Education Specialist
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Grade: Unspecified
Occupations: Educations
Closing soon: 9 Mar 2021
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Job Description

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfil their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For Every Child, Education

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programmes, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favouritism. Equity accelerates progress towards the goals of the 2030 agenda and realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

How can you make a difference?

UNICEF Office in Turkmenistan is looking for a dedicated professional, who will support the development and preparation of the Education programmes and is responsible for managing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting the progress of education programmes/projects within the country programme.

Purpose for the job: Under the supervision and guidance of the Deputy Representative, the Specialist will provide technical and management support throughout the programming processes to facilitate the administration and achievement of results on education programmes and initiatives to improve learning outcomes and equitable and inclusive education, especially for children who are marginalized, disadvantaged and excluded in society.

Summary of key functions and accountabilities:

Within the delegated authority and under the given organizational set-up, the incumbent contributes to achievement of results according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM), as well as UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, standards of performance, and accountability framework.

Areas of major duties and expected impact:


1.         Support to Education programme development and planning

2.         Education programme management, monitoring and delivery of results

3.         Technical and operational support to Education programme implementation

4.         Networking and partnership building on Education

5.         Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building.

The efficiency and efficacy of support provided by the Specialist to Education programme preparation, planning and implementation, contributes to the achievement of sustainable results to improve learning outcomes and universal access to quality, equitable and inclusive education. Success in education programmes and initiatives in turn contribute to maintaining and enhancing the credibility and ability of UNICEF to provide programme services for mothers and children that promotes greater social equality in the country.

Please read the detailed list of accountabilities/duties/tasks in the attached Job profile of the post.

Download File Education Specialist_GJP for VA.pdf

To qualify as Education Specialist, you will have...


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


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

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

Language Requirements:   

Fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of Russian and Turkmen will be considered as an asset.


For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values:

  • Care
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Accountability


The competencies required for this post are….


  • Nurtures, Leads and Manages People (1)
  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (2)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (2)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (2)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (2)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (2)
  • Drives to achieve impactful results (2)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (2)

Functional Competencies:

  • Analyzing (3) 
  • Deciding and Initiating action (2)
  • Applying technical expertise (3)

View our competency framework at

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

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 also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.




Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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