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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 (ICT in Education, Research and Foresight)

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    Post Number: 4THED0003TA
    Grade: P-4
    Parent Sector: Field Office
    Duty Station: Bangkok
    Job Family: Education
    Type of contract: Temporary Appointment
    Duration of contract: From 7 to 11 months
    Recruitment open to: Internal and external candidates
    Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time): 10-DEC-2022

    Overview of the functions of the post:
    The ICT in Education, Research and Foresight Programme of the Section for Educational Innovation and Skills Development (EISD), UNESCO Bangkok Office and Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education supports the development of national policies on ICT in education and research and foresight in UNESCO Member States in the Asia-Pacific region. It aims at leveraging technologies and digital innovations to ensure more inclusive, effective and relevant learning and reimagining education and learning through interdisciplinary research, foresight and public policy debate. The ICT in Education, Research and Foresight Programme consists of two regular programmes on promoting digital transformation for inclusive, flexible and relevant Learning in Asia and the Pacific with a focus on TVET and reimagining education and learning in Asia-Pacific region. In addition, the ICT in Education, Research and Foresight Programme also coordinates and collaborates with other UNESCO teams at the headquarters and in the field, as well as other key international and regional actors in the field of education, particularly concerning ICT in education, research and foresight.

    For more information and how to apply, please visit this link.

  • Programme Specialist (TVET, Skills Development, Literacy and Non-Formal Education)

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    Post Number: 4THED0004TA
    Grade: P-4
    Parent Sector: Field Office
    Duty Station: Bangkok
    Job Family: Education
    Type of contract: Temporary Appointment
    Duration of contract: From 7 to 11 months
    Recruitment open to: Internal and external candidates
    Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time): 10-DEC-2022

    Overview of the functions of the post:
    The TVET, skills development, literacy and non-formal education (NFE) Programme of the Section for Educational Innovation and Skills Development (EISD), UNESCO Bangkok Office and Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education supports the development of national policies on TVET, skills development, literacy and NFE in UNESCO Member States in the Asia-Pacific region. It aims at equipping learners with relevant skills to meet individual, labour market and societal demands through NFE, literacy, skills development and TVET. In addition, the TVET, skills development, literacy and NFE Programme also coordinates and collaborates with other UNESCO teams at the headquarters and in the field, as well as other key international and regional actors in the field of education, particularly concerning TVET, skills development, literacy and NFE.

    For more information and how to apply, please visit this link.

  • Programme Assistant for SC/SHS/UIS-AIMS

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    Parent Sector: Field Office
    Duty Station: Bangkok
    Job Family: General Administrative Support
    Type of contract: Non Staff
    Level: Level 4
    Duration of contract: 1 year
    Recruitment open to: External candidates
    Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time): 08-DEC-2022

    Only candidates who have the right to live and work in Thailand may apply for this position.

    Major Duties and Responsibilities

    Under the authority of the Director of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education and under direct supervision of the Programme Specialist for Natural Sciences, the Regional Advisors for Social and Human Sciences and Assessment Information Systems Monitoring and Statistics, the incumbent shall exercise the functions of Programme Assistant and provide secretarial and administrative support as follows:

    1. Produce complete and in final form documents, publications and correspondence related to the work of the Section/ Unit from draft texts. Search, locate, compile, review and update information and data used in the development of documents, work plans and budgets;  ensure accuracy and compliance with the approved amounts; enter data in, and run reports from automated systems in order to support preparation of regular and ad-hoc budgetary/ financial updates, reporting on programme/ project delivery, statistics and/ or projections for use and scrutiny by the supervisor(s) or responsible manager. Provide administrative support for fund raising initiatives, including preparation of budget estimates and breakdown per categories required by the donors and UNESCO.

    2. Prepare a variety of administrative documentation using examples or templates; initiate administrative procedures and ensure follow-up, including payment follow-up in collaboration with the AO/EO Office. Inform team members of specific administrative processes and related procedures to support work planning and timely and coordinated execution of work; follow-up and alert team members of outstanding payments, timeframes and bottlenecks. Perform general administrative tasks such as leave and attendance recording; maintain files (both paper and electronic) and databases for work unit and assist in providing software and office equipment support.

