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UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Welcome to the career site of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) at Impactpool! About UNESCO

In 1945, UNESCO was created in order to respond to the firm belief of nations, forged by two world wars in less than a generation, that political and economic agreements are not enough to build a lasting peace. Peace must be established on the basis of humanity’s moral and intellectual solidarity.

UNESCO strives to build networks among nations that enable this kind of solidarity, by:

  • Mobilizing for education: so that every child, boy or girl, has access to quality education as a fundamental human right and as a prerequisite for human development.

  • Building intercultural understanding: through protection of heritage and support for cultural diversity. UNESCO created the idea of World Heritage to protect sites of outstanding universal value.

  • Pursuing scientific cooperation: such as early warning systems for tsunamis or trans-boundary water management agreements, to strengthen ties between nations and societies.

  • Protecting freedom of expression: an essential condition for democracy, development and human dignity.

Today, UNESCO's message has never been more important. We must create holistic policies that are capable of addressing the social, environmental and economic dimensions of sustainable development. This new thinking on sustainable development reaffirms the founding principles of the Organization and enhances its role:

  • In a globalized world with interconnected societies, intercultural dialogue is vital if we are to live together while acknowledging our diversity.

  • In an uncertain world, the future of nations depends not only on their economic capital or natural resources, but on their collective ability to understand and anticipate changes in the environment - through education, scientific research and the sharing of knowledge.

  • In an unstable world - marked by fledgling democratic movements, the emergence of new economic powers and societies weakened by multiple stress factors – the educational, scientific and cultural fabric of societies – along with respect for fundamental rights - guarantees their resilience and stability.

  • In a connected world - with the emergence of the creative economy and knowledge societies, along with the dominance of the Internet, the full participation of everyone in the new global public space is a prerequisite for peace and development.

UNESCO is known as the "intellectual" agency of the United Nations. At a time when the world is looking for new ways to build peace and sustainable development, people must rely on the power of intelligence to innovate, expand their horizons and sustain the hope of a new humanism. UNESCO exists to bring this creative intelligence to life; for it is in the minds of men and women that the defences of peace and the conditions for sustainable development must be built.

Working at UNESCO

UNESCO has a worldwide presence with 53 Field Offices and Institutes, with its Headquarters in Paris. More than 2000 employees of about 170 nationalities currently work for the Organization.

Here you will find the Guide to Staff Benefits for Internationally recruited professional staff

Here you will find the Guide to Staff Benefits for Locally recruited staff

You can find out more by reading the UNESCO at a glance brochure

You will find all UNESCO’s vacancies at Impactpool. Update your Impactpool profile to stay alerted when featured UNESCO jobs are posted. Find information how to apply in the job advertisements. When sending your application, please indicate that you found the opportunity at Impactpool.org.

