Post Number : SHS 338
Grade : P-5
Parent Sector : Social and Human Sciences Sector (SHS)
Duty Station: Paris
Job Family: Social and Human Sciences
Type of contract : Fixed Term
Duration of contract : 2 years
Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates
Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 25-JUL-2021
UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism
The Research, Policy and Foresight Section supports Member States in leveraging the contributions of the Social and Human Sciences in addressing major contemporary trends that are driving societal transformations. This includes increased inequalities of income and opportunities; the social impact of climate change and of the digital transformation. The goal of this work is to strengthen the research-policy interface, contributing to the establishment of a culture of evidence-informed decision-making policies. The Section also supports capacity-building mechanisms that will strengthen the capacities of national researchers, research institutions, research systems, policymakers and civil society to design and implement public policies for attaining sustainable, peaceful and inclusive societies. The role of this Section has become more important given the societal impact of COVID.
Under the close supervision of the Assistant Director-General for the Social and Human Sciences Sector (ADG/SHS), the incumbent will be responsible for the following programmes:
Under the overall authority and close supervision of the ADG/SHS and reporting to the Director for Partnerships and Outreach (DIR/POD), the incumbent will lead the design, coordination, execution and evaluation of the programme and projects for the Research, Policy and Foresight Section.
In particular, the incumbent will be required to:
Programme Design and Management
Knowledge and Expertise Exchange
Representation and Policy Advice
Administrative Management and Staff Development
Skills and 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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