The United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture-UNESCO was founded on 16 November 1945. UNESCO has 195 Members and eight Associate Members. It is governed by the General Conference and the Executive Board. The Secretariat, headed by the Director-General, implements the decisions of these two bodies. The Organization has more than 50 field offices around the world.
Job Title: Programme Specialist (Education)
Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General for Education, guidance from the Director of the UNESCO Multisectoral Office in Abuja and direct supervision from the ED Senior Programme Specialist, the incumbent shall support the development, planning and implementation of the education programmes in West Africa, with a focus on higher education, innovation and technology, quality assurance in higher education, the use of ICTs and the promotion of technical and vocational education and training (TVET). In particular, the incumbent will:
Provide intellectual, strategic and operational leadership and advise the Director on the most appropriate ways to integrate regional, sub-regional and country concerns in UNESCO's strategies, policies, programmes and projects, in particular in relation to the area of Higher Education and ICTs.
Assess and lead analytical studies to identify regional demands, needs and interests in particular in the area of Higher education and ICT use in education; undertake and commission research in cooperation with higher education and R&D institutions.
Support and promote the design and development or utilization of existing solutions to meet regional demand, needs, interests and expectations from educational reforms, changes and innovations in the region; Share knowledge and best practices, update and disseminate information on trends across the sub-region.
Build on projects such as the PADTIDE to promote use of ICTs in strengthening the quality of education systems in the sub-region; Support the implementation of the Gender Transformation Leadership curriculum.
Provide technical support to Member States in the sub-region on policy and programming; Support the strengthening of national capacities for the implementation and monitoring of the Revised Arusha Convention; Facilitate cooperation in quality assurance in higher education and the implementation of the Arusha Convention in the ECOWAS Region.
Administration, Secretarial, Education, Teaching
Method of Application
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