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For every child, education...
There are few greater challenges faced by the global community than the twin crises of learning poverty and youth unemployment. In response, the Education Commission (chaired by Gordon Brown, former UK Prime Minister and UN Special Envoy for Global Education) and the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (chaired by Sir Ronald Cohen) came together to create EOF. We aim to improve the education and employment outcomes of 10 million children and youth by supporting governments to utilise a range of innovative finance instruments at scale, including outcomes funds and other results-based financing (RBF) instruments.
Our Director, Dr. Amel Karboul, leads EOF’s work at the cutting edge of innovative development funding. This includes setting the strategic direction of our small but mighty team, and engaging on a daily basis with stakeholders at the highest levels across government, the international development community, the private sector, and civil society.
EOF is looking for an outstanding Executive Assistant to support our Director, and to assist with coordination of the wider EOF team. The ideal candidate will have proven experience in similar roles in fast-paced, dynamic and international settings. This position is initially being offered as a three-month contract, which will be extended for those successful in the role.
How can you make a difference?
We are seeking to recruit a high calibre Executive Assistant to provide crucial support to our Director, and the wider EOF team.
By taking responsibility for managing the Director’s inboxes and diary, you will act as a gatekeeper, ensuring that her time is being leveraged effectively and efficiently – and therefore contributing to EOF’s the mission.
You will provide crucial logistical and administrative support to the Director and EOF including coordinating the Director’s complex multi-destination travel itineraries, and organising important EOF governance meetings.
We are looking for a proactive and capable Executive Assistant who combines tenacity, attention to detail, and an affinity for working in fast-paced and fast-moving environments. As a key go-to person for EOF’s stakeholders, you will have excellent communications skills and a customer service mindset. The most successful Executive Assistants will also demonstrate an interest in – and solid grasp of – the content of EOF’s work and our stakeholder / operating environment.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
Bachelor degree, with courses in business administration or equivalent specialized training in operations and administration desirable.
A minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience in operations with solid responsibility as an assistant at Director / Executive / Director / Chair level.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...
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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 safe guarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children.
This position is not considered an elevated risk role. However, UNICEF reserves the right to conduct further vetting/ assessment within the scope of child safeguarding as appropriate.
Select proposed methodology Monthly Payments will be made monthly. The proposed rate should be inclusive of all professional fees, daily allowances, living allowances, and other administrative costs.
Applicants are invited to include a cover letter of interest, CV, and are required to submit a financial proposal. Indicative range of gross annual fee: £37,500 – £42,500 for applicants based in London, to be adjusted based on the place of residence of the selected candidate.
Applications submitted without a proposed fee will not be accepted.
Home-based. International travel to deliver project objectives is expected once the Covid-19 travel restrictions have been lifted.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.
EOF is hosted by UNICEF. The Fund is administered under UNICEF’s financial, human resources and administrative rules and regulations, while operations are run by the Fund’s own independent governance structure that provides strategic guidance and oversight to its investments. EOF’s day-to-day activities are carried out by a Secretariat under the direction of the Education Outcomes Fund, Director. If selected for this post, the resulting appointment will be limited to EOF, a UNICEF hosted fund.