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Call for Abstracts: UNESCO Regional Conference 2019 in Accra, Ghana (Funding available)

Deadline: August 23, 2019

UNESCO is opening a call for abstracts in preparation of a Regional Conference on the theme: Governance of Diversity: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Development and Peaceful Coexistence in Africa, to be held in Accra Ghana, from October 10-12, 2019.
This conference aims to provide a platform for knowledge production and experience sharing on the governance of diversity, notably cultural diversity, and exploring how best to improve both the existing scholarship and academic work in this area to nurture more effectively policy environment, practices and programmes for grounding peaceful and sustainable inclusive societies. In addition, it is about identifying and sharing of existing good practices worth leveraging on, as well as appropriate review mechanism that could be useful to monitor and inspire a more systemic approach to monitor countries efforts to lay the foundations for peaceful co-existence, unity in diversity.

The conference is proposed to take place over three days. Upon reception of abstracts, a Committee will analyze, select and suggest an agenda that will include a keynote to address in a broader sense the theme, and shed more light on the discussions that will be organized within plenary panels and sessions. Each session will comprise panelists with diverse background including, but not limited to academics, experts, government authorities, civil society organization, religious leaders, traditional rulers, as well as youth organizations. Methodologies, approaches and tools offered by the UNESCO Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme will be used throughout this process.

Conference Sub-themes

  • Conceptualizing Cultural Diversity in Africa: Semantic, Epistemological and Philosophical Considerations;
  • Governance of Cultural Diversity: An overview from Pre-colonial to Post-colonial African State;
  • Governance of Cultural Diversity and the Shaping of National Unity;
  • Indigenous peoples and minority groups: Integrating the right to difference in nation building;
  • Reporting diversity, conflict and violence in a plural-ethnic society: the role of the Media;
  • Assessing, measuring, and enhancing cultural diversity: What concrete tools, mechanisms and good practices to sustain reconciliation and resilience for national unity and peaceful coexistence?

Cost
A selected number of scholarship will be made available to cover the cost of participation in the conference.

Eligibility
Open to researchers and academics, as well as practitioners from across Africa.

Application

8th UNESCO-APEID Meeting on Entrepreneurship Education

Deadline: August 2, 2019
Applications are invited for the 8th UNESCO-APEID Meeting on Entrepreneurship Education. The 8th UNESCO-APEID Meeting on Entrepreneurship Education, Entrepreneurship Education for the 4th Industrial Revolution, to be held on October 9-11, 2019 in Hangzhou, China, will discuss how entrepreneurship education can equip students with relevant knowledge, skills and aptitudes in preparation for the 4th Industrial Revolution, and explore partnerships to facilitate the digital transformation of entrepreneurship education in the region.
In collaboration with the Chinese National Commission for UNESCO and Zhejiang University, supported by UNESCO Chair in Entrepreneurial Education at Zhejiang University and UNESCO EE-Net National Chapter in China, UNESCO Bangkok is convening the meeting to facilitate the digital transformation of entrepreneurship education in the region.

The specific objectives of the meeting are to:

  • Identify potential impact of the 4th Industrial Revolution on education;
  • Discuss entrepreneurship education responses to meet the demands of the 4th Industrial Revolution;
  • Share good practices of entrepreneurship education in preparing youth for the 4th Industrial Revolution; and
  • Explore partnerships and collaborations among EE-Net members in meeting these demands.

The discussions and recommendations from the meeting will help participants review and update their entrepreneurship education in accordance to their countries’ priorities for the 4th Industrial Revolution, and forge partnerships for future collaboration to enhance entrepreneurship education to meet the SDG 4 and SDG 4.4 targets.

Cost

  • About 80 international participants are expected to attend the meeting. The Chinese hosts will cover local costs including accommodation (4 nights, checking in on October 8, 2019 and checking out on October 12, 2019), field trip and meals during the meeting. Participants will have to cover their own travel costs to Hangzhou and other expenses.

Eligibility

  • Participants include representatives from government agencies, educational institutions, private sector, civil society and international organizations.

Selection Criteria
Participants will be selected based on their potential contribution to the objectives of the 8th UNESCO-APEID meeting as well as their commitment to the common vision and long-term goals.

Application
For more information, please refer to the concept note. Due to limited budget and space, we can only accommodate about 80 participants. Please sumbit an application form to the EE-Net Secretariat at eenet@unesco.org by 2 August 2019.

