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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

Senior Project Coordinator (CapED)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-04-30
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
Principal Evaluation Specialist
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-04-27
Paris (France)
National Associate Project Officer (Education)
NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2020-04-27
Accra (Ghana)
Internship Call for Application - Natural Sciences Sector (Field)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Internship Call for Application - Natural Sciences Sector (Headquarters)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-31
Paris (France)
Chief of Tsunami Unit, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2020-04-26
Paris (France)
Curriculum Specialist
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-04-15
Myanmar (Myanmar)
Head Executive Office and Programme Coordinator
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-04-21
Bangkok (Thailand)
Programme Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2020-04-05
Venice (Italy)
Coordinador(a) Territorial del Programa Horizontes - Región Cusco
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2020-03-31
Lima (Peru)
Associate Programme Specialist (Communities of Practice)
NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2020-04-19
Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Associate Legal Officer
Level not specified
Closes: 2020-04-17
Paris (France)
Director, UNESCO Office in Tehran
D-1, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
Closes: 2020-04-16
Tehrān (Iran)
Senior Administrative and Reform Advisor
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2020-04-16
Paris (France)
Head of Unit (Arab States Region)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-04-16
Paris (France)
Spécialiste en communication
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2020-03-30
Bamako (Mali)
Spécialiste en Communication
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2020-03-30
Bamako (Mali)
National AssociateNational Associate Project Officer(SC-9/1) Project Officer-ED-(SC-9/1)-AMN-20-ED-2
SB-4 (SC8/SC9), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-04-20
Amman (Jordan)
Associate Education Policy Analyst
P-1, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2020-04-09
Dakar (Senegal)
Analyste assistant de politiques éducatives
P-1, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2020-04-09
Dakar (Senegal)
DIRECTOR, DIVISION FOR GENDER EQUALITY
D-2, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
Closes soon: 2020-04-05
Paris (France)
Directeur/Directrice de la Division pour l'égalité des genres
D-2, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
Closes soon: 2020-04-05
Paris (France)
Director of the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP)
D-1, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
Closes soon: 2020-04-04
New Delhi (India)
Finance Officer, Loans
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-04
Paris (France)
Programme Specialist (Education)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2020-04-04
Cairo (Egypt)
Internship Call for Application - Sector for Culture (Field)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-31
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Internship Call for Application - Sector for Culture (Headquarters)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-07-31
Paris (France)
DIRECTEUR/DIRECTRICE DU SERVICE D'ÉVALUATION ET D'AUDIT (IOS)
D-2, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
Closes: 2020-04-10
Paris (France)
Director, Internal Oversight Service
D-2, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
Closes: 2020-04-10
Paris (France)
Senior Research Scientist in High Energy, Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2020-04-08
Trieste (Italy)
Les médias dans les situations de crise et de catastrophe
Level not specified
Closes: 2020-04-19
Paris (France)
Media in Crisis and Disaster Situations
Level not specified
Closes: 2020-04-19
Paris (France)
Consultant for Gender Equality in the Media
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2020-04-19
Paris (France)