OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST
The Latin American Laboratory for the Assessment of the Quality of Education LLECE, is the unit of the OREALC / UNESCO Santiago that contributes to monitoring progress in student learning in the region.
LLECE, in addition, is a space for exchange, collaboration and innovation to offer information through its Comparative and Explanatory Regional Study (ERCE).
Since its creation, the Laboratory has been a benchmark and regional framework for agreement and cooperation between countries in the field of educational evaluation.
It has been technical support for the education and training of the teams responsible for the national measurement and evaluation systems, a source of access to information on this subject and has made available databases for the development of educational policies based on empirical evidence.
Under the authority of the Director of the Office and the direct supervision of the Coordinator of the Latin American Laboratory for Assessment of the Quality of Education the incumbent will perform the following duties :
COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)
Accountability (C)Communication (C)Innovation (C)Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)Planning and organizing (C)Results focus (C)Teamwork (C)
Degree in social sciences (sociology, psychology, political science, social work, education or similar) with orientation in data analysis.
Competences and abilities
Advance degree (master equivalent) in social sciences, project or public management, public policy or similar.
BENEFITS AND ENTITLEMENTS
Annual leave shall be granted at the rate of 2½ days for each completed month of service, which is credited to the individual from the first day of his / her contract.
The annual leave entitlement must be taken in full during the contract period, however up to 10 days can be carried forward if the contract is renewed.
Compensation shall not be paid for unused leave at the end of the contract; and contracts must not be renewed solely for the purpose of allowing the SC contract holder to take unused annual leave from a previous contract.
If UNESCO terminates the contract of an SC holder before its expiry date, and he / she has any unused accrued annual leave, the contract holder shall take such leave before he / she is separated.
If exigencies of service do not allow any such leave to be taken before separation, compensation for any untaken annual leave shall exceptionally be paid.
In the event of the SC holder’s resignation, any untaken annual leave shall be taken before the separation; under no circumstances shall compensation be paid for untaken accrued annual leave.
If termination is the result of the contract-holder’s improper conduct or violation of any term of the contract, the SC may receive financial compensation for any untaken accrued annual leave.
SC holders are not entitled to special leave during the period of their contracts.
SC contract holders are entitled to 1 day of certified / uncertified paid sick leave per completed month of service, equivalent to 12 days per complete year of service.
The total amount of sick leave shall be credited on the first day of his / her contract. Up to 12 days of unused sick leave may be carried forward if the contract is renewed.
If the SC contract holder leaves before the end of their contract, and they have taken more paid sick leave days than accrued through their actual length of service, the excess paid sick leave days taken shall be deducted from their final
To qualify for paid sick leave, absences of more than three consecutive working days taken by SC contract holders must be supported by a medical certificate.
Medical certification is also required after three uncertified sick leave days in any 6 month period.
SC contract holders are entitled to 16 weeks maternity leave, subject to provision of a medical certificate from a qualified practitioner which indicates the expected date of confinement.
Once the period of maternity leave has started, no SC contract holder shall be separated during the period of maternity leave : the contract must be extended to cover the full period of maternity leave.
For the purposes of this entitlement, maternity leave should not start less than 3 weeks before the expected date of childbirth and finish not less than 10 weeks after the expected date of childbirth.
SC contract holders are not eligible for participation in UNESCO’s Medical Benefits Fund or UN Joint Staff Pension Fund, nor are they covered by UNESCO’s Staff Compensation Plan*.
The social security arrangements for the SC contract-holder must be clearly set out in the SC contract, whether they are registered in a local scheme or receiving an additional payment for registering in a private medical and / or pension scheme.
The arrangements must be drawn to the attention of the individual before the contract is signed. The contract holder must provide the proof of affiliation to local or private social security scheme.