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    Organization: UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
    Country: Iraq
    Closing date: 08 Mar 2017

    Title: Associate Project Officer

    Project:“Access to Inclusive Quality Primary and Secondary Education for IDPs and Refugees in Crisis-Affected areas in Iraq”

    Organizational Unit: UNESCO Office for Iraq, Education Unit

    Position No.: BAG-16-1-0003

    Primary Location: Erbil – Iraq

    Type of Contract: Service Contract (UN Ref. NO-A)

    Annual salary: 44, 214 USD per annum

    Deadline:8th March 2017

    Duration: One year

    Application to be sent to:Recruitment.bag@unesco.org

    OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION

    I.Background

    The project “Access to Inclusive Quality Primary and Secondary Education for IDPs and Refugees in Crisis-Affected areas in Iraq”, funded by the European Union, aims at increasing access to inclusive quality primary and secondary education for IDPs, returnees and refugees in six crisis-affected areas in Iraq benefiting at least 100,000 IDP, returnee and refugee children and youth.

    II.Dutiesand requirements

    Under the direct supervision of the Senior Project Officer (based in Erbil), and the overall authority of the Director of UNESCO Office for Iraq (based in Baghdad), the candidate will also closely work with colleagues from the Finance and Administration Platform (based in Amman), the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (based in Amman), the Management and Liaison Officer (based in Erbil), the Senior Administrative Assistant (based in Baghdad), the Project Assistant (based in Amman) and UNESCO Iraq pool of drivers.

    The candidate will be based in Erbil and will be responsible for assisting in the implementation of the project. S/he will also assist in the planning and implementation of other UNESCO projects in response to the IDP and the Syrian refugee crisis in Iraq, if necessary. The incumbent will be responsible for:

    1.Liaison with national and international stakeholders in the implementation of project activities in the targeted governorates (including but not limited to Dohuk, Erbil and Sulaymaniyah):

    1. Maintaining regular contact and facilitating communication, coordination and programme reviews with relevant ministries and governmental departments, other UN agencies, non-government organizations and other stakeholders;
    2. Liaising and coordinating with national and international stakeholders to obtain maximum benefit and efficient use of resources in the implementation of project activities and avoid duplication of efforts;
    3. Monitoring all access to inclusive education’s related initiatives in the targeted governorates and providing regular updates;
    4. Representing UNESCO in relevant meetings and coordination groups and facilitating communication by taking minutes, providing interpretation and translating relevant documents.

    2.Support to project activities’ planning, implementation, and administrative follow up:

    1. Contributing to development and effective execution of the Project’s work plan and log frame;
    2. Providing technical support and assistance to UNESCO, stakeholders and partners in the planning, management, and implementation of programme / projects activities;
    3. Supervising the organization of program events, such as workshops, training, missions, etc. including preparing agendas, documents and reach-out material, identifying venues and services, organizing travels of participants, ensuring interpretation and translation;
    4. Providing support in drafting the terms of reference, ensuring follow-up of the contracting and payments for consultants and institutions;
    5. Contributing to prepare budgets for activities and assisting in the monitoring of expenditures and in the preparation of budget revisions;
    6. Coordinating with the Finance and Administration Platform (FAP) on timely delivery of assistance activities, as well as requesting disbursement of funds;
    7. Drafting internal memos, official correspondence, press-notes, web site, and other outreach activities;
    8. Coordinating and reviewing translation with outsourced translators, and providing feedback for improvement;
    9. Receiving and screening all internal and external communications, and attaching necessary background information for review by supervisors;

    j. Maintaining the project/s records and reference files.

    3.Support to project activities’ monitoring, evaluation and reporting:

    1. Conducting regular visits to project activities to monitor progress and evaluate results and impact;
    2. Providing technical support on monitoring project activities, as well as the development, implementation and progress tracking of the project action work plan;
    3. Providing appropriate administrative follow-up actions to ensure effective application of monitoring and reporting tools;
    4. Contributing to the periodic narrative and financial progress reports to donors on project implementation, including the development of monthly internal projects updates and reports, as well as periodic or ad-hoc analytical narrative reports;
    5. Contributing to the design, development and maintenance of databases and other information systems.

    4.Performing any other duties as required.

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

    EDUCATION

    • University degree (Bachelor degree minimum, Master degree desirable) in Education, Engineering, Business administration, management, or any other related field.

    *WORK E**XPERIENCE**

    • Minimum four years of relevant experience that include but are not limited to:
    • Emergency conditions, Education in emergencies and Education programming;
    • Knowledge of UNESCO’s emergency education work (or other UN agencies);
    • EU funded projects knowledge.

    *SKILLS/COMPETENCIES

    • Good knowledge of project planning and management tools;
    • Good IT skills;
    • Strong facilitation skills and communication skills;
    • integrity and drive for results;
    • Ability to adapt to dynamic environments and to work effectively in a multicultural/multinational environment;
    • Good judgment and decision-making skills;
    • Ability to work independently and in a team;
    • Ability to meet deadlines and punctual at work;
    • Commitment to UN values of non-discrimination on the basis of race, gender, economic status, or religion.

    *LANGUAGES Kurdish language native speaker, excellent English skills, both oral and written;
    Good proficiency in Arabic is desirable.

    **BENEFITS AND ENTITLEMENTS

    The candidate shall be offered a Service Contract with a gross salary of approximately 44, 214 USD per annum. The initial contract is for a probationary period of three (3) months; the renewal of the contract is subject to satisfactory service, and contingent on the availability of funding.

    Other benefits include 2.5 days annual leave per month.


    How to apply:

    Interested candidates should complete the attached United Nations Personal History form (P.11) with a covering letter in English explaining their interest in the position and forward it electronically to the following e-mail address: recruitment.bag@unesco.org

    Pleaseindicate the position and vacancy number you are applying for. Incomplete P.11s will not be processed.**

    Applications can also be received via fax only if internet access is not available to apply online. A completed official UNESCO CV form (available from the UNESCO home page) should be sent to fax number: +962 6 5928456.

    UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. If you have any questions concerning persons or companies claiming to be recruiting on behalf of UNESCO and requesting the payment of a fee, please contact: recruitment.bag@unesco.org

    Interested and suitable candidates should ensure that their application is submitted on or before 08/03/2017. Due to the large number of applications received, only applicants short-listed for interview will be contacted.


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    Organization: UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
    Country: Qatar
    Closing date: 04 Mar 2017

    VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

    Post title:Coordination Officer

    Organization Unit: UNESCO Doha Office

    Duty Station: Doha, Qatar

    Contact Type: Service Contract (SB4)

    Duration: Initially up to Dec 2017 (Renewable subject to satisfactory

    performance and availability of budget)

    Date of Issue: 16 February 2017

    Date of Closing: 04 March 2017 (Midnight, Doha time)

    Context and Background

    The UNESCO Doha Cluster Office covers six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and the Republic of Yemen. In line with UNESCO’s global priorities and five major programmes, the UNESCO Doha Office sets a local programme of action in consultation with the 7 Member States.

    The UNESCO Doha Office collaborates through inter-agency mechanisms with resident and non-resident UN agencies in its seven cluster countries as well as at the regional level to increase coherence, effectiveness, and relevance of its interventions with the overall goal to maximize the impact of its work. The UNESCO Doha Office is participating in and contributing to the UN Country Teams in the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom of Bahrain, the State of Kuwait, and the Republic of Yemen, covering all seven (7) cluster countries.

    Under overall coordination of the Offices of UN Resident Coordinators, the UNESCO Doha Office contributes to UN common country programming processes, including UN common country assessments (CCAs), strategic planning, UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) formulations, as well as UNCT joint activities, thematic, programmatic, and management working groups in its cluster countries.

    Tasks and Expected Outputs

    Under the authority of the Director of the Doha office, the Coordinator Officer provides support to Director of the Cluster Office in UN coordination, management support, monitoring and reporting, and external communication by carrying out the following duties:

    1.Management Support

    v Assist the Director in the strategic planning and provide overall management and coordination support of UNESCO.

    v Keep abreast with critical/strategic initiatives as delegated/requested and identify/prioritize issues in need of immediate attention especially relating to global and regional initiatives involving the direct participation of the Director, as well as on matters related to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development.

    v Provide support to the Director by timely preparing substantive materials, including background papers, speeches, and talking points as requested. Participate in meetings as required, report on outcomes, and following up on action points. Prepare draft correspondence submitted for the signature of the Director.

    v Coordinate programme staff meetings chaired by the Director, in terms of organizing the agenda, planning and follow up to meetings, drafting of meeting notes, as well the monitoring of action points, decisions, recommendations and deadlines, with regular updates to supervisors on important issues.

    v Introduce strategic programme planning and management tools towards office management, in particular coordinate updating the Office Strategic Plan and relevant UNESCO Country Programme Documents (UCPDs).

    v Lead the development of programmatic office briefings for high-level missions and coordinate inputs with programme colleagues.

    v Support the Director in knowledge management and file important documents on the internal knowledge management platform.

    v In the absence of programme staff in the natural, social, and human sciences field, support the Director in Science related matters. Support includes programmatic backstopping and keeping abreast of Science related UNESCO activities in cluster countries.

    2.UN Coordination

    v Follow activities of UNCTs and UN inter-agency working groups in cluster countries and ensure that Director remains updated. Follow UNCT meetings with/or on behalf of the Director when requested.

    v Coordinate and keep an overview of UNESCO’s participation in and contribution to various UN inter-agency thematic and programmatic working groups in cluster countries.

    v Follow up on UNESCO's programmatic inputs to UN country strategic planning and monitoring, including to CCA/UNCCSF/UNDAF processes in Kuwait, KSA, Bahrain, UAE and Yemen by coordinating programme staff inputs and following up with RC offices;

    v Provide assistance in the preparation of inputs in preparation for UNCT meetings, and ensure proper record of decisions taken and their timely follow up on the internal knowledge management platform.

    v Liaise and ensure coordination with RCO offices and other members of the UN Country Teams and implementing partners on office relevant matters.

    3.Monitoring and Reporting

    v Lead the development of the annual office achievements report, including coordinating inputs, language editing and finalizing.

    v Oversee and ensure the smooth flow of relevant information within the office and with colleagues at national, regional and HQ level, as well as with national commissions, permanent delegations, and sister UN agencies.

    4.External communication

    v Contribute to the office’s outreach and visibility of activities through the preparation of news articles related to the Agenda 2030, UNCT activities, or involve the participation of the Director.

    5.Undertake any other pertinent professional duties as assigned by the Director of the UNESCO Doha Cluster Office

    Required qualifications

    Education

    Ø Advanced university degree (Master's or equivalent) in International Development, International Relations, Social Sciences, Political Sciences or a related field.

    Work experience

    Ø Minimum 4 years of relevant professional experience in management support, international development, and/or UN Coordination, of which preferably 2 years acquired at regional and/or international level, preferably in an international organization.

    Ø Relevant experience at the national or international level in providing management advisory services, hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation.

    Ø Sound knowledge of the UN System and Resident Coordinator system, procedures, and operational activities for development is an asset.

    Skills/Competencies

    Ø Good analytical, organizational and project management skills.

    Ø Excellent coordination and interpersonal skills.

    Ø Capacity to build and maintain effective working relations with national/local authorities, relevant institutions, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations.

    Ø Proven ability to communicate and negotiate effectively and persuasively (orally and in writing) with various stakeholders at all levels, within and outside of the Organization.

    Ø Ability to work effectively in a team and to function within a multi-cultural environment.

    Ø Solid IT skills including knowledge of Microsoft office software and knowledge management platforms.

    Languages

    Excellent knowledge (written and spoken) of English. Knowledge of Arabic is an advantage.

    Condition of Employment:

    UNESCO Salaries in Doha are paid in Qatari Riyal, the annual remuneration for the post is QAR 281,000 - 320,000, depending on skills and qualifications. UNESCO Service Contract benefits includes 30 days of annual leave as well as a contribution to pension scheme and health insurance upon proof of inscription.


    How to apply:

    Interested candidates with desired qualifications and skills should submit their letter of interest and CV using UNESCO CV standard form in English to the address of 66, Lusail Street-West Bay, PO Box 3945, Doha or to ao.doha@unesco.org or by Fax: +974 44113015. Please clearly indicate the post title in the subject of your application.

    ONLY SHORT LISTED CANDIDATE WILL BE CONTACTED

    A WRITTEN EXAMINATION MAY BE USED IN THE EVALUATION OF CANDIDATES.

