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New Job Opportunity United Nations at UNHCR Tanzania – Education Associate

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Jobs in Tanzania 2023: New Job Vacancies at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Tanzania, 2023

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Education Associate
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
time type
Full time
job requisition id JR2312369
Hardship Level B
Family Type Family
Residential location (if applicable)
Grade GS6
Staff Member / Affiliate Type General Service
ReasonRegular > Regular Assignment
Remote work accepted No
Target Start Date 2023-04-01-07:00

Standard Job Description
Education Associate
Setting and Work Relationships The Education Associate will support the
roll-out of Refugee Education 2030, the Refugee Education Strategy, in
line with the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR), which calls on States
and relevant Stakeholders to contribute resources and expertise to
expand and enhance the quality and inclusiveness of national education
systems to facilitate access by refugee and host community children and
youth to primary, secondary and tertiary education. Providing inclusive
and equitable quality education is central to the achievement of the
2030 Agenda’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the incumbent will
assist the supervisor in ensuring UNHCR’s programming is in line with
the SDGs.

Leveraging the growing global momentum, UNHCR is
working to translate the objectives of the GCR into impactful results,
including through follow-up on pledges made through the 2019 Global
Refugee Forum. Contributing to this global roll-out of the GCR, the
Education Associate, in collaboration with the Education Section in the
Division of Resilience and Solutions (DRS), will assist the supervisor
in providing technical support to UNHCR countries and partners to
advocate for and implement the objectives of Refugee Education 2030:
Promote equitable and sustainable inclusion in national education
systems for refugees, asylum seekers, returnees, stateless and
internally displaced persons
2. Foster safe enabling environments that support learning
3. Enable learners to use their education toward sustainable futures

incumbent supports UNHCR’s work regarding education and advocacy on all
issues related to UNHCR education programmes and strategic directions.
S/he normally works under the direct supervision of the Education or
Protection Officer. The Education Associate participates in liaising
with partners to assess the education context, to develop an
implementation plan and to monitor the programme and assess impact. S/he
also works in collaboration with in-country education partners to
improve access to, and quality of, refugee education at all levels, both
formal and non-formal, and may liaise with partners for joint support
for education access for refugee and host community children. The
Education Associate supports the implementation of education approaches
for emerging needs in refugee education, including attention to special
needs, minorities, girls, pre-school education, and non-formal
activities. The incumbent supports inter-sectoral linkages with child
protection, GBV, gender, community services, livelihoods and health,
among others. S/he prepares relevant documentation and follows-up on
administrative requirements of education projects.

staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in
their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in
line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN
Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and
Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability
frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their
responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional,
cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR¿s core values of
professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.
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Assist the supervisor in managing and coordination of the education
sector. – Assist in monitoring of implementation of the education
strategy and activities at all levels in formal and non-formal education
sectors. – Assist in providing regular reports on educational
activities, achievements and challenges. – Conduct regular visits to
community schools, carry out assessments and write recommendation. –
Assist in identification of persons with special educational needs and
support implementation of inclusive and special needs education. –
Support and promote quality education data collection, analysis and
reporting by assisting the implementation of Education Management
Information System (EMIS). – Ensure education level of refugee children
are updated in the UNHCR database for tracking of education achievement
of refugee children. – Assess needs for services of persons of concern,
as related to education responses. – Systematically promote and comply
with the Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) policy and other priorities
such as the HIV/AIDS policy. – Liaise on behalf of UNHCR with external
partners like Education Ministry on education matters. – As requested
participate in local humanitarian and development sector working groups
to support and ensure all refugee education support programming at
country level is extended, amplified and reported against sector
development goals and humanitarian partners and funding serve system
strengthening. – Foster inter-sectoral linkages and coordination with
child protection, GBV, gender, community services, livelihoods/economic
inclusion and health, among others, and provide specialist advice for
other sectors, to ensure that they fully integrate education related
concerns in their planning. – Monitor implementation of education
programmes and provide guidance on orientation. – Assist in the planning
and coordination of UNHCR’s role concerning education. – Identify
training needs and train UNHCR staff, sister UN agency staff, NGOs, and
Ministry of Education officials on refugee education priorities and
identified topics. – Develop and disseminate relevant tools to support
UNHCR staff and partners in Country Office(s). – Join joint assessment
missions in emergencies to minimise the time refugee children and youth
spend out of education (ideally a maximum of three months after
arrival). – Assist in preparing and drafting of education input in key
internal and external documents and reports. – Monitor and support all
existing formal and informal education programs, including implementing
partner and community-based schools, and informal classes. – Regularly
update and share information related to education, utilizing data
collection to identify gaps, assess trends, and design interventions. –
Monitor and suggest necessary adjustments to the annual Education
Workplan and budget. – Review education proposals and monitor existing
agreements with partners; in addition, work closely with the community
to enhance quality and ownership across community-run education
programs. – Liaise and support partners in organizing teacher training. –
Perform specific administrative operational/control tasks for
project/programme activities. – Provide inputs for funding submissions,
appeals and reports. – Represent UNHCR in monitoring of education
projects. – Issue documents and reports for clearance by the supervisor.
– Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications
Education & Professional Work Experience
Years of Experience / Degree Level