For further information, please contact:

UNESCO EE-Net Secretariat
UNESCO Bangkok
920 Sukhumvit Road, Prakanong
Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Tel: +66 2 391 0577
Fax: +66 2 391 0866
Email: eenet@unesco.org
Web: https://bangkok.unesco.org/content/8th-unesco-apeid-meeting-entrepreneurship-education

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Internship 2019

Deadline: September 18, 2019
Applications for the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Internship 2019 are now open. The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) leads and inspires the world to achieve its shared vision of zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths.
UNAIDS unites the efforts of 11 UN organizations—UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, UNDP, UNFPA, UNODC, UN Women, ILO, UNESCO, WHO and the World Bank—and works closely with global and national partners towards ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The duration of internships is limited to a minimum of six weeks and a maximum of six months. No remuneration of any kind is offered, nor are any travel or subsistence expenses covered. Interns must provide proof of adequate health insurance; UNAIDS will provide accident insurance coverage only.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be engaged in a course of post-secondary studies leading to a formal qualification in an approved university programme at the under-graduate or post-graduate level;
  • Applicant should have the ability to work effectively in teams, adapt and integrate easily with the team, work cooperatively in support of team objectives;
  • Ability to convey ideas and thoughts in a clear and convincing way in one-on-one discussions or groups presentations and ability to produce clear correspondence and written reports;
  • Ability to effectively apply their knowledge and skills to the job, and to consistently learn and improve performance;
  • Ability to show initiative and enthusiasm in their work, effectively organize and manage time, and deliver high quality results in line with agreed objectives;
  • Ability to innovate and find new ways of working and improving results while maintaining a strong service orientation;
  • Ability to take ownership of assigned responsibilities, to be productive, fulfill commitments and use resources responsibly;
  • Applications from people living with HIV are particularly welcome. Applications from women and from nationals of non- and under-represented member states are particularly encouraged;
  • Persons with immediate family members employed by the UNAIDS Secretariat are not eligible for internships.

Application

Project officer, P3, Education

Under the overall authority of the IBE Director and the direct supervision of the Senior Programme Specialist responsible for Support Services to Member States, the incumbent will carry out the following tasks:
  • Contribute to manage, follow-up and assess the impact of technical assistance to Member States with regard to the design, development and implementation of balanced and responsive curricula within a lifelong learning perspective and across levels of the education system;
  • Contribute to the production, discussion and validation of guidelines, frameworks and prototypes for the development of responsive curricula as well as to the development and assessment of learners’ competencies acquired through such curricula;
  • Contribute to the production, discussion and validation of guidelines, frameworks and prototypes for developing curricula – with a focus on ECCE, Basic Education and Inclusive Education- and integrating them into existing curricula and the syllabus;
  • Conduct applied research as well as participate in broad consultations with stakeholders – ministries of education (education policy makers, curriculum developers/specialists, supervisors, principals, educators, teacher trainers, researchers, etc.), universities, social sectors, civil society and development partners – on needs, issues, trends, strategies and effective practices relating to the development of inclusive curricula for ECCE and Basic Education;
  • Contribute to the production of thematic modules as add-ons to IBE Curriculum Resource Packs (CRP) encompassing critical and current curriculum issues in order to support training through the IBE-UNESCO diploma and masters courses on curriculum and learning and other capacity-development activities;
  • Participate as trainer/facilitator in the diploma/masters courses, customized workshops and any other capacity-development related activities; and
  • Assist in any other activity relating to the IBE focus area “Innovation and Leadership in Curriculum, Learning and Assessment” and contribute effectively to the broader scope of the work of the IBE.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Advanced University Degree (Masters level or equivalent) in Education, Curriculum, Pedagogy or relevant fields
Work Experience:
  • 4 to 7 years of progressively responsible relevant experience in ECCE / Basic Education;
  • Solid experience in curriculum design, development and implementation;
  • Proven operational experience in articulating ECCE within its levels and with Basic Education;
  • Proven experience in conducting consultation and collaboration with MoEs, universities, social sectors, civil society and global development partners; and
  • Proven experience in supporting countries in implementing processes of curriculum renewal, design and development and with a focus on ECCE / Basic Education.
Skills/Competencies:
  • Thorough knowledge of and advanced technical competence in the field of international education, with a particular focus on ECCE/basic education;
  • Excellent critical and analytical skills; ability to identify and solve problems;
  • Excellent communications skills: both oral and written;
  • Good interpersonal skills; ability to interact with a wide range of education stakeholders and partners;
  • Ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment;
  • Excellent planning and time management skills; ability to work under pressure, organize and complete complex projects and meet tight deadlines;
  • Good understanding of the mechanisms of education systems and curriculum matters;
  • Good IT skills, particularly MS Word and other editorial management programmes.
Languages: Fluency in English and good knowledge of French.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
  • Good understanding of UNESCO main priorities and strategic vision;
  • Good knowledge of the IBE initiatives and activities would be an asset;
  • Good knowledge of Arabic or Spanish.
BENEFITS AND ENTITLEMENTS
UNESCO’s salaries are calculated in US dollars and exempt from income tax. They consist of a basic salary and a post adjustment which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station and exchange rates.
Other benefits include: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, home travel, education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance.
Please note that UNESCO is a non-smoking Organization.

HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, please send a letter of application and your CV in UNESCO’s preferred format in English, quoting reference: 2015-PAP3-ECCE, to: International Bureau of Education (IBE), Administrative Unit, C.P. 199, 1211 Genève 20. Fax : +(41) 22 917.78.01, or by email to: administration@ibe.unesco.org. Application files should reach the IBE before midnight (Geneva time) on 15 July 2015.
Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

2015 UNESCO Internship programme – Tanzanians

UNESCO Internship programme
The purpose of the UNESCO Internship programme is to offer selected graduate and postgraduate students in a field related to the work of UNESCO the opportunity to supplement their academic knowledge with practical work assignments and to enable them to gain a better understanding of UNESCO’s mandate and programmes. The duration of an internship generally ranges between 2 and 6 months.
The programme also allows students of bilingual secretarial schools/technical institutions to gain practical experience in an international Organization.
Who can apply for an internship at UNESCO?
Students enrolled in a graduate or post-graduate degree program in a university or equivalent institution at the time of application. Applicants pursuing their studies in a country where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and graduate stages must have completed at least 3 years of full-time studies in a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a degree.
Applicants must be undertaking studies in areas related to UNESCO’s fields of competence (namely, education, culture, sciences, communication and social sciences) or in other areas which support UNESCO’s work (such as law, human resource management, management studies, international relations, etc.)
Additional Requirements:
  • Languages: An excellent knowledge, both written and spoken, of at least one of UNESCO’s working languages (English or French). A working knowledge of the other language is an asset, and may be required of candidates for internships in secretarial/assistant assignments at Headquarters.
  • Computer skills: Ability to use computer systems, email and office-related software (MS Office).
  • Attitude: An awareness of the many facets of a multicultural world and a commitment to international public service are essential.
Please keep in mind:
  • Costs/compensation: UNESCO interns are not paid. All costs related to travel, insurance, accommodation and living expenses must be borne either by the interns or their sponsoring institutions.
  • Visa: Interns are responsible for obtaining and financing any necessary visas.
  • Travel: Interns must arrange and finance their travel to the location where they will have the internship.
  • Medical insurance: Interns are responsible for all costs arising from accidents/illness incurred during an internship. Interns must show proof of a valid major global medical insurance coverage.
  • Confidentiality: Any and all unpublished information obtained during the course of the internship must be kept confidential, and interns may not publish any reports or papers based on this information.
  • Academic credit: Some institutions of higher education award academic credit for internship programs. Interns should check with their university to confirm its credit policy.
You can submit your application online via “Internship Programme“.

UNESCO Young Professionals Programme (YPP) – 2015

Young Professionals Programme (YPP)

The Young Professionals Programme (YPP) provides the opportunity to young university graduates and young qualified professionals from non- and under-represented Member States click here to join UNESCO at the early stage of their professional career.
Currently the YP programme is open. UNESCO will receive qualified candidatures from the eligible UNESCO’s NATIONAL COMMISSION (click here). Interested candidates are welcome to contact their relevant NATCOM to apply for the Programme.
Who are we looking for? Do you have the right profile?
  • Nationality: non- or under-represented Member State in UNESCO. (To consult current geographical distribution within the Organization, please click here).
  • Age: 32 years maximum. Candidates must be born not later than 31th December 1983
  • Education: an advanced university degree in education, culture, science, social and human sciences or communication, or in a field of direct relevance to the management and administration of an international organization.
  • Languages: fluent English or French. Knowledge of both working languages is an asset. Knowledge of Spanish, Russian, Arabic or Chinese is an additional asset.
  • Experience: initial professional experience is an asset, but not mandatory.
  • Values: Integrity, professionalism, respect for diversity and a strong commitment to the UNESCO’s mission.

