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Associate National Project Officer (Youth)

New Delhi

  • Organization: UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • Location: New Delhi
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Youth
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2024-05-31


Parent Sector : Education Sector (ED)

Duty Station: New Delhi

Job Family: Education

Type of contract : Non Staff

Level : 4 (Equivalent to NOB)

Duration of contract : 1 year

Recruitment open to : External candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 31-May-2024


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

Duration of Contract is one (1) year, with the possibility of an extension subject to the availability of funds and satisfactory performance. Only Indian Nationals are eligible to apply for this position.


The UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) is UNESCO’s first education-related category 1 institute in the Asia and the Pacific region towards the development and promotion of new approaches to education for a more peaceful and sustainable world. The Institute is a globally regarded center of excellence for research and implementation of socio-emotional learning (SEL) through innovative digital pedagogies empowered by Artificial Intelligence.

MGIEP believes that the youth need more opportunities to participate actively in public matters and have a greater say in policymaking that will impact their futures. UNESCO MGIEP is seeking an Associate National Project Officer to provide support to the youth program in developing the Institute-wide youth strategy and the development of a global network for Youth-Driven Communities of Peace.

Long Description

Under the overall authority of the Director and direct supervision of the Program Officer (Youth) of the Institute, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contribute towards the development of an Institute-wide youth strategy in close collaboration with the youth program officer.
  • Assist with the coordination and implementation of the youth mission activities and events.
  • Identify and develop relevant partners (International and in India).
  • Drafting of different types of documents.
  • Support developing an action plan for the various activities identified in the youth strategy including the communities of peace, PVE, and capacity building.
  • Any other related task as assigned by the supervisor/ Director.                                   


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

Education Qualification

  • Advanced university degree (equivalent to a Master’s Degree) in education, psychology, political science, international relations, or a related discipline


Work Experience

  • Minimum 2 years of relevant work experience supporting the coordination and implementation of youth programmes.  Experience in the implementation of international youth programme will be a distinct advantage.
  • Experience in facilitating and moderating workshops with Youth
Long Description

Position-Related Skills and Competencies

  • Ability to produce quality documents (concept notes, reports, academic papers, etc.) based on research.
  • Critical analysis skills
  • Proven in-depth knowledge of international programmes and Indian NGOs working with youth.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relationship
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Global teamwork experience and ability to work in multicultural environments.
  • The ability to multi-tasks,  function effectively under high pressure, meet deadlines and adapt to rapidly changing environments.,
  • Excellent IT skills, in particular, MS Office applications.
Long Description


  • Excellent knowledge (written and spoken) of English and working knowledge of Hindi.

Work Experience

  • Experience in programmes of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS) of India or similar programmes in other countries.
  • Professional experience within an international environment or in the UN system. 
  • Experience in the Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE).


  • Working knowledge of other UNESCO Official languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish, and Russian).

UNESCO’s salaries consist of a basic salary and other benefits, which may include, if applicable: 30 days annual leave, reimbursement of medical insurance (up to 5% of base salary), pension plan (up to 10% of base salary), etc. The annual base salary of NOB R1 is INR 1,751,502 (Negotiable).


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 recalls that paramount consideration in the appointment of staff members shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, technical competence and integrity. UNESCO applies a zero-tolerance policy against all forms of harassment. UNESCO is committed to achieving and sustaining equitable and diverse geographical distribution, as well as 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. Candidates from non- and under-represented Member States (last update here) are particularly welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals from minority groups and indigenous groups and persons with disabilities 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.

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