Generic Vacancy Announcement – Education Cluster Coordinator, NOB, Afghanistan, Multiple Locations

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Generic Vacancy Announcement - Education Cluster Coordinator, NOB, Afghanistan, Multiple Locations

  • Post Date:December 21, 2022
  • Views 58
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  • Career Level Officer
    Experience 2 Years
    Gender Both
  • Industry Energy
    Qualification Bachelor Degree
    Salary As per Organization Salary Scale
  • Number of Opportunities 5
    Vacancy Number 558076
    Location Kabul, Herat, Balkh, Nangarhar, Kandahar
Job Description

About UNICEF Afghanistan:


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 fulfill 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, Commitment!

Job Summary:

How can you make a difference?


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 favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, nutrition, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards 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

Duties & Responsibilities:

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

The post holder has joint responsibility with the UNICEF, resourcing partners and all cluster participants at the national and sub-national level for the efficient management and functioning of the sub-national education cluster encompassing the following:












  • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with education stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge
  • Revitalize and maintain an appropriate humanitarian education coordination mechanism
  • Build complementarity of partner actions, avoiding duplication and gaps
  • Provide support to adequate resource mobilization and equitable allocation for the effective functioning of the sub cluster and its response.
  • Promote effective and comprehensive integration of relevant cross-cutting issues, including age, gender, and disabilities.
  • Maintain flexibility within the sub cluster to respond to changes in the operating environment, evolving requirements, capacities and participation.
  • Effectively use and transfer information to, from and between cluster participants and other stakeholders.
  • Interact with other clusters (including through inter-cluster coordination), humanitarian actors, government counterparts, and relevant authorities for operational planning, engagement and active contribution of operational partners.
  • Be accountable to the affected population through effective and inclusive consultative and feedback mechanisms.
  • Enhance and monitor performance of the core cluster functions, i.e.:
  • Supporting service delivery
  • Provide a platform to ensure that service delivery is driven by the agreed strategic priorities
  • Develop and/or contextualize mechanisms to eliminate duplication of service delivery
  • Informing strategic decision-making for the humanitarian response
  • Needs assessment and gap analysis (across other sectors and within the sector)
  • Analysis to identify and address (emerging) gaps, obstacles, duplication, and cross-cutting issues.
  • Prioritization, grounded in response analysis
  • Planning and strategy development
  • Develop context-specific sectoral plans, objectives and indicators that directly support the realization of the education cluster strategic priorities
  • Application and adherence to existing standards and guidelines
  • Clarify funding requirements and prioritization and provide input into the fundraising processes (Flash Appeal, AHF, CERF, etc.)
  • Advocacy
  • Identify advocacy concerns to contribute to education cluster messaging and action
  • Undertaking advocacy activities on behalf of cluster participants and the affected population
  • Monitoring and reporting the implementation
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual reviews with the government and other counterparts.
  • Enhance programme data analysis for action at subnational level.
  • Participate and keep record of reports on surveys and assessments for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalize lessons learned.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with colleagues and partners to discuss facts and concerns found from monitoring. Provide solutions, recommendations and/or alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level intervention and/or decision-making.
  • Monitor and report on the use of sectoral resources allocated to partners (financial, administrative and other assets), verifying compliance with approved allocation.
  • Contingency planning/preparedness for recurrent disasters
  • Contribute to risk profiling and analysis and subsequent contingency plans with relevant, context-specific inputs.
  • Accountability to affected populations
  • Promote information sharing, sensitization and community engagement
  • Ensure effective and inclusive consultative and feedback mechanisms.

Job Requirement:

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

  • A university degree in a subject area relevant to Education in Emergencies or humanitarian programming.
  • A minimum of 2 (two) years of professional experience in a developing country in one or more of the following areas is required: education, education planning and management, coordination.













  • Experience in programme/project coordination is an asset.
  • Experience in education programme/project development in a UN system agency or organization is an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of a local language is a requirement.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul, Herat, Balkh, Nangarhar, Kandahar

Submission Guideline:


UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable female candidates are encouraged to apply.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

Applicants are requested to apply through the provided link: Vacancies | UNICEF Careers