UNESCO Regional Bureau for Education in Asia-Pacific: ICT in Education Programme Officer in Bangkok

UNESCO Regional Bureau for Education in Asia-Pacific: ICT in Education Programme Officer in Bangkok



UNESCO Regional Bureau for Education in Asia-Pacific based in Bangkok Thailand is seeking to hire a Programme Officer (ICT in Education) to join the Section for Inclusive Quality Education to contribute to the regional programme in the areas of ICT in education. Under the overall authority of the Director of UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, the direct supervision of the Chief of Section Inclusive Quality Education (IQE), and the daily guidance of the Team Leader of Education Planning and Management (EPM), the Programme Officer shall be responsible for the planning, implementation, coordination and monitoring of the biennium programme activities and projects on ICT in education.

Specifically, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

  • Manage and coordinate the implementation and monitoring of two ongoing capacity-building projects in ICT in education, namely:
    “ICT to Achieve SDG4 in South Asia”
    “Innovative Financial Planning in Technology-Enabled Education to Achieve SDG 4 in Asia-Pacific”
  • Organize, coordinate and facilitate national/regional workshops, manage and monitor project budgets, resource allocation, prepare project monitoring reports, maintain donor relations, develop project communication materials, briefs, and manage project external evaluations, etc.
  • Coordinate, support and manage the implementation of the cross-comparative multi-country research on measuring digital citizenship in children in the Asia Pacific and follow-up operationalization in Asia Pacific Member States.
  • Conceptualize, organize, and facilitate a regional symposium on ICT in Education (South Asia) and provide technical support to other regional/sub-regional initiatives on ICT in education;
  • Provide strategic direction and feedback on beneficiary countries’ implementation of ICT in education policies; in particular, provide technical support and advisory services to Member States’ COVID-19 response related to online distance learning, digital skills, ICT in education policy responses and other ICT in education matters.
  • Manage the tasks and performance of interns or volunteers and provide guidance and support.
  • Undertake tasks involving inputs related to ICT in education as directed by the Chief of Section.

Location:

 Thailand

 Benefits

  • A valuable experience to your resume
  • You’ll be able to undertake tasks involving inputs related to ICT in education as directed by the Chief of Section.
  • You’ll learn how to organize, coordinate and facilitate national/regional workshops, manage and monitor project budgets, resource allocation, prepare project monitoring reports, maintain donor relations, develop project communication materials, briefs, and manage project external evaluations, etc.

 Eligibilities

  • Education:
    • An advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent and above) in the field of education technology, distance education, Information and communication technology (ICT), digital and computer sciences, social development, or related areas.
  • Work experience:
    • Minimum 4 years of relevant professional experiences in the field of education technology/ICT in education, distance education, of which at least one year at the regional/international level;
    • Experiences in ICT in education policy issues, national policy development, costing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
    • Demonstrated experiences in project management, implementation and monitoring.
    • Experiences in managing and coordinating research, particularly multi-country, comparative research projects
    • Developing content for workshops and facilitating training for education officials and stakeholders.
    • Long Description
  • Skills and Competencies:
    • Proven conceptual and analytical skills,
    • Demonstrated ability to provide advice and technical support on education policy, strategic planning and monitoring and evaluation.
    • Demonstrated skills in stakeholder engagement and partnerships
    • Comfortable with working in a multicultural workplace, solid team skills.
    • 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:
    • Advanced university degree (PhD equivalent) in the field of education or related disciplines with advanced training in the distance and online education, digital citizenship, artificial intelligence.
  • Work Experience:
    • Demonstrated experience in research design, communication and advocacy, resource mobilization for education.
  • Skills and competencies:
    • Good understanding of the Education 2030 Agenda
    • Familiarity with the work and functioning of the UN System including key mechanisms such as the UN Sustainable Development Framework (UNSDF).
  • Languages:
    • Basic French, and other UN or regional languages.
Eligible Regions: Open for all except Thailand
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