidates should send their application, detailing what experience they have in achieving the deliverables outlined above to NORRAG (norrag@graduateinstitute.ch). Candidates' applications should demonstrate that they have consulted the Social System Mapping information provided. Please also provide a cost estimate for around 50% full time equivalent over 6 months June-Dec 2022; payment on deliverables (contract renewable depending on performance and funding). Further information about activities to meet the deliverables? Build and nurture the growing community of NORRAG network members in the region? Serve as matchmaker and network-weaver for NORRAG network members in the region, connecting them to individuals and opportunities that will help them to expand their reach, deepen their work, and cross-pollinate ideas? Manage the ongoing iteration and updating of the Social System Map as an emergent tool for reflecting, evaluating and informing the network? Identify suitable institutional partners for NORRAG collaborations in the region,? Seek funding opportunities for regional activities? Develop and maintain a cohesive strategy for a robust practice of collective SenseMaking, and use of the Social System Map for collaborative networking and community development.? Serve as a Social System Mapping facilitator, instigating and promoting a culture of curiosity about the usefulness of the network to network members, and using the map as a tool for understanding complex adaptive systems in the NORRAG context.? Work with the systems manager to identify best practices and design effective systems for network formation, management, and collaboration? Design and facilitate regional online community spaces for NORRAG members to network, share opportunities, ideas, and practices? Identify and promote the 'bright spots' of the network's education research, policy and practice that can be amplified through communications, matchmaking and future partnerships and projects? Seek out partnerships and opportunities that connect the regional NORRAG community to broader education networks, institutions and audiences in the region and beyond? Collaborate with NSI Regional Editors to curate experts and programming for Regional NSI articles and launch events? Serve as NORRAG's liaison in the region? Collaborate regularly with the NORRAG Global Education team to design, source and produce collaboration opportunities, including research projects, policy dialogue and dissemination? Provide ongoing briefings to NORRAG staff/consultants/network participants to ensure all relevant parties have context and support active network projects, partnerships, and activities

