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Job Board: IIEP-UNESCO is Recruiting, Multiple Positions

IIEP-UNESCO is currently recruiting multiple positions at different levels (P1, P2, P4, P5). Open positions include internships, Technical Team Leaders, Senior Education Programme Specialists, and Associate Education Programme Specialists. The application deadline for all positions is 23 May 2022. Learn more here.

Internships

Students from a wide range of post-graduate disciplines, may apply for internships at IIEP. Depending on qualifications, internships relate either to IIEP’s research and technical assistance activities, advocacy and outreach, or administrative support functions.

An internship at IIEP affords the opportunity to work in a multicultural, intergovernmental organization. We aim to provide interns with professional experience that deepens their studies. Preference is given to interns with postgraduate training in the fields of education, political science, economics, development studies and statistics or information technologies related to education.

> To candidate as an intern : internship@iiep.unesco.org

Technical Team Leaders

Post Number : IEP/PA/118/119/120/6SNIEP0073PA

Grade : P-5

Duty Station: Paris

Type of contract : Project Appointment

Duration of contract : 2 years

Overview of the post:

The incumbent will provide leadership and guidance to a team of experts that are involved in technical cooperation, training, research, and development activities based in Paris. The incumbent manages a portfolio of country facing technical assistance, research, and development projects. In particular:

  • Manages a portfolio of technical projects that include direct support to ministries of education, research and the development of new technical tools and approaches.
  • Oversees the work of one cluster of technical experts based in Paris, with associates from each of IIEP’s regional offices, ensuring appropriate planning, management, and accountability for delivery of expected results across their work.
  • Plays a thought leadership and quality assurance role across the organization in their respective domain of technical expertise, ensuring that staff are regularly exposed to cutting edge research and technical advances in sector planning and management.
  • Identifies strategic priorities and provide quality assurance and technical guidance to all Offices on IIEP’s core technical offering to countries in support of their planning and management capacity.
  • Works with the Research and Knowledge Mobilization team to identify priorities and promote a coherent approach to research and knowledge sharing in support of strengthened national capacity.
  • Works with the Training and Education Team to help tailor and maintain IIEP’s training offering in their areas of technical expertise to meet Member States capacity development needs.
  • Ensures regular consultation across IIEP’s Offices and with IIEP partners (Member States, Donors, external institutes, etc.) about IIEP’s country facing research, capacity development and technical cooperation activities.
  • Works with the Strategic Partnership Officer to identify and pursue sources of new funding to advance and expand IIEP’s research, development and technical cooperation activities.
  • Works with the Director and the Senior Management Team to ensure alignment of IIEP’s research, training, and capacity development activities, and maintain a strong corporate focus on programme effectiveness, resource mobilization and strategic impact.
  • Demonstrably contributes to IIEP’s meeting its strategic objectives and quantified targets thematically, geographically, and across IIEP’s main functions (research, technical cooperation, training, knowledge management and mobilization).

To learn more or to apply, please click here.

Senior Education Programme Specialists

Post Number : IEP/PA/121/122/123/6SNIEP0071PA/6SNIEP0072PA

Grade : P-4

Duty Station: Paris

Type of contract : Project Appointment

Duration of contract : 2 years

Overview of the post:

The incumbents will lead a portfolio of technical cooperation, research and development activities and projects. In particular, the incumbents will:

  • Oversee a portfolio of projects that support governments in national planning and budgeting, and/or managing the implementation of reforms in the educational sector.
  • Lead project teams to deliver on expected results across these activities and ensuring appropriate planning, management, and accountability for their delivery, and supporting, coaching and overseeing the work of team members. May also involve direct of 1-4 staff members.
  • Play a thought leadership and quality assurance role in their respective domains of technical expertise, ensuring that programs and projects benefit from cutting edge research and technical advances in sector planning and management.
  • Identify strategic priorities and provides quality assurance and technical guidance on IIEP’s core technical offer to countries in support of their planning and management capacity.
  • Work with the Research and Knowledge Mobilization team to identify priorities and promote a coherent approach to research and knowledge sharing in support of strengthened national capacity.
  • Work with the Training team to deliver a strong training offer in their area of technical expertise, including by engaging in direct instruction within IIEP’s training programs.
  • Support regular consultation across IIEP’s Offices and with IIEP partners (Member States, Donors, external institutes, etc.) about IIEP’s country facing research, capacity development and technical cooperation activities.
  • Work with the Strategic Partnership Officer to identify and pursue sources of new funding to advance and expand IIEP’s research, development, and technical cooperation activities.
  • Work with the Director and the Senior Management Team to ensure alignment of IIEP’s research, training, and capacity development activities, and maintain a strong corporate focus on programme effectiveness, resource mobilization and strategic impact.
  • Contribute to IIEP’s specialized committees and ad-hoc workgroups to the benefit of IIEP strategic planning and programme implementation in their capacity as a member of middle management.
  • Take ownership of specific strategic objectives and quantified targets thematically, geographically, according to her/his portfolio and missions.

To learn more or to apply, please click here.

Associate Education Programme Specialists

Post Number : IEP/PA/124/125/126/127/6SNIEP0069PA/6SNIEP0070PA

Grade : P-1 / P-2

Duty Station: Paris

Type of contract : Project Appointment

Duration of contract : 2 years

Overview of the post:

The incumbents will have the following duties and responsibilities:

1. Assist teams in supporting member states (MS) in the development, implementation, and monitoring of education and training sector analysis, plans, policies:

  • Support the development of education and training, sub-sector, and thematic diagnoses and analysis.
  • Support the development and implementation of education sector plans including operational plans, institutional capacity analysis, and monitoring and evaluation frameworks.
  • Support the discussion with Ministries of Education (MoE) officials within the framework of educational policy tradeoffs and the development of national strategy documents (i.e., education policy documents, simulations models, education sector plan, action plans, etc.).
  • Support the development of management and monitoring tools and the preparation of joint sector reviews or mid-term reviews.

2. Support implementation and management of capacity development programmes:

  • Support the delivery of capacity development programmes (facilitation of face to face or remote training sessions, etc.) in educational planning and management.
  • Devise modalities and milestones for assessment and for daily programme and financial management; preparing narrative and financial reporting. Draft terms of reference for consultants.

3.  Assist in the management of IIEP’s country facing technical cooperation portfolio:

  • Support project & related contract development and drafting, implementation, reporting and monitoring and evaluation.

4. Contribute to the production and dissemination of knowledge on education sector planning, analysis and the management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of education sector reforms:

  • Contribute to the development of methodological guides and tools on education planning, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Contribute to the development, implementation and drafting of pieces of research on education and training analysis, planning, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Contribute to the update of IIEP’s website and interactive space for documentation and exchanges around education and training policies (digital bibliography, statistics, policy documents, etc.).

5. Assist in the development and implementation of training initiatives to support the professional development of education stakeholders, including officials in charge of education and training, in the areas of education planning and management:

  • Support the development of training materials to meet various audience’ needs, based on different delivery modes (F2F, distance, hybrid).
  • Support the implementation/facilitation, monitoring and evaluation of training activities.

6. Perform other duties within IIEP’s mandate as assigned by the supervisor.

To learn more or to apply, please click here.

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