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UNESCO Bangkok offers opportunities for people with determination and motivation to help the Organization achieving its goals.


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  • Programme Specialist (Culture)

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    Post Number: MLPP 2022_6KECLT0002RP
    Grade: P-4
    Parent Sector: Culture Sector (CLT)
    Duty Station: Nairobi
    Job Family: Culture
    Type of contract: Fixed Term
    Duration of contract: 2 years
    Recruitment open to: Internal and external candidates
    Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time): 27-JUNE-2022

    This position is part of the Mid-Level Professionals Programme (MLPP).
    We strongly encourage applicants from non- and under-represented Member States
     to apply.

    OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST

    Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General for Culture (ADG/CLT) and the direct supervision of the Director of UNESCO Office in Nairobi, the Programme Specialist (Culture) shall coordinate the programme and projects in the field of Culture and ensure the design, development, planning, implementation, reporting and monitoring of activities carried out under Major Programme IV - Culture in the countries covered by the Regional Office, in particular in Eastern Africa. The incumbent is also responsible for preparing inputs for the UNESCO Medium-Term Strategy (C/4), the programme and Budget (C/5) and related work plans, as well as for developing partnerships and fundraising activities, and for UNESCO’s contribution to the ‘Delivering as One’ exercise in the field of Culture in the countries covered by the Office. The incumbent also leads and supervises, the staff of the Culture Unit of the UNESCO Nairobi Office.

    The incumbent will also contribute to the implementation of initiatives related to the UNESCO global priorities (Africa and Gender Equality), priority groups (Small Island Developing States – SIDS) and transversal thematic areas, such as Culture and Education, Culture and Climate Change, Indigenous Peoples, SIDS, and Youth.

    For more details and to submit the application, please visit here.

    Please submit your application through Success Factor. If you cannot submit your application or supporting documents through the system, please write to MLPP(at)unesco(dot)org

  • Head of the IOCARIBE Secretariat

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    Post Number: MLPP 2022_3COIOC0001RP
    Grade: P-4
    Parent Sector: Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC)
    Duty Station: Cartagena
    Job Family: Programme Coordination
    Type of contract: Fixed Term
    Duration of contract: 2 years
    Recruitment open to: Internal and external candidates
    Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time): 27-JUNE-2022

    This position is part of the Mid-Level Professionals Programme (MLPP).
    We strongly encourage applicants from non- and under-represented Member States
     to apply.

    OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST

    Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General for the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) and the direct supervision of the Head, IOC Marine Policy and Regional Coordination Section (IOC/MPR), the incumbent is responsible for leading the Secretariat for the IOC Sub-Commission for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions (IOCARIBE).

    For more details and to submit the application, please visit here.

    Please submit your application through Success Factor. If you cannot submit your application or supporting documents through the system, please write to MLPP(at)unesco(dot)org

  • Programme Specialist (Social and Human Sciences)

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    Post Number: MLPP 2022_5MASHS0006RP
    Grade: P-3
    Parent Sector: Social and Human Sciences Sector (SHS)
    Duty Station: Rabat
    Job Family: Social and Human Sciences
    Type of contract: Fixed Term
    Duration of contract: 2 years
    Recruitment open to: Internal and external candidates
    Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time): 27-JUNE-2022

    This position is part of the Mid-Level Professionals Programme (MLPP).
    We strongly encourage applicants from non- and under-represented Member States
     to apply.

    OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST

    Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences (ADG/SHS), and the direct supervision of the Director of the UNESCO Rabat Office, the Programme Specialist (Social and Human Sciences) is responsible for implementing, monitoring and reporting on the sector’s programmes and projects in the countries covered by the Office, including regular and extra budgetary, projects and programmes and providing recommendations on project feasibility as well as identifying potential collaborations and ensuring regular communication and exchange amongst teams, colleagues, peers and stakeholders.  

    The incumbent will work within the frameworks of UNESCO’s Medium-Term Strategy (C/4), the approved Programme and Budget (C/5) and global development plans such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The incumbent shall advance the SHS work on achieving inclusive economies and societies and the current flagships on the ethics of science, the Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence and the ethics of neuroscience; the Global Forum and Roadmap on Antiracism; the work on Youth, Sports and Management of Social Transformation (MOST) among others; and create synergies and partnerships with local actions to advance SHS work. Of particular importance is knowledge of artificial intelligence and ethics of science to implement the Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence.

    For more details and to submit the application, please visit here.

