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Since the current conflict in South Sudan began in December 2013, over 1.7 million people have been displaced within South Sudan (with 53.4 per cent estimated to be children). An additional 717,302 people have sought refuge in neighboring countries (UN OCHA and UNHCR, July 2016). As a result, an estimated 838,600 children between the ages of 3-18 years have not been having access to basic services, including education, and approximately half of them have been forced out of school since December 2013. A new outbreak of violence in Juba and other parts of the country in July 2016 caused a further increase in drop-out rates as well as a decrease in enrolment rates to primary school as the conflict escalated to many other parts of the country. The prolonged conflict and displacements have had an adverse impact on the economy and food availability in the country and many states have reported severe shortages of food leading to a nutritional crisis. In this situation, UNICEF and the World Food Programme (WFP) have agreed to jointly implement a project in the vulnerable states to support schools through schools feeding programme as well as ensuring quality of education. This intervention will provide improved access to quality learning and school feeding to 75,000 students. Targeted groups will be: school-age children attending primary schools in South Sudan (aged 6-18); primary school teachers; school staff; Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) and School Management Committees (SMC); and the education system in general. The geographical scope of the programme is the former four states (Northern Behr-el-Gazl, Eastern Equatoria, Warrap and Western Behr-el-Gazl).
The programme will contribute to the EU Trust Fund Objective (2) strengthening resilience of communities, in particular the most vulnerable including refugees and internally displaced people. This programme is aligned to the Valletta Action Plan Domain 1: Development benefits of migration and addressing root causes of irregular migration and forced displacement. This domain is aligned with the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDG): Goal 1 “End Poverty in all its forms everywhere”; Goal 2 “End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture”; and Goal 4 “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”.
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Under the supervision of the Education in Emergency and Peacebuilding Manager (P4) in South Sudan Country Office, contribute to the planning, implementation and monitoring of the EiE programme in all four former states, namely: Eastern Equatoria, Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Western Bahr el Ghazal and Warrap. The staff member will be responsible for the following:
Contributing to the planning, implementation and monitoring of Education activities under the EU, the project is targeting to:
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* Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
* Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
* This post is Juba-based with regular travel to conflict-affected areas providing technical and monitoring support to field offices.
* The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.
* Please note that this is a non-family duty station.
* Employment is conditional upon receipt of medical clearance, any clearance required, the grant of a visa, and completion of any other pre-employment criteria that UNICEF may establish. Candidates may not be further considered or offers of employment may be withdrawn if these conditions are unlikely to be met before the date for commencement of service.
Submit application here: https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=512236