Education Specialist (Grant Process Manager)

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Education Specialist (Grant Process Manager)

  • Post Date:May 23, 2023
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  • Career Level Manager
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 5-10 Years
  • Industry Non Governmental
Job Description

Job no: 562009
Contract type: Temporary Appointment (6 months)
Duty Station: Harare
Level: P-4
Location: Zimbabwe
Categories: Education

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, every right

UNICEF has been operating in Zimbabwe since 1982. We are a team of passionate professionals committed to the protection and fulfillment of children’s rights.

Supporting the Government’s vision of a prosperous and empowered upper-middle-income society, the 2022 to 2026 country programme is aimed at contributing to sustainable socioeconomic development that provides all children, including adolescents, with opportunities to fulfil their potential, lead a healthy life, access quality learning and protection and meaningfully participate in society.

For more information about UNICEF Zimbabwe please click here

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How can you make a difference?

A challenging and exciting opportunity has arisen within UNICEF Zimbabwe’s Education Section, for a passionate and committed Education Specialist (Grants Process Manager) P-4 level.

Under the general supervision of the Chief of section, the Education Specialist- Grant process Manager is to support UNICEF in his role of Grant Agent by providing technical support for all the process of grant management, including development of necessary tools to facilitate timely disbursements, implementation including partnerships development, and monitoring in a close coordination with the implementer the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education, the other Grant Agent, various partners, including implementing partners and the Local Education Group (namely in Zimbabwe the Education Coordination Group-ECG).

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Coordination, reporting and facilitation
  • Right based Partnerships development, follow up and documentation
  • Monitoring of project implementation in a result based approach


To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…


  • An Advanced University Degree in education, economics, psychology, sociology or other social science field is required.

Work experience

  • Minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible professional work experience at the national and international levels in education programme management, monitoring and evaluation or in a related field;
  • Past experience of managing GPE Grants is required;
  • Proven Experience of budget management and analysis is required;
  • Knowledge and experience of UNICEF procedures is required;
  • Previous experience of management of large-scale projects (more than 15 millions) is an asset;
  • Experience in a UN system agency or organization is an asset;
  • Experience of work in a multicultural environment is required;
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team in an international, multicultural, complex and interdisciplinary environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships:
  • Fluency in English -verbal and written- is required

Please refer to the attached job description/ ToR for more information: TORs Zim TA P4 Educ Spec Grant Process Manager-6 months.pdf

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness
  • Works Collaboratively with others
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships
  • Innovates and Embraces Change
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically
  • Drives to achieve impactful results
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.


UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Deadline: 25 May 2023 South Africa Standard Time