    Please submit your application through Success Factor. If you cannot submit your application or supporting documents through the system, please write to MLPP(at)unesco(dot)org

  • HR Officer (Talent Acquisition and Outreach)

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    Post Number: MLPP 2022_HRM 050
    Grade: P-3
    Parent Sector: Bureau of Human Resources Management (HRM)
    Duty Station: Paris
    Job Family: Human Resources
    Type of contract: Fixed Term
    Duration of contract: 2 years
    Recruitment open to: Internal and external candidates
    Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time): 27-JUNE-2022

    This position is part of the Mid-Level Professionals Programme (MLPP).
    We strongly encourage applicants from non- and under-represented Member States
     to apply.

    OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST

    Under the direct supervision of the Senior HR Officer (Staffing and Recruitment), the HR Officer (Talent Acquisition and Outreach) is responsible for developing and implementing outreach and sourcing initiatives and activities, including via social media, partnerships with Member States, UN networks, academia, in support of talent acquisition and the Organization's diversity and inclusion goals (i.e. geographic diversity, gender parity). The incumbent will also contribute to the implementation of special talent programmes, such as the Young Professionals Programme (YPP), Mid-Level Professionals Programme (MLPP).

    For more details and to submit the application, please visit here.

    Please submit your application through Success Factor. If you cannot submit your application or supporting documents through the system, please write to MLPP(at)unesco(dot)org

  • Programme Specialist (Natural Sciences)

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    Post Number: MLPP 2022_4KZSC0001RP
    Grade: P-3
    Parent Sector: Natural Sciences Sector (SC)
    Duty Station: Almaty
    Job Family: Natural Sciences
    Type of contract: Fixed Term
    Duration of contract: 2 years
    Recruitment open to: Internal and external candidates
    Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time): 18-JULY-2022

    This position is part of the Mid-Level Professionals Programme (MLPP).
    We strongly encourage applicants from non- and under-represented Member States
     to apply.

    OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST

    Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General, Natural Sciences (ADG/SC), and direct supervision of the Director of the UNESCO Almaty Office, the Programme Specialist (Natural Sciences) will assist the Member States of Almaty Custer Office (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan) in the preparation, execution and monitoring, as well as in the follow-up of UNESCO programmes and activities in the field of Natural Sciences notably in terrestrial environmental, water sciences, and disaster vulnerability and risks management.

    For more details and to submit the application, please visit here.

    Please submit your application through Success Factor. If you cannot submit your application or supporting documents through the system, please write to MLPP(at)unesco(dot)org

  • Intern for Lifelong Learning and Literacy (Learning Coin project)

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    Duty Station: Bangkok
    Job Family: Education
    Type of contract : Non-staff
    Duration of contract : from 1-6 months
    Recruitment open to : External candidates
    Application Deadline (Midnight Bangkok Time) : 6 June 2022

    OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST
    Literacy and Lifelong Learning Team in EISD implements a regional co-operative programme designed to promote literacy, Non-formal education, and lifelong learning for disadvantaged children, youth and adult under the guiding principle of a human rights-based approach to education. The programme of the Team is in line with the Sustainable Development Goal No. 4 Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

    For more details and to submit the application, please visit here.

    *Please submit your application through Success Factor. If you cannot submit your application or supporting documents through the system, please inform us at eisd.bgk@unesco.org.

  • Call for Proposal (Public Organization, NGO or Company)

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    Organizing Luang Prabang Youth Ambassadors’ Forum
    “Building Community-centered Innovations to Promote Sustainable Development and Safeguard Intangible Cultural Heritage”

    Type of Contract:    Contract for Services
    Duration: 15 July – 31 October 2022, tentatively
    Closing date: 31 May 2022, 18:00 Bangkok time (GMT +7).

    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Office in Bangkok, within a collaboration framework with the United Nations University, Tokyo Institute of Technology and CRIHAP, is seeking a contractor to organize Luang Prabang Youth Ambassadors’ Forum titled, “Building Community-centered Innovations to Promote Sustainable Development and Safeguard Intangible Cultural Heritage”. The Forum will support local youth participants to conduct fieldwork and execute their innovation projects that maximize the roles of ICH safeguarding for sustainable development.

    For more details and to submit the application, please visit here.

  • Call for Consultancy (Individual) - Developing An Online Course for Equitable Education

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    Duty Station: Bangkok
    Job Family: Education
    Type of contract : Non Staff
    Duration of contract : From 1 to 6 months
    Recruitment open to : External candidates
    Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 10-JUN-2022 (EXTENDED)

    UNESCO Bangkok is currently drafting the modules and would need an external consultant with knowledge and expertise of the following topics; Equitable Education, Out-of-School Children and Youth (OOSCY), Education Policymaking, Education Financing, etc. as well as experience of designing, producing, and disseminating an online course for professional audience. 

    For more details and to submit the application, please visit here.

    Please submit your application through Success Factor. If you cannot submit your application or supporting documents through the system, please inform us at eisd.bgk@unesco.org.