JPO – Education Officer (Humanitarian Support) P2

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JPO - Education Officer (Humanitarian Support) P2

  • Post Date:February 8, 2022
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  • Career Level Officer
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 1-3 Years
  • Industry Non Governmental
Job Description

Job no: 548048
Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment
Level: P-2
Location: Zimbabwe
Categories: Education, Emergency Programme

For every child, quality 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 2022 to 2026 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

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How can you make a difference?

A challenging and exciting opportunity has arisen within UNICEF Zimbabwe’s Education Section, for a passionate and committed Education Officer (Humanitarian Support), P2 JPO position for a fixed term contract duration of one year.

Under the supervision of Chief Education (P5), the Education Officer (Humanitarian Support) P2 level, provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for the education programme particularly to strengthening the resiliency of the education sector within the Country Programme from development planning to delivery of results, preparing, executing, managing and implementing a variety of technical and administrative programme tasks to facilitate programme development, implementation, programme progress monitoring, evaluating and reporting.

Additionally, the JPO will:

  • Contribute to the education sector disaster preparedness and response and ensure plans are updated and functioning, contingency stocks and situation analysis are maintained;
  • Contribute to the development of a Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education (MoPSE) humanitarian coordination strategy and a resilience action plan for MoPSE at all levels (central, provincial, district and school level);
  • Monitor implementation process of humanitarian coordination and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) within MoPSE, and offer innovative approaches for achieving the goal of strengthening a resilient education system that is inclusive.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Support to programme development and planning
  • Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
  • Technical and operational support to programme implementation
  • Networking and partnership building
  • Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

Please refer to the attached job description for more information  JD_Education Officer (Humanitarian Support) P2 JPO.pdf

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • The position is open only to Swedish nationals and permanent residency holders (for citizens from non-OECD countries)
  • A university degree in one of the following fields is required with some education completed in Sweden: social sciences, architecture, economics, engineering, earth sciences, international studies, political science, public administration, or a related relevant technical field.
  • A minimum of two years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: Humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, programme planning, management, communication for development, public advocacy and/or research in education or another related area.
  • Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset as well field experience in the humanitarian affairs in complex emergency or natural disaster context.
  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
  • Fluency in English and very good knowledge of Swedish is required.  Knowledge of another official UN language is considered as an asset.
  • No older than 32 years old at the time of application

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

  • 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 (1)

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

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.


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.

Deadline: South Africa Standard Time