    UNESCO IS A NON-SMOKING ORGANIZATION

    UNESCO is committed to promoting geographical distribution and gender equality within its Secretariat. Therefore, women candidates are strongly

    encouraged to apply, as well as nationals from non- and under-represented Member States. Persons with disabilities are also encouraged to apply.

    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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    Organization: UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
    Country: Jordan
    Closing date: 24 Feb 2017

    UNESCO Amman Office – Support to Media in Jordan Project is inviting written proposals from individual consultants for the work assignment described in attachment A.

    To enable you to prepare a proposal for this assignment, please find attached the following documents:

    (a) Terms of Reference (attachment A);

    (b) UNESCO’s contract template for Individual Consultants, the contracting modality used for these assignments (attachment B);

    (c) CV template (P-11) (Attachment C)

    (d) Vendor Registration Form (Attachment D)

    (e) Financial Proposal Tables (Attachment E)

    Your written proposal should comprise:

    1) A Technical Proposal with:

    a. A description of understanding for the main deliverables and milestones related to the assignment;

    b. Comments on the Terms of Reference, if any (in brief);

    c. A description of a proposed approach and methodology for undertaking the assignment;

    d. A work plan with a detailed time frame, including information on the number of missions estimated and duration of each mission to Jordan;

    e. An up-to-date curriculum vitae (according to the enclosed template – P11 form, attachment C);

    f. Vendor Registration form (enclosed template, attachment D);

    g. Up-to-date security training certificates (if any)

    2) A Financial Proposal:

    Applicant should provide a detailed financial proposal according to the tables specified under attachment (E).

    The proposal and any supporting documents must be in English.

    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 best value for money.

    NB. UNESCO will evaluate the proposed fee against its internal consultant rates.

    *Terms of Reference

    1. Background and general information about the Support to Media in Jordan Project

    Since 2014, UNESCO implements the EU-funded three-year project “Support to Media in Jordan” aiming for increased freedom, independence and professionalism for the Jordanian media. The project initially built on a Media Strategy adopted by the Government of Jordan in 2011, and the related Action Plan.

    The primary objective of the Project is to strengthen an enabling regulatory and institutional environment and to build the capacity for an independent, quality based media sector serving the entire population in close cooperation with the media community in Jordan, including state and non-state stakeholders. The project focuses on the media sector in Jordan as a platform for democratic dialogue and a crucial instrument to transparency and accountability in a democratic society. The project aims to address these areas following an inclusive and highly participatory approach. The project is based on a holistic, two-phase approach and is implemented in close cooperation with the media community in Jordan, including state and non-state stakeholders.

    Phase I

    Support to Media in Jordan has had two distinct phases. Phase one focused on the following outputs: Media study, stakeholder driven review of implementation of the media strategy and detailing of action plan. Activities of phase one included a thorough analysis of the media landscape on the basis of UNESCO’s Media Development Indicators (MDI; focusing on the economic sustainability of the media structures; the professional and technical capacity of private and public media; media and journalist associations; regulatory mechanisms; existing media legislation and international standards), a comparative analysis of relevant structures and models from 28 EU Member States, a review of the implementation of the media strategy and a detailed Action Plan, the update of detailing of the action plan and procedures for the implementation of the strategy. The review and action plan of the media strategy took place through a comprehensive stakeholder process with the media sector and the relevant government representatives discussing the implementation of the media strategy and the results of the analysis.

    Phase II

    In December 2015, the Action was slightly amended to reflect shared priority objectives. The project has entered the Phase II in November 2015, and addressed the findings as well as recommendations of the above-mentioned study. It will work in the following areas:

    · Improvement of legal framework, closer in line with international standards

    · Entry-level journalism education

    · Systematic quality training for media professionals

    · Independent self-regulatory mechanism

    · Media and information literacy (MIL)

    · Diversity and pluralism in the media

    · Strengthening community media

    The Project will end by 31 October 2017.

    The Project is implemented through several implementing partners, both national and international. UNESCO also chose to implement directly more project components than initially foreseen while maintaining active partnership relations with all implementing partners and the monitoring of the implementation.

    1. Purpose of the Assignment

    Under the authority of the Head of UNESCO office in Amman, and in close collaboration with the project team, the CI Senior Advisor is responsible for the effective and timely coordination of the various project activities under implementation in accordance with the EU-UNESCO project document “Support to Media in Jordan”.

    The CI Senior Advisor prime responsibility is to ensure that the project produces the results specified in the Project document and Work Plan, to the required standard of quality and within the specified time frame and budget provided within the agreement between UNESCO and EU.

    1. Duties/Tasks and Expected Output:

    a) Prepare, based on inputs from the project teams and other sources of information, the quarterly narrative reports to the EU (two or three), as well as Annual and Final Project Reports (APR) to UNESCO and EU. 15 days.

    b) Be responsible, based on the project team inputs, to prepare the substantive progress reports at the SC meetings. For this it is envisaged that the consultant will come to Amman two times (approximately in third week of April, first week of July) for at least four days (including travel) to prepare for and attend the SC meetings, to meet with the senior state and Non-state stakeholders as well as the donors, to ensure collective endorsement on the issues to be discussed by the SC. 15 days, travel inclusive.

    c) Provide substantive strategic inputs –from distance- into the preparation of the project document for the continuation of the project, which will focus on key priority components. 5 days.

    d) Provide strategic guidance to the staff -from distance- on programmatic matters, particularly to assess the quality of the deliverables of ongoing components. 10 days.

    1. Timetable and Deliverables

    · Duration: 6 months (subject to availability of funds)

    · Remuneration will be paid in different instalments, according to the work plan agreed upon and upon submission of a progress report by the consultant and its acceptance by the head of the Office.

    · When the consultant will be on mission, the consultancy will be based at the UNESCO Office premises located in Abdoun.

    1. Qualifications

    Education

    · Masters Degree in media, or one of the relevant social or political sciences in addition to related experience and training.

    Work Experience

    · At least 10 years of extensive, progressive and relevant experience in media development in countries in transition (including in Jordan), media training program design and management, public broadcasting, journalistic education, adequate understanding of democratic governance, human rights, gender in media, media regulation;

    · Experience in the creation of media strategies and action plans for media development;

    · Experience in facilitating inter-institutional cooperation, stakeholder involvement and working with teams;

    · Familiarity with international standards and trends regarding freedom of expression, access to information, democratic institutions, human rights, media self-regulation;

    Skills/Competencies

    · Knowledge of the UN mandate in the area of Democratic Governance, Press Freedom, Access to Information, as well as commitment to the promotion of UN human rights principles;

    · Excellent communication, team-work and diplomatic skills;

    · Results driven, ability to work under pressure and to meet required deadlines;

    · A sensitive, respectful and facilitative approach to working within a cultural context different from his/her own and in a multi-racial team setting;

    · Proved time management and organizational skills, able to multitask and handle various responsibilities, and capable of operating independently with minimal direction.

    Languages

    · Excellent oral and written communication skills, proficiency in spoken and written English.

    1. Previous working experience in an Arab country and within a UNESCO project will be an asset.

    2. Supervisory arrangements: Immediate Supervisor, Head of Office for UNESCO Amman *

    Please see link for annex dowload: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/amman/about-this-office/vacancies/


    How to apply:

    Your proposal should be submitted by e-mail no later than close of business (15:00 Amman time) on 24 February 2017. Email proposals should not exceed 5MB.

    Please send your technical and financial proposal to the following email addresses:

    amman.proc@unesco.org, h.najim@unesco.org and r.arafeh@unesco.org

    To ease the email tracing and facilitate quick processing, kindly use the following script “Submission of Proposal: Senior Consultant for “Support to Media” as the email subject.

    It is the individual’s responsibility to ensure that his/her proposal is received by the deadline.

    Potential experts contacted should not treat this letter in any way as an offer.

    For any requests for clarification, please contact: Mrs Costanza Farina, Representative of UNESCO to Jordan c.farina@unesco.org and copy: amman.proc@unesco.org

    Submissions will be acknowledged by email upon receipt but ONLY selected expert will receive further notification and correspondences.

    Thank you for your eventual interest in this UNESCO assignment. We look forward to receiving your proposal in due time.

    Please see link for annex dowload: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/amman/about-this-office/vacancies/


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    Organization: UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 15 Mar 2017

    OVERVIEW

    The International Bureau of Education (IBE) is a leading UNESCO institute in the field of curriculum, valued for both its specialist knowledge, expertise and networks, and for providing curriculum support services that include up-to-date, evidence-based information and practical support to Member States.

    The incumbent, under the overall authority and supervision of the IBE Director, will assist the Director in:
    the drafting of background research
    the preparation of documents and presentations
    the systematisation, analysis and reporting of data relating to IBE activities and impacts
    other specific tasks associated with the Director’s Office (logistics and administration).

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

    Education
    Advanced University Degree or currently enrolled in a graduate degree, ideally in education, curriculum, pedagogy, or a related field.

    Skills/Competencies
    Excellent oral and written communication skills and strong computer skills
    Demonstrated research and analytical skills
    Creative open-minded team player with strong initiative and willingness to learn
    Capacity to work effectively in teams and in a multicultural working environment.

    Languages
    Excellent English language skills and a good working knowledge of another UN Official language would be an asset.

    Benefits and Entitlements
    Please note that this internship is unpaid. The intern is responsible for all expenses related to the internship, including lodging, meals and transportation to and from Geneva. The intern must be self-insured through a medical provider.


    How to apply:

    To apply, please send a letter of application, referring to DO-01-2017**,** and your CV in UNESCO’s preferred format, in English, to the International Bureau of Education (IBE) by email: bie.administration@unesco.org. Application files should reach the IBE before 18:00 (Geneva time) on 15 March 2017.
    Only candidates selected for interview will becontacted.

    Link: http://www.ibe.unesco.org/en/job/directors-office-internship-do-01-2017-4-6-months


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  • 03/01/17--11:15: France: Drupal Web Developer
  • Organization: UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
    Country: France
    Closing date: 10 Mar 2017

    Under the supervision of DPI/WEB Web Architect, and in direct cooperation with the Knowledge Management Specialist in the Section for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, the incumbent shall:

    • manage the day by day operations to secure and to maintain updated the Creativity platform,- discuss and implement improvements to optimize the performances of the platform,

    • develop new features, based on the needs expressed by DCE Policy&Research Unit, and mostly concerning front-end interactions such as forms, visualization of data, and content navigation tools,

    • debug existing features.

    More information: https://en.unesco.org/careers/sites/careers/files/Job%20announcement_DrupalDeveloper%20bis.pdf


    How to apply:

    CV and letter of motivation to be submitted to Denis Pitzalis (d.pitzalis@unesco.org) and Emanuele Cidonelli (e.cidonelli@unesco.org) before 10 March 2017.


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    Organization: UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
    Country: Iraq
    Closing date: 27 Mar 2017

    Title: Associate Project Officer

    Domain: TVET Reform in Iraq

    Grade: P-2

    Organizational Unit: UNESCO Iraq Office, Education Unit

    Primary Location: Baghdad - Iraq

    Type of Contract: Project Appointment

    Position No.: 5IQED0010PA

    Annual Salary:65,311 USD

    Duration: One year

    Deadline:27/03/2017

    OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION

    I.Background

    UNESCO’s strategy for technical and vocational education and training (TVET) aims at providing assistance to Member States to transform their TVET systems and practices with focused actions in three core areas: (i) provision of upstream policy advice and related capacity development in the field of TVET; (ii) conceptual clarification of skills development and improvement of monitoring; and (iii) acting as a clearinghouse and informing the global TVET debate.

    In this context, UNESCO is implementing several TVET programmes at global and country levels including the project “Reforming technical and vocational education and training in Iraq”, which is funded by the European Union (DCI‐MED/2014/349‐636).

    The overall objective of the project is to make TVET a key driver for Iraq’s economic development by increasing the competiveness and relevance of TVET in line with the international standards so that it can deliver quality education to young people to prepare them for wage and self‐employment.

    II.Dutiesandrequirements

    Under the overall authority of the Director of UNESCO Office for Iraq and UNESCO Representative to Iraq, and the direct supervision of the Senior Project Officer in charge of the management of the project “Reforming technical and vocational education and training in Iraq”, the incumbent will be responsible for providing technical and organizational support in the implementation of the project.

