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UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, defend their rights, and help them fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence.

At UNICEF, we are committed, passionate, and proud of what we do. Promoting the rights of every child is not just a job – it is a calling.

UNICEF is a place where careers are built: we offer our staff diverse opportunities for personal and professional development that will help them develop a fulfilling career while delivering on a rewarding mission. We pride ourselves on a culture that helps staff thrive, coupled with an attractive compensation and benefits package.

Visit our website to learn more about what we do at UNICEF.

For every child, a bright future.

How can you make a difference?

1. Education Officer (Post no. 127945)

Under the supervision of the Education Specialist, the Education Officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming... process for education programmes/projects within the Country Programme from development planning to delivery of results, preparing, executing, managing and implementing a variety of technical and administrative programme tasks to facilitate programme development, implementation, programme progress monitoring, evaluating and reporting.

Additionally, as the education sector coordinator for Bhasan Char, this position guarantees leadership and coordination of the Education sector partners in order to ensure a strategic, coherent, effective and efficient Education response. In support to, and collaboration with national authorities and sector partners, the Education Officer will support the development and implementation of a sound strategy that responds to the education needs of Rohingya refugees in Bhasan Char for the short and medium term.

For detailed job responsibilities, please see the attached TOR: BAN23040, Post 127945 Education Officer NO-2-CXB.doc

2. Education Officer (Post no. 127946)

Under the supervision of the Education Specialist, the Education Officer will work in technical areas of teacher professional development and learning assessment. He/she will also be responsible as Officer-in-Charge (OiC) for the Education Sector Working Group, when the UNICEF Sector Coordinator is away from the duty station. The incumbent acts as the focal point between the grantees, implementing partners and the Education Sector for the Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Multi Year Response Programme (MYRP) ensuring effective coordination and maintaining oversight of the Multi Year Response Programme as a whole.

For detailed job responsibilities, please see the attached TOR: BAN23041, Post – 127946 Education Officer NO-2-CXB.doc

3. Education Officer (Post no. 127947)

Under the supervision of the Education Specialist, the Education Officer will plan, develop, implement, monitor and build capacities in gender responsive education programming with the aim of reducing gender inequalities in access to education, engagement/participation in learning facilities, transition rates and achievement/application of grade-specific knowledge and skills. The Education Officer will work towards the goal of gender transformative programming.

For detailed job responsibilities, please see the attached TOR: BAN23042, Post – 127947 Education Officer NO-2-CXB.doc

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:
• Support to programme development and planning
• Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
• Technical and operational support to programme implementation
• Networking and partnership building
• Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

The following minimum requirements:

• A university degree in one of the following fields is required: education, psychology, sociology or another relevant technical field.

• A minimum of two years of professional experience in programme planning, management, and/or research in education is required.

• Experience working in the Rohingya response is necessary.

• Fluency in English and Bangla is required.

The following desirables:

• Experience working in a consortium is preferred.

• Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.

• Knowledge of Chittagonian dialect is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others [add the 8th competency (Nurtures, leads and manages people) for a supervisory role].

Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks, and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

UNICEF does not hire candidates who are married to children (persons under 18). UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority, and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promoting the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station is required for IP positions and will be facilitated by UNICEF. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Should you be selected for a position with UNICEF, you either must be inoculated as required or receive a medical exemption from the relevant department of the UN. Otherwise, the selection will be canceled.


UNICEF does not charge a processing fee at any stage of its recruitment, selection, and hiring processes (i.e., application stage, interview stage, validation stage, or appointment and training). UNICEF will not ask for applicants’ bank account information. The genuine and complete vacancy announcements are published on UNICEF Careers website at https://jobs.unicef.org/en-us/listing/

As per Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity.

UNICEF’s active commitment to diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children.

Internal candidates may be given preference over external candidates. The term “Internal” refers to all staff members with fixed term, continuing or permanent appointments.

Government employees who are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government positions before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

All UNICEF positions are advertised, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. An internal candidate performing at the level of the post in the relevant functional area, or an internal/external candidate in the corresponding Talent Group, may be selected, if suitable for the post, without assessment of other candidates.

Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their candidate profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in the Applicant system in order to be considered. The information submitted will be used for administrative purposes, salary/step determination and conditions of employment. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be accepted for applications that have already been submitted for this position.

Additional information about working for UNICEF can be found here.

Chattogram Bangladesh


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