The Junior Professional Officer (JPO) /Associate Expert (AE) Programme

The JPO/AE Programme provides the opportunity for young university graduates and young qualified professionals to acquire training and work experience in technical cooperation and in management and administration of multilateral programmes and projects either within UNESCO’s Field Offices or at Headquarters. JPO/AEs are recruited under bilateral agreements between UNESCO and the donor countries*, generally for a duration of 2 to 3 years.
Who are we looking for?
Do you have the right profile?
  • Age: Candidates are normally under the age of thirty-two when applying for an JPO/AE position.
  • Education: a university degree in education, culture, science, social and human sciences or communication, or in a field of direct relevance to the management and administration of an international organization.
  • Languages: fluent English or French and a good knowledge of the other working language. Knowledge of Arabic, Chinese, Spanish or Russian is an additional asset.
  • Previous experience: an initial professional experience is an asset, but is not mandatory.
  • Nationality: candidates for the JPO/AE Programme are normally nationals of the Donor country* funding their assignment to UNESCO. Applicants from developing countries may also be considered by certain Donor Governments.
  • Values: Integrity, professionalism, respect for diversity and a strong commitment to the UNESCO mission.
* The following countries have signed an agreement with UNESCO regarding the JPO/AE Programme::
Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, People’s Republic of China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan,Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Research Officer (Sustainability)

Consultancy contract
Request for written proposal
Reference: GMR2015 – Research Officer (Sustainability)
Request to submit a written proposal for a work assignment with UNESCO
UNESCO is inviting written proposals from Individuals for the work assignment described in attachment I.
To enable you to prepare a proposal for this assignment, please find attached the following documents:
  • Terms of Reference (see attachment A);
  • Background note (see attachment B)
Your written proposal should comprise:
a) A Technical Proposal consisting of:
b) The amount to be charged for the assignment, which should be quoted in US dollars or in euros only for the period 1 June – 1 December 2015.
Please do not include any costs for travel to Paris (these will be calculated by the GMR team separately).
Your proposal and supporting documents must be in English.
UNESCO places great emphasis on ensuring that the objectives of the work assignment, as described in the Terms of Reference, are met. Accordingly, in evaluating the proposals for the assignment, attention will focus first and foremost on the technical elements. From those proposals deemed suitable in relation to the criteria set forth in the Terms of Reference, UNESCO shall select the proposal that offers the Organization best value for money.
Your proposal should be submitted by e-mail no later than close of business (18:00) on Monday, 11 May 2015. E-mail proposals should not exceed 5MB.
The e-mail should be addressed to
Leila Loupis: gmrpost@unesco.org
It is the individual’s responsibility to ensure that his/her proposal is received by the deadline.
Thank you for your interest in this UNESCO assignment; and we look forward to receiving your proposal.
Leila Loupis
Team Manager
EFA Global Monitoring Report

Research Officer (Higher Education)

Consultancy contract
Request for written proposal
Reference: GMR2015 – Research Officer (Higher Education)
Request to submit a written proposal for a work assignment with UNESCO
UNESCO is inviting written proposals from Individuals for the work assignment described in attachment I.
To enable you to prepare a proposal for this assignment, please find attached the following documents:
  • Terms of Reference (see attachment A);
  • Background note (see attachment B)
Your written proposal should comprise:
a) A Technical Proposal consisting of:
  1. an up to date curriculum vitae (in UNESCO format, see:https://en.unesco.org/careers/media/3705)
  2. an approach and methodology for the assignment, including a work plan in line the Terms of Reference.
b) The amount to be charged for the assignment, which should be quoted in US dollars or in euros only for the period 1 June – 1 December 2015.
Please do not include any costs for travel to Paris (these will be calculated by the GMR team separately).
Your proposal and supporting documents must be in English.
UNESCO places great emphasis on ensuring that the objectives of the work assignment, as described in the Terms of Reference, are met. Accordingly, in evaluating the proposals for the assignment, attention will focus first and foremost on the technical elements. From those proposals deemed suitable in relation to the criteria set forth in the Terms of Reference, UNESCO shall select the proposal that offers the Organization best value for money.
Your proposal should be submitted by e-mail no later than close of business (18:00) on Monday, 11 May 2015. E-mail proposals should not exceed 5MB.
The e-mail should be addressed to
Leila Loupis: gmrpost@unesco.org
It is the individual’s responsibility to ensure that his/her proposal is received by the deadline.
Thank you for your interest in this UNESCO assignment; and we look forward to receiving your proposal.
Leila Loupis
Team Manager
EFA Global Monitoring Report