    In particular, the incumbent will provide management and liaison support in the planning and implementation of the project activities related to TVET governance, quality assurance, capacity building and the nexus between TVET and the labour market.

    The incumbent will carry out the following tasks:

    1.Assistinprojectimplementationby:

    a) Assisting in designing a detailed work and activities plan and regularly monitoring its implementation;

    b) Assisting in the preparation of the procurement plan for goods and services and regularly monitoring its implementation;

    c) Supporting the identification of partners and providers of goods and services;

    d) Assisting in drafting terms of reference of contracts;

    e) Following–up on the implementation of contracts, assessing the quality of services provided and requesting disbursement of funds, upon approval by the project manager;

    2.Assistin monitoring and evaluation of programme implementation and in reporting on programmeactivitiesby:

    a) Contributing to monitoring of project activities and suggesting updates of the project log frame if required;

    b) Supporting the regular monitoring of the financial status of the project and providing input to budget revisions;

    c) Compiling minutes of meetings for periodic project review with government counterparts and key stakeholders and the following action plans; regularly assist the project manager in following up;

    d) Assisting in the preparation of reports on project activities for UNESCO, donors and partners;

    e) Providing input to the implementation of the visibility plan of the project;

    3.Contributeto liaising with government and national and international stakeholders by:

    a) Assisting in establishing and maintaining regular contact with national counterparts and key stakeholders, in particular with the Ministries of Education and Higher Education and Scientific Research and training institutions as well as the Ministries of Labour and Social Affairs, Industry, and Oil and representatives of the industry, service, commerce and agriculture sectors;

    b) Assisting in the preparation of, and participating in meetings of the project steering committee and technical committees and other key TVET actors including preparing minutes and assisting the project manager in following up on action points;

    a) Establishing relationship and collaboration with representatives of the line ministries and with employers and their representatives to foster their active participation in and ownership of the project implementation;

    b) Participating in coordination and working mechanisms with relevance to TVET established by the UN Country team or any other international and national actor;

    c) Assisting the Senior Project Officer in running regular meetings with other key actors operating in the TVET and employment sector to build synergies and avoid duplications;

    4.Enhancethe TVET related knowledge base by:

    a) Monitoring of, and reporting on the latest trends and recommendations related to TVET governance, quality assurance and capacity building, including those released by UNESCO Headquarters and relevant UNESCO institutes;

    b) Monitoring relevant initiatives within UNESCO Office for Iraq and making recommendations for synergies;

    5.Carry out other activities as requested by his/her supervisors.

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

    EDUCATION

    • Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in the field of education, management, economy, business administration or any other related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    WORKEXPERIENCE

    • Minimum 2 years of experience in the fields of education, governance, capacity building and public sector reform, of which preferably 1 year acquired at the international level.
    • Experience in project management.

    SKILLS/COMPETENCIES

    • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to build and maintain effective partnerships at all levels
    • Very good written and oral communication skills, including drafting skills.
    • Good understanding of the main aspects of TVET.
    • Ability to support large scale reform initiatives and programmes, preferable in the area of education.
    • Good project implementation skills.
    • Capable of making technically sound decisions on all aspects of project implementation.
    • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the Organization.
    • Good knowledge of the Iraqi context and educational system.
    • Good IT skills, including knowledge of standard Office software.

    LANGUAGES

    • Excellent knowledge of English.

    DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

    EDUCATION

    • Professional accreditation/certification in project management.

    WORKEXPERIENCE

    • Working experience in a conflict/post‐conflict country.
    • Working experience in the Arab region, preferably in Iraq.
    • Prior experience with UN funds and programmes.
    • Working experience in EU funded projects.

    SKILLS/COMPETENCIES

    • Knowledge of programming policies and procedures in international development cooperation, in particular in the UN.
    • Office management skills and knowledge of accountancy principles to maintain financial records.
    • Advanced IT skills.

    LANGUAGES

    • Knowledge of Arabic.

    BENEFITS AND ENTITLEMENTS

    UNESCO’s salaries are calculated in US dollars and exempt from income tax. They consist of a basic salary and a post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station and exchange rates. Other benefits include 30 days annual leave, family allowance, home travel, education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance. More details are on the website of the International Civil Service Commission (http)://icsc.un.org/).

    Please note that UNESCO is a non‐smoking organization.


    How to apply:

    To apply, please send a completed United Nations Personal History form (UN P‐11), together with a cover letter, by email to recruitment.bag@unesco.org Please label the subject line “Associate Project Officer – TVET Governance”.

    The deadline is 27/03/2017 at midnight (Paris, France, time). The appointment is contingent on the availability of funding.


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    Organization: UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
    Country: Jordan
    Closing date: 14 Mar 2017

    Location: Amman, Jordan

    Contract type: Consultancy

    Post level: International consultant

    Starting date: As soon as possible

    Expected duration: 5 months

    Background:

    As part of the Government of Jordan’s Education Reform for Knowledge Economy (ERfKE II), the EU Delegation in Jordan has funded the UNESCO Amman Office to provide Technical Assistance services requested by the Jordanian Ministry of Education (MoE) for implementing a sustainable overhaul of its Education Management Information System (EMIS) along with the provision of large-scale field operations for institutional, technical and human capacity development to allow the MoE to be a in better position to make use of accurate data and indicators in its effort to systematize evidence-based formulation and prioritization of policy responses to mitigate the challenges faced by the Jordanian Education Sector.

    The enhanced EMIS consists of a set of web applications accessible at school, regional and central government levels allowing stakeholders to register transactions on individual students, staffs and schools. The technical solution is UNESCO OpenEMIS and it consists of the following products interacting amongst each other: OpenEMIS Core, Integrator, Data Manager, Dashboard. Data from previous school years were migrated in the system (2014-2015 and 2015-2016 scholastic years). In parallel, extensive work has been carried out for the identification of relevant data reports and indicators to be generated by the EMIS. The MoE notably endorsed a Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Framework which lists and defines 73 KPIs organized around eight dimensions formulated on the basis of the main MoE policy documents:

    · Delivering Lifelong Learning:

    • ECCE (4 indicators)
    • Basic Education (9 indicators)
    • Youth Empowerment (9 indicators)
    • Adult Education (1 indicator)

    · Improving quality

    • Teaching and learning (16 indicators)

    · Providing institutional Support

    • Enabling schools (19 indicators)
    • Governance (11 indicators)
    • Emergency Education (4 indicators)

    In August 2016, the enhanced EMIS was launched nation-wide and is now being used by the Ministry at central, regional, and school levels to collect education statistics pertaining to public and private kindergartens, basic and secondary education (including part of TVET). With the 2016-2017 data collection campaign coming to an end, additional technical support and capacity development activities in the areas of statistical analysis and indicator calculation are needed to support MoE in sustaining its EMIS and to translate collected data into meaningful information that can be used for policy makers’ decision-making and sector monitoring.

    Purpose:

    It is within the above context that UNESCO Office in Amman is seeking the support of a consultant (1) to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Education for the finalization of its EMIS data reports and (2) the calculation of remaining 2016-2017 education indicators (3) the automation of indicators into the OpenEMIS Integrator and Dashboards; (4) to deliver on site trainings on education statistics to Ministry officials in or order to further develop their knowledge and skills and to ensure MoE’s capacity to be developed for carrying out indicator calculation the following school years.

    Scope of Work

    Under the overall authority of the Director General of UNESCO delegated to Head of the UNESCO Amman Office and the technical oversight of Education Programme Specialist and Project Officer (EMIS) of the UNESCO Amman Office Education Sector, the Consultant will be responsible for delivering short-term support to the UNESCO Office in Amman Education Sector (reporting to the Education Programme Specialist).

    Specifically, the Consultant will perform the following tasks:

    1. In coordination with the UNESCO Project Officer and the EMIS Team in MoE, finalize the calculation of remaining KPIs and data reports for scholastic year 2016-2017;

    2. Verify, and update when necessary in coordination with the technology partner and the MoE EMIS Team, the ETL rules defined in OpenEMIS Integrator to ensure statistical accuracy of OLAP cubes, automatically generated indicators and data reports.

    3. Provide on-site technical support and advice to MoE EMIS Team for the timely implementation of MOE EMIS Work plan activities during the time of the consultancy. Special attention will be given to the optimization of EMIS team internal workflows, clarification of roles and responsibilities and timely planning and implementation of EMIS activities.

    4. Train at least 6 statisticians from the MoE EMIS team on:

    a. Basic statistical methodologies: OLAP cubes, descriptive statistics.

    b. Education indicator calculation methodologies: 73 KPIs and cohort analysis.

    c. Definition, calculation, normalization and automation of indicators into data warehouse;

    d. Identification, design and publication of relevant statistical dashboards and data reports using OpenEMIS Dashboard.

    Trainings will we conducted through dedicated weekly sessions agreed upon with the MoE and workshops. The consultant will prepare monthly progress reports, detailing the nature of the assistance provided during the reporting period, as well as highlighting areas of weaknesses.

    Deliverable(s)

    1 Monthly report 1 1, 2, 3 30/04/2017

    2 Monthly report 2 1,2,3,4a 30/05/2017

    3 Monthly report 3 1,2,3,4b 30/06/2017

    4 Monthly report 4 1,2,3,4c 30/07/2017

    5 Monthly report 5 1,2,3,4d 30/08/2017

    Experience and Qualifications:

    The successful candidate should possess the following experience and qualifications to be considered for the consultancy:

    Required:

    • Education: Training in education, demography, statistics or other social sciences; advanced degree (Master’s degree or higher) from a recognized institution

    • At least five years of relevant professional experience supporting technical implementation of EMIS projects in developing countries and humanitarian situations

    • At least three years of relevant experience in data management, data analysis, monitoring and evaluation, social statistics, or survey research and survey data analysis.

    • competent in advanced Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and statistical software (SPSS and/or STATA). Knowledge in map production will be an asset.

    • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks;

    • Strong writing and interpersonal communication skills.

    • Ability to speak and write fluently in English is required

    • Understanding of gender perspective

    Desired:

    • Experience in the Middle East region, ideally in Jordan

    • Strong understanding of UNESCO’s mandate in the area of Education. Ideally with a familiarity with UNESCO’s work at the country level.

    Supervisory arrangements

    The consultant will report directly to Project Officer (EMIS) and Education Programme Specialist.

    Duration:

    5 months

    Location:

    The consultancy will be 5-month full –time on-site support from April to August 2017 in UNESCO Amman Office.

    Fee Payments will be made in five instalments upon submission of the satisfactory deliverables specified above. The consultant should propose the daily/monthly rate that they seek in their application. Please show any travel costs separately


    How to apply:

    Applications should include the following:

    (a) A Technical Proposal consisting of:

    • An up-to-date curriculum vitae, and

    • A cover letter explaining suitability of the Applicant to undertake the assignment

    • An indication of the approach he/she would adopt to carry out the assignment, including any inputs that may be required from UNESCO;

    (b) The amount to be charged for the assignment, which should be quoted in US dollars or in euros only. Please show any travel costs separately.

    Your proposal and any supporting documents must be in English.

    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 Organisation best value for money.

    Your proposal should be submitted by e-mail no later than close of business 18:00 on 14 March 2017.

    E-mail proposals should not exceed 5MB.

    The e-mail address is: p.chapelet@unesco.org

    In the subject line please include the title of the consultancy and the reference number

    It is the individual’s responsibility to ensure that his/her proposal is received by the deadline.

    Thank you for your interest in this UNESCO assignment; and we look forward to receiving your proposal.

    For forms please visit: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/amman/about-this-office/vacancies/


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    Organization: UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
    Country: Afghanistan
    Closing date: 23 Mar 2017

    Background:

    Capacity Development for Education 2030 (CapED) is a global UNESCO initiative established to support countries most at risk of not meeting Sustainable Development Goal 4’s (SDG4) targets for quality education for all by 2030. Through this programme, UNESCO has, since 2010, worked with the Government to develop practical tools to strengthen capacities for the delivery of quality, relevant TVET, with a strategic focus on support for strengthening capacities for effective TVET planning and monitoring and evaluation.

    UNESCO’s TVET partnership with the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan was initiated with the collaborative development of a key planning tool, the Afghanistan National Strategy for TVET (NTVETS). The NTVETS focuses on four key objectives, identified by the Government of Afghanistan as essential to the creation of “a competent, motivated, adaptable and innovative workforce in Afghanistan to contribute to poverty reduction and social and economic development” (NTVETS: 22). These objectives are strengthened governance, expanded TVET access, improved quality, and the development of sustainable financing mechanisms for TVET.

