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National Junior Consultant for Education


  • Organization: UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • Location: Dhaka
  • Grade: Consultancy - International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
  • Closing Date: Closed


Parent Sector : Field Office

Duty Station: Dhaka


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Job Family: Dhaka

Type of contract : Non Staff

Duration of contract : 6 months 

Recruitment open to : External candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 20 Jun 2024


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



Under the overall authority of the Head of Office, the overall supervision of the Chief of Education, the day-to-day direct supervision of the National Programme Officer for Education (Health and Wellbeing) and the guidance provided by the Education Sector at the UNESCO Dhaka Office, the individual consultant will be responsible for providing technical, logistical and administrative support for conducting assessment and research, conceptualization, development, and implementation of programme to advance education for health and well-being.  The individual consultant will perform from July to December 2024.

More specifically, the individual consultant will carry out the following tasks and responsibilities:

Long Description

Programme Management:

  • Assist in the coordination and implementation of Health Promoting School (HPS) programme activities planned under the programme.
  • Support the preparation of relevant coordination documentation. 

Research and Knowledge Management:

  • Provide support for specific situation analysis, action research, and assessment to produce well-articulated reports, including publications, a curated resource pack, and a blueprint.
  • Assist in the preparation of knowledge and communication products, materials for advocacy and outreach, related to the area of work.
  • Participate in meetings, seminars, and workshops, with internal and external stakeholders.
Long Description

Partnerships and Stakeholder Engagement:

  • Support the engagement of stakeholders, including teachers, head teachers, trainers, students, parents, education administrators, and partners, through HPS workplan implementation.
  • Provide assistance, if and as requested, in maintaining regular contacts and cooperation with stakeholders and partners.
  • Assist in the strengthening of cooperation with partners, including the UN, development partners, the private sector, and NGOs, and assist with resource mobilization, including the development of project proposals.

Operations Support:

  • Provide administrative and logistical support in the planning and organization of events, meetings, workshops, orientations, and disseminations in coordination with other implementing partners.
  • Assist in the preparation of specific budgets, financial and accounting documents, and project record management.
Long Description

Communications Support:

  • Assist in the drafting of letters and documents, producing reports and contextualizing program documents in both English and Bangla.
  • Assist with IT support and in preparing speeches/PPTs/briefs/highlights in relation to the HPS programme for the Chief of Education and the Head of Office.

Expected contribution (major expected outcomes)

  • Active participation in all of the above-mentioned tasks and duties, and flexibility in engaging in any new tasks that may arise.
  • Carry out additional programmatic, operational, and administrative responsibilities as delegated by both the Supervisor and the Head of Office.
COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial) Accountability (C) Communication (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. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS


  • An advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) in the field of public health, education, social sciences, or another related discipline.

Work Experience 

  • Minimum 2 years of progressively responsible relevant work experience in technical, logistical and administrative management support for programme implementation with Government entities, preferably in an international environment. 

Skills and competencies 

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, including good drafting skills in English and/or Bangla. 
  • Good organizational, facilitation, and coordination skills are needed to contextualize, develop, and deliver face-to-face, online, and/or orientation and trainings on global HPS standards and indicators.


  • Excellent knowledge of English and Bangla 

Skills and competencies 

  • Flexibility to adjust work schedules, priorities, and capacity to work effectively under pressure. 
  • Good IT skills
  • Good knowledge of utilizing digital tools and platforms to enhance educational practices.  
  • Ability to communicate complex concepts clearly and effectively with people of different cultural backgrounds.

Monthly Remuneration Range: BDT 30,000–45,000 (Based on the professional experiences)


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.

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

This vacancy is now closed.