Job Title : Projects Coordinator
Parent Sector : Social and Human Sciences
Duty Station: Harare, Zimbabwe
Type of contract: Service Contract
Level : SB3
Duration of contract : 9 Months with a possibility of extension
Application Deadline : 31 May 2020
UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism
- Only Zimbabwe Nationals or holders of a valid Zimbabwe Work Permit may apply for this position.
Under the direct supervision of the UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa Social and Human Sciences (SHS) Programme Specialist, the Projects Coordinator will be responsible for three workstream :
(i) Contributing to the implementation of the UNESCO/SHS Programmes on Social Inclusion and MOST in the region;
(ii) Advising and coordinating interventions on emergency and humanitarian responses in the area of inclusion of the most vulnerable; and
(iii) Supporting resource mobilsiation efforts of the Sector in the Social inclusion workstream.
- Contribute to the Sector’s efforts in mobilizing new partnerships and fund-raising under the MOST and Social Inclusion Programmes, by building on the results of the UNPRPD project, and developing concept notes and prodocs, applying to Calls for projects at the national and global levels, and liaising with the local, regional and international partners/donors.
- Ensure the day-to-day management of the Social Inclusion and MOST Programmes in consultation with the Programme Specialist, and with national partners to develop new areas of work to strengthen the portfolio.
- Working on the follow-up of UNESCO’s assets in the area of disability rights, especially in the context of emergency and humanitarian response pertaining notably to the COVID-19 response and recovery. Liaise with the concerned UN agencies, Disabled Persons Organizations (DPOs), UNPRPD, and other MPTF mechanisms to position UNESCO’s interventions in joint initiatives and ensure synergies and partnerships.
- Streamline the Gender work of the Sector in the region by proposing new ideas of interventions that are relevant to the Sector’s mandate, including on the intersectional discrimination and violence.
- Ensure UNESCO’s presence and contribution to the UN technical working groups’ meetings and initiatives under the UNDAF/UN Sustainable Development Framework (UNSDF)/CCA process, notably by bringing technical support in integrating the UNDIS into the CCA process.
- Assist in the development of an appropriate communication and information strategy to support and/or advocate programme development, in line with the Donor’s and UNESCO’s strategy to ensure the visibility of the interventions and ensure accountability.
- Perform any other duties, relevant to the project, as required.
- Accountability (C)
- Communication (C)
- Innovation (C)
- Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)
- Planning and organizing (C)
- Results focus (C)
- Teamwork (C)
- Strong knowledge of contemporary development issues nationally and globally especially on disability rights, gender, social inclusion, sexual and reproductive health and rights, HRBA, access to justice, and national and global planning frameworks (UNCRPD, SDGs and Zim Asset).
- Knowledge and/or prior experience of the United Nations and UNESCO System
- Literacy in computing, information management, website and social media
- Fluency in any one of the 15 Constitutional languages is an asset
- Proven ability to work in a multicultural environment
- Ability to write clear and comprehensive reports
- High level written and oral communications skills in English and any other UN language
- Must be a result oriented team player
- Good interpersonal skills
For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.
- Holder of a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline (development, human rights, social sciences, etc.).
- Renumeration and Benefits for Service Contracts based on the Country Set salary scales. For more information, please contact UNESCO local offices
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.
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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.
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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. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities, as well as nationals from non-and under-represented Member States (last update here) 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.
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Deadline : 31 May 2020