    The focus of this current assignment is the Strategy’s third objective, improved quality. Following the completion of the Strategy, UNESCO has supported the Deputy Ministry of TVET (within the Ministry of Education and the lead government entity for formal TVET provision) to operationalize a TVET management information system, ‘TVET MIS’, with systems for data collection and analysis from its schools, and the recent publication of a first National Statistical Report for Formal TVET. Concurrently, UNESCO has worked with the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (MOLSAMD, the lead governmental entity for the provision of non-formal TVET) to initiate a process of quality improvement within its Vocational Training Centres (VTCs), inclusive of an expansive Quality Assessment Framework (QAF), a comprehensive Quality Review and Minimum Quality Standards for the VTCs, and concrete recommendations for quality improvement.

    Duties and responsibilities:

    This consultancy will contribute to the development of the next phase of UNESCO’s technical support for the two lead ministries for TVET provision, building on previous work with both ministries, and with a focus on continuing support in TVET planning and monitoring/evaluation. Specifically, the consultant will:

    • Provide a comprehensive concept note and work plan including activities with both MOSLAMD and DMTVET which will enhance planning and monitoring/evaluation capacities within both ministries and are informed by UNESCO's previous technical support.

    • This concept note will include a) objectives, outputs, outcomes, and benefit statements of UNESCO's support for both ministries and b) a timeline of the key activities, including the delivery of trainings and workshops/consultations required. This includes the possibility of synchronized trainings with both ministries where applicable.

    • These key activities are expected to focus on planning/M&E with both ministries, and will include:

    • The strengthening and further development of DMTVET's TVET-MIS system, including an inception workshop to identify key indicators for the 2016/2017 Statistical Report(s), data collection cycles, a training program (local language) on data analysis and report preparation;

    • Preparation for a Special Report on Quality of TVET schools and institutes of DMTVET. This may include the development of a quality assessment framework specific to the needs of DMTVET's schools and institutes, introduction to the quality assessment and improvement cycle to DMTVET staff and the TVET schools/institutes, data collection including TVET school visits in Kabul and other selected provinces, supported analysis (in workshop format), leading to the report production.

    • The strengthening and further development of the quality improvement cycle within MOLSAMD's VTCs, following the development of the QAF, and the completion of the Quality Review and Minimum Quality Standards for the VTCs. This will involve the development of a pilot school improvement program, inclusive of the development and application of technical tools for localised labour market analysis, the preparation of school improvement plans by the selected VTCs involved in the pilot, and associated workshop preparation and facilitation;

    • An assessment of the existing MIS systems of MOLSAMD/NSDP and proposal for the development of an MIS system to properly respond to the data collection and analysis needs of the non-formal sub sector.

    This is a one month assignment, with the consultant based in Kabul, Afghanistan, throughout. It is likely that the consultancy may be extended with a further assignment dedicated to implementation based on the deliverable for this current assignment.

    The consultant will be required to conduct travel within the Kabul region, subject to UN security clearances, in UN vehicles only. The UNESCO Office in Kabul will supply the vehicle when required and other logistical support (e.g. radios).

    Proposed dates:

    Flexible, but May 1-June 1 2017 is suggested. An earlier start is possible and can be negotiated with the successful candidate.

    Deliverables:

    • A proposal and workplan based on the duties and responsibilities specified.

    Qualifications:

    • Advanced university degree in education, TVET, international development, economics or a related discipline

    • At least 10 years of relevant work experience in TVET or educational evaluation or planning, with a component of this experience preferably acquired at the international level.

    • Excellent understanding of TVET systems, policies, planning and capacity development

    • Excellent analytical and report writing skills

    • Advanced cross-cultural communication skills

    • High-level drafting and communication capacity in English

    • Experience working in Afghanistan is an asset


    How to apply:

    Candidates are requested to send their application, including a CV (one in free format and one in the UNESCO format, available at https://en.unesco.org/careers/media/3705 ) and cover letter (in English) briefly outlining the methodology and activity plan proposed for completing the defined deliverable within the designated time period to the UNESCO Kabul email ki.consultant@unesco.org before midnight (Afghanistan time), 23 March 2017

    All applications must be submitted by email, including the position title in the email subject line.


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    Organization: UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
    Country: Afghanistan
    Closing date: 12 Apr 2017

    Background and rationale:

    A relevant, high quality curriculum is essential to ensuring education systems equip learners with the attitudes, skills, knowledge, and values to participate and contribute meaningfully to their communal and economic contexts. Whilst acknowledging the enormous progress made since 2002 in expanding access to education to all groups within society, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GoIRA) now considers the improvement of quality in its education system to be a key priority in the next 5 years. Underpinned by broader concerns about learner achievement, the Government also seeks to improve the preparedness of youth for employment and better ensure its education systems foster the inclusiveness needed for continued national reintegration, in part by revisions and improvements to the education system.

    The third National Education Strategic Plan (NESP III), positions improved quality alongside continued expansion of access to education and sector-wide management reform as its guiding priorities through to 2021. A critical component of quality improvement is comprehensive, evidence-based curriculum reform.

    A request was made to UNESCO in June 2015 by the Ministry of Education (MoE) to prepare the foundations for sector-wide curriculum reform. Through its Capacity Development for Education 2030 (CapED) program and in partnership with the MoE, UNESCO has developed a proposal for curriculum reform, tentatively entitled the Curriculum Improvement Program for Afghanistan (CIPA). Afghanistan’s national curriculum was last revised in 2011. The current curriculum document is part framework, and part syllabus, and part teaching and assessment guide. A key component of the CIPA proposal is the revision of not only this document, but the full suite of texts (e.g. textbooks, teacher guides) which comprise the ‘official’ or intended curriculum. As part of this revision, it is desired that the current curriculum document be revised and strengthened, into a separate curriculum framework, curriculum syllabus, and learning assessment framework.

    Purpose of this TOR:

    Initial work towards the implementation of this proposal has been undertaken, with a series of five National Curriculum Consultations being held across Afghanistan, leading to a draft curriculum framework. This consultancy position will assume technical leadership for the next phase of implementation, namely the finalization of the curriculum framework, including facilitation of discussions and technical guidance relating to curriculum competencies, pedagogy, subject choice and lesson hour distribution.

    The Senior Technical Advisor will also oversee and ensure coherence with the work which will be undertaken updating the scope and sequence of the curriculum syllabus (all grades), commencing in the second half of 2017, and for which a separate TOR has been issued, and which will require up to 12 individual subject specialists. This work on the scope and sequence is made possible by the generous support of UNICEF Afghanistan.

    It is possible that this activity may be extended beyond the initial contract period, depending on availability of funding, until the end of 2017.

    The consultant will be supported by a National Curriculum Consultant (already engaged), and will work with both UNESCO staff (Chief of Education, Project Coordinator CapED), and a team of international experts (up to 12) for individual syllabus development, currently under recruitment.

    Objectives:

    This assignment carries the following specific objectives:

    1. Increase awareness amongst Ministry of Education staff and curriculum stakeholders of best practices in curriculum framework development and curriculum syllabus development.

    2. In close collaboration with MoE, provide technical oversight to quality assure the MoE outputs (curriculum framework and scope and sequence), in line with the overall Curriculum Reform Plan developed by MoE and UNESCO.

    3. Build capacity of Ministry staff through collaborative engagement across all planned activities.

    Duties and responsibilities:

    This is a technical coordination and leadership assignment. The consultant will perform the following duties:

    1. Recommend and justify best practice in curriculum framework and syllabus development

    2. Guide stakeholders (MoE staff, technical working groups convened for scope and sequence development) on making choices leading to a final curriculum framework based on feedback from the curriculum consultations, ongoing dialogue with MoER and curriculum stakeholders, and international best practices, and the general skills/competences scope and sequence and preliminary subject selection and lesson hour distribution in the draft curriculum framework.

    3. Quality assure the final curriculum framework product.

    4. Guide stakeholders (the technical working groups convened for the individual subject’s scope and sequence, international experts engaged for this task) on making curricular choices based on the curriculum framework, best practices, the general skills/competences scope and sequence, and subject characteristics, to ensure a coherent and robust syllabus scope and sequence.

    5. Ensure the deliverables produced in accordance with the duties and responsibilities specified in 2) and 3) are aligned with the proposal for Curriculum Reform submitted by UNESCO to the MoE, and the NESP III.

    6. Undertake modifications/updates to the Curriculum Reform Plan as needed

    7. Prepare briefs of the Curriculum Reform Plan for stakeholders as needed.

    8. Provide technical advice/presentations to the Curriculum Working Group (comprised of key stakeholders to the process of curriculum reform) throughout the assignment.

    9. Organize and co-facilitate workshops and consultations with MoE and stakeholders as required.

    10. Consult closely with MoE and key stakeholders at each stage of the assignment. All deliverables will be presented to MoE and relevant stakeholders (e.g. the Curriculum Working Group)

    Deliverables:

    The deliverables will consist of a monthly report, based on a workplan developed in the initial week of the assignment. The workplan will include the following specific outputs, but the progress reports will extend beyond these to encompass the full range of duties and responsibilities articulated above.

    1. An updated draft Curriculum Framework, inclusive of subject choice and lesson hour distribution, and based on the existing draft and MoE consultations

    2. The preparation of a curriculum syllabus development plan, which will identify membership for the technical working groups convened to undertaken scope and sequence development.

    The fees for each deliverable will be paid in USD.

    Proposed dates:

    May 15 – September 15 (4 months). This is flexible, with an earlier start date possible depending on the selected expert’s availability.

    Conditions of Work

    The consultant will be provided with secure office space by UNESCO while in Kabul including equipment, office stationaries, printing, photocopying, and communication equipment.

    The consultant will be required to conduct travel within the Kabul region and to selected provinces. All travel is subject to UN security clearances, and will be in UN vehicles only. The UNESCO Office in Kabul will supply the vehicle when required and other logistical support (e.g. radios). Mandatory security training (three days) is required on arrival in Kabul.

    Accommodation will be arranged by the UNESCO Office in Kabul and will be in premises cleared by the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) in Afghanistan.

    A period of time away from Afghanistan during the consultancy for the purposes of rest and recuperation may be negotiated.

    Supervisory arrangements:

    The consultancy will be undertaken under the overall supervision of the Director and Representative of the UNESCO Office in Afghanistan and the direct supervision of the Chief of Education and the Coordinator, Capacity Development for Education 2030.

    Qualifications:

    • Advanced university degree in education, preferably with a focus on curriculum studies

    • At least 10 years of relevant work experience in education, with a significant component of this experience acquired in curriculum-related fields.

    • Experience in curriculum/educational consultancy or development work at the international level is strongly preferred.

    • Excellent understanding of curriculum systems, policies, planning and capacity development

    • Excellent analytical and report writing skills

    • Advanced cross-cultural communication skills

    • High-level drafting and communication capacity in English

    • Experience working in Afghanistan is an asset ate


    How to apply:

    Candidates are requested to send their application, including a CV (one in free format and one in the UNESCO format, available at https://en.unesco.org/careers/media/3705 ) and cover letter (in English) briefly outlining the methodology and activity plan proposed for completing the defined deliverables within the designated time period to the UNESCO Kabul email ki.consultant@unesco.org before midnight (Afghanistan time), April 12th 2017.


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    Organization: UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 08 Apr 2017

    OVERVIEW
    The incumbent, under the overall authority of the Director of IBE and the direct supervision of Rebecca Irani, Consultant in Digital Content and Communication, will participate in and assist to:

    Develop digital content for social media, website, blogs, emails and newsletters.
    Extract academic information from reports, publications and blogs to create infographics, banners etc.
    Write case-studies/impact stories and associated photography.
    Train IBE team members on missions to develop communications using social media, live feeds/webinars, photography, videography and case-studies.
    Monitor trends in education and digital communications.
    Document good practices; write user guides and monthly digital analytics reports.
    Grow IBE-UNESCO’s Global Curriculum Network using digital tools.
    Carry out other communications tasks as needed.
    **
    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS**

    The prospective intern should be able to demonstrate to following qualifications:

    Education

    Currently enrolled in, or recent graduate of, a graduate (or undergraduate) degree of the following disciplines: Communication, Journalism, Education, Social Sciences, International Development.

