Parent Sector : Field Office
Duty Station: Bangkok
Job Family: Natural Sciences
Type of contract : Non Staff
Duration of contract : From 1 to 6 months
Recruitment open to : External candidates
Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 15-MAR-2022
UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism
1. Background and Rationale
The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC/UNESCO) is the United Nations body responsible for supporting global ocean science and services.
The UNESCO/IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC) is the regional body of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission for the Western Pacific and its adjacent areas. Its mission is to advance ocean knowledge through ocean research, ocean observations and services, and capacity development, in order to assist Member States in achieving the sustainable development of ocean, seas and marine resources.
The Sub-Commission co-designs, and co-develops its various programmes and activities, with Member States to address the common ocean priorities of the region, namely: ocean and climate; marine biodiversity, seafood safety and security; and ocean ecosystem health. Meanwhile, WESTPAC also assists the IOC to coordinate regional engagement in the UN Ocean Decade.
We are seeking a Knowledge Management Specialist to build, collect, and support the systematic development, organization, and storage of various programme information and knowledge.
The post is based at the WESTPAC Office, Bangkok, Thailand. The incumbent can work remotely.
2. Key Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall authority of the Director of the UNESCO Regional Bureau for the Asia and Pacific, and the direct supervision of the Head of the WESTPAC Office, the incumbent shall perform the following duties:
In line with UNESCO’s overall gender mainstreaming strategy, the consultant is expected to integrate a gender perspective in all activities and apply gender mainstreaming concepts whenever feasible.
Interested individuals are invited to submit to UNESCO Bangkok Office the specific requirements through careers.unesco.org. A consortium of individuals is also permitted to apply for the consultancy.
Interested candidates should click on “Apply Now” and download and complete the Employment History form (Word document) in ‘Employment History Form / My Documents’. Before uploading the document, at the end of the word document, please insert the extra pages with the following required information:
The complete application shall be submitted on or before 15 March 2022, 24:00 Paris time.
Please note that all candidates must complete an online application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website. No modifications can be made to the application submitted.
The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice and may include a competency-based interview.
UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.
UNESCO places great emphasis on ensuring that the objectives of the work assignment, as described in the Terms of Reference, are met. Accordingly, in evaluating the proposals for the assignment, attention will focus first and foremost on the technical elements. From those proposals deemed suitable in terms of the criteria in the Terms of Reference, UNESCO shall select the proposal that offers the Organization the best value for money.
Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
UNESCO applies a zero tolerance policy against all forms of harassment.
UNESCO is committed to achieve and sustain gender parity among its staff members in all categories and at all grades. Furthermore, UNESCO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities, as well as nationals from non-and under-represented Member States (last update here) are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality. Worldwide mobility is required for staff members appointed to international posts.
UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.
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