UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development seeks Education Policy Officer

Duty Station: New Delhi
Job Family: Education
Type of contract: Project Appointment
Duration of contract: 1 year
Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time): 31-OCT-2021 – EXTENDED

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The UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) is UNESCO’s category 1 Research Institute that focuses on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4.7 towards education for building peaceful and sustainable societies across the world. The Institute is looking for a Policy Officer who will be in charge of following duties in the field of Education:

Support and research of policy issues

  • Contribute to the identification of relevant policy issues within the eSDG4 and the broader educational agenda.
  • Assist to define and document policy issues and provide potential solutions drawing from science of learning, traditional education and supporting evidence.
  • Use a range of quantitative and qualitative research methods, ensuring credibility of information and evidence sourced.
  • Maintain awareness of local and global policy developments within the educational sphere.

Coordinate Stakeholder Consultation

  • Coordinate with the various project teams at the Institute and develop an overall policy strategy.
  • Coordinate with relevant divisions and field offices of UNESCO to facilitate dialogue with member states on relevant policies recommended from Institute studies and projects.
  • Recommend appropriate stakeholder engagement methods.
  • Ensure objectives for stakeholder consultation are clearly defined prior to engaging stakeholders.
  • Assist the identification of interested or affected stakeholder groups.
  • Coordinate consultation with interested or affected stakeholders across all stages of the policy development process.
  • Contribute to and develop Ministerial briefings and submissions on policy matters.
  • Manage stakeholder feedback mechanisms.

Contribute to policy analysis and development

  • Draft policy and associated documents within SDG 4 and in particular SDG4.7.
  • Assess and interpret a range of information and identify gaps in data or sources.
  • Assess policy options using a range of techniques including cost benefit analysis, and social impact analysis.
  • Incorporate feedback from stakeholder engagement processes into the development of policy solutions.
  • Support development of policy within a range of legislative and administrative frameworks and in particular UNESCO policy processes.
  • Draft or contribute to the development of a range of policy documentation.

Support policy implementation, monitoring and evaluation

  • Contribute to the development of supporting infrastructure and processes for policy implementation.
  • Contribute to the development of appropriate policy evaluation criteria and monitoring approaches.
  • Evaluate and review policy effectiveness using a range of techniques and tools, including monitoring and analysis of performance indicators.
  • Identify and recommend possible improvements to the policy.

Provide advice on policy matters

  • Respond to moderately complex requests for policy advice.
  • Maintain an understanding of broader Departmental, political, social, and economic environments in the development of policy advice.
  • Undertake research and analysis to support policy advice.
  • Summarise information and evidence via minutes, briefs, submissions, reports, updates or statements.
  • Coordinate with stakeholders and ensuring effective communication.
  • Maintain accurate records of policy advice, including key discussions, decisions, handwritten and electronic notes.
  • Apply broader strategic direction in policy advice.
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