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Individual Culture Consultant

Individual Culture Consultant

Application date

Parent Sector: Field Office
Duty Station: Bangkok
Job Family: Culture
Type of contract: Non Staff
Duration of contract: From 7 to 11 months
Recruitment open to: External candidates
Application Deadline (Midnight Bangkok Time): 28-MAR-2023

Tasks and Assignment

Within the framework of the project “Safeguarding World Heritage Site Archives in Southeast Asia”, and Under the overall authority of the Director of UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education and the overall supervision of the Chief of the Culture Unit of UNESCO  Bangkok, the incumbent shall serve as the lead technical expert and perform functions as follows:

1. Undertake a situation analysis of World Heritage documentary archives in the Southeast Asia region, with a focus on three pilot sites (Historic City of Ayutthaya (Thailand), Borobudur Temple Compounds (Indonesia), and Koh Ker Archaeological site (Cambodia)
1.1 Provide inputs on developing a preliminary questionnaire to assess the existing World Heritage documentary archives management system and capacity.

1.2 Undertake expert missions in conjunction with country-based experts to conduct assessments on existing inventories and archival management needs at each pilot site and provide recommendations for improving the archival management system at each site. This should involve at least one mission to each site (3 days onsite, 2 days traveling). The travel cost shall be borne by the Individual Specialist under the payment of the contract and no reimbursement shall be made to UNESCO. UNESCO Bangkok Office will obtain travel clearance by the Director of UNESCO Field Office and the Individual Specialist shall obtain the security clearance by UNDSS prior to each travel.

2 Guide the capacity building of staff and professionals related to World Heritage documentary archives management: 
2.1 Lead the introductory training on documentary archives management for World Heritage site managers and representatives from related heritage and archival management agencies.
2.2 Design the on-the-job training plan for pilot sites, as part of the implementation of the site-based recommendations.

3 Serve as the lead author for drafting the World Heritage archives manual to respond to archival management needs that have been identified, in consultation with UNESCO, other experts, site representatives, and relevant heritage and archives agencies. Develop the manual outline and draft the text, in coordination with co-authors, and ensure that the content conforms with international best practices and guidelines in archival management and World Heritage sites management. The manual shall be guided by, but not be limited to, the frameworks provided by the UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Preservation of, and Access to, Documentary Heritage Including in Digital Form as well as guidelines and principles of the UNESCO Memory of the World (MoW) Programme.

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