“Since wars begin in the minds of men and women, it is in the minds of men and women that the defences of peace must be constructed.”
– UNESCO Constitution
UNESCO is a United Nation’s specialized agency seeking to build peace through international cooperation in Education, the Sciences, Culture and Communication and Information. Advancing cooperation in these fields makes UNESCO’s participation and contribution in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development more relevant than ever.
With its Headquarters based in Paris (France) and 53 Field Offices and Institutes worldwide, UNESCO counts over 2100 staff from diverse and multicultural backgrounds from our 194 Member States, working to advance the objectives of UNESCO’s mandate and mission.
The Organization strives to enhance international cooperation and foster intercultural dialog with focus on two priorities – Africa and Gender Equality – via diverse programmes and projects worldwide.
- Education Transforms Lives
- Fostering Freedom of Expression
- Protecting Our Heritage and Fostering Creativity
- Learning to Live Together
- Building Knowledge Societies
- One Planet, One Ocean
- Science for a Sustainable Future
- Preventing Violent Extremism
UNESCO believes that all forms of discrimination based on gender are violations of human rights, as well as a significant barrier to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Our message is clear: women and men must enjoy equal opportunities, choices, capabilities, power and knowledge as equal citizens. Equipping girls and boys, women and men with the knowledge, values, attitudes and skills to tackle gender disparities is a precondition to building a sustainable future for all.
For UNESCO, gender equality is far more than just a slogan. The Organization is not only committed to empowering/advocating women’s presence in different initiatives but also is devoted to reach gender parity within its staff.
- GENDER PARITY AT UNESCO SECRETARIAT
We are proud to be one of the few UN organizations, to date, to have achieved overall gender parity, in particular at the Senior Management level.
*As of January 2018
We are looking for a geographically diverse and gender-balanced workforce made up of highly skilled, motivated and committed professionals. We seek candidates who embody our core values and uphold the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity. We welcome people who are mobile, dynamic, creative, adaptable and ready to work in any of UNESCO duty stations.
TYPE OF CONTRACTS
-Project Appointment/Short-term opportunities
-Consultants and Experts
- Attractive salary, rental subsidy and family allowances package
- Pension, insurance and medical benefits
- Education Grant
- Maternity and paternity leave, home, family and study leave
- Child Care
- Learning and development opportunities
Employee Spotlights from Vladimir Ryabinin and Firmin E. Matoko