Post Number : ED/PA 225
Grade : P-3
Parent Sector : Education Sector (ED)
Duty Station: Paris
Job Family: Education
Type of contract : Project Appointment
Duration of contract : 1 year
Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates
Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 21-NOV-2023
UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism
Duration of contract: 1 year with possibility of extension subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance.
In alignment with the 2030 Agenda for sustainable Development and in particular SDG target 4.3, UNESCO’s work in the field of higher education focuses on strengthening international cooperation, generating knowledge and research and providing evidence-based knowledge, capacity development and technical support to Member States to enhance their higher education systems and policies. This includes support to policy reviews and work on the right to higher education, recognition and academic mobility, quality assurance, higher technical education.
With the support of the People’s Republic of China, the Section of Higher Education is implementing the UNESCO-China Funds-in-Trust Project Phase III: Higher Technical Education in Africa for a Technical and Innovative Workforce. The objective of the project is to enhance the capacity of higher education institutions in Africa to respond to the skill needs for national development by facilitating collaboration between higher education institutions and the industry, enhancing labor market-oriented teaching, and strengthening competence-based learning. The project will ultimately contribute to tackling youth unemployment, addressing skills mismatch, and promoting socioeconomic development in Africa. As it is focused on strengthening higher technical education, the CFIT III project is embedded in, and contributes to the UNESCO Campus Africa Flagship Programme carried out by the Education Sector, within the framework of the UNESCO Operational Strategy for Priority Africa (2022 – 2029).
Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General for Education (ADG/ED), guidance of the Director of the Division for Policies and Lifelong Learning Systems (ED/PLS), and the direct supervision of Chief of Section for Higher Education (ED/PLS/HED), the Project Officer is responsible for the management, implementation, monitoring and reporting on the China Funds-in-Trust Project Phase III Higher Technical Education in Africa for a Technical and Innovative Workforce, and is expected to contribute to the implementation of, and reporting on Campus Africa Programme in relation to youth skills development and employability.
Specifically, the incumbent will be responsible for the following functions:
1. Project management and coordination
2. Budget and human resources management
3. Monitoring and Evaluation
4. Communication and knowledge management
5. Networking and partnership building
Skills and Competencies
UNESCO’s salaries consist of a basic salary and other benefits which may include if applicable: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, medical insurance, pension plan etc.
The approximate annual starting salary for this post is 85,071 US $.
For full information on benefits and entitlements, please consult our Guide to Staff Benefits.
Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website. No modifications can be made to the application submitted.
The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview.
UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.
Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.
UNESCO recalls that paramount consideration in the appointment of staff members shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, technical competence and integrity. UNESCO applies a zero-tolerance policy against all forms of harassment. UNESCO is committed to achieving and sustaining equitable and diverse geographical distribution, as well as gender parity among its staff members in all categories and at all grades. Furthermore, UNESCO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Candidates from non- and under-represented Member States (last update here) are particularly welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals from minority groups and indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality. Worldwide mobility is required for staff members appointed to international posts.
UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.