UNESCO: Recrutement de 01 ASSOCIATE PROJECT OFFICER (CULTURE) (Date limite: 07-05-2021 )

Entreprise : UNESCO
Niveau d'étude : Non precise

Niveau d'études: Non précisé
Expérience: 1 an
Expire le: 07-05-2021

Paris, France
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, ...), Projet/programme de développement

Post Number : CLT/PA 064

Grade : P-1

Parent Sector : Culture Sector (CLT)

Duty Station: Paris

Job Family: Culture

Type of contract : Project Appointment

Duration of contract : 1 year

Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 07-MAY-2021 (EXTENDED)

UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism

Deadline extended due to IT maintenance

Initial duration of contract is one year with possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds.

The Diversity of Cultural Expressions Entity promotes the diversity of cultural expressions and the creative economy as vectors for sustainable development. Its mission is to ensure the effective implementation and monitoring of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (hereafter ‘the 2005 Convention’) and the 1980 Recommendation concerning the Status of the Artist. The Entity fosters international cooperation by providing assistance to governments around the world to design, monitor and evaluate policies that promote the diversity of cultural expressions and the creative economy. It also coordinates and monitors the Convention’s statutory obligations, notably by providing support for the sound decision-making of the Convention’s governing bodies through the collection, analysis and dissemination of all relevant information, statistics and best practices in the culture and creative sectors.

Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General for Culture, the direct supervision of the Chief of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions Entity and the guidance of the Heads of the Statutory Meetings and Research Unit and of the Programmes and Stakeholder Outreach Unit, the incumbent shall contribute to editing and producting the Entity’s publications, in particular the Global Report series Re|Shaping Cultural Policies and studies on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the cultural and creative sectors, mainly in the framework of the UNESCO/Sweden “ReShaping cultural policies for the promotion of fundamental freedoms and the diversity of cultural expressions”, as well as other research outputs.

In particular, the incumbent will:
Provide support to produce the Entity’s publications, through adequate planning and monitoring of production schedules, ensuring compliance with UNESCO publications guidelines and related administrative procedures, coordinating publications-related contracts, copyright permissions forms, ISBN applications, and ensuring design cohesiveness;
Assist in the identification of relevant themes for publications, the selection of external experts to contribute to them, the review of submitted manuscripts and the identification of peer reviewers;
Provide cross-cutting support for the preparation of manuscripts for publications, and in particular for the 2022 edition of the 2005 Convention’s Global Report, notably through the drafting of textual elements such as prefaces, introductions, glossaries, bibliographies, etc. and design of computer graphics and copy-editing;
Contribute to drafting and editing the Entity’s publications, including by ensuring the integration of relevant data collected through the different monitoring mechanisms managed by the Entity (quadrennial periodic reports, surveys on the implementation of the 1980 Recommendation concerning the Status of the Artist, etc.), and conducting complementary research, when necessary;
Contribute to the development of communication materials (web page, press release, mail chimp, social media, etc.) to ensure appropriate dissemination of the Entity’s publications;
Contribute to the elaboration of training and information materials (modules, guides, etc.) and their updating in the different areas of intervention of the Entity, in particular in the field of participatory policy monitoring.

COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)
Communication (C)
Accountability (C)
Innovation (C)
Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)
Planning and organizing (C)
Results focus (C)
Teamwork (C)
Professionalism (C)
For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.


Advanced University degree (Master's or equivalent) in the field of culture or human, social or political sciences, or communication.

Work Experience
A minimum of 1 year of professional experience in cultural policy research.

Proven ability to draft clearly and concisely and to produce high quality analysis and synthesis documents.
Demonstrated ability to coordinate a publication production process effectively.
Ability to manage a heavy workload, paying close attention to detail and quality of work while meeting deadlines.
Excellent IT skills, including in standard office software and in database management and data visualization.
Ability to work effectively in a team environment and to maintain trust-based working relations in a multicultural team.
Strong planning and organisational skills.

Excellent knowledge of English or French and good knowledge of the other language.


Degree in editing or publishing.

Work experience
Experience acquired in the UN system.
Experience in editing.

Good knowledge and understanding of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.

Knowledge of another official language of UNESCO (Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish).

UNESCO’s salaries consist of a basic salary and other benefits which may include if applicable: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, medical insurance, pension plan etc.

For more information in benefits and entitlements, please consult ICSC website.

Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website. No modifications can be made to the application submitted.

The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview.

UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.

Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.

UNESCO applies a zero tolerance policy against all forms of harassment.

UNESCO is committed to achieve and sustain gender parity among its staff members in all categories and at all grades. Furthermore, UNESCO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities, as well as nationals from non-and under-represented Member States (last update here) are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality. Worldwide mobility is required for staff members appointed to international posts.

UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

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