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Non-Staff Gender Consultant

Paris (France)

  • Organization: UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • Location: Paris (France)
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
  • Closing Date: 2021-06-19

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Parent Sector : Education Sector (ED)

Duty Station: Paris

Job Family: Education

Type of contract : Non Staff

Duration of contract : From 1 to 6 months

Recruitment open to : External candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 19-JUN-2021


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



In support of the multi-year capacity-building programme "International Programme on Holocaust and Genocide Education", implemented jointly by UNESCO and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum ("the Museum"), UNESCO seeks to hire a gender expert to conduct a gender analysis and advise on the integration of a thorough gender dimension.

The programme, fist implemented in 2015 and 2017 under the title "International Conference on Education and the Holocaust", aims to advance context-relevant Holocaust and genocide education globally and has led to the development of national Holocaust education initiatives in 16 countries. Funded by the Government of Canada, UNESCO and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum are launching a new three-year programme cycle (2021-2023), targeting 10 countries in all UNESCO regions.


Long Description

In line with UNESCO’s priority of gender equality, the programme seeks to integrate a solid gender dimension and yield gender-responsive project outputs and outcomes. In support of this, UNESCO and the Museum envisage to carry out a gender analysis as part of the initial inception phase of the project to establish gender-related criteria and baselines for monitoring and evaluation of project activities, outputs, and outcomes.

Long Description

In close cooperation with UNESCO and the Museum, as well as a contracted M&E specialist, the contracted gender expert shall:

  1. Conduct a gender analysis, evaluating the 2015 and 2017 project activities and outcomes in terms of their overall gender neutrality, sensitivity, and responsiveness, according to UNESCO’s definitions and standards as presented in UNESCO’s Gender Equality Action Plan,  in close cooperation with the 2015 and 2017 project teams and other relevant regional stakeholders and assessing gender-specific needs in the context of dealing with violent pasts and genocide education and prevention. The gender consultant will be expected to develop a strategy for the gender analysis and summarize key findings in a final report, including concrete baselines and gender-related criteria for future evaluation.
  2. Organize a workshop for UNESCO and Museum staff on the development of gender-related  programmes and monitoring in the context of Holocaust and genocide education in general, and in the context of the International Program on Holocaust and Genocide Education specifically, and submit a summary report highlighting key recommendations.
Long Description 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

Education: Master's degree in the field of Social Sciences or Education, with a distinct focus on gender studies.

Work experience: at least five years of professional experience in the field of project development and monitoring and/or gender research.

Competencies and skills

  • Proven skills in the development and implementation of gender analyses, including the development of related methodologies;
  • Proven skills in the development of gender-related baselines and criteria for monitoring and evaluation;
  • Excellent written and oral skills, ability to write concise and clear texts;
  • Ability to ensure the accuracy of documents and reports, through research, referencing sources and consultations, with particular attention to detail;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact with a variety of actors and work effectively and respectfully in a multicultural environment;
  • Experience in gender-related research in post-conflict societies and/or in the context of conflict prevention or Holocaust and genocide education;
  • Experience in the development of education and/or capacity-building programmes;
  • Experience in the development and implementation of gender-related trainings for project management;
  • International work experience, including in regions outside the European and North American context;
  • Spanish language skills 

Interested candidates should click on “Apply Now”, and download and complete the Employment History form (Word document).

Before uploading the document, at the end of the Word document, please insert extra pages with the following required information:

  • CV
  •  a letter indicating how your qualifications and experience make you suitable for the assignment.

Additional Information:

  • This contract is for a period of four months. Estimated start date is: 12 July 2021.

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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