    Skills/Competencies

    An excellent knowledge and understanding of digital best practices.
    Capacity to work effectively in teams and in a multicultural working environment.
    Solid skills in Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat or Illustrator, as well as Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
    Advanced knowledge in the field of international education, curriculum and development would be an asset
    Excellent communication skills, oral and written; capacity to communicate in different formats and distill complex information in a clear and concise way.
    Excellent time management.

    Languages

    Excellent knowledge of English, and a good working knowledge of either French or Spanish.

    DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

    Skills in additional communications tools such as WordPress, Drupal, Trello, Slack, Google Docs and webinars.Experience in online community management would be an asset.
    Experience in development, education, an international organization or an NGO environment is desirable.

    BENEFITS AND ENTITLEMENTS

    Please note that this internship is unpaid. The intern is responsible for all expenses related to the internship, including lodging, meals and transportation to and from Geneva. The intern must be self-insured through a medical provider.


    How to apply:

    To apply, please send a letter of application and your CV in UNESCO’s preferred format, in English, quoting reference number: (DCom 03-2017) to the International Bureau of Education (IBE - UNESCO), Administrative Unit, C.P. 199, 1211 Genève 20 or by email to administration@ibe.unesco.org

    Application files should reach the IBE before midnight (Geneva time) on 8 April 2017.
    Only candidates selected for interview will becontacted.


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    Organization: UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
    Country: Morocco
    Closing date: 30 Apr 2017

    Title:Project officer

    Domain: Communication and Information, Culture

    Grade: P1/P2

    Organizational Unit: UNESCO Office in Rabat

    Primary Location: Rabat, Morocco

    Type of contract: Project Appointment: MedFilm

    Deadline (midnight, Rabat time)**:** 30 April 2017

    Duration: Initially for a one-year with potential renewal

    Application to be sent to:recrutement-rabat@unesco.org and a.cairola@unesco.org

    ALL NATIONALITIES ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY

    OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST

    Under the overall authority of the Director of the UNESCO Office for Maghreb, the Director of the Freedom of Expression and Media Development Division in the Communication and Information Sector (CI), the project will aim at “Enhance the Image of women in the film industry in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia” (“the Project”). Funded by the European Union (DG Neighborhood /“Medfilm” Call), the Project aims to: I) Promote freedom of expression by encouraging film makers from the region to address gender equality and women's empowerment; II) Promote the role of female film professionals in the region by harnessing an enabling environment to create and express their own concerns; III) Tackle gender-related stereotypes, as well of the image of women in films and promoting understanding, tolerance and cultural diversity. The project will be implemented via a sub-granting mechanism, under the administrative supervision of UNESCO Office in Rabat (in cooperation with other relevant field offices and the and the Chief of the Section of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions and Secretary of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions in the Culture Sector), and in close consultation with UN Women, technical partners and other members of the implementing consortium.

    Under the direct supervision of the Adviser for Communication and Information of the UNESCO Office in Rabat, the Project Officer will assist in all phases of the implementation of the Project for enhancing the image of women in the film industry in Algeria, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia.”

    In particular, the Project Officer will:

    • Ensure the effective and participatory definition of the terms of references (in Arabic and English) of the Project’s calls for proposals for the sub-grants, in adherence with the Project Document, and liaising with the concerned CI and CLT Programme specialists and Head of Offices in the target countries, the administration, UN Women and other members of the project consortium, as well as technical partners.

    • Ensure the widest possible disseminations of the calls for proposals, guarantee client-oriented and impartial assistance to the perspective applicants, collect the applications, and assist the selection committees for each call for proposal throughout the selection and decision-making process.

    • Prepare contracts for the selected applicants/beneficiaries and follow up, including continued technical support to sub-grantees for the implementation of the activities, as well as monitoring and verification of the implementation of the activity against objectives.

    • Ensure effective implementation of the Project’s “Communication and Visibility Action Plan” including the preparation and/or finalization of public information materials in Arabic and English (press releases, articles, tweets etc.) on project’s milestone activities, as well as ensuring the visibility of the EU, of UNESCO and of the other Project’s partners.

    • Contribute to the preparation of official documents about the Project (f.i. correspondences, note verbale, briefings, speeches, etc.).

    • Follow the budgetary and financial situation of the Project, reporting on status and raising potential issues with managers. Identify prospective donors to reinforce activities complementary to those foreseen under the project, and actively participate in fund-raising actions.

    • Assist in the preparation of interim and final reports, as well as the development of the KAP study and other monitoring and evaluations activities, as per RBM best-practices.

    • Support the development of synergies with other actions/programmes, in relation to the Project’s objectives, which are implemented by UNESCO and/or partners on gender equality in the audio-visual industry in the target countries and the region.

    • Travel on mission to different target countries and others as needed for the Project implementation.

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

    *EDUCATION**

    • University degree preferably at Masters level or equivalent in gender studies, communication, international development or in other social sciences fields related to the focus of the project.

    *WORK EXPERIENCE*

    •Minimum four years of relevant professional experience (design, implementation, evaluation) in international projects focused on i) gender-related issues (e.g.: gender-responsive policies, advocacy on gender-equality etc.); ii) freedom of expression (e.g.: media development, promotion of gender equality for and within the media, etc.); and/or iii) promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions (e.g.: culture for sustainable development, artists’ mobility and international cooperation, etc.).
    • Experience at international level or in an international organization would be an asset

    • Experience in the film industry and in the implementation of audio-visual or cultural policies would be an asset.

    *SKILLS/COMPETENCIES**

    • Good analytical and organizational skills.

    • Excellent project management skills.

    • Very good ability to mobilize and interact with different partners (national authorities, social partners and private sector representatives, audio-visual/media/artists’ organizations, NGOs, etc.)

    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

    • Proven ability to work in a multicultural environment.

    • Good team spirit.

    • Good IT and data base management skills

    • Experience in the implementation of EU projects would be as an asset.

    *LANGUAGES**

    • Excellent knowledge of Arabic and English is mandatory. Good/Fair French (oral and written) is an asset.

    BENEFITS AND ENTITLEMENTS

    UNESCO’s salaries are calculated in USD (transferable in case in local currency MAD) and exempt from income tax.
    Other benefits include: 30 days annual leave, dependency allowance, pension plan and medical insurance. More details on the ICSC Web site.

    Initially for a one-year (with three-month probationary period), potentially renewable depending on performance and available resources, up to the project’s maximum duration (24 months).

    Women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Please note that UNESCO is a non-smoking Organization.


    How to apply:

    To apply, please send your CV, together with a cover letter in English, by e-mail to UNESCO Office in Rabat recrutement-rabat@unesco.org (in copy at a.cairola@unesco.org) no later than 30 April 2017. Kindly label the subject line “Project Officer – Medfilm”.

    Pre-selected candidates may be asked to undertake written examinations.

    The deadline for applications is 30 April 2017 at midnight (Rabat time). The appointment is contingent on the availability of funding.

    UNESCO DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS.


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    Organization: UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
    Country: Afghanistan
    Closing date: 31 May 2017

    Background and rationale:

    A relevant, high quality curriculum is essential to ensure education systems equip learners with the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to empower themselves, and participate meaningfully in their communal, national and economic contexts. Whilst acknowledging the enormous progress made since 2002 in expanding access to education to all groups within society, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GoIRA) now considers the improvement of quality in its education system to be a key priority in the next 5 years. Underpinned by broader concerns about learner achievement, the Government also seeks to improve the preparedness of youth for employment and better ensure its education systems foster the inclusiveness needed for peace and national reintegration, in part by revisions and improvements to the education system.

    The third National Education Strategic Plan (NESP III), currently nearing finalization, positions improved quality alongside continued expansion of access to education and sector-wide management reform as its guiding priorities through to 2021. A critical component of quality improvement is comprehensive, evidence-based curriculum reform.

    A request was made to UNESCO in June 2015 by the Ministry of Education (MoE) to prepare the foundations for sector-wide curriculum reform. Through its Capacity Development for Education 2030 (CapED) program and in partnership with the MoE, UNESCO has developed a Curriculum Reform Plan, tentatively entitled the Curriculum Improvement Program for Afghanistan (CIPA). The curriculum reform encompasses the Grades 1-9 (primary and lower secondary ages). In a later stage, Grades 10-12 (upper secondary) will be revised.

    Afghanistan’s national curriculum was last revised in 2011. CIPA is covering the revision of all curriculum documents: A new curriculum framework is currently under construction. The revision of the curriculum framework is based on the national government’s education ambitions, international best practice and an extensive national curriculum consultation process.

    In partnership with UNICEF Afghanistan, this consultancy call covers the next step, involving the revision of each subject area scope and sequence and the revision of the subject grade syllabi for Grades 1, 4, and 7. Based on the subject grade syllabi, textbooks, teachers’ guides and additional teaching and learning materials are anticipated be developed for Grades 1, 4 and 7 from 2018. The revision process for Grades 2, 5 and 8 and Grades 3, 6 and 9 is anticipated to commence in 2018 and 2019, respectively.

    Purpose of this TOR:

    This current assignment follows from the development of a curriculum framework for Afghanistan, and seeks EITHER an international firm/institute OR up to 12 curriculum subject specialists to support MOE as it commences work on syllabus revision, to follow the validation of the curriculum framework by MoE.

    This will begin with the development of the overall scope and sequence for each subject of the curriculum, and will continue with the preparation of detailed subject-grade syllabi for each subject at Grades 1, 4 and 7. The detailed scope and sequence will include an overview of content (knowledge, skills and attitudes) addressed per Grade from Grade 1 to 12. The subject grade syllabi for each subject will include:

    1. A rationale for the subject and what general goals will be addressed.

    2. A detailed spreading of content for that Grade over an academic year.

    3. Examples indicating how content could be addressed in learning activities, following the revised curriculum framework.

    4. Allocation of generic / life skills in the subject in connection with the content, examples of how this could be done and a justification thereof.

    5. Examples on how content could be formatively assessed.

    The international consultants engaged to support this process will each work within a Technical Working Group convened specifically around a subject (area) under the overall coordination of MoE and UNESCO. The membership of these Technical Working Groups will comprise the international subject specialist, staff from the Curriculum Directorate of MoE, national staff from UNESCO, and other participants (eg teachers, academia, and teacher educators). UNESCO, MoE staff and the subject specialist will supervise each Technical Working Group, and ensure overall coordination of both the syllabus scope and sequence and the subject grade syllabi.

    It is possible that this activity may be extended into 2017, depending on availability of funding, to continue syllabus development and commence work on the revision of instructional materials.

    The exact number of subject specialists engaged will be determined once revisions to the curriculum framework are completed, and are dependent on the subject choice finalized with MoE. It is likely that these subject areas will involve the following:

    First National Languages (1)

    Second National Languages (1)

    English (1)

    Numeracy/Math (1)

    Understanding of the world (1) primary, covering sciences and social sciences)

    General sciences (1) lower secondary)

    Social sciences (1) lower secondary)

    21st century skills/generic skills and (pre) vocational preparation (primary second cycle and lower secondary) (1)

    Physical education (1)

    Arts and creativity (1)

    Objectives:

    This assignment carries the following specific objectives:

    1. Increase awareness amongst Ministry of Education staff and curriculum stakeholders of best practices in curriculum syllabus development.

    2. Provide technical leadership and guidance to the subject-specific Technical Working Group within which the specialist will work.

    3. Provide technical leadership and guidance to the development of a syllabus scope and sequence, and year-long syllabi, for a specified subject.

    Duties and responsibilities:

    The consultant/firm will perform the following duties:

    1. Recommend and justify best practice in syllabus development, following from the developed curriculum framework for Afghanistan. Adhere to the developed curriculum framework and guide the working group accordingly

    2. Guide the working group on making curricular choices based on the curriculum framework, best practices, the general skills/competences scope and sequence, and subject characteristics

    3. In close consultation with MoE staff and the Technical Working Group, develop a comprehensive scope and sequence for an assigned subject area. The consultant has the responsibility for assuring the quality of the final product.

    4. In close consultation with MoE staff, develop a comprehensive year-long syllabi for an assigned subject area, for Grades 1, 4 and 7. The consultant has the responsibility for assuring the quality of the final product.

    5. Ensure the deliverables produced in accordance with the duties and responsibilities specified in 2) and 3) are aligned with the proposal for Curriculum Reform submitted by UNESCO to the MoE, and the NESP III.

    6. Provide technical advice to the Curriculum Working Group (comprised of key stakeholders to the process of curriculum reform) throughout the assignment.

