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  • Posted: Mar 20, 2023
    Deadline: Apr 28, 2023
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    In 1945, UNESCO was created in order to respond to the firm belief of nations, forged by two world wars in less than a generation, that political and economic agreements are not enough to build a lasting peace. Peace must be established on the basis of humanity’s moral and intellectual solidarity.
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    Director of Office and UNESCO Representative to East African States

    COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)

    • Communication (C)
    • Accountability (C)
    • Innovation (C)
    • Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)
    • Planning and organizing (C)
    • Results focus (C)
    • Teamwork (C)
    • Professionalism (C)
    • Building partnerships (M)
    • Driving and managing change (M)
    • Leading and empowering others (M)
    • Making quality decisions (M)
    • Managing performance (M)
    • Strategic thinking (M)



    • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in a discipline related to UNESCO’s mandate, public or business administration or international relations, or related field.

    Work Experience

    • At least fifteen (15) years of progressive professional experience at the appropriate management level within the United Nations system, other international, national or private sector institutions, including a wide experience in diplomatic work or development issues related to UNESCO’s areas of competence, in association with national and international organizations.
    • Demonstrated experience in advocacy and resources mobilization.
    • Proven partnership experience with successful implementation of partners at global, local and community levels
    • Professional experience in the field of education, sciences, culture, social sciences or communication.

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    Skills & Competencies

    • Commitment to the Organization’s mandate, vision, strategic direction and priorities.
    • Institutional leadership capacity, high sense of objectivity and professional integrity, diplomacy, tact and political astuteness.
    • Demonstrated strategic planning and management abilities, including capacity to administer extensive programmes and projects, financial and human resources, as well as to exercise appropriate supervision and control.
    • Capacity to provide intellectual leadership to guide staff, as well as ability to build trust, manage, lead and motivate a large and diversified body of staff in a multicultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity, as well as exercise supervision and control and ensure continuous training and development of staff.
    • Ability to identify key strategic issues, objectives, opportunities, and risks.
    • Organizational skills, including in establishing plans and priorities, and in implementing them effectively, as well as in devising implementation plans.
    • Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively, both orally and in writing; demonstrated ability to interact with a wide range of high-level partners.

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    • Excellent knowledge and drafting skills in one of the working languages (English or French) of the Organization and working knowledge of the second language.



    • Courses/degree/training in a management-related field.

    Work Experience

    • Experience in the field of international relations and diplomacy, multilateral cooperation, development.

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    Skills & Competencies

    • Broad general culture, good geopolitical knowledge of the region and sound analytic capacities.
    • Proven leadership and demonstrated managerial skills combined with flexibility.
    • Sound judgment and decision-making skills.
    • Ability to identify key strategic issues, objectives, opportunities and risks.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to take initiative and maintain effective working relationships with partners of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds.
    • Good knowledge of the United Nations system.


    • Knowledge of other official languages of UNESCO (Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish).

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