Focal Point for the ESCWA Stories Phase III in Kuwait

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Application deadline 3 months ago: Tuesday 16 Jan 2024 at 04:59 UTC

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Result of Service

The incumbent will be responsible for the following:

  • Identification of three beneficiary schools in Kuwait to participate in phase III of the ESCWA Stories project.
  • Field visits to beneficiary schools conducted by a joint team from ESCWA and the national focal point in Kuwait.
  • Successful organization of highlight events related to the ESCWA Stories Initiative in Kuwait.

Work Location

Kuwait

Expected duration

5 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

Background:

The ESCWA Stories Team was established by ESCWA’s Executive Secretary to mainstream the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) among young persons in the Arab region by using the “ESCWA Stories” comic book as an educational tool. The team visits educational institutions in Lebanon, Jordan and Kuwait, interacts with students and teachers, and organizes activities and events for the promotion of the comic book and its objectives.

Against this background, the ESCWA Stories Team is seeking the services of a designated national focal point to support and facilitate the work of the ESCWA Stories Team in Kuwait.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Acting as focal point between ESCWA and the designated beneficiary schools in Kuwait, in support of the “ESCWA Stories” Initiative.
  • Facilitating the process of identifying target schools in Kuwait to take part in the ESCWA Stories Initiative for the academic year 2023-2024.
  • Advising schools and national stakeholders in Kuwait on the adoption and implementation of activities related to the SDGs.
  • Facilitating the flow of information between ESCWA and the designated beneficiary schools in Kuwait.
  • Participating with the ESCWA Stories Team in their field visits to beneficiary schools in Kuwait.
  • Assisting the ESCWA Stories Team in the planning and organization of events relevant to the initiative, including capacity building sessions for teachers, and the “ESCWA Stories Day – Kuwait” (date to be determined).
  • Exchanging expertise with the ESCWA Stories Team and facilitating cooperation and partnership.
  • Contributing to the promotion of the SDGs, intergenerational dialogue, good citizenship and global leadership among teachers, staff and students participating in the ESCWA Stories Initiative.

Qualifications/special skills

A recognized first level degree in education, sociology, arts or sciences is required.

All candidates must submit a copy of the required educational degree. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. At least 10 years of proven work experience with local and international schools, preferably in Kuwait, is required. Working on extra-curricular projects and activities related to education, science and culture is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat; and Arabic is a working language of ESCWA.

For this position, fluency in Arabic is required. Knowledge of English is desirable.

Note: “Fluency” equals a rating of ‘fluent’ in all four areas (speak, read, write, and understand) and “Knowledge of” equals a rating of ‘confident’ in two of the four areas.

Additional Information

Recruitment for this position is on a local basis. The incumbent is required to have the legal right to live and work in the specified working location.

No Fee

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