Current jobs

Chauffeur projet « Régions transfrontalières du Gabon, Cameroun et Tchad »
Level not specified
Closes: 2030-11-20
Libreville (Gabon, Gabonese Republic)
Assistant(e) Administratif(ve) projet « Régions transfrontalières du Gabon, Cameroun et Tchad »
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2030-11-20
Libreville (Gabon, Gabonese Republic)
Consultant
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-06-26
Palestine (United States of America)
Human Resources Assistant (Data and Recruitment)
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-07-16
Paris (France)
Non-Staff Consultant
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-06-27
Dakar (Senegal)
FUNDRAISING, PARTNERSHIP and VISIBILITY SPECIALIST
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-06-27
Dakar (Senegal)
Directeur/rice de Bureau et Rep. de l'UNESCO au Costa Rica,El Salvador,Honduras,Nicaragua,Panama
D-1, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
Closes: 2021-06-30
San Jose (Philippines)
Director of Office and UNESCO Representative to Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
D-1, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
Closes: 2021-07-30
San Jose (Philippines)
Directeur/Directrice de Bureau et Représentant/e de l'UNESCO en Uruguay, Argentine et Paraguay
D-1, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
Closes: 2021-06-30
Montevideo (Uruguay)
Director of Office and UNESCO Representative in Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay
D-1, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
Closes: 2021-07-30
Montevideo (Uruguay)
Deputy Project Coordinator
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-06-26
South Africa (South Africa)
Associate National Programme Officer (Re-advertised)
NO-A, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2021-07-14
Kabul (Afghanistan)
Culture Programme Assistant
GS-3, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-06-28
Doha (Qatar)
Project Coordinator
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-07-10
Tehrān (Iran)
Programme Specialist (Water Gender Policies and Capacity Development)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-06-26
Perugia (Italy)
Consultant on Freedom of Expression and the Safety of Journalists (CI/FEJ)
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-06-27
Paris (France)
Director of Liaison Office and UNESCO Representative to Ethiopia
D-1, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
Closes: 2021-07-30
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
Directeur/rice de Bureau de Liaison et Représentant/e de l'UNESCO pour l'Éthiopie
D-1, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
Closes: 2021-06-30
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
Senior Programme Specialist (Water Sciences)
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2021-07-11
Nairobi (Kenya)
Associate National Administrative Officer
NO-A, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2021-07-10
Hanoi (Vietnam)
Expert(e) Education Complète à la sexualité
Level not specified
Closes: 2025-06-21
Libreville (Gabon, Gabonese Republic)
Publications Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-06-25
Perugia (Italy)
Incorporación de Educación para Ciudadanía Mundial en la Educación y Formación Técnica y Profesional
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-07-02
San Jose (Philippines)
Junior Programme Assistant
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-06-27
Harare (Zimbabwe)
Coordinateur.trice régional de l'Initiative ImaginEcole
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-06-24
Dakar (Senegal)
Consultant for Executive Office
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-07-01
Bangkok (Thailand)
Education Policy Analyst
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-07-05
Dakar (Senegal)
Project Officer -Freedom of Expression and Media Development
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-06-23
Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
Associate Research & Development Officer
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2021-07-02
Dakar (Senegal)
Programme Assistant
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-06-20
Kingston (Jamaica)
Programme Coordinator
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-06-20
Kingston (Jamaica)
Consultant for Reporting, Monitoring and Evaluation
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-06-27
Paris (France)
Programme Assistant (Re-advertisement)
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-06-30
Almaty (Kazakhstan)
Consultant in Social Media
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-06-20
Angola (United States of America)
Consultant in Social Media
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-06-20
Angola (United States of America)
Consultant in Communication
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-06-20
Angola (United States of America)
Consultant in Communication
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-06-20
Angola (United States of America)
Project Coordinator (Culture)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-06-21
Paris (France)
Programme Assistant - Coordination
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-07-08
Santiago (Chile)
CONSULTANT-VIDEO AND GRAPHIC DESIGNER
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-06-29
Perugia (Italy)
National Project Officer (Education)
NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-06-18
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
FACILITIES/OFFICE ASSISTANT
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-06-28
Jakarta (Indonesia)
Research and Statistical Assistant
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-06-30
Canada (Canada)
Engineer - SC 7/1- BAG-21-CLT-0002- Erbil
SB-3 (SC6/SC7), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-06-17
Erbil (Iraq)
Engineer - SC 7/1- BAG-21-CLT-0003- Erbil
SB-3 (SC6/SC7), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-06-17
Erbil (Iraq)
Programme Assistant
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-06-30
Paris (France)
Chief of Section (Science)
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2021-07-04
Paris (France)
Senior Programme Assistant (SB-3 Peg2)
GS-3, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-06-20
Almaty (Kazakhstan)
Programme Specialist (Science)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-07-03
Paris (France)
Associate Project Officer (Science)
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes soon: 2021-06-23
Paris (France)
Asistencia técnica especializada en Ciencias Naturales para Reservas Biósfera
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-06-22
Lima (Peru)
Project Officer (Science)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-06-24
Paris (France)
Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist 1
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-06-20
Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
Asistencia técnica especializada para Proyecto Amazonía de UNESCO
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-06-21
Lima (Peru)
Senior Research Scientist
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-07-01
Trieste (Italy)
Associate Project Officer (Education for Health and Wellbeing)
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes soon: 2021-06-18
Malawi (Malawi)
Non-Staff M&E Consultant
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-06-19
Paris (France)
Non-Staff Gender Consultant
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-06-19
Paris (France)
Head of Office and UNESCO Representative to Gabon
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2021-07-01
Libreville (Gabon, Gabonese Republic)
Associate Project Officer (Education)
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes soon: 2021-06-18
Paris (France)
Administrative Assistant (Re-advertisement)
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-06-30
San Jose (Philippines)
Administrative Assistant (Re-advertisement)
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-06-30
San Jose (Philippines)
Administrative Assistant (Culture)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-06-20
Paris (France)
Directeur/Directrice du patrimoine mondial
D-2, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
Closes: 2021-06-30
Paris (France)
Director of World Heritage
D-2, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
Closes: 2021-06-30
Paris (France)
Finance & Administrative Officer
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-06-21
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Consultant - Culture
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-06-20
Brussels (Belgium)
Responsable adjoint(e) des partenariats médias
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes soon: 2021-06-17
Paris (France)
Directeur/rice de Bureau et Représentant/e de l'UNESCO à Cuba et en République Dominicaine
D-1, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
Closes: 2021-06-25
Havana (Cuba)
Director of Office and UNESCO Representative in Cuba and Dominican Republic
D-1, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
Closes: 2021-06-25
Havana (Cuba)
Project Assistant (ED)-SC 4/1-BAG-21-ED-0011
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-07-01
Baghdad (Iraq)