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Senior Programme Specialist

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UNESCO
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Last Date: August 31, 2011
Email: Recrutweb@unesco.org. (Reference: DevNetJobs.org)

UNESCO is committed to promote 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 equally encouraged to apply
Non- or under-represented Member States as of June 2011 (please check at www.unesco.org/employment for the latest situation): Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Azerbaijan, Bahamas,
Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belize, Bolivia, Brunei Darussalam, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Cook Islands, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Equatorial
Guinea, Estonia, Fiji, Gabon, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia,
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Monaco, Montenegro, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Niue, Oman, Palau, Panama, Papua New
Guinea, Paraguay, Poland, Qatar, Republic of Moldova, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia, Solomon Islands,
Somalia, Suriname, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, United States of America,
Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen.
HRM/RCS/JD/11/P/93, Issue date: 18 July 2011
Post title Senior Programme Specialist
Organisational
unit International Bureau of Education (IBE)
Duty station Geneva, Switzerland
Grade P-5
Post number 1CHED0906IB
Closing date 19 September 2011
Main
responsibilities
The IBE is the UNESCO Institute specialized in content, methods, policies and processes of curriculum development.
Its overall mission is to contribute to the attainment of quality Education for All (EFA). Under the authority and direct
supervision of the IBE Director, the incumbent of this position is expected to play a significant role in the strategic
direction, development, resource optimization, and monitoring and evaluation of programme activities. He/she will be
responsible for the following activities:
􀂃 Provide intellectual, strategic and operational leadership to the Policy Dialogue programme.
􀂃 Serve as the Secretary of the IBE Council by: assisting the Director in the preparation of the IBE Council
sessions; coordinating the preparation of working documents and decisions; undertaking the role of Secretary of
the IBE Council during the sessions, in conformity with Statutes and Rules of the IBE Council; drafting the
proceedings of the Council sessions and biennial reports to be presented to the UNESCO General Conference.
􀂃 Coordinate the preparation of and follow up to the sessions of the International Conference on Education (ICE) in
terms of consultation and mobilization of Member States, preparation of working documents and
recommendations, management of the operation, logistics, and diffusion of results.
􀂃 Support the Director in the elaboration and implementation of the IBE Strategy and in the implementation of a
monitoring & evaluation system for IBE activities.
􀂃 Coordinate diverse information and contribution requests from UNESCO Headquarters.
􀂃 Build partnerships and collaboration across the UNESCO Education Sector, UN agencies and regional and
international organizations.
􀂃 Assist the Director in reporting to donors concerning extra budgetary funding as well as contribute to the strategy
of resource mobilization.
Profile 􀂃 Advanced university degree (preferably at Ph.D. level) in the field of education or related areas of Social
Sciences.
􀂃 10-15 years of progressively responsible experience in the field of education at national and international levels.
􀂃 Experience in the management of training and/or research in educational institutions.
􀂃 Grasp of current trends and challenges of UNESCO's fields of competence, particularly in the area of Education;
a good knowledge of the UN system would be an asset.
􀂃 Experience in resources mobilization and management in an international setting including the ability to
participate in high-level negotiations with internal and external partners and donors.
􀂃 Proven ability to build and maintain effective partnerships within the Organisation and with outside stakeholders.
􀂃 Strong strategic and analytical skills to support the implementation of reform processes.
􀂃 Demonstrated leadership and managerial skills. Excellent ability to establish priorities; plan, coordinate and
monitor the work of others. Proven ability to lead and motivate staff in a multicultural environment
􀂃 Excellent knowledge of English or French and good knowledge of the other language. Knowledge of other official
UN languages would be an asset.
A written test may be used in the evaluation of candidates.
UNESCO is committed to promote 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 equally encouraged to apply
Non- or under-represented Member States as of June 2011 (please check at www.unesco.org/employment for the latest situation): Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Azerbaijan, Bahamas,
Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belize, Bolivia, Brunei Darussalam, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Cook Islands, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Equatorial
Guinea, Estonia, Fiji, Gabon, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia,
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Monaco, Montenegro, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Niue, Oman, Palau, Panama, Papua New
Guinea, Paraguay, Poland, Qatar, Republic of Moldova, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia, Solomon Islands,
Somalia, Suriname, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, United States of America,
Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen.
HRM/RCS/JD/11/P/93, Issue date: 18 July 2011
Conditions of
employment
UNESCO’s salaries are calculated in US dollars but mainly paid in local currency. They consist of a basic salary and a post
adjustment which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station and exchange rates. For this post, the annual
remuneration in local currency will start from around US$ 119,300 (US$ 110,800 if without dependants), exempt from income
tax. In addition, UNESCO offers an attractive benefits package including 30 days annual vacation, home travel, education
grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance. The initial appointment, which is for two years, includes a
probationary period of 12 months, and is renewable, subject to satisfactory service. Worldwide mobility is required as staff
members have to serve in other duty stations according to UNESCO’s job rotation policy. UNESCO is a non-smoking
organization.
How to apply When applying for UNESCO vacancies, please only use the on-line recruitment system at www.unesco.org/employment.
Candidates without access to Internet may send a paper application by completing the official UNESCO CV form (available
at Headquarters, UNESCO Offices, National Commissions in Member States, or any office of a United Nations Resident
Representative) in English or French to Chief, HRM/RCR, UNESCO, 7 place de Fontenoy, 75352 Paris 07 SP, France,
before the closing date, quoting the post number: 1CHED0906IB
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:
Recrutweb@unesco.org.

 


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