OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST
In addition to the responsibility for UNESCO’s programming in Central Asia, the UNESCO Almaty Cluster Office has been tasked to act as the focal point for Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia for matters relating to the participation of the Organization in the United Nations Development System initiatives.
In this capacity, the Office has to contribute, on behalf of UNESCO, to the Common Country Analysis (CCA) and United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) processes and ensure UNESCO's participation in the UN country-level programming and implementation in these countries.
In this context, a Consultant with the experience and knowledge in the field of education and the region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, including the Southern Caucasus region, will be recruited to conduct an assessment of needs, identify gap areas and help define UNESCO’s education programme priorities in the region.
Under the overall authority of the Director and in close cooperation with the Education National Professional Officer of the UNESCO Almaty Cluster Office (UNESCO Almaty), the Contractor shall support the UNESCO Almaty education programme planning and implementation in Central Asia and Southern Caucasus.
In particular, the Contractor shall work on the following tasks :
Participate, on behalf of the UNESCO Almaty Office, in the UN meetings at the country level pertaining to the field of education, e.
Based on the workplan defined, contribute to the implementation of programme interventions in the countries covered by the Office by drafting the budget estimates, terms of reference, timeline, etc.
Conduct any other tasks and / or activities required for the smooth implementation of the education programme of the UNESCO Almaty Office.
COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)
Accountability (C)Communication (C)Innovation (C)Planning and organizing (C)Results focus (C)Teamwork (C)Building partnerships (M)Strategic thinking (M)
Skills and competencies
PhD degree in éducation or any related social sciences fields.
Other degrees or short to medium-term training in disciplines relevant to the post.
Relevant professional experience in the field of education and preferably in education development projects with the focus on the Central Asian (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan) and Southern Caucasus countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia).
Experience working in an agile environment.
Strong professional network and contacts in the Central Asian and Southern Caucasus countries.
Skills and competencies
Solid knowledge and expertise in education sector challenges of the Central Asian and Southern Caucasus countries.
Deep understanding of international organizations', including UNESCO’s areas of work in education sector.
Knowing one of the national languages of the concerned countries is an asset.
Deliverables and Payments
The Consultant will provide to the UNESCO Almaty (concrete deliverables to be discussed in detail upon selection of the Consultant) :
The final fees and payment schedule to be discussed during selection of the consultant and all the payments are subject to acceptance of the deliverables by UNESCO Almaty.