Project Design Specialist
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Secteur de tutelle : Secteur de la culture (CLT) Lieu d'affectation: Yaounde Catégorie d'emplois: Culture Type de contrat : Personnel non permanent Durée du contrat : Jusqu'à 1 mois Recrutement ouvert à : Candidats externes Clôture des candidatures (minuit heure de Paris) : 30-MAI-2021 Valeurs fondamentales de l’UNESCO : Engagement envers l’Organisation, intégrité, respect de la diversité, professionnalisme **OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST** ----------------------------------------- **I. Background /Justification** The UNESCO Regional Office for Central Africa in Yaounde is seeking expressions of interest from qualified and experienced individuals to support the elaboration of a strategy for the development of sustainable tourism at cultural and natural heritage sites and regions in Cameroon, including the 2 inscribed World Heritage Sites and those on the country’s Tentative List. Cameroon boasts a rich and diverse culture sector spread across its four cultural areas, with their diversity as regards cultural and natural heritage, from Lake Chad and its savannahs in the North to the South-West coast, passing through the forest of the Congo to the South and East, to the unique and rich ‘Route des Chefferies’ in the West. These cultural, natural and historical sites contribute to forge the identity(ies) of each area while creating opportunities for community and national pride and tourism. Cameroon is a State Party to the UNESCO 1972 Convention for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, and has two World Heritage sites and a Tentative List of 18 potential World Heritage sites. However, the country is not taking advantage of the enormous economic potential and the opportunities for communities to improve their livelihood by their empowerment and involvement into in the development and management of sustainable tourism. Hence the need to lay the foundation for developing a comprehensive and sustainable heritage tourism strategy, based on the UNESCO’s Sustainable Tourism Programme for World Heritage. UNESCO’s Sustainable Tourism Programme for World Heritage offers an opportunity to strengthen the enabling environment in Cameroon by advocating policies and frameworks that support sustainable tourism as an important vehicle for managing cultural and natural heritage. This shall be achieved through broad stakeholder engagement for the planning, development and management of sustainable tourism that follows a destination approach and focuses on empowering local communities, enhancing job opportunities and creation of employment, especially for women and youth, promoting the potential of local community level cultural and creative industries. Although the programme is primarily focused on cultural and natural sites, its tools and methodologies could also be applied broadly across the culture sector, in order to eventually develop a comprehensive and forward-thinking sustainable tourism development and management plan for Cameroon. The initiative will also sustain Cameroon’s conservation objectives of natural and cultural heritage sites whilst engaging with economic development and tourism. A clear and robust communication plan shall support such Strategy, with a two-fold approach of enhancing inclusivity and involvement of communities, and addressing target stakeholders and potential visitors, by overall categories/interests. **II. Objectives** The global and sustainable aim of such a project is to build a sustainable tourism and growth and Heritage conservation in Cameroon. This will therefore contribute to promote and better popularize the aforementioned heritage sites among citizens, boost internal and international tourism, generate job opportunities for young people and women, support local economic development, promote the creation of an environment favorable to the emergence of economic activities and creative and cultural industries by the community and the private sector on the chosen sites, in order to develop the offer to tourists according to international standards while preserving and respecting local heritage, safeguarding local intangible cultural heritage and original cultural and visual identity. It will also offer the possibility of supporting not only economic resilience, but also help protect threatened cultural sites, contribute to conflict prevention, in particular in the context of post-conflict reconstruction in regions in crisis. It will also guarantee a balanced approach between site-conservation and site-promotion. **III. Scope of work** The expert(s) will undertake the following tasks: Under the direct coordination of the Project Manager and overall guidance of Sustainable Development Cluster, an incumbent will be responsible for the following: - Desk review, preliminary assessments and data collection as well as relevant sectoral strategies, policies, programmes and laws in Cameroon related to the promotion of cultural heritage and tourism; - Preparation of a comprehensive Project Document, consistent with UNESCO quality standards and criteria and based on the UNESCO’s Sustainable Tourism Programme for World Heritage, with set objectives, targets, indicators, assumptions and risk analysis, detailed budget and project proposed workplan (UNESCO formats); - Develop, present and articulate the project’s theory of change; - Develop the Results Framework in line with UNESCO policy; - Develop a detailed Monitoring and Evaluation Plan and Budget; - Lead the validation meeting to present, discuss and validate the final draft ProDoc and mandatory and project specific annexes - Oversee all necessary revisions that arise during the meeting. **COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)** ------------------------------------ Responsabilité (F) Communication (F) Innovation (F) Partage des connaissances et volonté constante d’amélioration (F) Planification et organisation (F) Culture du résultat (F) Travail en équipe (F) Pour plus d’informations, merci de consulter le [Référentiel des compétences de l’UNESCO.](https://en.unesco.org/sites/default/files/competency_framework_e.pdf) **REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS** --------------------------- **Education :** Advanced degree (PhD or Master’s) on cultural management, heritage and sustainable development, tourism economics or other relevant subjects **Experience and competencies:** - Demonstrates commitment to UNESCO mission, vision and values; - Displays cultural, gender equality, religion, age sensitivity and adaptability. - Excellent English written communication skills, with analytic capacity and ability to synthesize project outputs and relevant findings for the preparation of quality project reports. - Demonstrated experience in project development, implementation and management. - Excellent knowledge related to culture and tourism policies and practices - Excellent knowledge of the cultural context of Cameroon and/or in Africa - Excellent knowledge and demonstrated experience on sustainable tourism development and training (specific experience with World Heritage properties is a plus) - Excellent knowledge and demonstrated experience on the preparation and delivery of training contents and the facilitation of public consultations - Excellent communication and analytical skills - Experience in working and collaborating with governments will be an asset. - Experience in working in developing countries will be an asset **Language:** Excellent knowledge of English and French **DETAILS / BENEFITS AND ENTITLEMENTS** --------------------------------------- **Job details** **Title**: **Project Design Specialist** **Grade : Senior** **Type of contract : Consultant Contract** **Period : 01 month** **Deadline for submission : 30 May 2021** **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. UNESCO applies a zero tolerance policy against all forms of harassment. UNESCO is committed to achieve and sustain 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. 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