Internal Vacancy Announcement: National Education Specialist – NOC (Fixed Term Appointment) Post #11586 UNICEF Vientiane, Lao PDR

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UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest but inspiring 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! 

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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply. Our workplace policies promote flexible work arrangements, to support all staff in maintaining a healthy life balance, both in and out of the office.

For every child, support

UNICEF has been working in Lao PDR continuously since 1973. As one of the longest-serving international organizations in the country, we implement one of UNICEF’s largest country programmes worldwide, working tirelessly to promote the rights of children and women and to bring basic services – education, health, nutrition, protection, water and sanitation – to those who are most in need.

More than 70 dedicated staff members work to make positive and lasting changes for Lao PDR’s most vulnerable children – and to ensure they remain a priority for the international community.

UNICEF works to promote and protect the rights of children and women in Lao PDR. More information on what we do in Lao PDR is available at

How can you make a difference?

UNICEF Laos is seeking a dedicated, enthusiastic and highly proactive individual to support our Education Programme. The Education Specialist will be working closely with the Ministry of Education and Sports in the delivery and monitoring of Educationinterventions, supporting the capacity development of Education service providers, and helping raise the demand for quality Education services. The Education Specialist will also support the development of policies and strategies related to Education, as well as research and documentation to generate evidence for increased investments in Education, and support partnerships building.

To qualify as a Champion for every child you will need to have…


An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: education, economics, psychology, sociology, or another relevant technical field.

Professional experience:

  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in programme planning, management, and/or research in education is required.
  • Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.
  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.

Language: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

JD attached:  JD Education Specialist Level 3.pdf

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…

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (1); Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2); Works Collaboratively with others (2); Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2); Innovates and Embraces Change (2); Thinks and Acts Strategically (2); Drive to achieve impactful results (2)Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply.

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 also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 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.

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

Vientiane, Laos
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