  • For
    G6 – 3 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 2 years
    relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher
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Field(s) of Education
Not applicable

Certificates and/or Licenses
Education; Social Sciences; Business Administration; (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Relevant Job Experience

Demonstrated work experience in education programmes. – Field
experience in education programme implementation and coordination in
humanitarian and/or development contexts. – Experience working with
Governments, Ministry of Education and other line Ministries. – Strong
inter-personal skills in collaboration and coordination. – Demonstrated
capacity to work with minimum supervision.


Demonstrated work experience in refugee education programmes. –
Knowledge and experience of UNHCR policies and standards. – Experience
in the area of child protection. – Experience with educational research,
teaching or education administration.

Functional Skills

Protection Principles and Framework ED-Technical support to education
programmes and proposals *IT-Computer Literacy CO-Drafting and
Documentation CO-Cross-cultural communication TR-Training – Virtual and
face to face ED-Global EiE standards and implementation (Functional
Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)



Language Requirements
International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English
and UN working language of the duty station if not English. For
National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language
of the duty station if not English and local language. For General
Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the
duty station if not English.

All UNHCR workforce members must
individually and collectively, contribute towards a working environment
where each person feels safe, and empowered to perform their duties.
This includes by demonstrating no tolerance for sexual exploitation and
abuse, harassment including sexual harassment, sexism, gender
inequality, discrimination and abuse of power.

As individuals
and as managers, all must be proactive in preventing and responding to
inappropriate conduct, support ongoing dialogue on these matters and
speaking up and seeking guidance and support from relevant UNHCR
resources when these issues arise.

This is a Standard Job
Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The
Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable
qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any
such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description
and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of

Desired Candidate Profile
1. I would like
to request for the re-advertisement Internal/External of the
above-mentioned created position of Education Associate, GL6, PN.
10038389. This will attract diverse candidates (male and female,
including candidates with disabilities) with the strongest possible
background to apply to the position.

2. Furthermore, in a bid to
achieve gender parity in the workplace as emphasized by Global UN, the
re-advertisement will present an opportunity for more qualified female
candidates to apply and go through the same recruitment process without
fear of favor.

3. The desired candidate profiles are as follow:

Demonstrated work experience in education programme implementation and
coordination in humanitarian and/or development contexts.
• Experience working with Governments, Ministry of Education and other line Ministries.
• Experience with educational research, teaching or education administration.
• Strong inter-personal skills in collaboration and coordination.
• Demonstrated capacity to work with minimum supervision.
• Demonstrated work experience in refugee education programmes.
• Knowledge and experience of UNHCR policies and standards.

Required languages (expected Overall ability is at least B2 level):
Desired languages
Operational context
Occupational Safety and Health Considerations:
Nature of Position
Living and Working Conditions:
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Additional Qualification
communication, CO-Drafting and Documentation, Economics, ED-Global EiE
standards and implementation, ED-Technical support to education
programmes and proposals, IT-Computer Literacy, PR-Refugee Protection
Principles and Framework, TR-Training – Virtual and face to face

Business Administration – Other, Education – Other, Social Sciences – Other

Work Experience
Analytical thinking, Change capability & adaptability, Client &
results orientation, Commitment to continuous learning, Communication,
Empowering & building trust, Organizational awareness, Planning
& organizing, Teamwork & collaboration

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Compendium The shortlisted candidates will need to sit a test.
Functional clearance
This position doesn’t require a functional clearance
Job Posting End Date February 26, 2023


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