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Programme Specialist

  • Post-graduate education
  • Project, program management
  • Experienced (senior worker)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary

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Job Summary

Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General for Education (ADG/ED), the immediate authority of the Director of the Nairobi Office and the direct supervision of the Senior Education Programme Specialist, the incumbent will be involved in the coordination of programme and project planning, development, implementation, operation and follow-up and will serve as focal point for programmes, projects and issues related to strategic objectives for Sector, Office, Organization and country. The incumbent will also be responsible for providing advice to the Director of the Office, colleagues and stakeholders.


  1. Participate in the conceptualization, design, planning, development, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of the Field Office’s Education Strategy and programmes, projects and activities.
  2. Carry out project management, providing technical, financial and human resource management.
  3. Develop, plan and implement Field Office planning, monitoring and evaluation  activities on policy topics pertinent to education development in the region, in addition to regional and national capacity building.
  4. Contribute to the promotion of the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals and UNDAF development and participate UNDAF/One UN planning and implementation with other development partners and stakeholders.
  5. Participate in the evaluation of and report on projects and programmes within the scope of the regular and extra budgetary funding.
  6. Provide policy advice and technical assistance to Ministries of Education to prepare and implement country-level co-operation programmes.
  7. Collaborate with stakeholders and public and private partners to support the development and implementation of national education policies, strategies and plans, monitoring and evaluation.
  8. Participate in resource mobilization for the region and specific countries by developing concept notes and project proposals on the basis of situational analysis and needs assessment.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Project, program management
Seniority: Experienced (senior worker)

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required skills: Project management; Budgeting, financial planning; Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E); Strategizing; Partnerships; Programme management; Project implementation
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent), French (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)


Non-profit, social workCompany size: 1000+ people

UNESCO works to create the conditions for dialogue among civilizations, cultures and peoples, based upon respect for commonly shared values. It is through this dialogue that the world can achieve global visions of sustainable development encompassing observance of human rights, mutual respect and the alleviation of poverty, all of which are at the heart of UNESCO’S mission and activities. UNESCO’s mission is to contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information. The Organization focuses, in particular, on two global priorities: Africa Gender equality