Tuesday, April 13, 2010

UNICEF, Education Officer (Learning Space Improvement), Deadline April 19, 2010.

Post Title: Education Officer (Learning Space Improvement)
Duty Station: Dili, Timor-Leste
Section: Education
Date of Issue: 13 April 2010
VN. No.: HR/VN/2010/013
Budget Level: NO - A, Temporary Fixed Term
Applications to be sent to: jmenezes@unicef.org
Closing Date for Applications: 19 April 2010

Under close supervision of Education Officer, Learning Spaces, L2, the incumbent contributes to programme planning, administration, implementation and evaluation of the Learning Space Improvement Sub-project. This will include supervision of rehabilitation and construction of UNICEF supported schools and provide accurate measurements for the assigned sites.

Major Duties And Responsibilities:
·         Undertakes ongoing field visits to project sites for the purpose of orientation of communities to project activities and to gain familiarity local conditions. Prepares routine reports on results of visits and project progress.
·         Carries out on site inspection to monitor rehabilitation and construction activities done by the contractors and by communities and make the necessary inspection and tests to insure the best quality of works in compliance with the contract terms and conditions in each site assigned the Project Officer.
·         Collects and assembles data and background with regard to project implementation and provides updated information on project financial and administrative status for analysis and report purposes.  Analyzes project status and recommends appropriate adjustments.  Prepare tables, graphs or other statistical data for technical review/monitoring purposes.
·         Monitors the flow of supply and non-supply assistance to local communities.  Drafts supply and financial documentation.  Collect and record information on supply/non-supply inventory, distribution and utilization. Investigates queries regarding authorization, delivery or payments and follow up with Finance, Administrative, Supply and Programme staff on processing of payments, advances to governments and liquidation of accounts.  Ensures that activities are in accordance with plans of action.
·         Communicates with counterparts, local authorities and communities on project details.  Recommend courses of action to supervisor.
·         Undertakes arrangements for visits to project sites for government and other partners, which include providing information and briefing on project activities and status.
·         Drafts programme budgets ensuring accuracy and appropriateness of coding in accordance with PIDB system.  Drafts and issue updated status reports.

·          EducationUniversity degree in Civil Engineering or related technical field or Person with relevant and considerable work experience in Civil Engineering Project Management.
·          Experience: Up to three years of professional work experience in project implementation and administration including data collection and analysis. UNICEF experience is an asset.
·          Computer: Thorough knowledge of modern office procedures, ability to operate word processing and software.
·          Language(s): Fluency in English and another UN language required. Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset.

·         Communication, analytical and training skills.
·         Planning and monitoring skills; ability to organize work and projects.
·         Commitment to continuous learning for professional development.
·         Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment, and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organization.
·         Initiative, passion and commitment to UNICEF’s mission and professional values.

Application is open for TIMOR-LESTE NATIONALS only. Applications will be considered only if accompanied by an updated CV and P11 form, as well as the two most recent PERs/Evaluations (for UN staff).  Regret letters will only be sent to short listed candidates. Applications which do not meet the specified minimum requirements or are received after closing date will not be entertained.