Lowongan Kerja Unicef Maret 2010. Indonesia has made significant progress towards achieving its basic education targets. However, while the country as a whole is on track to broadly achieve the second Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of achieving universal primary education, the situation varies from district to district. In 2008 the national primary school net enrolment rate (NER) was 96 per cent, with equal access overall for boys and girls. The country has also made good progress in recent years on the Education for All (EFA) target to provide nine years of education for all girls and boys.

Papua and West Papua provinces however are considerably lagging behind the rest of Indonesia. 91 per cent of children in Papua and 86 per cent of children in West Papua attendprimary school compared with the net national average of 96 per cent. At junior secondary school level (years 13-15), only 60 per cent in Papua and 57 per cent in West Papua are enrolled compared to the gross national average of 91 per cent. Girls comprise 44 per cent of primary level enrolment, suggesting exclusion of a small proportion of girls which is not the case for the country as a whole (at a national level, Indonesia has achieved gender parity inprimary education ). Districts in Papua and West Papua are less likely to be able to achieve MDG 2 or Government of Indonesia’s EFA targets by 2015 than the rest of the country.

Significant factors are currently hampering the development of the education sector in Tanah Papua. Limited capacity in planning and budgeting, weak monitoring and evaluation framework, inadequacy of quality teaching, poor learning environments, lack of appropriate teaching and learning materials and imbalances in distribution of teachers coupled with absenteeism are some of the reasons for such delay in thedevelopment of the education sector. The situation is further exacerbated by social issues such poverty, vulnerability to HIV, early marriage and child labor.

UNICEF and AusAID, in cooperation with the Government of Indonesia, have accordingly prioritized their technical assistance in Tanah Papua to support the following 2 components: (i) focused capacity strengthening for district governments in education strategic planning, budgeting and M&E and (ii) improvement of teaching practices for model replication for access to qualityprimary education.

L4 EDUCATION MANAGER, PAPUA
Under the general supervision of the Chief Field office in Papua and Chief of Education and Adolescent Development Cluster (EAD), the Education manager will be responsible for the planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of the Education programme to ensure overall efficiency and effectiveness of the programme management, delivery and accomplishment of programme goals and objectives in Papua and West Papua.

Major duties and Responsibilities :

* Responsible to provide overall technical and managerial support to the planning, programming and implementation of the UNICEF’ supported Education and AdolescentDevelopment programme in Papua and West Papua.
* Develop AusAid sectoral workplan and formulate, implement and monitor key activities, ensuring alignment with country priorities and approaches defined in the programme strategy. More specifically:
o Provide technical support to Government authorities in developing their capacity in data collection, priorities identification and preparation of budgeted education operational plans
o Provide support to the development of stimulus packages to improve access to quality education in primary schools.
* Provide strategic oversight of the program monitoring and evaluation framework and contribute to related reports. Ensure quality control of the various baselines, surveys and mappings planned under the AusAid proposal.
* Bring coherence and synergy between the Education programme and other relevant sectors of UNICEF’s assistance to Government.
* Ensure exchange of information, experience, identify potential bottlenecks and new strategies and courses of action to accelerate/improve delivery of services and achieve Education programme objectives.
* Interact with Government and other partners, NGOs, UN and bilateral agencies in the different stages of the programme implementation and conduct periodic programme reviews with key partners and stakeholders to identify good practices and gaps/bottlenecks and recommend appropriate follow-up actions.
* Responsible for leading and managing a group of professional and support staff to develop manage and administer the programme.
* Provide strategic and operational support to the AusAid Program Steering Committee, as required.
* Any other tasks, as requested by supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience :

* Relevant post graduate level qualifications in education, preferably with a focus on educational leadership and management, policydevelopment and analysis.
* At least 8 years’ experience in the education sector including policy development, strategic education planning and management of policy implementation
* Demonstrated understanding of the challenge for Indonesia’s education sector in reaching its targets for Education for All (EFA) and MillenniumDevelopment Goals (MDG)
* Previous experience in working in decentralized government structures at national and sub-national level
* Demonstrated skills in management of projects/programs
* Exceptional written and oral communication skills in a cross-cultural environment
* Previous experience working in the region and knowledge of Bahasa Indonesian is a strong asset.

How to apply
Please send application, CV & full curriculum vitae, updated Personal History P11 form and latest Performance Evaluations to jakartahr@unicef.org (Reference Code: RW_83697W-71)