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UN Jobs – Early Childhood Development Officer- United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Job Title:   Early Childhood Development Officer (UN Jobs)

Organisation: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Grade: P-2


About Organisation:

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is mandated by the UN general assembly to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.


Job Summary:  The ECD Officer reports to the ECD Manager and Specialist for supervision. The Officer provides professional technical, operational, and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for ECD programmes/projects within the Country Programme from development planning to delivery of results, preparing, executing, managing and implementing a variety of technical and administrative program tasks.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support to ECD programme development and planning
  • Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
  • Technical and operational support to programme implementation
  • Networking and partnership building
  • Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the UNICEF ECD Officer job must be a Belgian nationality and be no older than 32 years of age as of 31st December of the year of application.
  • Education: Master’s degree in one of the following fields is required: education, public administration, public health, nutrition, economics, psychology, sociology, human development, child development, family studies or another relevant technical field.
  • Work Experience: A minimum of two years of professional experience in social development planning and management in early childhood development related areas is required.
  • Language Requirements: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is considered as an asset.



  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency.
  • Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset.
  • Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.


UNICEF’s Core Values: 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

UNICEF Competencies

  • Builds and maintains partnerships
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
  • Drive to achieve results for impact
  • Innovates and embraces change
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity
  • Thinks and acts strategically
  • Works collaboratively with others


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


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested applicants who wish to join United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) should apply online at the link below


Click Here


Deadline: 26th June 2024



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