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Associate Education Officer Jobs at UNHCR

at UNHCR UN Refugee Agency
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted July 11, 2019
Category Education
Currency UGX


JOB TITLE Associate Education Officer

The incumbent will act as a focal point for education in the area of operation and, under the leadership of the supervising officer(s), support UNHCR’s work regarding education and advocacy on all issues related to UNHCR education programmes and strategic directions. He/she normally works under the direct supervision of the UNHCR Protection Officer and overall supervision of the Deputy Representative (Protection). Under the general direction of supervising Officers, the incumbent will support the implementation of global level policies, including the UNHCR Education Strategy. The incumbent may liaise with the Ministry of Education and with Education Coordination networks at national, provincial and district levels to improve the quality of refugee education. He/she will liaise with partners to assess the education context, to develop an implementation plan and to monitor the programme and assess impact.

Issues related to education access and quality is addressed from a longer-term perspective.
Collaborative, consultative partnerships ensure quality education planning and service provision for refugees.
Participation of persons of concern in decisions and initiatives pertaining to their own education is assured through continuous assessment and evaluation using participatory, rights and community based approaches.
All protection incidents related to education activities are immediately identified and addressed.
Integrity in the delivery of education services is assured by education and protection staff. Persons of concern are treated with dignity and respect.

(process and functions undertaken to achieve results)

Strategic Direction and Coordination

Stay abreast of political, social, economic and cultural developments that have an impact on access to and quality of education and inform the development of the education strategy.
Actively pursue opportunities to implement UNHCR’s urban policy and support mainstreaming refugees within national education systems. Coordinate with relevant partners to support access to education for refugees and host communities.


Judgement and Decision Making
Analytical Thinking
Innovation and Creativity
Planning and Organizing

Experience Requirements

A minimum 3 years of previous work experience relevant to the function. Graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s) plus 2 years or Doctorate degree (equivalent of a PhD) plus 1 year of previous relevant work experience may also be accepted.

Education Requirements

Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) in Education or Social Sciences or a related field plus
Background in relevant education systems with good knowledge of relevant curricula.
Demonstrated work experience in education programmes.
Field experience in programme implementation and coordination.
Knowledge of refugee protection principles and framework.
Familiarity with INEE standards.
Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English