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Job Opportunity at UNESCO, Non-Staff Service Contract


Non-Staff Service Contract  

Parent Sector : Education Sector (ED)

Duty Station: Dar-es-Salaam

Job Family: Programme Coordination

Type of contract : Non Staff

Level : Level 4

Duration of contract : 1 year

Recruitment open to : External candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 26-NOV-2021

UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism


Under the overall authority of the Head of Office and Representative of the UNESCO Dar es salaam Office, and the direct supervision of the National Professional Officer (Education for Health and Well Being) and the Associate National Project Officer (O3 Plus project), the Cluster Coordinators are responsible for providing direct support in the planning, implementation and monitoring of the Our Rights, Our Future, Our Lives (O3 Plus) project for the realization of positive health, education and gender equality outcomes for young people in Higher and Tertiary Institutions of Tanzania. Under the Cluster approach, the position will be based at lead university or college participating in the project. A Cluster comprises two institutions in the same geographic location by district or region. There will be dual reporting and accountability for the Cluster Coordinator, between UNESCO and host university.

Specifically, the incumbent(s) will perform the following duties;

  • Working directly with university and college authorities, support the institutionalization of Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE), Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) service provision and prevention of / response to sexual and gender-based violence for young people in tertiary institutions, including Young People Living with HIV, young people with disabilities and other vulnerable groups;
  • Support the capacity building of the Higher and Tertiary Education Institutions (HTEIs) to deliver quality and effective CSE through training of health care workers, lecturers, tutors, and peer educators/mentoring programs;
  • Facilitate capacity strengthening of campus health facilities to offer a trusted standard package of youth-friendly health services for students, along with sustained referral mechanisms to specialist care and support services as needed;
  • Coordinate and liaise with all SRH/CSE/GBV stakeholders to ensure wide coverage of programme service delivery for increased uptake and impact;
  • Re-invigorate existing structures to ensure students have access to comprehensive SRHR information and services through strengthening collaboration between HTEIs and relevant ministries, facilitating mobile health services and ‘in-reach’ programs by external service providers and implementation of a scorecard framework for assessing quality of service provision;
  • Support the development, implementation and effective enforcement of laws and policies to protect students from sexual and gender based violence that they may encounter in and around campus;
  • Contribute to the establishment of a knowledge-sharing platform, providing an opportunity for institutions to collaborate, network, share knowledge and provide collective suggestions on issues related to health and well-being, practice and programs and evidence-based research;
  • Establish cluster-level working groups including staff/senior leadership, student representation and active Civil Society Organization (CSO) service providers;
  • Lead the compilation of SRH/CSE/GBV innovations, stories of change and learnings for sharing in relevant local and national level Education, HIV, SRH, Gender and other important platforms;
  • Coordinate CSE/SRH monthly and quarterly work plan review meetings at cluster level;
  • Ensure timely narrative and financial reporting on project and budget portfolio falling under the incumbent’s responsibility, both within UNESCO and to external donors as appropriate;
  • Support operations research, monitoring & evaluation around CSE/SRH for young people in tertiary institutions to enhance evidence-based planning and implementation of programmes;
  • Any other duties as may be reasonably required by UNESCO and HTEIs leadership.

COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)

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


Bachelor degree (notably on public health, education, social sciences or communication).


Work Experience

Significant technical expertise and experience in UNESCO’s key leadership and main partner responsibilities within the UNAIDS division of labour and familiarity with UNAIDS

Experience working in the higher and tertiary education sector


  • 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 applies a zero tolerance policy against all forms of harassment.

UNESCO is committed to achieve and sustain 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. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities, as well as nationals from non-and under-represented Member States (last update here) 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.


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