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08/06/2022

Education Programme Officer

Switzerland, Geneva, Geneva - NORRAG, Geneva Graduate Institute

Background NORRAG's core mandate and strength is to produce, disseminate and broker critical knowledge and to build capacity for and with a wide range of stakeholders. These stakeholders inform and shape education policy and practice, both at the national and international level. By doing so, NORRAG contributes to creating the conditions for more participatory, better informed, and evidence-based policy decisions that improve quality and equal access to education. NORRAG builds on its distinctive global 'brand' and network representing academia, government, NGOs, international organizations, foundations and the private sector. As of 2021, the Network has more than 5,300 registered members in 171 countries, approximately half of which are from the global South. More information may be found on our website http://www.norrag.org.   Summary A consortium of two renowned Swiss institutions (NORRAG and HELVETAS) has won the backstopping mandate for the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) to support SDC's Education Unit (EDU) to fulfil its mission to:  - Promote the implementation of the Education Strategy within SDC (in development and humanitarian aid) - Insure international policy dialogue on SDG4 -  Animate a network on education (internally and with external partners), knowledge and experience sharing, identification of good practices, promotion of innovations, capacity building of staff.  - Ensure communication (with and outside SDC) on SDC activities in the field of education - Support country offices to design, implement and evaluate education programme Support will be provided in the following three main areas: 1.1: Thematic methodology, capacity building and advisory support: thematic specialist expertise in support of thematic and methodological capacity development, elaboration of working guidance and instruments, thematic advisory etc. in various fields of formal and non-formal education such as education systems policy and governance, general and basic education, education in emergencies/child protection, lifelong learning, linkages basic education-vocational skills development, cross-sectoral education approaches, digital education/education technology, private sector engagement in education, education for sustainable development, cross-sectoral education approaches, education for decent work etc. 1.2: Thematic communication, knowledge creation and learning support: thematic education and communication expertise for education network communication, knowledge creation and dissemination, thematic learning (e.g. newsletters, shareweb content, collection of good practices, organization of thematic learning activities etc.). 1.3: Overall leadership and coordination of BSM: coordination with partners and across thematic expertise, knowledge management and communication to ensure coherence and complementarity of work. As part of this mandate, NORRAG is recruiting an experienced Education Programme Officer who will play a central role in the implementation of the mandate in close collaboration with Fabienne Lagier, who will serve as Backstopping Team Leader and Moira V. Faul, Executive Director, NORRAG. This is a full-time position (100%, negotiable to 80% as a minimum), located in Geneva, Switzerland, with possibility of travel to multiple regions, depending on demand. While the majority of workload will come from the backstopping mandate, spare capacity may be used by NORRAG in its programmatic and thematic work as appropriate. Under the direct supervision of the Backstopping Team Leader, the Education Officer will be in charge of the following main tasks: - Independently manage advisory mandates on the above topics as directed by the Backstopping Team Leader, in response to needs identified by the SDC. - Provide technical and strategic advice on at least one of the above topics in Education (broadly conceptualized to include basic education, lifelong learning and their linkages with vocational skills development and training) for the SDC BSM. - Provide thematic education and communication expertise for education network communication, knowledge creation and dissemination, thematic learning (including creating compelling content for newsletters, shareweb, collection of good practices, organization of thematic learning activities etc.), in communication with SDC EDU BSM Lot II. - Provide inputs to annual planning and respond flexibly where required for urgent requests. - Maintain positive and productive client and partner relations related to backstopping. - Support NORRAG projects and programmes where capacity allows. - Support communication and outreach activities carried out by other team members. - Serve as first level provider of support and expertise for the SDC for interventions and positions undertaken by the EFP. - Ad hoc support to the Backstopping mandate. Person specification: - 5-8 years' work experience in development cooperation in the area of international education and support for policy, planning or practice in basic education, including assignments relevant to the topics above. Medium to long-term experience in the Global East/South in several countries and short-term consultancy experience for different clients is a plus. - A Masters or higher-level university degree in international educational development, comparative policy studies or social sciences with a focus on education and lifelong learning (e.g. political science, economics, international relations, etc.). - Excellent written and oral proficiency in English and French (good command of German is a plus). - Good understanding of current international policy challenges, debates, processes and agendas related to international cooperation in education as well as in national and local policy, planning and implementation. - Strong project management and client relations skills.  - Proven experience in project and budget management processes. - Evidence of excellent writing skills (academic, analytical, technical) - Analytical strengths, sensitivity to all historically marginalized peoples, alongside excellent advisory and facilitation skills. - Excellent spoken and written English and French. Fluency in German is a plus. - Flexibility, reliability and punctuality in meeting deadlines and delivering high quality products. This full-time position (100%, negotiable to 80% as a minimum) is located in Geneva and the expected starting date is September 2022

