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Associate Education Specialist (UNV)


  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Bangkok
  • Grade: Volunteer - International Specialist - Internationally recruited Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Volunteerism
  • Closing Date: 2024-06-21


Mission and objectives

Since 1961, UNESCO Bangkok has had a dual role as both the Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education and as a Cluster Office in the Asia-Pacific region. As a regional bureau for education, UNESCO Bangkok provides technical expertise and assistance, and it serves advisory, knowledge production and sharing, and monitoring and evaluation functions to assist the Asia-Pacific Member States, UNESCO field offices and the antenna office in the area of education. As a cluster office, UNESCO Bangkok helps to implement all UNESCO programmes (education, sciences, culture and communication and information) in Thailand, Myanmar, Lao PDR, Singapore, and indirectly in Viet Nam and Cambodia, in cooperation with the country offices and the antenna office.


The UNV will work in the Inclusive and Equitable Learning Team under the Education Section. The UNV will mainly contribute to plan, implement and monitor the Disability-Inclusive Educa-tion in Asia-Pacific Working Group under the UN Learning and Education 2030+ Networking Group in Asia and the Pacific. The working group is co-lead by UNESCO and UNICEF. The UNV will enhance their understanding of inclusive education development in countries in the Asia-Pacific region and strengthen knowledge and skills in the UN system’s programmatic work, including planning, implementation, coordination, and monitoring within the overall framework of equity and inclusion in education. This will contribute to the UNV’s career path in international and regional development work, especially in inclusive education whether in the UN or other international organizations.

Task description

Under the direct supervision of Programme Specialist, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: 1. Programme support: assisting in the implementation of inclusive and equitable education team’s activities related to children with disabilities and other marginalized and vulnerable groups. o Conducting background research, drafting concept notes, briefing notes, and activity reports. o Supporting with preparation of knowledge sharing products: presentations, abstracts, web-news and advocacy materials. o Assisting the team on events, such as webinars, meetings/training workshops, advocacy campaigns and other activities of the team. o Providing logistical and administrative support for the team. 2. Partnership and coordination: supporting the Disability-Inclusive Education in Asia-Pacific Working Group in terms of strengthening collaboration and partnership with JICA and institutions/experts in Japan and members of the working group. Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to: • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for in-stance in events that mark International Volunteer Day); • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country; • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities; • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.; • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers; • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

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