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UNGEI Vacancy - Job Announcement

NEW YORK, NY, 28 July 2006 - The United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) is a partnership of organizations committed to the goals of narrowing the gender gap in primary and secondary education and ensuring that, by 2015, all children complete primary schooling, with girls and boys having equal access to free, quality education. 

UNGEI is currently seeking applicants to fulfil the role of Senior Project Officer, Head of UNGEI Secretariat, Education Section, Programme Division. 

Under the general guidance of the UNICEF Chief of Education Section, the Senior Project Officer will serve as the Head of the UNGEI Secretariat, providing programmatic and managerial support for the UNGEI Global Advisory Committee on technical interventions, planning, advocacy and communications, and monitoring and evaluation. The Senior Project Officer will work with a wide range of UN agency partners and other participatory parties to strengthen UNGEI as a global platform for advocacy, action, guidance and monitoring of progress on girls' education at global, regional and country levels. 

Post Title: Senior Project Officer, (Head of UNGEI Secretariat), Education Section, Programme Division
Bulletin Ref. No.:  CF/DHR/VB-2006-22 
Budget Level: L-5 
Position No.: (23625)
Duty Station: New York
Closing Date for Applications: 11 August 2006 
VN. No.: VN-06-374

Minimum Requirements:

  • Advanced university degree in education or the social sciences or in a related field.
  • At least ten years relevant work experience and knowledge in programme coordination with a growing expertise in girls' education at programming and policy levels, including linkages with other priorities (protection, HIV/AIDS, etc) within key global frameworks defined by the MDGs and EFA goals.
  • Experience with and/or understanding of strategies that deliver results at country level for girls' education.
  • Advocacy skills related to the rights of girls and women (CRC; CEDAW) and focusing on gender and education issues.
  • Organizational and planning skills to manage the UNGEI Secretariat and to support the Global Advisory Committee.
  • Ability to speak and write articulately, concisely and clearly as well as strong presentation skills.
  • Strong inter-personal and team-building skills.
  • Ability to work in an international environment and to manage complex/sensitive inter-agency relationships.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of another official UN language is desirable.

To apply please send your CV and completed P11 Form (Word) to NYHQ Cluster,  When applying, UNICEF staff members are requested to indicate on their application whether they are currently occupying an abolished post and/or have received advance notice of abolition of their post.

Empowering girls with an education improves their health and nutrition, and helps prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Girls’ education benefits families, communities, future generations and countries and is crucial to meeting every one of the Millennium Development Goals.

UNICEF is committed to accelerating progress to have every girl and boy in school by 2015. Bold policy measures by countries and partners are needed to boost school enrolment, address gender disparities, and make sure that all children complete a basic, quality education. 


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