Organization: UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Closing date: 18 Jun 2018
UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism
Overview of the functions of the post
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is seeking applications from nationals of Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for a new post of National Programme Officer for Health and Wellbeing in DRC.
Additional information about UNESCO and its work on education for health and wellbeing is available from the website: https://en.unesco.org/themes/health-education/.
DUTIES AND REQUIREMENTS
Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director General for Education, general supervision of the Director of the UNESCO Office in Kinshasa, direct supervision of the Head of the Education Sector Kinshasa and the guidance of the Regional Health Education Adviser, the incumbent will be responsible for the planning, implementation and monitoring of UNESCO’s work on education for health and wellbeing. Specifically, s/he will be responsible for providing technical expertise on key themes including comprehensive sexuality education (CSE), school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV), early and unintended pregnancy (EUP), and HIV.
q Strategy and policy development
q Representation and partner relations
q Resource mobilization
q Technical support
A successful candidate will be required to demonstrate the following competencies:
Planning and organizing
Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement
For detailed information please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework
q Advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) in a relevant field, especially education, social sciences or public health.
q At least four years of relevant work experience, in areas related to sexual and reproductive health and education.
Skills and competencies
q A track record in resource mobilization and monitoring and evaluation;
q A track record in project and programme implementation in partnership with governmental partners and civil society, and an ability to manage budgets and report on implementation;
q Strong understanding of the country, of the development work and of the education sector;
q Extensive knowledge of, and high level of technical writing skills on, HIV prevention, CSE, SRGBV, and UNESCO’s Strategy on Education for Health and Wellbeing;
q Credibility and confidence, with networking and high level representational and partnership building skills, involving a wide range of partners (including relevant Ministries, UNAIDS Cosponsors, donors and civil society);
q Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, tact and diplomacy;
q Ability to multi task, prioritize and deliver to deadline, as well as work under pressure.
q Full working proficiency, oral and written, in French. Strong writing and communication skills in English is a major asset.
How to apply:
How to apply
To apply, please send your application directly by email to firstname.lastname@example.org (cc: email@example.com) with ‘’Associate National Project Officer – Education for Health and Wellbeing’’ in subject line. Candidates must send application letter and UNESCO CV (download CV form here) in English or French. Application files will have to reach UNESCO Kinshasa office on before midnight (UTC +1:00).