Liaison Officer

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)




Submit Quantity : 1USED0005PA

Grade : P-3

Mother or father Sector : Schooling Sector (ED)

Responsibility Station: New York

Job Household: Schooling

Kind of contract : Challenge Appointment

Period of contract : 1 yr

Recruitment open to : Inner and exterior candidates

Utility Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 26-NOV-2023

UNESCO Core Values: Dedication to the Group, Integrity, Respect for Range, Professionalism

Period of contract: 1 yr with risk of extension topic to availability of funds and passable efficiency.


Beneath the general authority and common steerage of the Director of the UNESCO Liaison Workplace in New York, and the direct supervision of the Liaison Officer, the incumbent will likely be answerable for the development of UNESCO schooling’s priorities on the essential UN our bodies such because the Normal Meeting, ECOSOC, HLPF and different UN boards in addition to UN system, together with Secretariat, businesses, funds and packages. S/he’ll assist the efforts of UNESCO New York Workplace to place UNESCO’s lead position on schooling on the United Nations Headquarters in view of rising world schooling challenges and reflective of UNESCO’s mandate to guide and coordinate the Schooling 2030 Agenda and the comply with up of the Reworking Schooling Summit, together with preparatory course of in direction of the Summit of the Future and the World Social Summit. S/he’ll monitor and contribute to developments on the UNHQs that may have constructive strategic influence for UNESCO.

Lengthy Description

The Incumbent will assist the coordination of UNESCO’s contribution as associated to schooling to the UN boards corresponding to UN Normal Meeting, HLPF, ECOSOC and its subsidiary commissions, making ready stories and recommending comply with up actions on the contribution of schooling to sustainable growth and human rights.

  • Help the strategic advocacy and promotion of UNESCO priorities in schooling, together with as to strengthen the position of UNESCO as a number one company for SDG4 and Reworking Schooling Summit within the lead as much as the Summit of the Future and the World Social Summit.
  • Manage Excessive-level conferences and construct partnerships with UN system, together with different UN businesses, funds and packages, with Member States and civil society to advertise UNESCO technique within the area of schooling.
  • present technical assist and help to the UN Group of Pals for Schooling and Lifelong Studying, and different partnerships initiatives in schooling on the UNHQs.
  • Analyze UN paperwork, choices and processes and establish strategic comply with up actions at intergovernmental tracks associated to schooling, gender equality and tradition of peace.
  • Help the Director for the Liaison Workplace with Everlasting Missions to the United Nations, specifically these engaged as champions and members of the Group of Pals for Schooling.
  • Contribute to the design, and, implementation of the Workplace’s communication technique and outreach.

COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)

Communication (C)
Accountability (C)
Innovation (C)
Information sharing and steady enchancment (C)
Planning and organizing (C)
Outcomes focus (C)
Teamwork (C)
Professionalism (C)

For detailed info, please seek the advice of the UNESCO Competency Framework.



  • Advance schooling diploma (Masters’s or equal) in schooling, social sciences, worldwide relations or associated areas.

Work Expertise

  • Minimal of 4 years of related skilled expertise within the area of worldwide relations and schooling, of which ideally a minimum of 2 years at worldwide degree.
  • Expertise in advancing partnerships with various companions, together with representatives of Member states and UN organizations.

Abilities and Competences

  • Information and understanding of worldwide schooling structure, within the context of the Sustainable Growth Agenda, Our Frequent Agenda and different main multilateral frameworks.
  • Good data of schooling sector’s priorities and presumably of Peace Schooling, ESD and youth engagement.
  • Good communication abilities, together with in outreach assist and web site design.
  • Wonderful coordination, interpersonal and negotiations abilities, in addition to a capability to community with a variety of companions, donors and different stakeholders.
  • Wonderful presentation abilities and talent to speak successfully and persuasively in a multicultural setting.
  • Capability to draft prime quality, clear, concise paperwork and stories.


  • Wonderful data (written and spoken) of English.
  • Information of different official language of UNESCO (Arabic, Chinese language, French, Spanish, Russian) is a bonus.


UNESCO’s salaries include a fundamental wage and different advantages which can embrace if relevant: 30 days annual go away, household allowance, medical insurance coverage, pension plan and many others.

The approximate annual beginning wage for this publish is 82,785 US $.

For full info on advantages and entitlements, please seek the advice of our Guide to Staff Benefits.


Please observe that every one candidates should full an on-line utility and supply full and correct info. To use, please go to the UNESCO careers website. No modifications may be made to the applying submitted.

The analysis of candidates is predicated on the standards within the emptiness discover, and should embrace checks and/or assessments, in addition to a competency-based interview.

UNESCO makes use of communication applied sciences corresponding to video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, and many others. for the evaluation and analysis of candidates.

Please observe that solely chosen candidates will likely be additional contacted and candidates within the last choice step will likely be topic to reference checks based mostly on the knowledge offered.


UNESCO remembers that paramount consideration within the appointment of workers members shall be the need of securing the very best requirements of effectivity, technical competence and integrity. UNESCO applies a zero-tolerance coverage in opposition to all types of harassment. UNESCO is dedicated to attaining and sustaining equitable and various geographical distribution, in addition to gender parity amongst its workers members in all classes and in any respect grades. Moreover, UNESCO is dedicated to attaining workforce variety when it comes to gender, nationality and tradition. Candidates from non- and under-represented Member States (last update here) are significantly welcome and strongly inspired to use. People from minority teams and indigenous teams and individuals with disabilities are equally inspired to use. All functions will likely be handled with the very best degree of confidentiality. Worldwide mobility is required for employees members appointed to worldwide posts.

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