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08/06/2022

Education Manager - P4

Finland, Central Finland, Helsinki - UNICEF

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, learning? The UNICEF Learning Innovation Hub will be the home of the architects of the future of learning. It will be established in Helsinki and supported by the Government of Finland, a global leader in education and technology, with the goal of bringing together the global community to build game changing solutions in education, that can help solve the learning crisis as well as imagine and develop alternative learning futures for all children.The UNICEF Learning Innovation Hub will support the Reimagine Education initiative through accelerating equitable access to world class digital learning solutions by testing and scaling frontier technologies & innovations hand in hand with UNICEF Country Offices. At the same time, it will create a safe playground for disruption, inviting UNICEF and the learning community to look for solutions outside the traditional sphere and join tech entrepreneurs, scientists, artists, data ninjas, fiction writers, designers, business leaders & others to explore new learning journeys, pedagogical approaches, spaces and artifacts that help unleash each child's full potential.  The UNICEF Learning Innovation Hub will bring to the front the voice of young people about the skills they want to acquire to become entrepreneurs of their own life and become forward-thinking powerhouse that re-imagines and builds bright alternative futures that turns learning into a fascinating adventure for all children.  How can you make a difference? The UNICEF Learning Innovation Hub will be the home of the architects of the future of learning. It will be established in Helsinki and supported by the Government of Finland, a global leader in education and technology, with the goal of bringing together the global community to build game changing solutions in education, that can help solve the learning crisis as well as imagine and develop alternative learning futures for all children.The UNICEF Learning Innovation Hub will support the Reimagine Education initiative through accelerating equitable access to world class digital learning solutions by testing and scaling frontier technologies & innovations hand in hand with UNICEF Country Offices. At the same time, it will create a safe playground for disruption, inviting UNICEF and the learning community to look for solutions outside the traditional sphere and join tech entrepreneurs, scientists, artists, data ninjas, fiction writers, designers, business leaders & others to explore new learning journeys, pedagogical approaches, spaces and artifacts that help unleash each child's full potential. The UNICEF Learning Innovation Hub will bring to the front the voice of young people about the skills they want to acquire to become entrepreneurs of their own life and become forward-thinking powerhouse that re-imagines and builds bright alternative futures that turns learning into a fascinating adventure for all children.  How can you make a difference? The incumbent will work under the direction and accountability of the Senior Advisor (Learning Innovation). S/he will be a key member of the founding team of the Learning Innovation Hub, providing Education expertise and networks, and acting as a conduit between Reimagine Education and the Learning Innovation Hub.  As this is one of the first roles to be recruited the incumbent will be required to undertake a range of different areas of strategic support to the Office of Innovation, as the Hub is operationalized. This position will have  a matrix reporting line to a Senior Advisor in the HQ Education Programme Group to enable full engagement within UNICEF's global and regional education structures. Under the guidance of the Senior Advisor, Learning Innovation your key responsibilities will include: - Being a strategic link between Reimagine Education, global education networks and the learning innovation hub. This includes: - Maintaining strong working relationships with the Digital Learning team in Programme Group, including attending relevant Digital Learning and Reimagine Education meetings. - Ensuring the problem statements for the Learning Innovation portfolio are strategically framed, actionable and match unsolved challenges being articulated by PG-Education and RO and CO Education teams. - Supporting the Senior Advisor, Learning Innovation to ensure representation of the hub in key global and regional education meetings and with other UN agencies. - Providing inputs into technical guidance, KPI reporting, and any other relevant documentation developed by PG-Education. - Developing a Learning Innovation Pioneers Network of early adopters across UNICEF to ensure digital solutions are ground-truthed, tested and scaled in partnership with the end user ecosystems in the global south, including young people. This will be executed with inputs from the PG Digital learning team, the Learning Innovation Portfolio Manager and advice from the Knowledge Management & Capacity Building Lead (in Stockholm) and will include: - Building and managing relationships with a small group of COs who will form part of the first phase of the Learning Innovation Pioneers Network. - Working with the Learning Innovation Portfolio Manager to ensure there are strong sourcing strategies in place for early-stage learning innovation projects and partnerships that are being tested by UNICEF Country Offices. - Working with the Learning Innovation Portfolio Manager and relevant Global Project leads, support the development of global dissemination strategies for priority learning innovations for scale. - Bringing the voice of the field to the Learning Innovation Hub by supporting research and developing strategic insights. This includes: - Building a field insight / listening strategy for the Learning Innovation portfolio (aligned with the PG digital learning team, other OOI hubs and portfolios to avoid duplication). - In partnership with PG digital learning team, coordinating and co-designing lean research studies that provide a closer look into the challenges and opportunities for digital learning in the field and support the framing of actionable problem statements. - Advising different initiatives and strategies of the Learning Innovation Hub to ensure they are designed for the needs of end users within different UNICEF COs. - Working together with Learning Innovation Portfolio Manager to ensure the learning innovation portfolio is driven by the needs of Education and fully considers Learning technical expertise. This includes: - Supporting the framing of Problem Statements so they can provide opportunities for actionable innovation. - Ensure the stage gate processes for the learning innovation are framed around quality learning, equity, and access in digital learning and skills. - Providing (and brokering) education sector advice to different projects within Learning Innovation Portfolio on product development, implementation roadmaps, scale up strategies for different contexts and users. - Brokering connection between learning innovation portfolio projects and UNICEF's education programs in the field including interaction with PG Education, regional offices, key government officials, NGO's, other UN agencies in order to support the test, acceleration and scale up. - In partnership with the Knowledge Management & Capacity Building function and Reimagine Education, designing and implementing capacity building programs on EdTech for UNICEF COs and education colleagues in the field wanting to learn more about cutting edge new tools, technologies, and approaches to innovation in learning. - Providing expertise on best pedagogies, learning approaches, education policies, cutting-edge practices on education systems strengthening and key global players for different initiatives and areas within the Learning Innovation Hub.   To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have?   - An advanced university degree (Master's) in Education, Education Technology, Human Development, Psychology, Sociology, and/or another relevant technical field. - A first level university degree (Bachelor's) in a relevant technical field (as identified above), in conjunction with ten (10) years of relevant work experience, in lieu of an advanced university (Master's) degree. - A minimum of eight (8) years of relevant professional experience is required, at national and international levels, in developing, implementing and supporting education programming. - Demonstrated experience working in the field implementing education programmes within a range of different countries and contexts in the global south is required. - Experience of UNICEF and building collaboration and partnership across the UN system and excellent understanding of the global education system, main stakeholders and initiatives. - Excellent understanding and expertise in best pedagogies, learning approaches, education policies, cutting-edge practices on education systems strengthening. - Experience working within a startup environment and using design thinking and agile methodologies would be an asset. - Experience in building communities of practice or capacity building would be an asset. - Very good understanding, expertise and experience in digital learning. Ability to lead innovative approaches in digital learning in a variety of contexts with a strong understanding of equity principles and delivering innovation and digital learning for the most disadvantaged.  - Good understanding of the overall global development context, including issues such as: poverty, conflict, and the impact of these factors on education and vice-versa; and inter-sectoral approaches to address such issues in collaboration with other sectors (including Social Policy, Child Protection, Nutrition, WASH, Health and Communications within UNICEF) - Good knowledge of global developments in education and international engagement strategies, including the application of the equity lens and human rights perspectives to programming in both sustainable development and humanitarian programming. - Good education sector planning and policy knowledge/ability, as it relates to digital learning, including the range of modalities for delivering digital education, cost-effectiveness and efficiency issues, equity and access, key institutional structures, components and processes, as well as governance issues. - Good understanding of gender and inequity issues in relation to education and development and the application of gender / equity analysis to policy and planning in education. - Fluency in English (written & verbal) is required. Knowledge of an additional UN Language (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Spanish) is considered an asset. Knowledge of the language of the local duty station) is considered desirable.   For every Child, you demonstrate...   UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.  To view our competency framework, please visit here.  Click here to learn more about UNICEF's values and competencies.   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.   UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.   Remarks: Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. 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08/06/2022 - 28/06/2022

