Education Specialist (Gender Transformative Education), P-3, EAPRO, Bangkok, Thailand #127532 (Temporary Appointment)

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  • Salary:
    $89,385 - $119,774 / YEAR
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  • Posted:
    1 month ago
  • Category:
    Education, Gender and Diversity, Social and Inclusive Development
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UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, commitment

The purpose of the position is twofold. The first is to promote gender transformative education in the East Asia and Pacific region through managing a programme, providing technical support to UNICEF country offices in the region and supporting regional coordination concerning gender transformative education. The position is also to support the global work of the UN Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) on school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV).

There are 4 specific objectives:

  1. Management of the EAPRO gender transformative education programme in Southeast Asia;
  2. Technical support to UNICEF Country Offices in East Asia and the Pacific to strengthen gender transformative education work;
  3. Support to regional coordination concerning gender transformative education work pertaining to the mandates of both UNGEI and UNICEF EAPRO;
  4. Support to UNGEI’s work on SRGBV through the Global Working Group to End SRGBV.

How can you make a difference?

1. Management of the Southeast Asia regional gender transformative education programme. The programme aims at: (i) system-level impact by advancing gender transformative education policies, curricula and pedagogy with focus countries of Cambodia and Viet Nam; (ii) school and community level impact through empowering the most marginalized girls with 21st-century learning and skills; and (iii) regional exchange, focusing on policy mapping, capacity building, advocacy and evidence generation through cross-border collaboration on gender transformative education

  • Support programme management/oversight and coordination for the Empowered and Equal Futures for Girls in Southeast Asia programme to support timely delivery of activities and outputs, in close collaboration with the EAPRO Regional Gender Adviser and Country Offices (COs).
  • Provide technical assistance to COs on programme related matters, and follow-ups.
  • Coordinate implementation for the activities within the regional component of the programme (Output 3) mentioned above to ensure timely completion of results and deliverables, including organizing regional meetings, coordinating research outputs and provide and contributing technical expertise.
  • Monitor progress, including through field missions, and contribute to the external evaluation of the programme.
  • Communicate, collaborate and participate in virtual and face to face meetings with programme partners, including regional partners, such as SEAMEO, ASEAN, UNESCO, UNWomen, Safe to Learn, and national level partners, as required.
  • Prepare draft and, in consultation with the supervisor, ensure finalization of donor reports and other knowledge management products and documentation to showcase the results/progress of the programme, including communications products.

2. Technical support to UNICEF Country Offices in East Asia and the Pacific, and the Regional Office to strengthen gender transformative education work.

  • Provide technical support to UNICEF Country Offices (COs) in the East Asia and Pacific region on gender transformative education in their education programmes.
  • Support the EAPRO Education and Gender team on gender transformative education programming and its related tasks.
  • Collaborate with EAPRO’s relevant sections and units, especially Child Protection and Gender, to address violence in and around schools and to promote safe to learn and students’ well-being with a gender lens, to ensure coherent support to UNICEF COs.
  • Prepare and update EAPRO Education’s proposals and investment case documents focusing on gender and education and prepare inputs for reporting as relevant.

3. Support to regional coordination concerning gender transformative education work pertaining to the mandates of both UNGEI and UNICEF EAPRO.

  • Share UNICEF and UNGEI’s work and experience on gender transformative education in the region with UNESCO, UNWomen, UNFPA, and other partners to improve coordination and complementarity.
  • Represent UNICEF in the relevant coordination groups at the regional level, including through not limited to, School Health and Well-being working group under the Learning and Education (LE) 2030+.
  • Support UNGEI’s GTE work in the region, including by leading and facilitating the regional consultations in the run up to the annual convenings of the Feminist Network for Gender Transformative Education, which is the movement and space for bringing in global majority experience on gender and education, led by UNGEI.

4. Support to UNGEI global work on SRGBV

  • Contribute to global advocacy and coalition building in the field of SRGBV by supporting UNGEI’s co-chairing functions of the Global Working Group to End SRGBV as per agreed priorities and workplans.
  • Support the continuous development and improvement of UNGEI’s SRGBV knowledge hub by leveraging the knowledge and expertise of the Global WG to End SRGBV, as well as by initiating and providing technical inputs to global public goods.
  • Contribute to learning and capacity development in the field of SRGBV through supporting the development and delivery of training courses, organization of learning/experience sharing events.
  • Lead and support the conceptualization and implementation of global and regional advocacy events in consultation with the Global WG to end SRGBV.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in a relevant area, e.g. education, gender, programme management, and/or child protection or area related to social services, development studies, political or social sciences, public policies;
  • Academic credentials in gender are a strong asset.
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience at the international or regional level in managing gender focused education programme.
  • 3 years of experience in designing, implementing, managing, and delivering results-based programmes/projects on gender-transformative education, gender-based violence against children or similar is an asset.
  • Experience in school related gender-based violence, or related issues, is an asset.
  • Experience in providing technical support to partners, governments, UN agencies, etc. on gender transformative education is an asset.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language 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

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others.

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

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, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
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 promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.


UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable male/female from programme countries are encouraged to apply.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also 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 cancelled.

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.

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

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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