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National Project Officer (Education)


Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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Job Summary

Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General for Education, overall guidance from the Regional Director for UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa, and the direct supervision of the Senior Project Officer (HIV and Health Education, the incumbent will be responsible for the effective planning, implementation and monitoring of UNESCO’s work on HIV and Health Education. S/he will be responsible for overseeing UNESCO’s HIV and Health Education Portfolio specifically, the “Our Rights, Our Lives, Our Future” (O3) Programme.


• Coordinate  the Program Our Rights, Our Lives, Our Future (03) where Uganda is a Program Acceleration country;
• Coordinate the UNAIDS funded UBRAF portfolio for UNESCO Uganda;
• Supervise three UNESCO staff members and negotiation of hosting arrangements with host UN agency;
• Support the region’s efforts to popularize the new International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education at country level;
• Engage in joint programming and budgeting exercises with a wide range of partners in support of UNESCO's program especially the work in the areas of comprehensive sexuality education, gender and school-related gender-based violence, supporting SRH responses in higher and tertiary institutions, young key affected populations young people with disability;
Long Description
• Provide technical support to the Ministry of Education and national partners on HIV and Health Education, including strategic advice of UNESCO’s programme contribution to the HIV and Health Education results of the national development plans and strategies;
• Identify funding opportunities and support the development of project/grant proposals including the development of results assessment frameworks (log frames) and budgets;
• Represent UNESCO in appropriate coordination forums, such as the UN Joint Teams on HIV and AIDS, inter-agency meetings and thematic meetings;
• Liaise with UNESCO structures, including the Section on Health and Education at UNESCO Headquarters and colleagues in the Regional Office for Southern Africa, and sub-region working on HIV and AIDS, in particular the Regional HIV and AIDS team for East Africa;
• Monitoring, evaluation and reporting on UNESCO’s work on HIV and Health

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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