Special Education Teacher

Namibia, Ohangwena, Eenhana - comundo

Context The Namibian 'Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture' (MoEAC) is a longstanding partner organisation of Comundo in Namibia. It is committed to deliver an equitable and inclusive education for all children and adolescents. With its Directorates of Education Arts and Culture (DoEAC), it is represented in all 14 regions of the country. Especially in the north of Namibia, schools need more specific knowledge and facilities to provide adequate education for all. That is why, the Directorate of Education Arts and Culture in the Ohangwena region aims to improve the inclusive and pre-vocational education as it is set in the Inclusive Education Policy. Your activities / tasks As a co-worker of Comundo you contribute to the country programme of Comundo in Namibia, which supports the MoEAC and its DoEAC in the implementation of the Inclusive Education Policy. Therefore, you advice and support the DoEAC in the Ohangwena region to build the knowledge of teachers and principals for the needs of children with disabilities and provide training in specific methods. Your main activities are: - Promote and integrate inclusive education practices in training programmes and workshops - Capacitate teachers, advisory teachers, officers, inspectors, principals on inclusive education practices - Co-create a mechanism for monitoring the implementation of inclusive education practices and thus the Inclusive Education Policy Your profile - Degree in Learner Support or Special Education Needs - Five years of teaching experience - Training of trainers' skills or adult education - Good command of written and spoken English - Monitoring and evaluation skills - Experience as Teacher Advisor or Principal desired General requirements - Completed vocational or tertiary education - At least 5 years of professional experience - Between 25 and 60 years old. - Resident in Switzerland or Germany             - Very good knowledge of English language - Intercultural competences and the ability to act in diverse contexts - Good physical and mental health - Basic knowledge in project management, institutional development and adult education preferred - Ability to work independently and in a team - High social competencies and intercultural sensitivity - You are motivated to live a simple lifestyle - You are prepared to contribute to public relations and fundraising - Valid Driving license We offer - An exciting working environment with ample space for initiative, participation and intercultural contacts - An adequate preparation - Introduction to the situation of the country of assignment and local support - Living and insurance costs during your assignment - Travelling costs in both directions - Initial financial aid after your return

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06/05/2022

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