    7. Consult closely with MoE and key stakeholders at each stage of the assignment. All deliverables will be presented to MoE and relevant stakeholders (e.g. the Curriculum Working Group)

    Deliverables:

    1. An initial Desk Review of the current syllabus, and a selective relevant international best practice in syllabus development in the relevant subject area.

    2. The preparation of a scope and sequence for the subject specified

    3. The preparation of year-long syllabi for the subject specified, for Grades 1, 4 and 7.

    The fees for each deliverable will be paid in USD.

    Proposed dates:

    August/September 1-November/December 31 (3 months, exact dates TBC)

    Conditions of Work

    The consultant will be provided with secure office space by UNESCO while in Kabul including equipment, office stationaries, printing, photocopying, and communication equipment.

    The consultant may be required to conduct travel within the Kabul region and to selected provinces. All travel is subject to UN security clearances, and will be in UN vehicles. The UNESCO Office in Kabul will supply the vehicle when required and other logistical support (e.g. radios). Mandatory security training (three days) is required on arrival in Kabul.

    Accommodation will be arranged by the UNESCO Office in Kabul and will be in premises cleared by the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) in Afghanistan.

    Due to the need to engage with MoE staff and partners through the Technical Working Groups, it is required that the international subject specialists be based in Kabul for the duration of this assignment. A period of time away from Afghanistan during the consultancy for the purposes of rest and recuperation can be negotiated.

    Supervisory arrangements:

    The consultancy will be undertaken under the overall supervision of the Director and Representative of the UNESCO Office in Afghanistan and the direct supervision of the Chief of Education and Education Officer, Capacity Development for Education 2030 program.

    The individual specialists will also work in close coordination with a Senior Technical Advisor, for which a separate TOR has been developed and is advertised. This Senior Technical Advisor has specific responsibility for the development of the curriculum framework (currently in development) and to ensure overall coherence of the scope and sequence and year-long syllabi, and alignment to the overall Curriculum Reform Plan.

    Qualifications (may be applicable to either both a firm/institute or individual applicants):

    • Advanced university degree in education, preferably with a focus on curriculum development.

    • At least 10 years of relevant work experience in education, with a significant component of this experience acquired in curriculum-related fields.

    • Experience in curriculum/educational consultancy or development work at the international level is strongly preferred.

    • Excellent understanding of curriculum systems, syllabus and instructional materials development, across the full age range of basic education (in Afghanistan’s case, this is students aged 6-15, or Grades 1-9)

    • Advanced cross-cultural communication skills

    • High-level drafting and communication capacity in English

    • Experience working in Afghanistan or a post-conflict environment is an asset


    How to apply:

    Individual candidates are requested to send their application, including a CV (one in free format and one in the UNESCO format, available at https://en.unesco.org/careers/media/3705 ) and cover letter (in English) briefly outlining the methodology and activity plan proposed for completing the defined deliverables within the designated time period to the UNESCO Kabul email ki.consultant@unesco.org before midnight (Afghanistan time), May 31 2017.

    Individual candidates are invited to identify their preferred subject area in their application. If the individual candidate is qualified and willing to work in more than one subject area, please indicate this in the application. The allocation of a specific subject area can be discussed with the candidate during the recruitment process, but please note that it is intended for one individual specialist to be allocated only one subject area due to the preference for the specialists to work concurrently.

    Institutional candidates may send a brief proposal (max 5 pages) outlining their approach for undertaking this assignment, inclusive of methodology and activity plan proposed for completing the defined deliverables within the designated time period, period to the UNESCO Kabul email ki.consultant@unesco.org before midnight (Afghanistan time), May 31 2017.

    Institutional candidates may apply for the entire assignment or a portion of the work. If institutional applicants wish to apply for a portion of the work (for example, particular subject areas), please indicate this in the proposal.

    All applications must be submitted by email, including the assignment title in the email subject line.


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    Organization: UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
    Closing date: 10 May 2017

    • to conduct an evaluation of three projects in the field of girls education as part of the UNESCO-Azerbaijan Trust Fund in order to inform principally UNESCO and the donor, but also other programme stakeholders and partners on the progress in implementation, i.e. the delivery of planned outputs and outcomes achieved as well as progress towards achievements of the respective objectives, while highlighting enabling factors and challenges encountered,

    • to provide action-oriented recommendations on how to improve several aspects of implementation for similar projects in the future, and

    • to inform resource allocation for a future round of proposals, as well as to inform decisions on scaling-up, replication, and /or continuation.

    The evaluation will therefore adopt both a retrospective as well as forward-looking approach and will feed into the future project design and implementation as well as and future strategic planning of projects and initiatives funded via the Azerbaijan Trust Fund.

    Qualifications

    The external evaluation consultant/team should possess the following qualifications:

    1. Experience in applying qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods, with a minimum of 10 years of professional experience in programme and project evaluation of relevance to policy making demonstrating a strong record in designing and conducting/leading evaluations, including in the area of education

    2. Advanced university degree in education, programme management or other development-related fields

    3. Knowledge of the United Nations, including previous work experience or assignments for the UN particularly in evaluating projects and programmes

    4. Excellent language skills in English (oral communication and report writing), French (oral communication and reading); and,

    5. No previous involvement in the implementation of activities under review. of three projects in the field of girls education as part of the UNESCO- Azerbaijan Trust Fund


    How to apply:

    Your electronic offer comprising of a technical proposal and a financial proposal, attached in two separate files, shall be sent to the following email address no later than Wednesday 10 May, 2017, 23:59 CET:ios@unesco.org For any requests for clarification, please contact Ms. Mariana Kitsiona (m.kitsiona@unesco.org).


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    Organization: UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
    Country: Iraq
    Closing date: 11 May 2017

    Title: Senior Administrative Assistant
    Domain: Finance and Administrative Platform (FAP)
    Grade:**G-7**
    Organizational Unit: UNESCO Offices for Iraq and Amman
    Primary Location: Baghdad - Iraq
    Type of Contract: Project Appointment
    Position No.: 5IQBFM0002PA
    Annual Salary: 30,580 USD Per Annum
    Duration: One Year
    Deadline: 11/05/2017
    Application to be sent to: recruitment.bag@unesco.org

    OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POSTITION

    The function of the Senior Administrative Assistant is established within UNESCO Office for Iraq in order to ensure delivery of timely and well-planned administrative support for UNESCO projects and operations in Iraq in an effective and efficient manner and within all legislative, policy and procedural guidelines.
    The incumbent provides administrative support under the direct supervision of the Chief of Finance and Administrative Platform (Chief of FAP) of the UNESCO Office for Iraq and under the overall authority of the Director of the UNESCO Office for Iraq.
    The incumbent will carry out the following tasks and responsibilities in diligent manner in order to ensure achievement of task purposes and outcomes:

    A. General Administrative Support
    Supporting and prioritizing requests for administrative support in order to plan the workload of the Administrative Platform to ensure that activities of the Chief of FAP are supported and administrative services are provided in a sustainable way in Iraq. This includes:

    1. Supports the Platform and Project staff to ensure that different needs of UNESCO Office for Iraq is well-planned and fully-met including the coordination and the provision of a range of services such as facilities management, petty cash, personnel attendance, travel, protocol, procurement and logistics;
    2. Briefs staff about general administrative matters and practices and contributes in supporting UNESCO’s operations in Iraq; including providing guidance and interpretation on administrative rules, regulations and procedures as well as assisting in the training, briefing and welcoming of newly recruited personnel;
    3. Coordinates, supervises and oversees the work of the lower-level administrative staff/ workforce providing continuous guidelines, support and directives for the execution of work, reviews and evaluates the work of supervised personnel as well as supervises the tasks of the technical support agent(s)/ suppliers;
    4. Plays an active role in the preparation of the UNESCO’s events and workshops conducted in Iraq (i.e. hotel quotations, bookings, logistical support, accommodations, venue set up, transport arrangements, ICT set up, etc.) against the established rules and procedures;
    5. Assists the Chief of FAP in evaluating the effectiveness of the level and quality of support provided by the Administrative Platform by updating processes and procedures accordingly including maintains an overview of activities across UNESCO Office for Iraq in Baghdad and Erbil at all times to ensure effective use of resources;
    6. Maintains proper inventory, filing and recording systems within UNESCO Offices for Iraq in Baghdad and Erbil;
    7. Ensures that assets of the organization are safeguarded at all times;
    8. Shares information and knowledge and enabling cooperative working across teams;
    9. Provides support in documents translation and/or interpretation services, as appropriate;
    10. Represents UNESCO Office for Iraq in the Country’s Operations Management Team (OMT) and SMT In Baghdad when required;

    B.Support to Human Resources

    1. Reports staff attendance working for UNESCO Office for Iraq to the HR Unit in the FAP;
    2. Coordinates support for the recruitment (vacancies announcement, interview arrangements, liaison with UN agencies and organizations, reference checks etc.), selection and training of staff and contingent workforce, including evaluation and screening applications of such candidates;
    3. Provides briefing and de-briefing to staff and consultants including answering queries on personnel;
    4. Follows up on coming HR actions and oversee maintenance, update and clean-up of database;

    C.Travel and Protocol

    1. Provides direct assistance on all protocol matters with the (MOFA) and other local authorities in Iraq (and Jordan when required) including preparation of letters for residency Permits and UNAMI Badge extensions for all staff in Iraq;
    2. Arranges protocol formalities related to official accreditation and certain privileges, immunity and exemptions (visa, residence permits, sales tax/ VAT exemption and withholding taxes, importation of vehicle, communication equipment, personal effects, etc.) as applicable to UNESCO Office for Iraq;
    3. Coordinates travel and transportation services in Baghdad, including the management and maintenance of UNESCO’s light and armoured vehicles including reporting and recommending solutions to rectify any major issues, to ensure the provision of a safe and comfortable working environment for UNESCO staff in Iraq;
    4. Maintains contacts with different government entities, embassies, UN organizations working in Iraq and other representatives to support various aspects related to operations of UNESCO Office for Iraq and ensure compliance with local rules and regulations;
    5. Supports the office staff in the event of urgent deployment to crisis areas;
    6. 6) When required; acts as a floater and gives surge support to the Director of UNESCO Office for Iraq and key staff in the Office (e.g. unplanned absence, major crisis, office opening, expansion, etc.).

    D. Support to Procurement

    1. Supports the Procurement Unit within the Platform in conducting market research and presents information from a variety of internal and external sources of supply and vendors by commodity, etc., including obtaining specifications for new products and equipment on the market;
    2. Prepares requisitions for service, supplies and equipment locally to support the operations of UNESCO Offices in Iraq and arranges for control of distribution of supplies, maintains appropriate inventory records and ensures payments are processed and provides information to projects personnel on invoicing and payment issues;
    3. Resolves issues/problems related to shipping and delivery of goods, including discrepancies between purchase orders and items/quantities shipped or received.
    4. Follows-up the customs clearance management for all UNESCO’s imported materials and equipment to Iraq through air, sea and land ports in Iraq;
    5. Prepares statistical tables and standard reports;
    6. Supports the Procurement Unit in maintaining relevant internal databases and files and keeps track of contracts and Agreements/ MoU established between UNESCO Offices for Iraq and other UN Agencies such as UNAMI/UNDP etc.;
    7. Brief/debrief staff on issues relating to procurement transactions.

    E. Safety and Security

    To supervise the Security Assistant on regular basis to ensure the following tasks are performed in a responsive and resulting manner:

    1. Establishes and maintains a warden system and keeps updated information related to UNESCO offices and residences;
    2. Coordinates with both UNESCO security wardens and UNAMI/ SSI in Baghdad, Iraq;
    3. Staff briefings and training on Iraq and missions, security clearance, awareness and preparedness including TRIP;
    4. Acts as security liaison for regular movements in Iraq (red/orange zones) and prepares/ coordinates respective mission security clearance requests and follows up on them with UNAMI SSI. Activities include:- Issuance of IZ Badge and any other badges/identifications as advised by UNAMI SSI requests and renewals;
      • Submits mission requests and amendments;
      • Follow up on flights schedules (UNAMI and Commercial) and accommodation (UN Compound and Hotels);
      • Prepares and follows up on all Orange/Red Zone movements documents;
      • Provide Finance sector with monthly reports regarding missions payments for flights and accommodations;
      • Provides UNAMI with reports regarding missions payments for flights and accommodations up on request;
      • Weekly update regarding staff missions in Iraq;
    5. Assists in maintaining and implementing the UN Security Plan, including updating staff lists;
    6. Assists in reporting and updating security incidents affecting UN staff, offices, and assets;
    7. Liaises security operations with UNAMI and other agency security focal points.

