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  • Programme Analyst – Education Policy and Curricula

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    Assignment country: Micronesia (Federated States of)
    Duty station: Pohnpei
    Host entity: UNESCO Office for the Pacific States
    Type: Onsite
    Volunteer category: International UN Volunteer Specialist
    Number of assignments: 1
    Expected start date: 9 January 2023
    Duration: 12 months (with possibility of extension)
    Advertisement end date: 30 November 2022

    Context:
    Based in Palikir, Pohnpei Island, Micronesia (Federated States of) and located within the United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator Office premises, the incumbent works full-time as part of the Education Sector team of the UNESCO Office for the Pacific States. While being based in Palikir, Pohnpei Island, the incumbent serves as the immediate member of the UNESCO project team for the implementation of the Office’s work within the Pacific Regional Education Framework (PacREF). The PacREF is a collaborative programme implemented by several international, regional and private sector/civil society organizations. At present, the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) funds it in cooperation with New Zealand and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) serves as the grant administrator.

    The incumbent will serve under the overall authority of the Director of the Office and under direct supervision from the Senior Project Officer who serves as the PacREF Project Manager and team leader of the PacREF team in UNESCO. The incumbent plays the role of a specialised team member and implements technical programme work within the scope of UNESCO’s role in PacREF and in accordance with the Administrative Agreement with ADB and in full consideration of the work of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics in the Pacific. S/he researches, advises and takes action to implement tasks, reports on progress, and prepares technical briefs and guidance. S/he advocates for the Office’s involvement and participation in mainstream educational activities of the UN System in the Pacific and support resource and partnership mobilization for areas of work in PacREF that remain unfunded.

    The incumbent works within the frameworks of UNESCO’s Medium Term Strategy (C/4s), the approved Programme and Budget (C/5) and global development plans such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and SAMOA Pathway in addition to UNESCO Pacific Strategy and the UN Cooperation Frameworks for Papua New Guinea and the UN Cooperation Frameworks and Joint Country Action Plans for the remaining 14 small island developing states (SIDS).

    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.

  • Programme Assistant for IOC/WESTPAC

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    Parent Sector: Field Office
    Duty Station: Bangkok
    Job Family: Natural Sciences
    Type of contract: Non Staff
    Level: Level 4
    Duration of contract: 1 year
    Recruitment open to: External candidates
    Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time): 04-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 and the direct supervision of the Head of the WESTPAC Office, the incumbent shall exercise the functions of Programme Assistant and provide secretarial, programme and administrative support of the WESTPAC programs, projects and activities, including those WESTPAC led UN Ocean Decade Actions 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, budgets and websites including print publications (brochures, leaflets, posters), newsletters, social media and other outreach materials etc.;  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. Support the preparation for various kinds of reports, write-ups and correspondence such as project/program progress reports, meeting minutes, inputs to UN reporting, publications, speeches, presentations, memos, letters and other correspondence.
    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. Assist in maintaining contacts with host agency, IOC National Committees, UNESCO National Commissions, the related ministries, UN agencies, development agencies, donors and NGOs.
    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: 30 November 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.

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  • Invitation to bid: Motorbike

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    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education is inviting you to bid for the following vehicle:

    Invitation to bid: Motorcycle

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Make/Model Year

    Yamaha Filano 2013

    Engine

    Benzine / 115 cc.

    Colour

    Dark Blue

    Mileage:

    14,202 Km.

    Date of Acquisition

    10 January 2013

    (Motorbike can be sold through the regular Thai market.)

    Seating

    2 seats

    Condition

    Excellent condition with regularly serviced by authorized Yamaha garage.

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

  • Invitation to bid: Car

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    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education is inviting you to bid for the following vehicle:

     Invitation to bid: Car

    Make/Model Year

    BMW 520d / 2013

    Engine

    Diesel / 1,995 cc.

    Colour

    Black

    Mileage:

    49,981 Km.

    Date of Acquisition

    5 March 2014

    (The car can be sold through the regular Thai market.)

    Seating

    5 seats

    Condition

    Excellent condition with regular maintenance by authorized BMW service center.

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