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Associate Training Expert


Post Number : 6SNIEP0055PA

Grade : P-1 / P-2

Parent Sector : Education Sector (ED)

Duty Station: Dakar

Job Family: Education

Type of contract : Project Appointment 

Duration of contract : 1 year renewable (subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds)

Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 12-MAR-2020


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



Pôle de Dakar is the International Institute for Educational Planning’s (IIEP) Africa-based office located in Dakar, Senegal. IIEP is a UNESCO specialized institute with a mandate to strengthen Member States’ capacity to plan and manage their education systems. IIEP Pôle de Dakar, is renowned for its cutting edge educational sector analyses and supports African countries in developing realistic and credible education sector analyses and plans in support of the Education 2030 agenda, an essential part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  
Through a capacity development approach, IIEP Pôle de Dakar contributes to the creation of diagnostic analyses, sector plans and pedagogical tools. In concert, these contribute to more relevant and sustainable educational policies across Africa. IIEP Pole de Dakar is also actively involved in applied research and tool development in educational policy, planning and management in Africa. For more information about its activities please follow this link Pôle de Dakar           
In addition to an attractive salary and benefits package, IIEP continuously seeks creative ways to motivate, energize and grow its people by providing meaningful work and learning opportunities.



Under the authority of the Director of IIEP and the Head of the Pole de Dakar, and under the direct supervision of the Programme Manager of the "Training" unit, the incumbent contributes to the proper implementation of activities relating to the design, development, management, administration, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of the training activities of IIEP-Pole de Dakar. More specifically, the selected candidate will be assigned the following tasks:

1.    Support the design, development, management, administration and delivery of all IIEP-Pole de Dakar training courses:

  • Facilitate and support the design, delivery and evaluation of training programmes. 
  • Support and facilitate the organization, administration and management of training. 
  • Participate is identifying, selecting and managing teams that design training programmes. 
  • Coordinate and collaborate with technical experts and partners, in the design and development of e-learning content and its evaluation.

2.    Support the monitoring and evaluation of IIEP-Pole de Dakar training activities:

  • Develop and deploy tools to evaluate the training activities, in particular surveys with participants and their employers.
  • Participate in the analysis of and reporting on data collected during the evaluation of training activities.
  • Based on evaluation results, support the implementation changes to content and materials to enhance quality of training programmes.

3.    Participate in the definition of the andragogic/pedagogical modalities to be implemented and in the choice of methodologies and technologies useful for trainings provision;

4.    Document, manage and animate the network of trainees and alumni;

5.    Participate in the coordination of training activities of the three IIEP offices;

Communication (C)
Accountability (C)
Innovation (C)
Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)
Planning and organizing (C)
Results focus (C)
Teamwork (C)
For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.

•    Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in the field of educational sciences preferably with a focus on adult education and training. 

Work experience
•    Minimum two (2) years of work experience in the adult education and training field, of which preferably one (1) year acquired at international level.
•    Experience in designing e-learning modules.

Skills and competencies
•    Knowledge of education systems in Africa and issues related to education on the continent.
•    Knowledge of Instructional design fundamentals and Adult Learning principles. 
•    Demonstrable knowledge of developing training material.
•    Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation tools to improve the quality of training programmes.
•    Knowledge and use of e-learning platforms such as MOODLE. 
•    Excellent knowledge of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
•    Ability to carry out missions in diverse and challenging environments.


•    Excellent knowledge of French or English and good working knowledge of the other language.


Work experience
•    Experience in developing MOOCs.

•    Knowledge of Portuguese.



UNESCO’s salaries consist of a basic salary and other benefits which may include if applicable: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, medical insurance, pension plan etc.

For more information in benefits and entitlements, please consult ICSC website.


Evaluation of qualified applicants may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.


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