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Announcement: Three Vacancies at UNESCO Paris (France)

1) Senior Policy Analyst, 2) Research Assistant, 3) Statistician.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Education for All Global Monitoring Report
The annual Education for All Global Monitoring Report is the world’s foremost publication on basic education. It monitors progress towards the Education for All (EFA) goals agreed at the World Education Forum in Dakar (Senegal) in 2000, identifies promising education policies and reforms to help achieve EFA, and reports on the extent to which the international community is meeting its commitments. Each issue also focuses on one major theme.
Three positions are becoming available in an international, highly interactive team, based in UNESCO, Paris (France)

Senior Policy Analyst, P5 — Duties:
Under the guidance of the Report Director the successful candidate will take overall responsibility for developing specific sections of the Report. Tasks will include commissioning and managing research, undertaking analytic work, and leading the drafting of specific chapters. Consideration will be given to candidates with a proven track-record in research in education in areas such as public financing, economics, development studies and social science.

Profile:
The successful candidate will have substantial experience of work on international education in a research, policy or technical capacity. Academic training will ideally have been to doctorate level. A strong demonstrated ability to analyze trends in education performance and linkages between education and human development will be of prime importance. Proven ability to write in English to a high standard and for a variety of audience. Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment is essential, as are strong interpersonal skills.

Research Officer, P2-P3 — Duties:
The successful candidate will provide research and analytical support in the preparation of the Report and write draft material in English to a high standard.

Profiles:
Applications will be considered from candidates with a diverse range of backgrounds. Academic training should be at postgraduate level, with a specialization in education, economics, politics, development studies or social science. Good analytical, quantitative and IT skills are required. Direct practical experience of work in a national education system, a non-governmental programme or a development agency would be a particular advantage, as would a publication record. Ability to work well in a multicultural environment and to tight deadlines is important. Knowledge of Arabic and/or Spanish would be an advantage; other languages would be useful. The level of the appointment will depend on the qualifications of the successful candidate.

Statistician, P2- P3 — Duties:
Under the guidance of the Report Director the successful candidate will assist in the preparation of specific sections of the Report, particularly those involving statistical analysis. This will include commissioning and managing research and undertaking analytic work.

Profile:
The successful candidate will be a statistician, demographer, economist or equivalent with strong quantitative skills. Experience of work on international education in a research, policy or technical capacity would be an advantage, though candidates from other fields will also be considered. Some knowledge of education statistics would be an asset. Academic training will be at post-graduate level. A strong demonstrated ability to analyze human development statistics and linkages between education and human development will be of prime importance. A publication record is an advantage. Proven ability to write in English to a high standard and work effectively in a multi-cultural environment and to tight deadlines is essential, as are strong interpersonal skills. The level of the appointment will depend on the qualifications of the successful candidate.

General Information
These assignments are Appointments of Limited Duration, initially for a duration of 2 years. Annual remunerations, exempt from taxation, according to qualifications and experience at P5 level will be approximately $135,250 and at P2/P3 level from $85,184 to $102,745 (with dependants). Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Developing country nationals and women are encouraged to apply. Individuals holding Appointments of Limited Duration will be considered external candidates if applying for vacant UNESCO regular posts.

For more information on the EFA Global Monitoring Report, consult our website: http://www.efareport.unesco.org. To apply please send your application directly to Ms Julia Heiss, Education Sector, UNESCO , 7 place de Fontenoy, 75352 Paris 07-SP, France, or by email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it before the closing date of September 10, 2008

 

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