Associate Project Officer (Education for Health and Well-being)
Parent Sector: Field Office
Duty Station: Bangkok
Job Family: Education
Type of contract: Non Staff
Duration of contract: From 7 to 11 months
Recruitment open to: Internal and external candidates
Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time): 07-APR-2023
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Project Contribution towards technical and monitoring support to HWT project delivery
1. Assist in implementing and monitoring current and ongoing projects, including Enhancing LGBTIQ+ inclusive learning spaces in Asia through youth-led transformative actions and partnerships in the education sector; supporting promotion and use of UNESCO-adapted AMAZE.org CSE videos, companion lesson plans and discussion guides in Southeast Asian countries; and, development of an orientation e-course for teachers and school leaders on disability-inclusive CSE.
2. Provide programme implementation support through technical contributions to the team’s cluster and country activities, e.g., in Thailand, the UNESCO-Office of the Basic Education Commission (OBEC), Ministry of Education collaboration on CSE, school violence prevention, and other activities led by UNESCO or co-organized with Ministry of Education, Thailand and/or the Thailand Joint UN Team on AIDS. Provide oral and written liaison and communication support with MOE/OBEC personnel and local education partners, in both Thai and English languages, as required.
3. Provide follow-up support to regional partnership work on safe, inclusive, gender-equitable learning environments, e.g., the joint UNESCO-UNDP Being LGBTI in Asia initiative and promotion of the Safe to Learn Call to Action.
4. Assist in preparing work plans, task descriptions, budgets and output indicators for assigned aspects of projects and implementing assigned project activities within established workplans and report progress against predefined performance indicators.
5. Assist in the evaluation of and reporting on the assigned projects. Provide input to the preparation of reports on the implementation of programmes and projects and other briefings as may be required by the UNESCO Field Office or Headquarters, including tracking and report on implementation using relevant tools, including the System of Information on Strategies, Tasks and the Evaluation of Results (SISTER).
6. Provide substantive, logistical and administrative support to projects, consultations, meetings, events, workshops, seminars, network and partnership initiatives, events, travel and missions. Support the organization of relevant project-related activities, including drafting meeting concept notes, agendas, minutes, reporting and documentation; Contribute to project communication and advocacy materials, articles and posts for websites, social media and public information channels developed by HWT and partners.
Research and Knowledge Management, Public Information, and Continuous Learning
7. Collaborate in carrying out situational analysis, researching and compiling data and inputs to concept notes, publications, briefings, and other documents. Contribute to public information and outreach efforts by writing, inputting to social media, or hosting information points. Preserve the institutional memory of the office by uploading relevant content to automated systems such as Sharepoint and other platforms.
8. Invest in personal and professional learning in respect of new trends and maintenance of personal knowledge and expertise. Acquire notions of other educational specialities and UNESCO Sectors represented in the Field Office and of relevance to the country served.
Partner networking, inter-agency collaboration and resource mobilization
9. Support UNESCO Bangkok’s role as the current secretariat of the regional Thematic Working Group on School Health, Nutrition and Well-being;
10. Participate as UNESCO Bangkok/HWT focal point in regional UN inter-agency groups, such as the regional Interagency Task Team (IATT) on Young Key Populations in the AIDS response and other technical working groups supporting adolescents and youth, of which UNESCO is a member.
11. Assist in building partnerships with stakeholders, in particular with national authorities, the private sector, civil society, NGOs and multilateral funding organizations and analyzing and compiling data for potential partnership opportunities as assigned by the supervisor.
12. Assist in the preparation and follow-up on submissions and the coordination of donor meetings. With guidance, prepare background data, information and inputs, and strive to generate extra-budgetary projects and funding.
13. Perform additional activities that may be required to ensure the success of the work team. The incumbent may also be involved in a range of IQE work across programme areas as appropriate and required.
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