    3. Organize official meetings, events and workshops by booking venues, equipment and providing other related logistical support. Organize official travel in conjunction with meetings, events and workshops; make travel arrangements; track and prepare itinerary and agenda; facilitate travel by providing/ clarifying information and preparing the necessary documentation such as visa applications. Provide administrative support for the events; collate/ format information and data for presentation in final form; inform participants; organize the distribution of documentation; collect minutes/ information/ documentation and prepare associated documentation.

    4. Receive, analyze, sort, register and distribute correspondence and documents; update and maintain large distribution lists and process requests for data and reports; determine the importance and priority of documents received and follow-up, draft correspondence and emails; review, proofread and edit outgoing correspondence according to standard practices and protocol ensuring proper grammar, spelling and punctuation; recommend changes/ corrections; and handle arrangement for translations of documents. Maintain information systems and databases in both physical and electronic media by recording, updating and retrieving information, documentation and data. Assist in the preparation of presentation materials using appropriate technology/software. Provide translation and interpretation support between English and Thai languages, as needed.

    5. Respond to enquiries and follow up on routine outstanding matters; route information and queries as appropriate; provide information to supervisor(s) and colleagues; make appointments, receive visitors and take telephone calls, answering enquiries and/or referring them to the specialist/ service concerned. Liaise with various internal services to obtain additional information/ clarifications. Provide guidance to short-term/ temporary staff on general office processes and procedures, automated systems, computer applications, etc.

    6. Perform additional activities that may be required to ensure the success of the work team. 

    For more details and how to apply, please visit this link.

  • Request for Quotations: Security Guards Contract

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    You are invited to submit your quotation offering your best prices and delivery conditions to UNESCO for related services as described below:

    1) Security guards to provide security services for 12-hours on the day shift 07:00 AM – 07:00 PM with required services as stipulated in Annex II

    2) Security guards to provide security services for 12 hours on the night shift 07:00 PM – 07:00 AM with other required services as stipulated in Annex II

    Completeness of quotation: Partial bids not permitted
    Closing date (extended): 7 December 2022 at 17.00 hrs

    We are looking forward to receiving your quotation at procurement.bgk(at)unesco.org

    For more information, please refer to the attached file below.

  • Director of Office and UNESCO Representative to Thailand, Myanmar, Lao PDR and Singapore

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    Post Number: 4THPAX0001RP
    Grade: D-2
    Parent Sector: Priority Africa and External Relations Sector (PAX)
    Duty Station: Bangkok
    Job Family: External Relations
    Type of contract: Fixed Term
    Duration of contract: 2 years, renewable
    Recruitment open to: Internal and external candidates
    Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time): 23-DEC-2022

    Overview of the functions of the post:

    Under the overall authority of the Director-General, the direct supervision of the Assistant Director-General for Priority Africa and External Relations (ADG/PAX) as regards the overall functioning of the office and representational functions, and of the Programme Assistant Directors-General as regards to the programmatic aspects related to the functions of the office as Regional Multisectoral Office, the incumbent acts as Director of the UNESCO Regional Multisectoral Office in Bangkok, covering Thailand, Myanmar, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Singapore, Viet Nam and Cambodia and as UNESCO Representative to Thailand, Myanmar, Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Singapore.

    The incumbent will expand and manage the multidisciplinary programme of the Office and provide intellectual, strategic and operational leadership in planning and implementing activities, responding to the priority needs of Thailand, Myanmar, Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Singapore in UNESCO's fields of competence, participating in the activities of the UN at the national level in these countries, and managing external relations and partnerships. The incumbent also ensures backstopping as regards national programme activities of the National Offices in Hanoi (Viet Nam) and Phnom Penh (Cambodia).

    The incumbent will also act as the Regional Representative in the United Nations Sustainable Development Group (UNSDG) and therefore serve as the regional coordinator, ensuring UNESCO’s contribution to the United Nations reform for the Asia Pacific region.
    The incumbent works within the framework of UNESCO’s Medium-Term Strategies (C/4s), approved Programmes and Budgets (C/5s), the Priority Gender Equality Action Plan and international agreed development agendas such as Agenda 2030

    For more information and how to apply, please visit this link.