    F. Information Technology

    1. Provides support to the different ICT service in Baghdad office such as: installation, periodic maintenance for printers, follow up with UNAMI ICTS any problem in office ICT Infrastructure;
    2. Liaises with UNAMI and private service providers on internet connectivity and efficiency to ensure reliable internet connectivity and minimum outage of service;
    3. Works with UNESCO Iraq Office’s ICT team to ensure ongoing use of cost-effective means for communications within established systems and applications in UNESCO.

    G. Additional activities that may be required to ensure the success of the work team.

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

    EDUCATION

    • Secondary school education is required; A First university degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or Information Technology is desirable.
    • 7 to 10 years of relevant experience in administration or programme support service;
    • Specialized knowledge of the application of common administrative processes, procedures and systems used in area of work, gained through technical training and work experience;
    • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.). Experience in handling of web-based management systems.

    SKILLS/COMPETENCIES

    • Good communication skills in order to provide specialized administrative support to a wide range of Individuals;
    • Ability to analyse and interpret financial data and monitor budgets;
    • Ability to proactively identify and recommend areas for improvement to the design and delivery of specialized services;
    • Ability to build relationships with a variety of individuals across functions.
    • Experience in coordinating the work of others and self and training and supporting others;
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality;
    • Client Orientation and result-orientation
    • Promoting Accountability and Results-Based Management
    • Promoting Organizational Change and Development

    LANGUAGES

    • Excellent command in both Arabic and English

    BENEFITS AND ENTITLEMENTS

    UNESCO’s salaries are calculated in US Dollars. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, pension plan and medical insurance. For this position, the annual remuneration in local currency will start from 30,580 USD per annum at the G-7 Step 01 exempt from income tax; more details on the ICSC Web site.
    The initial appointment, which is 12 months, includes a probationary period of 6 months, and is renewable subject to satisfactory service and funding availability.


    How to apply:

    Interested candidates should complete the attached United Nations Personal History form (P.11) with a covering letter in English explaining their interest in the position and forward it electronically to the following e-mail address: recruitment.bag@unesco.org

    Please indicate the position and vacancy number you are applying for. Incomplete P.11s will not be processed.

    Applications can also be received via fax only if internet access is not available to apply online. A completed official UNESCO CV form (available from the UNESCO home page) should be sent to fax number: +962 6 5902350.
    Interested and suitable candidates should ensure that their application is submitted on or before 11/05/2017. Due to the large number of applications received, only applicants short-listed for interview will be contacted.

    PLEASE NOTE THAT UNESCO IS A NON-SMOKING ORGANIZATION

    UNESCO DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS.


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    Organization: UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
    Country: Afghanistan
    Closing date: 12 Jun 2017

    Background and rationale:

    A relevant, high quality curriculum is essential to ensuring education systems equip learners with the attitudes, skills, knowledge, and values to participate and contribute meaningfully to their communal and economic contexts. Whilst acknowledging the enormous progress made since 2002 in expanding access to education to all groups within society, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GoIRA) now considers the improvement of quality in its education system to be a key priority in the next 5 years. Underpinned by broader concerns about learner achievement, the Government also seeks to improve the preparedness of youth for employment and better ensure its education systems foster the inclusiveness needed for continued national reintegration, in part by revisions and improvements to the education system.

    The third National Education Strategic Plan (NESP III), positions improved quality alongside continued expansion of access to education and sector-wide management reform as its guiding priorities through to 2021. A critical component of quality improvement is comprehensive, evidence-based curriculum reform.

    A request was made to UNESCO in June 2015 by the Ministry of Education (MoE) to prepare the foundations for sector-wide curriculum reform. Through its Capacity Development for Education 2030 (CapED) program and in partnership with the MoE, UNESCO has developed a proposal for curriculum reform, tentatively entitled the Curriculum Improvement Program for Afghanistan (CIPA). Afghanistan’s national curriculum was last revised in 2011. The current curriculum document is part framework, and part syllabus, and part teaching and assessment guide. A key component of the CIPA proposal is the revision of not only this document, but the full suite of texts (e.g. textbooks, teacher guides) which comprise the ‘official’ or intended curriculum. As part of this revision, it is desired that the current curriculum document be revised and strengthened, into a separate curriculum framework, curriculum syllabus, and learning assessment framework.

    Purpose of this TOR:

    Initial work towards the implementation of this proposal has been undertaken, with a series of five National Curriculum Consultations being held across Afghanistan, leading to a draft curriculum framework. This consultancy position will assume technical leadership for the next phase of implementation, namely the finalization of the curriculum framework, including facilitation of discussions and technical guidance relating to curriculum competencies, pedagogy, subject choice and lesson hour distribution.

    The Senior Technical Advisor will also oversee and ensure coherence with the work which will be undertaken updating the scope and sequence of the curriculum syllabus (all grades), commencing in the second half of 2017, and for which a separate TOR has been issued, and which will require up to 12 individual subject specialists. This work on the scope and sequence is made possible by the generous support of UNICEF Afghanistan.

    It is possible that this activity may be extended beyond the initial contract period, depending on availability of funding, until the end of 2017.

    The consultant will be supported by a National Curriculum Consultant (already engaged), and will work with both UNESCO staff (Chief of Education, Project Coordinator CapED), and a team of international experts (up to 12) for individual syllabus development, currently under recruitment.

    Objectives:

    This assignment carries the following specific objectives:

    1. Increase awareness amongst Ministry of Education staff and curriculum stakeholders of best practices in curriculum framework development and curriculum syllabus development.

    2. In close collaboration with MoE, provide technical oversight to quality assure the MoE outputs (curriculum framework and scope and sequence), in line with the overall Curriculum Reform Plan developed by MoE and UNESCO.

    3. Build capacity of Ministry staff through collaborative engagement across all planned activities.

    Duties and responsibilities:

    This is a technical coordination and leadership assignment. The consultant will perform the following duties:

    1. Recommend and justify best practice in curriculum framework and syllabus development

    2. Guide stakeholders (MoE staff, technical working groups convened for scope and sequence development) on making choices leading to a final curriculum framework based on feedback from the curriculum consultations, ongoing dialogue with MoER and curriculum stakeholders, and international best practices, and the general skills/competences scope and sequence and preliminary subject selection and lesson hour distribution in the draft curriculum framework.

    3. Quality assure the final curriculum framework product.

    4. Guide stakeholders (the technical working groups convened for the individual subject’s scope and sequence, international experts engaged for this task) on making curricular choices based on the curriculum framework, best practices, the general skills/competences scope and sequence, and subject characteristics, to ensure a coherent and robust syllabus scope and sequence.

    5. Ensure the deliverables produced in accordance with the duties and responsibilities specified in 2) and 3) are aligned with the proposal for Curriculum Reform submitted by UNESCO to the MoE, and the NESP III.

    6. Undertake modifications/updates to the Curriculum Reform Plan as needed

    7. Prepare briefs of the Curriculum Reform Plan for stakeholders as needed.

    8. Provide technical advice/presentations to the Curriculum Working Group (comprised of key stakeholders to the process of curriculum reform) throughout the assignment.

    9. Organize and co-facilitate workshops and consultations with MoE and stakeholders as required.

    10. Consult closely with MoE and key stakeholders at each stage of the assignment. All deliverables will be presented to MoE and relevant stakeholders (e.g. the Curriculum Working Group)

    Deliverables:

    The deliverables will consist of a monthly report, based on a workplan developed in the initial week of the assignment. The workplan will include the following specific outputs, but the progress reports will extend beyond these to encompass the full range of duties and responsibilities articulated above.

    1. An updated draft Curriculum Framework, inclusive of subject choice and lesson hour distribution, and based on the existing draft and MoE consultations

    2. The preparation of a curriculum syllabus development plan, which will identify membership for the technical working groups convened to undertaken scope and sequence development.

    The fees for each deliverable will be paid in USD.

    Proposed dates:

    July 15 – November 15 (4 months). This is flexible, with an earlier start date possible depending on the selected expert’s availability.

    Conditions of Work

    The consultant will be provided with secure office space by UNESCO while in Kabul including equipment, office stationaries, printing, photocopying, and communication equipment.

    The consultant will be required to conduct travel within the Kabul region and to selected provinces. All travel is subject to UN security clearances, and will be in UN vehicles only. The UNESCO Office in Kabul will supply the vehicle when required and other logistical support (e.g. radios). Mandatory security training (three days) is required on arrival in Kabul.

    Accommodation will be arranged by the UNESCO Office in Kabul and will be in premises cleared by the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) in Afghanistan.

    A period of time away from Afghanistan during the consultancy for the purposes of rest and recuperation may be negotiated.

    Supervisory arrangements:

    The consultancy will be undertaken under the overall supervision of the Director and Representative of the UNESCO Office in Afghanistan and the direct supervision of the Chief of Education and the Coordinator, Capacity Development for Education 2030.

    Qualifications:

    • Advanced university degree in education, preferably with a focus on curriculum studies

    • At least 10 years of relevant work experience in education, with a significant component of this experience acquired in curriculum-related fields.

    • Experience in curriculum/educational consultancy or development work at the international level is strongly preferred.

    • Excellent understanding of curriculum systems, policies, planning and capacity development

    • Excellent analytical and report writing skills

    • Advanced cross-cultural communication skills

    • High-level drafting and communication capacity in English

    • Experience working in Afghanistan is an asset


    How to apply:

    Candidates are requested to send their application, including a CV (one in free format and one in the UNESCO format, available at https://en.unesco.org/careers/media/3705 ) and cover letter (in English) briefly outlining the methodology and activity plan proposed for completing the defined deliverables within the designated time period to the UNESCO Kabul email ki.consultant@unesco.org before midnight (Afghanistan time), June 12th 2017.

    All applications must be submitted by email, including the position title in the email subject line.


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    Organization: UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
    Country: Iraq
    Closing date: 12 Jun 2017

    UNESCO’s strategy for technical and vocational education and training (TVET) aims at providing assistance to Member States to transform their TVET systems and practices with focused actions in three core areas: (i) provision of upstream policy advice and related capacity development in the field of TVET; (ii) conceptual clarification of skills development and improvement of monitoring; and (iii) acting as a clearinghouse and informing the global TVET debate.

    In this context, UNESCO is implementing several TVET programmes at global and country levels including the project “Reforming technical and vocational education and training in Iraq”, funded by the European Union .

    The overall objective of the project is to make TVET a key driver for Iraq’s economic development by increasing the competiveness and relevance of TVET in line with the international standards so that it can deliver quality education to young people to prepare them for wage and self‐employment.

    I.Dutiesandrequirements

    Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General for Education, overall guidance of the Director of UNESCO Office for Iraq and, and the direct supervision of the Senior Project Officer, the incumbent will be responsible for providing technical and organizational support in the implementation of the project “Reforming technical and vocational education and training in Iraq”.

    In particular, the incumbent will provide management and liaison support in the planning and implementation of the project activities related to TVET governance, quality assurance, capacity building and the nexus between TVET and the labour market.

    The incumbent will carry out the following tasks:

    1.Assistinprojectimplementationby:

    a) Assisting in designing a detailed work and activities plan and regularly monitoring its implementation;

    b) Assisting in the preparation of the procurement plan for goods and services and regularly monitoring its implementation;

    c) Supporting the identification of partners and providers of goods and services;

    d) Assisting in drafting terms of reference of contracts;

    e) Following–up on the implementation of contracts, assessing the quality of services provided and requesting disbursement of funds, upon approval by the Senior Project Officer;

    1.Assistin monitoring and evaluation of programme implementation and in reporting on programmeactivitiesby:

    a) Contributing to monitoring of project activities and suggesting updates of the project log frame if required;

    b) Supporting the regular monitoring of the financial status of the project and providing input to budget revisions;

    c) Compiling minutes of meetings for periodic project review with government counterparts and key stakeholders and the following action plans; regularly assisting the Senior Project Officer in following up;

    d) Assisting in the preparation of reports on project activities for UNESCO, donors and partners;

    e) Providing input to the implementation of the visibility plan of the project;

    2.Contributeto liaising with government and national and international stakeholders by:

    a) Assisting in establishing and maintaining regular contact with national counterparts and key stakeholders, in particular with the Ministries of Education and Higher Education and Scientific Research and training institutions as well as the Ministries of Labour and Social Affairs, Industry, and Oil and representatives of the industry, service, commerce and agriculture sectors;

    b) Assisting in the preparation of, and participating in meetings of the project steering committee and technical committees and other key TVET actors including preparing minutes and assisting the Senior Project Officer in following up on action points;

    a) Establishing relationship and collaboration with representatives of the line ministries and with employers and their representatives to foster their active participation in and ownership of the project implementation;

    b) Participating in coordination and working mechanisms with relevance to TVET established by the UN Country team or any other international and national actor;

    c) Assisting the Senior Project Officer

    d) in running regular meetings with other key actors operating in the TVET and employment sector to build synergies and avoid duplications;

    3.Enhancethe TVET related knowledge base by:

    a) Monitoring of, and reporting on the latest trends and recommendations related to TVET governance, quality assurance and capacity building, including those released by UNESCO Headquarters and relevant UNESCO institutes;

    b) Monitoring relevant initiatives within UNESCO Office for Iraq and making recommendations for synergies.

