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Associate Project Officer (Education)

Paris (France)

  • Organization: UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • Location: Paris (France)
  • Grade: P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2021-06-18

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Post Number : ED/PA 182

Grade : P-2

Parent Sector : Education Sector (ED)

Duty Station: Paris

Job Family: Education

Type of contract : Project Appointment

Duration of contract : 1 year

Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 18-JUN-2021


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


Duration of contract: 1 year with possibility of extension subject to availability of funds and performance.



The Project Appointment will be based in the Education Sector’s Section of Global Citizenship and Peace Education, (GCP), under the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General for Education, the guidance of the Director of the Division for Peace and Sustainable Development, and the immediate supervision of the Chief of Section of Global Citizenship and Peace Education, and in close collaboration with the relevant programme specialist. The work will be carried out in a team environment in close collaboration with the supervisor and with the section colleagues.


The incumbent will contribute to the development and coordination of the Sector’s activities relating to global citizenship education, and more particularly on issues related to Holocaust and genocide education and to addressing antisemitism through education, in partnership with relevant stakeholders in the field and in academia. This will include notably, but not exclusively:


1. In the context of addressing antisemitism and promoting Holocaust and genocide education:

Support the development of technical guidance and the implementation of capacity-building opportunities (online and in presentia) for education stakeholders on addressing antisemitism through education.

  • Coordinate the development of an e-learning courses on addressing anti-Semitism through education and on addressing violent pasts through education, in collaboration with OSCE/ODIHR, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and other relevant stakeholders, including from the private sector.
  • Support fund-raising, including the development of concept notes and project proposals.


2. In the context of promoting global citizenship education:

  • Support as requested work relating to Holocaust and genocide education, the prevention of violent extremism and addressing hate speech. This will include in particular the drafting of concept notes for fund raising, correspondences and communications, as well as reports and technical write ups.
  • Contribute to the development of guidance on social and emotional learning and ensure that this learning dimension is taken into account in all above described assignments whenever relevant.
  • Support communication (website, social media and other supports), outreach, advocacy, resource mobilization on all above-mentioned activities.


Long Description 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. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS



  • Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in the field of education, international relations, or in another related fields, such as social sciences, political sciences, culture, arts, languages/linguistics andaAnthropology.


Work experience

  • Minimum 2 years of relevant professional experience in the field of education development or research, of which preferably at least one year of experience acquired in an international environment.
  • Experience in project management related to Human Rights and Peace education, Global Citizenship Education, especially Holocaust ad genocide education and education to address antisemitism.
Long Description

Skills and Competencies 

  • Excellent written and oral skills, ability to write concise and clear texts.
  • Proven skills in analysis, organization and coordination.
  • Ability to ensure the accuracy of documents and reports, through research, referencing sources and consultations, with particular attention to details.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact with a variety of actors and work effectively and respectfully in a multicultural environment.
  • A strong sense of ethics, professional integrity, diplomacy, tact and discretion.
  • Proven ability to work effectively under pressure, manage high workloads and tight deadlines, and act flexibly to adjust work schedules and priorities.
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Office).



  • Excellent knowledge (spoken and written) of English or French and good knowledge of the other.


Work experience

  • Experience in resource mobilization and partnership development.



  • Some knowledge of 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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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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