Liaison Officer

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Application deadline 4 days ago: Sunday 26 Nov 2023 at 23:59 UTC

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This is a P-3 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 5 years of experience, depending on education.


The salary for this job should be between 134,741 USD and 176,433 USD.

Salary for a P-3 contract in New York

The international rate of 74,649 USD, with an additional 80.5% (post adjustment) at this the location, applies. Please note that depending on the location, a higher post adjustment might still result in a lower purchasing power.

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**OVERVIEW** ------------ Post Number : 1USED0005PA Grade : P-3 Parent Sector : Education Sector (ED) Duty Station: New York 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) : 26-NOV-2023 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** ----------------------------------------- Under the overall authority and general guidance of the Director of the UNESCO Liaison Office in New York, and the direct supervision of the Liaison Officer, the incumbent will be responsible for the advancement of UNESCO education’s priorities at the main UN bodies such as the General Assembly, ECOSOC, HLPF and other UN forums as well as UN system, including Secretariat, agencies, funds and programs. S/he will support the efforts of UNESCO New York Office to position UNESCO’s lead role on education at the United Nations Headquarters in view of emerging global education challenges and reflective of UNESCO’s mandate to lead and coordinate the Education 2030 Agenda and the follow up of the Transforming Education Summit, including preparatory process towards the Summit of the Future and the World Social Summit. S/he will monitor and contribute to developments at the UNHQs that can have positive strategic impact for UNESCO. Long Description ---------------- The Incumbent will support the coordination of UNESCO’s contribution as related to education to the UN forums such as UN General Assembly, HLPF, ECOSOC and its subsidiary commissions, preparing reports and recommending follow up actions on the contribution of education to sustainable development and human rights. - Support the strategic advocacy and promotion of UNESCO priorities in education, including as to strengthen the role of UNESCO as a leading agency for SDG4 and Transforming Education Summit in the lead up to the Summit of the Future and the World Social Summit. - Organize High-level meetings and build partnerships with UN system, including other UN agencies, funds and programs, with Member States and civil society to promote UNESCO strategy in the field of education. - provide technical support and assistance to the UN Group of Friends for Education and Lifelong Learning, and other partnerships initiatives in education at the UNHQs. - Analyze UN documents, decisions and processes and identify strategic follow up actions at intergovernmental tracks related to education, gender equality and culture of peace. - Support the Director for the Liaison Office with Permanent Missions to the United Nations, in particular those engaged as champions and members of the Group of Friends for Education. - Contribute to the design, and, implementation of the Office’s communication strategy and outreach. **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*** - Advance education degree (Masters's or equivalent) in education, social sciences, international relations or related areas. ***Work Experience*** - Minimum of 4 years of relevant professional experience in the field of international relations and education, of which preferably at least 2 years at international level. - Experience in advancing partnerships with diverse partners, including representatives of Member states and UN organizations. ***Skills and Competences*** - Knowledge and understanding of global education architecture, in the context of the Sustainable Development Agenda, Our Common Agenda and other major multilateral frameworks. - Good knowledge of education sector’s priorities and possibly of Peace Education, ESD and youth engagement. - Good communication skills, including in outreach support and website design. - Excellent coordination, interpersonal and negotiations skills, as well as an ability to network with a range of partners, donors and other stakeholders. - Excellent presentation skills and ability to communicate effectively and persuasively in a multicultural environment. - Ability to draft high quality, clear, concise documents and reports. ***Languages*** - Excellent knowledge (written and spoken) of English. - Knowledge of other official language of UNESCO (Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish, Russian) is an advantage. **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. The approximate annual starting salary for this post is 82,785 US $. 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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