Early Childhood Development Specialist, NOC, TA for 364 days, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

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United Nations Children’s Fund Early Childhood Development Specialist, NOC, TA for 364 days, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan Turkmenistan UNICEF Jobs 2024

United Nations Children’s Fund looking for “Early Childhood Development Specialist, NOC, TA for 364 days, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan”. Applicants with an Advanced degree may apply on or before 11-Jul-24.

The United Nations Children’s Fund has published a job vacancy announcement on 05-Jul-24 for qualified applicants to fill in the vacant post of Early Childhood Development Specialist, NOC, TA for 364 days, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan to be based in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. For more jobs, please visit https://unjoblink.org

Company Name: United Nations Children’s Fund

Job Title: Early Childhood Development Specialist, NOC, TA for 364 days, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Duty Station: Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Country: Turkmenistan

Application Deadline: 11-Jul-24




UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, defend their rights, and help them fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence.

At UNICEF, we are committed, passionate, and proud of what we do. Promoting the rights of every child is not just a job – it is a calling.

UNICEF is a place where careers are built: we offer our staff diverse opportunities for personal and professional development that will help them develop a fulfilling career while delivering on a rewarding mission. We pride ourselves on a culture that helps staff thrive, coupled with an attractive compensation and benefits package.

Visit our website to learn more about what we do at UNICEF.

For every child, a future

Since 1994, UNICEF’s Office in Turkmenistan has been working with the Government to fulfil its obligation in realization of child rights under the Convention on the Rights of the Child and Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

The current Country Cooperation Programme for 2021 – 2025 between UNICEF and the Government of Turkmenistan aims to support the Government of Turkmenistan in fulfilling its obligations to respect, protect and implement children’s rights, as stipulated in the Convention on the Rights of the Child and further confirmed in the National Action Plan for the Realization of Children’s Rights (NAP). Within the new Programme, UNICEF will be partnering with more institutions to ensure equitable access to high-impact and quality health, nutrition and early childhood development services; to protect children from all forms of violence, ill-treatment and socio-economic vulnerabilities; as well as to increase access to quality inclusive education and learning opportunities for Turkmenistan’s children and youth.

For more information about UNICEF Turkmenistan please click here

How can you make a difference?

Under the guidance of the supervisor (Deputy Representative), ECD Specialist supports the coordinated development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of ECD programmes/projects within the Country Programme.

The Specialist contributes to the achievement of concrete and sustainable results on ECD related programmes/projects according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM) and UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  1. Support to ECD programmes/projects development and planning
  2. Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results on ECD programmes
  3. Technical and operational support to programme implementation
  4. Networking and partnership building
  5. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

If you would like to know more about this position, please review the complete Job Description here: ECD Specialist Level 3 GJP.pdf

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

Minimum requirements:

An advanced university degree in one of the following fields is required: education, public administration, public health, nutrition, economics, psychology, sociology, human development, child development, family studies or another relevant technical field.

For this position, a bachelor’s degree from a recognized academic institution in a relevant field with seven years of relevant work experience might be accepted in lieu of advanced degree.

Work Experience:

A minimum of five years of professional experience in social development planning and management in early childhood development related areas is required.

Language Requirements:

Fluency in English is required as well as a fluency either in Turkmen or Russian language 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.

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

The 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

(8) Nurtures, leads and manages people

Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels.

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 measures to include a more diverse workforce, such as paid parental leave, time off for breastfeeding purposes, and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

UNICEF does not hire candidates who are married to children (persons under 18). 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 promoting the protection and safeguarding of all children. 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.

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


As per Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity.

UNICEF’s active commitment to diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable female candidates and persons living with a disability are encouraged to apply.

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

UNICEF does not charge a processing fee at any stage of its recruitment, selection, and hiring processes (i.e., application stage, interview stage, validation stage, or appointment and training). UNICEF will not ask for applicants’ bank account information.

UNICEF shall not facilitate the issuance of a visa and working authorization for candidates under consideration for positions at the national officer and general service category.

All UNICEF positions are advertised, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. An internal candidate performing at the level of the post in the relevant functional area, or an internal/external candidate in the corresponding Talent Group, may be selected, if suitable for the post, without assessment of other candidates.

Additional information about working for UNICEF can be found here.

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