UNESCO

In 1945, UNESCO was created in order to respond to the firm belief of nations, forged by two world wars in less than a generation, that political and economic agreements are not enough to build a lasting peace. Peace must be established on the basis of humanity’s moral and intellectual solidarity.

UNESCO strives to build networks among nations that enable this kind of solidarity, by:

  • Mobilizing for education: so that every child, boy or girl, has access to quality education as a fundamental human right and as a prerequisite for human development.
  • Building intercultural understanding: through protection of heritage and support for cultural diversity. UNESCO created the idea of World Heritage to protect sites of outstanding universal value.
  • Pursuing scientific cooperation: such as early warning systems for tsunamis or trans-boundary water management agreements, to strengthen ties between nations and societies.
  • Protecting freedom of expression: an essential condition for democracy, development and human dignity.

The incumbent will lead the development and implementation of the programme of the Division and ensure that technical backstopping is provided to UNESCO Field Offices in implementing the Division’s programme and activities aiming at Member States capacity to develop and implement educational strategies and priorities, and enhance education systems management and governance.
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Paris, France
International Public Sector
Internship
Competitive
The UNESCO Internship Programme offers you practical work in one of UNESCO’s priority areas. Aside from helping you understand the Organization’s mandate, programmes, and main thrusts, it also enhances your academic knowledge with relevant work assignments that can help you prepare for your future career.
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Nairobi, Kenya
International Public Sector
Contract
Competitive
Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences (ADG/SC) and the direct supervision of the Director of the UNESCO Nairobi Office and in close collaboration with the division of Ecological and Earth Sciences at Headquarters, the incumbent will identify needs, develop, plan, organize, implement, monitor, evaluate and provide technical support for UNESCO’s projects and activities related to the Earth Sciences.
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Kingston, Jamaica
International Public Sector
Contract
Competitive
The incumbent will work within the frameworks of UNESCO’s Medium-Term Strategy and global development plans such as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the 2030 agenda for sustainable development, and the Small Island Developing States Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA) Pathway.
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Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Director-General of Education (ADG/ED), the incumbent will lead the development and implementation of the programme of the Division and ensure that technical backstopping is provided to UNESCO Field Offices in implementing the Division’s programme and activities aiming at Member States capacity to develop and implement educational strategies and priorities, and enhance education systems management and governance.
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Paris, France
International Public Sector
Contract
Competitive
Under the overall authority of the Chief Financial Officer and the direct supervision of the General Manager, in compliance with the guidelines and decisions of the Board of Management, the incumbent will be responsible for the following main tasks: Advise USLS members with regard to mortgage and ordinary loans available. Represent UNESCO, by delegation, to the Notary for Mortgage loan contracts. Maintain an up-to-date working knowledge of developments in the legislation of the Host country governing mortgage loans.
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