Associate Programme Specialist

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This is a P-2 contract. This kind of contract is known as Professional and Director staff. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 2 years of experience, depending on education.

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**OVERVIEW** ------------ Post Number : IEP/PA/017 Grade : P-2 Parent Sector : Education Sector (ED) Duty Station: Paris Job Family: Education Type of contract : Project Appointment Duration of contract : 1 year Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 20-DEC-2021 UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism ***​​​​​​Duration of contract: 1 year with possibility of extension subject to availability of funds and performance.*** **ORGANISATIONAL CONTEXT** --------------------------- As the only specialized organization with the mandate to support educational policy, planning and management, the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) plays a unique role within the United Nations system. IIEP was established in 1963 as an integral part of UNESCO. It supports ministries of education around the world and other key actors to plan and manage education systems through its programmes of training, technical assistance, policy research and knowledge sharing. **OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST** ----------------------------------------- Under the overall authority of the Director of IIEP, the general supervision of the Team Leader, Research and Development, the immediate supervision of the Programme Specialists in charge of the research programmes mentioned in section B below, and within the framework of the Institutes’ Medium-Term Strategy, the incumbent will perform the following duties and responsibilities: **1. In collaboration with the Programme specialists, contributes to the design, implementation, management and dissemination of the research programmes on a) Decentralization and b) Teacher management** - Contributes to the conceptualization of the research programmes and to the design of methodology and tools; - Contributes to bi-annual budget reviews; - Controls the quality of research products through rounds of reviews; Writes research reports and contributes to IIEP publications; - Oversees the work of national and international staff as requested for the implementation of the research programmes; - Contributes to the design of the communication and dissemination strategies of the research programmes, and liaises with IIEP’s Information Services team; - Contributes to the dissemination of research findings through participation in national and international conferences; - Contributes to fund raising for research, and develops partnership agreements; Collaborates in applying to calls for grants; - Conducts field missions to manage/monitor research work. **2. Participates in the work of the R&D team.** - Works effectively with and supports colleagues, fostering a positive and collaborative environment; - Contributes to the reflection and design of the R&D MTS strategy. ​​​​​​​ **​​​​​​​3. Delivers training in the context of the IIEP Advanced Training Programme (ATP), in particular in the area of decentralization of education and teacher management.** - Co-coordinates the specialized course on the “Organization and management of the education sector: Systems and institutions” (EPM311) and contributes to courses on teacher management; - Contributes to the development of training materials, teaches, and supervises and assesses research papers prepared by participants in IIEP training courses; - Moderates IIEP’s Virtual Campus for online courses ; - Contributes to the reflection on ATP and Education Sector Planning (ESP) courses. ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING ----------------------- **4. Provides technical advice and assistance to beneficiary country officials and other partners through field missions and from a distance. Participates in technical cooperation projects with specific decentralization of education and teacher management components.** **5. Participates in and contributes to cross IIEP Teams’ work and performs other assigned duties as required.** **6. Focuses on and assumes accountability for the delivery of agreed results and demonstrates an understanding of how these contribute to the goals of the Organization.** **COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)** ------------------------------------ Teamwork (C) Results focus (C) Accountability (C) Communication (C) Innovation (C) Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C) Planning and organizing (C) Professionalism (C) **REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS** --------------------------- ***Education*** - Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in education policy, international relations, public policy, social sciences or a closely related field(s). ***Work Experience*** - Minimum two years of relevant professional experience in applied research in the education sector with a focus on teacher management and/or decentralization of education of which preferably 1 year acquired at international level. - Experience in research analysis/evaluation and in project implementation. - Experience in educational planning and management. - Experience in conducting research on teacher related topics and or/on decentralization topics. ***Skills and Competencies*** - Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment. - Strong analytical and synthetic writing skills including preparation of reports, training materials and policy briefs. - Excellent information management skills. - Demonstrable organizational and time management skills. - Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. - Initiative, ability to work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines. - Good interpersonal skills including effective networking. - Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. - Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite and qualitative research software. ***Languages*** - Excellent knowledge of English or French and working knowledge of the other language. **DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS** ---------------------------- ***Work Experience*** - Experience working with Ministries and development partners. - Experience in conducting literature reviews, research analysis and synthesis. - Experience in monitoring the quality of research reports. - Experience in delivering on-the-job training to adults. - Experience working on issues related to educational planning and management. ***Languages*** - Knowledge of Spanish language. **-** ----- For detailed information, please consult the [UNESCO Competency Framework](https://en.unesco.org/sites/default/files/competency_framework_e.pdf). **BENEFITS AND ENTITLEMENTS** ----------------------------- UNESCO’s salaries consist of a base salary and other benefits and entitlements which may include where applicable: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, medical insurance, pension plan etc. For full information on benefits and entitlements, please consult our [Guide to Staff Benefits](https://en.unesco.org/sites/default/files/unesco-staff-compensation-booklet_en.pdf) **SELECTION AND RECRUITMENT PROCESS** ------------------------------------- Please note that candidates must complete an on-line application and provide full and accurate information. No modifications can be made to the application once submitted. Evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria set in the Vacancy Announcement (VA). It may include tests and/or assessments as well as a virtual competency-based interview (CBI). Only candidates who pass the selection process will be contacted and are subject to reference checks based on the information provided in their application. **Footer** ---------- **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)](https://en.unesco.org/careers/geographicaldistribution) 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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