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**OVERVIEW** ------------ Parent Sector : Communication and Information Sector (CI) Duty Station: Paris Classification of duty station: \[\[filter12\]\] Standard Duration of Assignement : \[\[filter13\]\] Job Family: Communication and Information Type of contract : Non Staff Duration of contract : From 7 to 11 months Recruitment open to : External candidates Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 30-JAN-2023 UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism **OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST** ----------------------------------------- Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information, the guidance of the Director for Division for Digital Inclusion and Policies and Digital Transformation and Chief for Digital Policies and Digital Transformation, and under the direct supervision of the Programme Specialist, the Consultant will work towards the achievement of UNESCO’s objective to promote Internet Universality Indicators and the ROAM-X framework to implement UNESCO’s 41 C/5 Programme and Budget, related Outputs and Performance Indicators. The consultant will support the work of Sector SO4/Outcome 9: Develop ethical standards, norms and frameworks for action to meet the challenges of innovative technologies and digital transformation and the Output “Policy frameworks promoted among Member States for an inclusive digital transformation and AI development, fostering multi-stakeholder governance and addressing the digital divide, including between genders”, and support the delivery of PI: Number of Member States and stakeholders whose Internet policies and digital ecosystems have been assessed and enhanced by applying the Internet Universality Indicators framework by assisting in and carrying out the following tasks: 1. Provide overall support to the promotion and implementation process of the Internet Universality ROAM principles and Indicator at national levels in +38 countries across five continents. 2. Support UNESCO partners and national stakeholders to conduct the national Internet Universality Indicator assessments, including the follow-up on the implementation of recommendations emanating from the reports. 3. Support the organization of global, regional and national advocacy events, including IGF and WSIS, and training workshops for the implementation of the Internet Universality Indicators. This includes also the follow-up on the IGF Dynamic Coalition on Internet Universality Indicators. 4. Manage global quality control mechanism and review processes to ensure the quality delivery of national assessment reports. 5. Contribute to/ undertake/ review the preparation and editing of project related documents, including the national assessment reports, translations, publications correspondences, briefings, bidding documents, reports, background papers, speeches, and policy guidelines. 6. Assist in resource mobilization and partnership building initiatives, e.g. by identifying potential donors and partners and drafting of project documents. 7. Implement the IUI project’s communication strategy and contribute to developing necessary online presence, training materials/MOOC and other resources as needed for advocacy and capacity building. Manage the IUIs newsletter, and produce IUI communication materials for UNESCO/CI website and CI social media platform in consultation with CI/EO. Long Description ---------------- Deliverables: - Monthly progress reports, as per work assignments described above, will be required. **COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)** ------------------------------------ Accountability (C) Communication (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 (Master’s or higher) or equivalent professional qualifications in Humanities and Social Sciences, law, public policy, Internet governance, project management, development studies, or other fields related to digital transformation. ***Work Experience*** - At least 2 years of relevant professional experience in research, editorial, communication and project management experience at national and international level. ***Skills/Competencies*** - Excellent analytical and drafting skills. - Excellent communication skills (written and oral) and able to exchange information on complex issues. - Good understanding of Internet Universality projects and knowledge of human rights and international standards related to Internet governance. - Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in multicultural environment with external and internal partners. - Excellent organization and planning skills, including the ability to organize own work priorities and deadlines. Discretion and maturity of judgement are required. - Solid computer skills including advanced knowledge of office software such as Word and Excel. ***Languages*** - Excellent knowledge (written and oral) of English and French, and very good knowledge of the other language. **DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS** ---------------------------- ***Work Experience*** - Experience with UNESCO and/or the United Nations system and understanding of their functioning and procedures would be an asset. - Knowledge and expertise in the thematic areas of digital transformation, Internet governance and Internet Universality. - International work experience in international organization and managing international and national projects. ***Languages*** - Working knowledge of other official languages of UNESCO (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Spanish). **APPLICATION PROCESS** ----------------------- Interested candidates should complete the on-line application, download and complete the Employment History form (Word file). At the end of the Word file, insert extra pages with the following required information: Part 1: Technical Proposal - an up-to-date curriculum vitae. - a statement indicating how their qualifications and experience make them suitable for the assignment. - an indication of the approach he/she would adopt to carry out the assignment, including any inputs that may be required from UNESCO. - List of relevant publications, if any. Provide link or URL to view online. Part 2: Financial Proposal - A competitive fee for the assignment, which should be quoted in EUR (or USD) and expressed on a monthly basis (with maximum of 3150 EUR per month) the overall cost of the assignment, expressed as an overall lump-sum. **Additional Information** - The selected candidate will work remotely, but may be invited to join team meetings in person and or work from the office. No travel supported. - This Consultant Contract is for a period of 11 months. - Estimated contract dates from February 2023 to December 2023. **Assessment** - Only applications providing the information requested in the application procedure will be considered. - Evaluation of qualified applicants may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview. **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 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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