NEW Fixed-Term Appointment: Education Officer (Digital Learning & Skills), NO-1 Level, Ha Noi, Viet Nam (For Vietnamese Nationals) Junior level – NO-A, National Professional Officer – Locally recruited position UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund Closing in 14 days Hanoi

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UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund

Education Officer, NO-1, Ha Noi, Viet Nam

UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, defend their rights, and help them fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence.

At UNICEF, we are committed, passionate, and proud of what we do. Promoting the rights of every child is not just a job – it is a calling.

UNICEF is a place where careers are built: we offer our staff diverse opportunities for personal and professional development that will help them develop a fulfilling career while delivering on a rewarding mission. We pride ourselves on a culture that helps staff thrive, coupled with an attractive compensation and benefits package.

Visit our website to learn more about what we do at UNICEF.

For every child, Education

Job organizational context:

In Viet Nam, UNICEF has been asked by the government to help nurture the entire digital-educational ecosystem creating a digital backbone across a students’ learning journey and ensuring children and adolescents in Viet Nam are prepared for a world where digital is not only a skill, but a way of thinking and exploring the world.

Prior to the COVID-19 crisis, UNICEF Viet Nam was addressing the digital divide by integrating digital literacy into the curriculum and teacher training, in particular targeting interventions for boys and girls from ethnic minorities. The crisis has accelerated that work and UNICEF increased its advocacy for investment in and prioritization of internet connectivity in rural and underserved areas. UNICEF Viet Nam is furthermore supporting: the provision of technology to disadvantaged communities; the development and promotion of child-friendly usage of digital tools by teachers and school managers; strengthening the digital skills base of children and youth and of parents/caregivers; and skills and knowledge transmission for protection of children and youth on-line.

How can you make a difference?

The Education Officer reports to the Education Specialist – 2nd Decade Education & Learning, NO-3 level. The Education Officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for the education programmes/projects through the application of theoretical and technical skills in researching, collecting, analyzing and presenting technical programme information while learning organizational rules, regulations and procedures to support the development and formulation of the Education Programme within the Country Programme. The Officer provides specific technical, and operational assistance related to digital learning solutions and technology-based innovations in learning  to support work on the digital transformation of the education system currently ongoing in Viet Nam. A key purpose is to ensure promising pilots are integrated into government systems for scalable solutions.

Your key functions/accountabilities…

1. Support to programme development and planning

2. Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results

3. Technical and operational support to programme implementation

4. Networking and partnership building

5. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

Full Tasks/Accountabilities as attached Download File Education Officer Level 1.pdf

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have the following minimum requirements:

Education:

– A university degree in one of the following fields is required: education, psychology, sociology, ICT or another relevant technical field.

Experience:

– A minimum of one year of professional experience in development, planning and managing of (digital) learning and skills projects.

– A minimum of one year of professional experience designing and managing ed-tech solutions to support learning is an advantage.

– Experience working in Gender focused projects and/or Digital Literacy projects is considered as an asset.

– Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.

Language Requirements:

– Fluency in English is required.

– Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

– Builds and maintains partnerships (1)

– Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (1)

– Drive to achieve results for impact (1)

– Innovates and embraces change (1)

– Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

– Thinks and acts strategically (1)

– Works collaboratively with others (1)

Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels.

This position is not considered as an elevated risk role for Child Safeguarding purposes.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, time off for breastfeeding purposes, and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

Life at UNICEF

Working at UNICEF is highly rewarding. With attractive remuneration package encompassing competitive pay and benefits, a culture that helps staff thrive and diverse opportunities for personal and professional development, we aim to help you maintain a fulfilling life both at and outside the office.

We make sure you and your loved ones receive the resources and care that you need to thrive. Our contracts, wellbeing policies and initiatives ensure that you are well equipped to effectively deliver for children such as: Tax exemption, family allowances, hardship benefits, 10 UN holidays and annual leave allowance, maternity, paternity, adoption leave, medical and dental insurance, pension etc.

Pension benefits: You will become a participant in the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (https://www.unjspf.org).

Health insurance scheme: You and your eligible dependents will be covered by the UN Medical Insurance Plan (https://www.un.org/insurance/plans/medical-insurance-plan-mip).

Career support, staff wellbeing programme, breastfeeding policy, flexible work arrangements, family support, policies & initiatives, security, reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

Professional Development: The encouragement of professional development for all staff is one of UNICEF’s core values and we put this into practice through various services and initiatives. You will have different learning opportunities to strengthen your skills and competencies.

Be part of the United Nations: As an international organization that is part of the United Nations system, you will be considered an International Civil Servant and you will have career opportunities inside and outside the country.

Quality working conditions:

The workplace and working conditions are a huge asset for all UNICEF employees. Our staff are working in the Green One UN House- the first building in Viet Nam to be awarded gold LOTUS certification from the Viet Nam Green Building Council for efficient and environmentally sustainable use of resources and operations.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

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:

UNICEF does not hire candidates who are married to children (persons under 18). 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 is committed to promoting the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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 appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station is required for IP positions and will be facilitated by UNICEF. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be canceled.

Remarks:

As per Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity.

UNICEF’s active commitment to diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable candidates are encouraged to apply.

Government employees who are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government positions 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. 

UNICEF does not charge a processing fee at any stage of its recruitment, selection, and hiring processes (i.e., application stage, interview stage, validation stage, or appointment and training). UNICEF will not ask for applicants’ bank account information.

All UNICEF positions are advertised, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. An internal candidate performing at the level of the post in the relevant functional area, or an internal/external candidate in the corresponding Talent Group, may be selected, if suitable for the post, without assessment of other candidates.

Additional information about working for UNICEF can be found here.

https://vietnam.un.org/en/86207-announcement-time-hire-un-agencies-viet-nam-national-positions.

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