OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General for Education (ADG / ED), and the direct supervision of the Director of the UNESCO Office in Santiago, Chile and Regional Bureau for Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (hereafter referred to as OREALC), the incumbent, within the broad regional reference framework of SDG4-Education 2030, will serve as Chief of Unit to lead and manage the Unit on Quality and Lifelong Learning, a key working area in a region characterized by a learning crisis and inequalities that have been further aggravated by COVID-19.
His / her responsibilities will support the efforts of OREALC to refocus its strategies and programmes to respond to education needs and trends within the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular SDG-4 (Education).
Concretely, the incumbent will perform the following essential responsibilities : Programme design, management and assessment :
Networking, Communication, Knowledge Management and Partnerships :
Project, Activities and Team Member Management, Assessment and evaluation :
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Education Advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) in the field of education policy, teacher education or education management ore related field.
Work experience Minimum 7 years of progressively responsible, relevant professional experience in the field of education of which preferably 3 years acquired at the international level.
Demonstrable professional knowledge and experience in the field of education in Latin America. Proven experience in analyzing, informing and monitoring education improvement policies, strategies and programmes in areas such as teachers, curriculum, ICT in education, early and adult literacy and learning, distance education, among others.
Experience in managing multicultural and multidisciplinary teams. Experience working with government counterparts and organized education stakeholders.
Proven experience in education research, evaluation and data-driven reporting Skills / competencies In-depth knowledge of LAC education systems, issues and challenges.
Proven ability to draft high quality, clear, concise, data driven documents and reports. Demonstratred skills in resource mobilisation through negotiation and effective engagement with development partners and donors.
Excellent coordination, interpersonal, teamwork and communication skills. Demonstrated leadership, management and organisational skills.
Flexibility, adaptability and capacity to deal with uncertainty and change. Languages Excellent knowledge (written and spoken) of English and Spanish.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS Education Advanced University degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) in the field of education, education policy, teacher education, education management or related fields.
Work Experience Familiarity with the work and functioning of the UN System including key mechanisms and instruments such as the UN Sustainable Development Framework (UNSDF), UN Country Team (UNCT), and other joint UN Programming and UN inter-agency initiatives.
Experience in a field duty station with proven experience in providing technical and policy advice in education quality improvement in the LAC region.
Skills / competencies Good knowledge of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Capacity to build, develop and maintain partnerships and collaborate with a range of partners and to ensure high level coordination and cooperation among staff and stakeholders.
Very good IT skills Languages Good knowledge of French.