Associate Project Officer (Culture)

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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 : CLT/PA 090 Grade : P-2 Parent Sector : Culture Sector (CLT) Duty Station: Paris Job Family: Culture Type of contract : Project Appointment Duration of contract : 1 year Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 29-JUL-2022 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 satisfactory performance*** **OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST** ----------------------------------------- The Asia and the Pacific Unit (CLT/WHC/APA) is one of the five Regional Units of the World Heritage Centre in Culture Sector, ensuring the day-to-day management and effective implementation of the 1972 Convention for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage in 44 States Parties of the Asia and the Pacific region, with 278 cultural and natural heritage properties inscribed on the World Heritage List. The APA Unit is working closely with the Advisory Bodies to the World Heritage Committee (ICCROM, ICOMOS and IUCN) and with relevant sectors at UNESCO and Field Offices in the implementation of the 1972 Convention to ensure better conservation and management of cultural and natural World Heritage properties. The APA Unit is also responsible for the implementation of international assistance projects, extra-budgetary operational projects at World Heritage properties, organizing capacity-building and training activities and carrying out monitoring and reporting on the state of conservation of World Heritage. Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General for Culture (ADG/CLT), the general supervision of the Director of World Heritage and the direct supervision of the Chief of the Asia and the Pacific Unit, the Associate Project Officer shall assist in the coordination, development, implementation and monitoring of activities and projects related to the 1972 World Heritage Convention for natural World Heritage properties in the Asia and the Pacific region. In particular, the incumbent will: Long Description ---------------- - Assist in the coordination and implementation of the following voluntary contribution funded projects, in collaboration with the relevant national authorities, UNESCO Field Offices and Category 2 Centres under the auspices of UNESCO. - In collaboration with the national authorities and international experts/institutions in the field of conservation and management on natural and mixed heritage, facilitate the provision of expertise and technical assistance to Member States for international assistance activities, project implementation, monitoring and evaluation related to the protection of natural heritage and the environment of World Heritage properties. - Identify local and international partners for the implementation of project and activities, manage the relevant budget distribution, establish contracts and ensure the necessary follow-up on project activities, in line with the project work plans, and contribute to the preparation of various reports on these activities. - Contribute to the further development of the project portfolio for the Asia-Pacific region and to the development of capacity-building activities on natural and mixed World Heritage properties in the Asia-Pacific region. Long Description ---------------- - Contribute to the implementation of the decisions and resolutions adopted by the World Heritage Committee and General Assembly of States Parties to the 1972 Convention, as well as the implementation of the Global and Climate Change Strategies adopted by the World Heritage Committee and the regional programme in Asia and the Pacific. - Contribute to the regular monitoring of natural and mixed World Heritage properties in the Asia-Pacific region, including the preparation of statutory documents and the provision of expert analysis on the state of conservation of natural and mixed World Heritage properties, based on various sources of and synthesise this information for the senior management and Governing Bodies of UNESCO. **COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)** ------------------------------------ Communication (C) Accountability (C) Innovation (C) Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C) Planning and organizing (C) Results focus (C) Teamwork (C) Professionalism (C) **-** ----- For detailed information, please consult the [UNESCO Competency Framework]( **REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS** --------------------------- ***Education*** - Advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) in the field of Cultural and/or Natural heritage, biodiversity, ecology, environmental management or related field. ***Work Experience*** - Minimum of two (2) years of relevant professional experience in the field of culture, safeguarding of natural and mixed heritage, biodiversity conservation and natural heritage or a related field, of which preferably one (1) year acquired at the international level; - Experience in the elaboration and management of programmes/projects in the field of natural heritage. Long Description ---------------- ***Skills and Competencies*** - Strong written and oral communication skills; with proven ability to draft high-quality, clear and concise documents and reports. - Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a multicultural environment. - Excellent interpersonal skills, tact and diplomacy. - Ability to prepare and process documents for statutory meetings. - Excellent communication, coordination and organizational skills. - Ability to take initiative and to manage competing priorities, organize and prioritize workloads and to meet established and short deadline with a strong capacity for accuracy, close attention to detail and quality of work. - Good IT skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet, Outlook, etc.) ***Languages*** - Excellent knowledge of English (spoken and written). - Good knowledge of French is an asset. **DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS** ---------------------------- ***Work experience*** - Experience with UNESCO’s operations and administrative procedures. - Relevant professional experience in the United Nations System or other international development organization(s). ***Skills and Competencies*** - Familiarity with the World Heritage Convention, its Operational Guidelines, its implementation mechanisms, especially of the periodic Reporting process. - Knowledge of protected area management and natural/mixed heritage conservation in the Asia-Pacific context of the World Heritage Convention. - Excellent IT skills, including knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite. ***Languages*** - Knowledge of another/other official language(s) of UNESCO (Arabic, Chinese, Russian and/or Spanish). **BENEFITS AND ENTITLEMENTS** ----------------------------- UNESCO’s salaries consist of a basic salary and other benefits which may include if 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.]( **SELECTION AND RECRUITMENT PROCESS** ------------------------------------- Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the [ UNESCO careers website.]( No modifications can be made to the application submitted. The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview. UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates. Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided. **Footer** ---------- *UNESCO recalls that paramount consideration in the appointment of staff members shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, technical competence and integrity. UNESCO applies a zero-tolerance policy against all forms of harassment. UNESCO is committed to achieving and sustaining equitable and diverse geographical distribution, as well as 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. Candidates from non- and under-represented Member States ([last update here]( are particularly welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals from minority groups and indigenous groups and persons with disabilities 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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