Programme Specialist (Innovative Finance), P-4, Education Cannot Wait, Programme Division, NYHQ, #99914
New York City | Washington D.C
If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.
For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.
Job organizational context
Participants of the Oslo Summit for Education Development, held in July 2015, agreed that a dedicated fund or new modality would be established to address the disruption of education and learning in emergencies and protracted crises. Following this, Education Cannot Wait – a Fund for Education in Emergencies ("the Fund") was launched at the World Humanitarian Summit in May 2016. Hosted and administered within UNICEF, the interim Secretariat is responsible for implementing the day to day work of the Fund under the direction of the High Level Steering Group.
Purpose of the Position
The incumbent of this will report to the Senior Adviser (Humanitarian and Development Finance) and will provide vital leadership on activities designed to initiate and deliver on a work-stream around innovative financing mechanisms which can be hardwired into the Fund's design in its first five years of operation.
Key Expected Results
Lead the development of innovative financing mechanisms
Identify new funding opportunities and partnerships
Develop and implement strategies for innovative financing to support education in emergencies and protracted crises
Conceptualize, plan and execute partnership-focused communications
Qualifications of Successful Candidate
Competencies of Successful Candidate
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This new initiative will be hosted at UNICEF Headquarters in New York for its initial launch period of one year. If the appointment is extended beyond the first year, the incumbent might be relocated to another duty station (exact location to be determined).
A process to identify and transfer Education Cannot Wait to a permanent host will be undertaken after the first year and any transfer of the position holder to a permanent host will be subject to negotiation with the position holder and permanent host.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=501632
- Organization: UNICEF
- Location: New York City | Washington D.C
- Grade: Mid/Senior
- Development Cooperation
- Closing Date: 2016-12-19