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16 July 2020
Job ID: BK-231341
ASSISTANT PROGRAMME OFFICER
Title: ASSISTANT PROGRAMME OFFICER (Only candidates who have the right to live and work in Thailand may apply to this position) Domain: Education Programme Support Grade: SB-4 SC-8 level of the local UNDP salary scale Organizational Unit: Section Inclusive Quality Education (IQE) Primary Location: Bangkok, Thailand Type of Contract: Service Contract Duration: Initial three (3) months probationary period; renewal subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds Deadline for Application: 31 July 2020 (midnight, Bangkok time) Report to work: As soon as possible UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism Background Information
UNESCO Regional Bureau for Education in Asia-Pacific based in Bangkok Thailand, is seeking to hire an Assistant Programme Officer (Inclusive Basic Education) to join the Section for Inclusive Quality Education to contribute to the regional programme in the areas of inclusive education.
The post advertised is located under the Section Inclusive Quality Education (IQE). Main duties and responsibilities are mentioned below.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall authority of the Director of UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, the direct supervision and overall guidance of the Chief of Section Inclusive Quality Education (IQE), and daily guidance of the Team Leader of Inclusive Basic Education (IBE), the Assistant Programme Officer shall be responsible for assisting implementation, coordination and monitoring of the GPE COVID-19 accelerated funding project activities and other programme activities related to education for children with disabilities.
Specifically, the incumbent will perform the following duties:
  • Implement and monitor the “GPE COVID-19 accelerated funding project.”
    • a. Assist with the administrative and programme-related duties
    • b. Support the organization of project-related activities, including logistical preparations and documentation
    • c. Prepare project monitoring reports (bi-monthly and six-monthly), maintain donor relations, develop project communication materials, and briefs, etc.
  • Support the overall activities of the “Asia-Pacific Working Group on Disability-Inclusive Education” (under the Regional Thematic Working Group on Education 2030+) to promote inclusive and equitable quality education for children with disabilities across the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Contribute in planning, implementing, coordinating and monitoring activities on education for children with disabilities in the region within the overall framework of inclusive education related strategies and work of UNESCO Bangkok.
  • Undertake tasks involving inputs related to children with disabilities and inclusive education as directed by the Chief of Section.
  • Perform additional tasks as required and assigned by the Section Chief or the Office of the Director.
Competencies
A successful candidate will be required to demonstrate the following competencies:
Accountability
Communication
Teamwork
Innovation
Results focus
Planning and organizing
Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement
For detailed information please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework
Required qualifications
Education
  • Bachelor’s degree in the field of inclusive education, special needs education, teacher training, or related areas.
Work Experience
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant professional experiences in the field of inclusive education, special needs education, teacher training, learning material development of which at least one year at the regional/international level.
  • Experiences in implementing and coordinating multi-country projects.
Skills and competencies
  • Good knowledge of education issues and needs in Asia-Pacific countries.
  • Proven conceptual and analytical skills.
  • Effective planning and organizing ability.
  • Capacity to follow up on issues independently with minimal supervision.
  • Proven ability to work efficiently in a dynamic and multicultural team environment.
  • Demonstrated skills in stakeholder engagement and partnerships.
  • Excellent coordination and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven capacity to build and maintain effective partnerships inside and outside the organization
Languages
  • Fluency in English. Excellent drafting skills in English.
Desirable qualifications Education
  • An advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent and above) in the field of inclusive education, special needs education, teacher training, or related areas.
Work Experience
  • Demonstrated experiences in project management, implementation and monitoring. Experiences in developing online learning programme and/or materials for teacher training
Other Languages
  • Knowledge of French and/or regional language will be an asset.

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UNESCO Bangkok
Mom Luang Pin Malakul Centenary Building
920 Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey
Prakanong, Bangkok 10110
Thailand
Fax No. + (662) 391-0866

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  • Medical insurance

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