Consultant (Cultural Policies and Development)

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**OVERVIEW** ------------ Parent Sector : Culture Sector (CLT) Duty Station: Paris Job Family: Culture Type of contract : Non Staff Duration of contract : From 1 to 6 months Recruitment open to : External candidates Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 01-JUL-2024 UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism **OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST** ----------------------------------------- **Background** The Cultural Policies and Development Entity (CLT/CPD) of the UNESCO Culture Sector is notably tasked with **(i)** providing technical assistance to UNESCO Member States in the design, adaptation and implementation of their cultural policies and their development strategies; **(ii)** fostering international dialogue on cultural policies, in the context of the follow-up to the UNESCO World Conference on Cultural Policies - MONDIACULT held in Mexico in September 2022 and in the run up to the next edition of the MONDIACULT Conference planned to be hosted in Barcelona in September 2025; **(iii)** supporting the advocacy on culture for sustainable within and beyond the UN system, including through the implementation of the Interagency Platform on Culture for Sustainable Development – a community of practice bringing together 30 UN agencies, regional intergovernmental organizations and development banks to advance the role of culture for sustainable development. In the run-up to the 2025 MONDIACULT Conference, a series of regional consultations will be implemented in all five regional groups to map priorities and recommendations of Member States and other stakeholders at the regional level and inform the preparation of the Conference. The regional consultations are also intended to capture developments at the national and regional level in the implementation of the Ministerial Declaration of the MONDIACULT 2022 Conference, particularly its core areas of policy engagement – including as regards protecting and promoting cultural rights, harnessing culture for climate action, ensuring an inclusive digital transformation in the cultural sector, notably in relation to artificial intelligence, sustaining the economics of culture, protecting cultural heritage in the face of multiple crises, including by combating the illicit trafficking of cultural goods, and enhancing synergies between culture and education. Long Description ---------------- **Work assignment** In that framework, under the authority of the Director of Cultural Policies and Development, and the direct supervision of the Programme Specialist, the incumbent shall be responsible for the following tasks: **1. Contribute to the coordination of the regional multistakeholder consultation process** intended to map regional priorities in the field of culture in the run up to the UNESCO MONDIACULT 2025 Conference between October and December 2024, particularly through the preparation and implementation of five online regional consultation meetings in all five regions, organized together with relevant UNESCO field offices, notably by: Long Description ---------------- - preparing a methodological note to frame the regional consultation process (composition of regional teams and regional bureau for all five regions, overall timeline, format, expected outputs), building on the lessons learn from the regional consultation process conducted in 2022; - preparing background documents to frame the consultation process (standard invitation letters, concept note, template for the regional report etc.); - consolidating the UNESCO regional teams in charge of facilitating the consultations, including programme specialists for culture in regional and national UNESCO offices; - developing knowledge building tools to support the collection and archiving of inputs collected by regional teams (including through a dedicated MS teams channel); - providing support to regional teams in all five regions in the preparation and implementation of the online consultation meetings and participating in regular working meetings; - compiling and analysing inputs from all five regions and extracting the salient trends and recommendations from the different regions; **2. Contribute to the implementation of the Inter-Agency Platform on Culture for Sustainable Development** particularly as regards the thematic working group on culture and human rights (UNESCO, OHCHR, WIPO, UNHCR, UN Women), notably by: Long Description ---------------- - assisting in the planning, coordination, and follow-up of working meetings, including the preparation and dissemination of relevant documents; - liaising with Platform members to oversee project progress and alignment with the work plan; - supporting the preparation of the deliverables agreed upon as part of the working groups, particularly the factsheet and the training material for UN country teams; - identifying a selection of countries involved the preparation of UNDSCF and liaise with relevant field agencies (UNESCO, ILO or OHCHR) to consider the implementation of the training module; - supporting the implementation of the training module in the selected countries, together with concerned field agencies (UNESCO, ILO or OHCHR) - supporting knowledge building and monitoring on the outcomes of the training module, capturing trends on culture and sustainable development in beneficiary countries; - engaging partners, including foundations and bilateral cooperation entities, to garner support for initiatives intended to promote cultural rights. **Deliverables and timeline** The contractor will submit the following deliverables, for validation by UNESCO, within the timeframe indicated below: 1. Methodological note for the regional consultations in the run up to the MONDIACULT 2025 conference and list of regional teams by 31. July 2024 2. Final material for the training module for UN country teams and list of potential beneficiary countries by 31. August 2024 3. Background documents of the regional consultations and minutes of meetings of the culture and human rights working group as part of the Interagency Platform by 30 September 2024 4. Minutes of the meetings in preparation of the regional consultations and factsheet on culture and human rights as part of the Interagency Platform by 31 October 2024 5. Assessment report of the implementation of training module in a set of selected countries by 30 November 2024. 6. Salient trends and recommendations of the different regional consultations by 31. December 2024. **Work Location** **– Home based** **Expected duration** **– 6 months** **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](https://en.unesco.org/sites/default/files/competency_framework_e.pdf). **REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS** --------------------------- **Education:** - Advanced university degree (Master’s degree) in disciplines in the field of culture. **Work Experience** - A minimum of ten (10) years of professional experience acquired in the field of culture of which four (4) in cultural policies at the international level. **Skills and Competencies** - Good knowledge of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and UN System. - Good knowledge and proven expertise in coordination of global consultations and multi-stakeholder management - Strong ability to collect, synthesize and analyse information from various sources and formulate research documents - Ability to interact efficiently with a wide range of partners and stakeholders within and outside the Organization - Ability to work both independently and in a multicultural and multilingual environment - Strong IT skills **Languages** - Excellent knowledge of both English and French (speaking, reading and writing) and good knowledge of the other language. **DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS** ---------------------------- **Work experience** - Professional experience in the United Nations system - Proven experience in organising global multi-stakeholder consultations. - Expert knowledge of UNESCO Culture Programmes **Languages** - Knowledge of another UN official language will be an asset. **APPLICATION 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. 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:** **A written proposal comprising:** - **An up-to-date CV;** - **A brief technical proposal outlining the approach and methodology for the assignment in line with the terms of reference** - **A competitive fee for the assignment** **quoted in EUR (or USD) and expressed on a monthly basis.** **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.](https://careers.unesco.org/careersection/2/joblist.ftl) 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](https://www.unesco.org/en/geo-distribution)) 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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