Parent Sector : Education Sector (ED)
Duty Station: Paris
Job Family: Education
Type of contract : Non Staff
Duration of contract : 4 months (1st December 2022 – 30 March 2023)
Recruitment open to : External candidates
Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 27-NOV-2023
UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism
The Section for Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 Leadership facilitates and supports the organization’s mandated role in leading the Education 2030 Agenda. In so doing, the SDG 4 Leadership Section works with diverse constituencies, international partners and networks to reinforce global cooperation to support the implementation of collective commitments to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning for all. A renewed Global Education Cooperation Mechanism (GCM) was endorsed at the 2021 Global Education Meeting and aims to bring countries and international partners together around shared priorities in more agile, efficient and aligned ways to accelerate
progress towards SDG 4.
The new GCM puts forward a remodelled SDG4-Education 2030 High-Level Steering Committee (HLSC) which is serving as the global education body, consisting of a “Leadership Group” at Ministerial or Head of Agency level and a “Sherpa Group”. A dedicated Inter-agency Secretariat hosted by UNESCO is supporting the functions, activities and meetings of the HLSC and other GCM Forums / Platforms.
The Transforming Education Summit (TES), which took place in September 2022, aimed to mobilize solutions to accelerate national and global efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 4. A follow-up mechanism to the TES is being led by the SDG 4 High-level Steering Committee and coordinated by UNESCO, with the UNESCO Institute for Statistics and the Global Education Monitoring Report continuing their mandate for SDG 4 monitoring and reporting.
Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director General for Education (ADG/ED), the guidance of the Director of Education (DIR/ED/E30), the Chief of Section ED/E30/SDG, the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Senior Communication Advisor, SDG4 Inter-Agency Secretariat (IAS), the Content Management consultant and Web Specialist will coordinate the Transforming Education Hub. In the IAS’ structure the knowledge management function is under the Technical Support Team, which will collect and curate good practices, publications, data, etc. through the Functional Areas (FAs), working closely with the Communication Team.
The consultant will complete the following tasks:
Skills and competencies
Skills and Competencies
Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website.
Candidates must submit their CV in the UNESCO Standard Format (The Employment History Form) accompanied by a proposed workplan and a lump-sum price offer – documents uploaded as single PDF document.
No modifications can be made to the application submitted.
The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview.
UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.
Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted.
UNESCO recalls that paramount consideration in the appointment of staff members shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, technical competence and integrity. UNESCO applies a zero-tolerance policy against all forms of harassment. UNESCO is committed to achieving and sustaining equitable and diverse geographical distribution, as well as gender parity among its staff members in all categories and at all grades. Furthermore, UNESCO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Candidates from non- and under-represented Member States (last update here) are particularly welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals from minority groups and indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality. Worldwide mobility is required for staff members appointed to international posts.
UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.