Post Number : PAX 013
Grade : P-4
Parent Sector : Priority Africa and External Relations Sector (PAX)
Duty Station: Paris
Job Family: Programme Coordination
Type of contract : Fixed Term
Duration of contract : 2 years, renewable
Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates
Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 05-JAN-2023
UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism
The Africa Department / Division for Priority Africa Coordination is mandated to:
It carries out its functions through (i) the Unit for Relations with Member States, Intersectoral Cooperation and Partnerships; (ii) the Section for Cooperation with African Regional Organizations; (iii) the Unit for Social Mobilization and Communication and, (iv) the Unit for Contextual Analysis and Foresight. The work of the Division is guided by UNESCO’s Governing Bodies decisions and in alignment with both the 2030 Agenda for the Sustainable Development Goals and the objectives defined by the African Union in Agenda 2063.
Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General for Priority Africa and External Relations (ADG/PAX), guidance of the Director, Division for Priority Africa Coordination (PAX/AFR), and in close collaboration with the different sections and units of the Sector, the Programme Specialist will advise and assist ADG/PAX in the coordination and implementation of the operational strategy for Priority Africa (2022-2029) adopted by the 41st session of UNESCO, in November 2021. This will include also building up a social mobilization strategy, as well as advocacy for UNESCO’s Priority Africa with Member States and partners and strengthening the visibility of Priority Africa.
Specifically, the incumbent will undertake the following tasks and responsibilities:
Skills & Competencies
Skills & Competencies
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.
The approximate annual starting salary for this post is 111 210 US $.
For full information on benefits and entitlements, please consult our Guide to Staff Benefits.
Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line 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 tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview.
UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.
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.
UNESCO recalls that paramount consideration in the appointment of staff members shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, technical competence and integrity. UNESCO applies a zero-tolerance policy against all forms of harassment. UNESCO is committed to achieving and sustaining equitable and diverse geographical distribution, as well as 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. Candidates from non- and under-represented Member States (last update here) are particularly welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals from minority groups and indigenous groups and persons with disabilities 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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