Senior Adviser, Education (Education in Emergencies), UNICEF
Linda Jones is a Senior Adviser, Education in UNICEF leading the Education in Emergencies team. Linda has over 15 years of experience in education, nine of which was as a Chief of Education for UNICEF in Nepal, Sierra Leone and Somalia. Over her career Linda has worked on ECD, Primary, Secondary, non-formal, early grade learning, technical and vocational education and systems building within the education sector. Linda started her career in the field of Education as a teacher in the UK before joining the curriculum development unit within the Ministry of Education in Guyana. Linda then worked with both Concern Worldwide and the Norwegian Refugee Council prior to joining UNICEF. During her career she has covered education in conflict, post conflict, protracted crises and responding to natural disasters. Linda has led various in country sector working groups and overseen country level coordination. Linda has worked closely with various governments on the development of education sector plans and education contingency plans as well as supporting the development of various education emergency response plans. Linda has also facilitated trainings with Government, civil society and NGO partners on education in emergencies including the INEE Minimum Standards for Education in Emergencies. She brings experience of working closely with humanitarian partners as well as with development partners through Sector Wide Approaches.