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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)
Programme Assistant- Education
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-04-25
Doha (Qatar)
Author for the World Heritage Education Programme (Culture)
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-04-30
Paris (France)
Associate National Finance and Budget Officer
NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2021-04-26
New Delhi (India)
Especialista de Monitoreo de Plataformas Virtuales del Patrimonio Inmaterial
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-04-22
Lima (Peru)
Programme Assistant (Education)
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-05-10
Paris (France)
TÉCNICO/A DE IMPLEMENTACIÓN TERRITORIAL EN LA PROVINCIA DE GUAYAS
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-04-20
Quito (Ecuador)
TÉCNICO/A DE IMPLEMENTACIÓN TERRITORIAL EN LA PROVINCIA DE MANABÍ
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-04-20
Quito (Ecuador)
Spécialiste en communication (Média et visibilité)
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-04-25
Yaoundé (Cameroon)
International TVET Expert - (Senior Project Officer)
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-04-26
Baghdad (Iraq)
Programme Specialist (Science)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-05-07
Kingston (Canada)
Futures Literacy Project coordinator in the Gulf
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-04-21
Paris (France)
Head of Office and UNESCO Representative to Haiti
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2021-05-07
Port-au-Prince (Haiti)
Programme Specialist (Education)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-05-07
Paris (France)
TÉCNICO/A DE IMPLEMENTACIÓN TERRITORIAL EN LA PROVINCIA DE AZUAY
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-04-20
Quito (Ecuador)
Head of Unit
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-05-07
Paris (France)
Communication and resource mobilization Officer (Culture)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-04-27
Paris (France)
Responsable national(e) principal(e) de projet
NO-D, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-04-25
Tunisia (Tunisia)
Yemen EMIS Policy Guidelines for Education in Emergencies
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-04-23
Beirut (Lebanon)
Coordinador Territorial para el Programa Horizontes en Cusco
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-04-19
Lima (Peru)
Especialista en Formación Técnica para el Programa Horizontes en Cusco
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-04-19
Lima (Peru)
Assessment on Behaviourall Change on HIV/AIDS & SRH Issues at Secondary Schools in Selected Regions
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-04-18
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
PROGRAMME ASSISTANT
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-05-05
Quito (Ecuador)
Project Coordinator
NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-05-03
Nairobi (Kenya)
Project Officer, Partnerships for Africa
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-05-03
Paris (France)
Associate Programme Specialist (Culture)
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2021-05-03
Paris (France)
Legal Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-05-03
Paris (France)
Associate Project Officer (Culture)
P-1, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2021-05-03
Paris (France)
Associate Project Officer (Culture)
P-1, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2021-04-22
Paris (France)
ESPECIALISTA DE COMUNICACIÓN E INFORMACIÓN
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-04-13
Lima (Peru)
Programme Specialist (Culture)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-04-30
Doha (Qatar)
Project Finance and Administrative Assistant (SB-3 Peg1)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-04-15
Almaty (Kazakhstan)
Project Assistant
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-04-15
Cairo (Egypt)
Project Coordinator
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-04-15
Cairo (Egypt)
Project Officer (SB-4 Peg 2)
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-04-14
Almaty (Kazakhstan)
Programme Specialist
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-04-29
Paris (France)
Spécialiste du programme
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-04-29
Paris (France)
ICT Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-04-29
Paris (France)
Administrative Assistant
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-04-29
Kabul (Afghanistan)
Administrative Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-04-29
Kabul (Afghanistan)
Assistant (e) administratif (ve)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-04-15
Bamako (Mali)
Agent de Sûreté
GS-3, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-04-26
Paris (France)
Secretarial and Administrative Assistant
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-04-15
Montevideo (Uruguay)
Liaison Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-04-26
Paris (France)
Development of Intensive Course on Leadership in Geological Heritage Conservation - Arab Region
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-04-16
Cairo (Egypt)
Director, Division of Ecological and Earth Sciences
D-1, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
Closes: 2021-05-12
Paris (France)
Directeur/Directrice de la Division des Sciences Ecologiques et des Sciences de la Terre
D-1, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
Closes soon: 2021-04-15
Paris (France)
IT Assistant (Monitoring System)
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-04-25
Trieste (Italy)