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

    EDUCATION

    • Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in the field of education, management, economy, business administration or any other related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    WORKEXPERIENCE

    • At least two years of experience in the fields of education and capacity building, of which preferably one year acquired at the international level.
    • Experience in project management.

    SKILLS/COMPETENCIES

    • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to build and maintain effective partnerships at all levels.
    • Very good written and oral communication skills, including drafting skills.
    • Good understanding of the main aspects of TVET.
    • Ability to support large scale reform initiatives and programmes, preferably in the area of education.
    • Good project management skills. Ability to work in a multicultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the Organization.
    • Good knowledge of the Iraqi context and educational system.
    • Good IT skills, including knowledge of standard Office software.

    LANGUAGES

    • Excellent knowledge of English

    DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

    EDUCATION

    • Professional accreditations/certification in project management.

    WORKEXPERIENCE

    • Experience in the field of governance and public sector reform.
    • Working experience in a conflict/post‐conflict country.
    • Working experience in the Arab region, preferably in Iraq.
    • Prior experience with UN funds and programmes.
    • Working experience in EU funded projects.

    SKILLS/COMPETENCIES

    • Knowledge of programming policies and procedures in international development cooperation, in particular in the UN System.

    LANGUAGES

    • Knowledge of Arabic

    BENEFITS AND ENTITLEMENTS

    UNESCO’s salaries are calculated in US dollars and exempt from income tax. They consist of a basic salary and a post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station and exchange rates. **Other benefits include: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, home travel, education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance


    How to apply:

    To apply, please send your application letter, UNESCO CV (CV Form to be used), in English by email: recruitment.bag@unesco.org. Please label the subject line “Associate Project Officer – TVET Governance”.

    Application files will have to reach UNESCO Erbil before 12 June 2017 midnight (Erbil, Iraq, time).

    Due to the large number of applications received, only applicants short-listed for interview will be contacted.

    PLEASE NOTE THAT UNESCO IS A NON-SMOKING ORGANIZATION


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    Organization: UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 20 Jun 2017

    International Bureau of Education (IBE) - UNESCO

    Overview
    The incumbent, under the direct supervision of Mrs Amapola ALAMA, Programme Specialist with responsibilities in resource mobilisation, will carry out the following tasks and provide support in:

    • Contacting possible financial partners and doing the follow-up
    • Researching and documenting possible sources of financial support
    • The preparation of documents and presentations
    • Researching to produce project proposals for funding on education-related issues

    Required qualifications
    *Education
    *
    Advanced University Degree or currently enrolled in a Graduate Degree, ideally in Education, International cooperation or International relations

    Skills/Competencies

    • Excellent writing and analytical skills
    • Excellent research skills
    • Creative open-minded team player with strong initiative and willingness to learn
    • Strong interest in resource mobilization and in the work of IBE-UNESCO
    • Strong computer skills
    • Capacity to work effectively in teams and in a multicultural working environment
    • Hands-on experience with research and writing and partnership building Languages

    English native speaker and if possible a working knowledge of French or Very strong English and French

    Benefits and entitlements
    Please note that this internship is unpaid. The intern is responsible for all expenses related to the internship, including lodging, meals and transportation to and from Geneva. The intern must be self-insured through a medical provider.

    Deadline: 20 June 2017 (midnight, Geneva time)


    How to apply:

    To apply, please send a letter of application and your CV in UNESCO’s preferred format, in English, quoting reference number: (ECCE-05-2017) to the International Bureau of Education (IBE - UNESCO), by email to administration@ibe.unesco.org.
    Application files should reach the IBE before midnight (Geneva time) on June 20th, 2017.
    Only candidates selected for interview will becontacted.


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    Organization: UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 26 May 2017

    International Bureau of Education (IBE) - UNESCO

    Overview
    The incumbent, under the overall authority of the Director of IBE and the direct supervision of Simona Popa, Programme Specialist, Knowledge Creation and Management in Curriculum, Learning and Assessment, will carry out the following tasks and provide support for and assistance with:

    • Prospecting research grants, funding opportunities, and fundraising strategies
    • Contributing to proposals, reports, and other donor communication
    • Setting up IBE international events and publication launches.**Required qualifications**

    Education

    Currently enrolled in a graduate degree, ideally in Public Policy, International Organizations, Fundraising Management, or a related field.

    Skills/Competencies

    • Demonstrated abilities and interest
    • Creative open-minded team player with strong initiative and willingness to learn
    • Strong interest in publications and research and in the work of IBE-UNESCO
    • Fundraising experience would be an asset.

    Languages
    Excellent English language skills; knowledge of another.

    Please note that online volunteering is unpaid. The volunteer is responsible for all expenses related to online volunteering and must be self-insured through a medical provider.

    Deadline: 26 May 2017 (midnight, Geneva time)

    Visit our website for other opportunities: http://www.ibe.unesco.org/en/who-we-are/employment


    How to apply:

    To apply, please fill in the attached form in English and submit it before midnight (Geneva time) on 26 May 2017 by email to: International Bureau of Education (IBE), administration@ibe.unesco.org

    Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.


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    Organization: UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
    Closing date: 19 Jun 2017

    http://www.ibe.unesco.org/en/job/digital-and-communication-consultant-flexible-location

    Terms of Reference for a consultancy with IBE-UNESCO:

    (please see website for attachment with Annex A, B and C)Consultant in Digital Content & Communication

    1.Background**
    As a UNESCO Category 1 Institute, the International Bureau of Education (IBE-UNESCO) enjoys considerable autonomy. It works to achieve quality education for all as the global centre of excellence in curriculum and learning. It is valued for its specialist knowledge, expertise and networks, and for providing curriculum support services that include up-to-date, evidence-based information and technical assistance to UNESCO member states. 2. Purpose of the Assignment
    The IBE-UNESCO seeks a consultant to communicate the implementation of the focus areas “Innovation and Leadership in Curriculum and Learning” and “Critical and Current Issues in Curriculum and Learning”. These focus areas refer to four main functions of IBE: norms and standard setting, laboratory of ideas, capacity development and leadership for global dialogue and advocacy. It encompasses reconceptualising and repositioning curricula in national and regional development agendas within Education 2030, as an indispensable tool for Lifelong Learning (LLL) and the analysis of issues in curriculum, mainly early childhood care and education (ECCE), Global Citizenship Education (GCED), Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), youth and inclusive education. The aim is to develop curriculum guidelines, frameworks, prototypes and tools for areas of high demand where UNESCO’s member states have less experience.
    The items referred to below including the communications strategy, the Terms of Reference (ToR) and plans for website redevelopment, visual identity / branding, the global curriculum network and the online discussion platforms have already been prepared. The role of the consultant will be to implement and manage these deliverables. 3. Tasks and Expected Outputs
    Under the overall authority and direct supervision of the IBE Director, the consultant will carry out the following tasks:

    • Manage and advise on IBE digital content and communication projects/initiatives in order to maximize IBE’s visibility, develop or prepare ToR and participate in the selection of external service providers, and monitor and assess their work in compliance with UNESCO’s administrative rules and requirements;

    • Write and manage the translations for high quality multilingual digital content and publish across all channels (web, blogs, social media and emails); analyse IBE project/programme requirements in terms of digital content and communication;

    • Using an external contractor and already prepared ToR, redevelop the website in accordance with best practices ensuring optimal clarity and usability; where appropriate, identify new applications/solutions to facilitate and enhance access to content; and, improve the search engine optimisation.

    • Serve as focal point for issues relating to digital content and information architecture, website usability and administration of content management systems (Drupal, WordPress and TYPO3);

    • Manage targeted social media campaigns, including coordinating editorial, video and graphic design inputs, supervising temporary junior staff and participating in their recruitment, ensuring that all published content complies with copyright laws and standard accessibility and usability requirements;

    • Develop and maintain partnerships for communications among both UN agencies, but also wider education institutions, to further increase the profile of IBE-UNESCO globally;

    • Monitor and analyse web traffic to strengthen engagement with target audiences, and prepare analytics reports including downloads of documents and resources; assist in promoting IBE-UNESCO’s visibility and information sharing using relevant social media (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, etc.);

    • Maintain constant awareness of the developments of the Internet industry, current multimedia trends, delivery channels and associated technologies to ensure their optimal use in heightening IBE communications.

    • Represent IBE at the UN communications focal point in Geneva
      The consultancy will be undertaken for a period of eleven months with regular and short missions at IBE Geneva (2-3 days per month). A junior consultant and an intern, based at IBE in Geneva, will assist the consultant based at IBE Geneva.

    4. Deliverables

    Multilingual digital content prepared for the dissemination of IBE projects, initiatives, activities, outputs and outcomes.

    Using the Terms of Reference (ToRs) and plans already prepared, manage the redevelopment of the website (design, content and search engine optimisation).

    Proposal implemented with regard to supporting the exchanges through networks and communities of practitioners, in particular, education ministers in UNESCO’s member states through the Global Curriculum Network (the GCN) and alumni. Manage the development and launch of online discussion platform.

    Proposal written and implemented with regard to setting up multilingual blogs to support the dissemination of IBE work.

    Current social media activity developed to disseminate IBE-UNESCO work widely using a variety of existing and new channels.

    Monthly reports produced with regard to: (i) web traffic and consultations, downloads of IBE documents and resources, and profile of users; and (ii) social media traffic and profile of users.

    5. Qualifications and experience
    Academic qualifications

    Advanced university degree (Master level or equivalent) in communications or relevant fields, preferably with a focus on digital content and communication management or an equivalent number of years’ experience. Other relevant fields include education and international development.
    Years of relevant work experience

    Four to seven years of progressively relevant experience in multilingual digital content and communication management and design, of which preferably at least two years acquired at international level;
    Sound experience in working with both front-end and back-end of Content Management Systems (in particular Drupal, WordPress and to a lesser extent, TYPO3);

    Sound experience in digital content management, development, monitoring and evaluation.

    Competencies

    Excellent writing skills
    Advanced computer and IT skills, including SEO, analytics and the ability to direct publishing and graphics design (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator)
    Rigour in research, good technical and analytical problem solving skills
    Technological awareness and excellent knowledge of social media tools
    Creative and innovative
    Good proactive approach
    Good interpersonal and networking skills with a proven ability to work across organizational boundaries in a multicultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
    Language requirements

    Excellent knowledge of English, and a good knowledge of French. A good knowledge of Spanish would be an additional asset.

    6. Facilities to be provided by IBE (if any)

    During missions at IBE in Geneva, IBE will provide an office space, an email address and a computer.


    How to apply:

    To enable you to prepare a proposal for this assignment, please find attached the following documents:

    (a) Terms of Reference (see Annex A);

    (b) UNESCO’s contract for Individual Consultants; the contracting modality used for these assignments (Annex B);

    (c) Background material concerning the work assignment if any

    Your written response should comprise:

    (a) A technical proposal consisting of
    an up to date curriculum vitae, and
    an approach and methodology for the assignment, a work plan and comments on the Terms of Reference if any (in brief).

    (b) The amount to be charged for the assignment to be quoted in US dollars only. Please show any travel costs separately.

    Your proposal and any supporting documents must be in English.

    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 Organisation best value for money.

    Your proposal should be submitted by e-mail no later than close of business (18:00) on 19th of June 2017 to Khaled Abdalla: k.abdalla@unesco.org. E-mail proposals should not exceed 5MB. It is the individual’s responsibility to ensure that his/her proposal is received by the deadline.


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