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About UNESCO

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was born on 16 November 1945. UNESCO has 195 Members and 8 Associate Members and is governed by the General Conference and the Executive Board. The Secretariat, headed by the Director-General, implements the decisions of these two bodies.


Grade : NO-B

Parent Sector : Social and Human Sciences Sector (SHS)

Duty Station: New Delhi

Job Family: Social and Human Sciences

Type of contract : Fixed Term Field

Duration of contract : 2 years, renewable

Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 10-MAY-2024

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Background

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations with the aim of promoting world peace and security through international cooperation in education, arts, sciences and culture

COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)

Accountability (C)

Communication (C)

Innovation (C)

Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)

Planning and organizing (C)

Professionalism (C)

Results focus (C)

Teamwork (C)

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION

  • Advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) in the relevant field of social and human sciences, political science, international relations, or a related discipline.

WORK EXPERIENCE 

  • Minimum 2 (two) years of relevant professional experience in the field of social and human sciences, political science, international relations at the national or sub-regional level.
  • Experience working in the implementation of national and/or sub-regional projects in the area of social and human sciences.
  • Experience in fundraising and financial resource mobilisation and establishing and maintaining relations with donors.
  • Experience using web-based information management systems.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

  • Proven organizational and coordination skills, ability to take initiative, establish priorities, monitor own work plans and report on actions and projects.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills; ability to deal efficiently with partners at different levels.
  • Ability to participate effectively in negotiations.
  • Ability to work effectively in a multicultural team environment.
  • Capacity to adapt and adjust work schedules and perform diligently under pressure.
  • Excellent knowledge management with an understanding of emerging communication and information technologies and their potential uses.

LANGUAGE

  • Excellent knowledge of English.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Experience in UNESCO’s Programmes and/or normative tools in the field of Social and Human Sciences.
  • Experience with the United Nations System, multilateral settings/cooperation and development.
  • Experience with inter-agency mechanisms of the United Nations System.
  • Experience working with an Enterprise Resource Planning system (ERP).

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

  • Good knowledge of UNESCO’s work, and familiarity with Social and Human Sciences Sector activities.
  • Knowledge of the geopolitical context of the South Asia region.

LANGUAGE

  • Excellent knowledge of English.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Experience in UNESCO’s Programmes and/or normative tools in the field of Social and Human Sciences.
  • Experience with the United Nations System, multilateral settings/cooperation and development.
  • Experience with inter-agency mechanisms of the United Nations System.
  • Experience working with an Enterprise Resource Planning system (ERP).

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

  • Good knowledge of UNESCO’s work, and familiarity with Social and Human Sciences Sector activities.
  • Knowledge of the geopolitical context of the South Asia region.

ABOUT UNESCO

UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNESCO, which stands for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, is an agency of the United Nations. Its mission is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international cooperation in education, sciences, culture, communication, and information

1. UNESCO aims to foster mutual understanding and respect for our planet through education, science, culture, communication, and information

2. It works to strengthen the intellectual and moral solidarity of humankind and bring out the best in our shared humanity

2.

Objectives and Programs

UNESCO’s programs contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals defined in the 2030 Agenda, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015

1. The organization develops educational tools to help people live as global citizens free of hate and intolerance and works to ensure that every child and every citizen has access to quality education

1. UNESCO also promotes cultural heritage and the equal dignity of all cultures, strengthening the bonds between nations

1.

Funding and Membership

UNESCO gets its funding from contributions by member states, voluntary contributions, fundraising, and other smaller sources of funding

3. It has 195 Members and 8 Associate Members and is governed by the General Conference and the Executive Board

4. The United States used to contribute about 22% of UNESCO’s budget, but it withdrew its funding after Palestine applied for UNESCO membership

5. Israel also reacted to Palestine’s admittance to UNESCO by freezing Israeli payments to UNESCO and imposing sanctions on the Palestinian Authority

5.

World Heritage Sites

One of UNESCO’s most famous initiatives is its World Heritage Center, which identifies cultural, natural, and mixed sites to be protected all over the world

6. The World Heritage sites include iconic landmarks such as the Pyramids of Giza, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, and Peru’s Machu Picchu

Why Work at UNESCO

  1. Mission and Impact: UNESCO’s mission is to promote peace, international collaboration, and sustainable development through education, science, culture, communication, and information. Many individuals are passionate about contributing to these important areas and making a positive impact on the world .
  2. Career Development: UNESCO values the professional development of its staff. It provides opportunities for employees to identify development opportunities, acquire new skills, and advance in their careers. Staff members are encouraged to take the initiative in seeking out formal and informal approaches to developing their careers .
  3. Diverse and Multicultural Environment: UNESCO has a diverse workforce with staff members from various cultural backgrounds and nationalities. This multicultural environment fosters learning, understanding, and collaboration among colleagues.
  4. Gender Parity: UNESCO is proud to have achieved overall gender parity, including at the senior management level. It values diversity and strives for equal representation of genders in its workforce 
  5. Opportunities for Learning and Growth: Working at UNESCO provides opportunities to learn and grow both professionally and personally. Employees have access to training workshops, mentorship programs, and networking opportunities. They can also work on different initiatives and projects, expanding their horizons in an international multicultural working environment 
  6. Cultural and Intellectual Engagement: UNESCO‘s work involves promoting cultural diversity, protecting heritage sites, and fostering dialogue among civilizations. For individuals interested in culture, education, and intellectual engagement, UNESCO offers a stimulating and fulfilling work environment

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