UNICEF Nigeria seeks the services of experienced Education -GEP Specialists to work in the State Directorate of Planning, Research and Statistics (DPRS) of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB).
Job Title: GEP Specialists- SBMC and Capacity Building (3rd Party Consultant).
Vacancy number: VN-NGR-28 – 3- B- 2012
Contract Type: SSA
Duration: 11 Months
The successful candidate will be expected to carry out the following duties
1. Assist in human and institutional capacity development of SUBEB and LGAs in institutionalizing policies and programmes on SBMCs and Mothers’ Associations as catalysts in promoting access, retention, completion, transition and quality learning outcomes for girls in ECE/Primary/JSS and Senior Secondary Schools;
2. Advocate and provide technical support for mainstreaming SBMCs and Mothers’ Associations activities into SESP/SESOP for proper budget provision and release of funds;
3. Assist the SUBEB Chairperson and build capacity of the SUBEB Director DPRS to ensure the long and medium term sector plans (SESP/SESOP) are compliant with SUBEB’s intentions to fund support to SBMCs to improve schools and the quality of learning, especially for girls. Assist SUBEB to develop strategies and plans to encourage larger female participation in the rural school teaching cadre;
4. Act as technical supervisor for the SBMC/ school grants funding system and build related capacity in all SUBEB departments that deal with this area;
5. Provide technical support and advocate through working with SBMCs and Mothers’ Associations for the establishment/strengthening of girls’ spaces (Girls’ Spaces) in schools;
6. Facilitate evidenced based sensitization and mobilization of SBMCs, Mothers’ Associations and communities for increased access, retention and quality learning outcomes in schools and ECE centers;
7. Provide support (or arrange suitable support) for the preparation of viable, focused Whole School Development Plans (WSDP), including a cascade of training and peer support modalities, using LGEA staff, head teachers, SBMC members and members of the Mothers’ Associations as local facilitators and champions. Explore methods to integrate SBMC and WSDP related skills in the SbTD/STUMEC capacity building initiatives so that they are mutually supportive;
8. Following the preparation of WSDPs, support the SUBEB and State GEP committee to identify suitable initiatives for SBMC support;
9. Ensure that UNICEF protocols are used to resource project activities, and keep accurate and transparent accounts of all inputs and resource use;
10. Keep accurate records of GEP activities as appropriate in the SUBEB;
11. Liaise with and between all bodies and institutions involved in GEP activities, including local and international development partners (including ESSPIN), and ensure the effective pursuit of relevant project targets and implementation of activities;
12. Build institutional capacity including, where necessary, improving the functional state of government offices, and the facilities in them;
13. Pursue advocacy activities in support of improved Girls’ Education where possible and appropriate;
14. In collaboration with the SPC and local stakeholders monitor and conduct spot internal audit checks on the use of both project and states funds disbursed to the SBMC and to CCT recipients;
15. Produce regular monthly work plans/monthly/quarterly reports and submit to the Executive Chairman through the SPC.
Minimum qualification & competencies:
- The candidate for this position must have a higher degree in Education, Humanities or the Social Sciences.
- Minimum of 8 years’ experience in community mobilization service.
- Skills in use of Microsoft office suites are a must.
Method of Application
If you are interested in the position and meet the requirements, please send cover letter (one-page summary statement that describes how your experience and qualification related to the job description) and a scanned/PDF copy of the completed and signed UN Personal History Form (which can be downloaded here) to email@example.com by close of business on Thursday, 07 June 2012.
Please put the position title you are applying for on the subject line of your email.
UNICEF, a smoke-free environment, is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff. Well qualified candidates, particularly women are strongly encouraged to apply.