Post Number : ED 005
Grade : P-4
Parent Sector : Education Sector (ED)
Duty Station: Paris
Job Family: Education
Type of contract : Fixed Term
Duration of contract : 2 years
Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates
Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 06-AUG-2021 (EXTENDED)
UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism
Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General for Education (ADG/ED), the guidance from the Director of the Division for Peace and Sustainable Development and the direct supervision from the Chief of Section of Education for Sustainable Development, the incumbent will serve as programme specialist for UNESCO’s activities in education for sustainable development (ESD). ESD is a key element of the global education agenda. It aims to provide every learner with the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to promote sustainable development. UNESCO leads the global work on ESD in line with UNESCO’s designation as the lead UN agency for ESD, guided by the ‘ESD for 2030’ framework and its roadmap for implementation, which emphasizes the contribution of ESD to the achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. UNESCO’s approach to ESD addresses a wide range of sustainability challenges, with particular attention paid to climate change and other environmental challenges in their interlinkage with the other dimensions of sustainable development. As a recognized expert and experienced project manager, the incumbent is expected to play a key role in maintaining and expanding UNESCO’s global leadership in ESD, including its work on climate change education.
In particular, the incumbent will be expected to perform the following activities:
1. Programme design and management
2. Policy Advice
3. Communication and knowledge management
4. Resource mobilization and partnership development
Skills and competencies
Skills and competencies
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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.
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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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