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Junior Programme Assistant at UNESCO Tanzania

  AjiraLeo Tanzania       Tuesday, May 7, 2024
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Junior Programme Assistant- Education for Health and Wellbeing 1
Parent Sector
: Field Office
Duty Station: Dar-es-Salaam
Job Family: Education
Type of contract : Non Staff
Level : Level 1
Duration of contract : 1 year
Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates
Only Tanzanian nationals are eligible to apply
UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism

The Education for Health and Wellbeing (EHW) Junior Programme Assistant post will be based in Dar es Salaam, reporting to the National Professional Officer - Education for Health and Wellbeing and providing support towards the implementation of UBRAF work under the UNESCO Dar es Salaam Office portfolio. S/he will be responsible for providing programmatic support to ensure effective, planning, implementation, and monitoring of UNESCO’s work on EHW related to “empowering Adolescent Girls and Young Women & Boys (AGYWB) in education and community settings to actively engage on HIV response including on Violence & Bullying prevention”.

Specifically, s/he will provide support on the introduction of Girls Safe Space Clubs in selected secondary schools & folk development colleges; implementation of HIV self-test literacy program; introduction of HIV post-test clubs in selected HTEIs; and implementation of digital literacy, online safety & SRHR dialogues. The incumbent will also assist the Project Assistant – EHW in day-to-day administrative related work and support to the EHW Country Team.

The incumbent will specifically;
  • Under the guidance of NPO and in consultation with ANPOs support the development, implementation, and monitoring of Girls Safe Space clubs’ initiative including referral mechanism in secondary schools and folk colleges
  • Under the guidance of NPO-EHW and in consultation with the EHW Communication Officer support the development, implementation, and monitoring of digital literacy & online safety related interventions; youth-led SRHR online dialogues, and promotion of the use of Afya Call Center (199).
  • Under the guidance of NPO-EHW and in consultation with the EHW Communication Officer & APOs (Cluster Coordinators) lead the development, implementation and monitoring of the HIV self-test literacy and introduction of HIV posttest clubs in selected HTEIs.
  • Under the guidance of Project Assistant-EHW, assist in organizing, supporting, and coordinating the preparation, conducting, and reporting of relevant meetings, trainings, and workshops. This will include travel, logistics arrangements and financial reporting on funds used during an activity.
  • Provide rapporteuring support during meetings and submission of activity reports.
  • Provide assistance to the Project Assistant – EHW where/when needed.

COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)
  • Accountability (C)
  • Communication (C)
  • Innovation (C)
  • Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)
  • Planning and organizing (C)
  • Results focus (C)
  • Teamwork (C)

1. Academic requirement
  • A first degree in education, public health, social sciences, or program management
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2. Years of relevant work experience
  • At least one year of relevant work experience in AGYW&B health related interventions
  • Work experience on implementing online health education and digital literacy program.
  • Work experience or volunteer/intern with international organization and or with the UN Agency is added advantage.
3. Competencies
  • Confident, assertive communicator who can work comfortably with diverse groups of people and across all levels.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Able to prioritize work and manage deadlines.
  • Planning and time management – meets deadlines.
  • Reflective and open to learning
  • Literacy in Microsoft office i.e., MS Excel, MS word etc

4. Language requirement
  • Fluency (oral and written) in English.
  • Fluency (oral and written) in Kiswahili will be a plus.
For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.

UNESCO’s salaries consist of a basic salary and other benefits, which may include, if applicable: 30 days annual leave, reimbursement of medical insurance (up to 5% of base salary), pension plan (up to 10% of base salary), etc. The annual base salary of G1 for Tanzania is TZS 26,225,000.


Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website. No modifications can be made to the application submitted.
The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview.

UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.
Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.

UNESCO recalls that paramount consideration in the appointment of staff members shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, technical competence and integrity. UNESCO applies a zero-tolerance policy against all forms of harassment. UNESCO is committed to achieving and sustaining equitable and diverse geographical distribution, as well as gender parity among its staff members in all categories and at all grades.

Furthermore, UNESCO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Candidates from non- and under-represented Member States (last update here) are particularly welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals from minority groups and indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality. Worldwide mobility is required for staff members appointed to international posts.
UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.
Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time)
: 21-MAY-2024

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