Programme Analyst – Education Policy and Curricula
Assignment country: Micronesia (Federated States of)
Duty station: Pohnpei
Host entity: UNESCO Office for the Pacific States
Volunteer category: International UN Volunteer Specialist
Number of assignments: 1
Expected start date: 9 January 2023
Duration: 12 months (with possibility of extension)
Advertisement end date: 30 November 2022
Based in Palikir, Pohnpei Island, Micronesia (Federated States of) and located within the United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator Office premises, the incumbent works full-time as part of the Education Sector team of the UNESCO Office for the Pacific States. While being based in Palikir, Pohnpei Island, the incumbent serves as the immediate member of the UNESCO project team for the implementation of the Office’s work within the Pacific Regional Education Framework (PacREF). The PacREF is a collaborative programme implemented by several international, regional and private sector/civil society organizations. At present, the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) funds it in cooperation with New Zealand and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) serves as the grant administrator.
The incumbent will serve under the overall authority of the Director of the Office and under direct supervision from the Senior Project Officer who serves as the PacREF Project Manager and team leader of the PacREF team in UNESCO. The incumbent plays the role of a specialised team member and implements technical programme work within the scope of UNESCO’s role in PacREF and in accordance with the Administrative Agreement with ADB and in full consideration of the work of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics in the Pacific. S/he researches, advises and takes action to implement tasks, reports on progress, and prepares technical briefs and guidance. S/he advocates for the Office’s involvement and participation in mainstream educational activities of the UN System in the Pacific and support resource and partnership mobilization for areas of work in PacREF that remain unfunded.
The incumbent works within the frameworks of UNESCO’s Medium Term Strategy (C/4s), the approved Programme and Budget (C/5) and global development plans such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and SAMOA Pathway in addition to UNESCO Pacific Strategy and the UN Cooperation Frameworks for Papua New Guinea and the UN Cooperation Frameworks and Joint Country Action Plans for the remaining 14 small island developing states (SIDS).
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