UNESCO recruits 01 Project manager (CULTURE)

UNESCO recruits 01 Project manager (CULTURE)


Paris, France
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, …), Projet/programme de développement

Post Number : CLT/PA 061
Grade : P-3
Parent Sector : Culture Sector (CLT)
Duty Station: Paris
Job Family: Culture
Type of contract : Project Appointment
Duration of contract : 1 year
Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates
Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 15-DEC-2020
UNESCO Core Values:  Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism
Duration of contract:  1 year with possibility of extension subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance. 
OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST The Project Manager for Culture, under the direct supervision of the UNESCO/Saudi Arabia Programme Coordinator, the general supervision of the Director for Culture and Emergencies (CLT/CEM) and the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General for Culture, is responsible for the planning, coordination, development and implementation of the knowledge management system under the “Dive into Heritage” project, implemented within the Framework Funds-in-Trust Agreement to strengthen cooperation in the field of culture and cultural heritage concluded by the Ministry of Culture of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and UNESCO on 15 March 2020.
In particular, she/he will be responsible for: Management of the Project, especially its technical components (adjustment to project design, implementation, monitoring and reporting).
Adjustment and finalization, in coordination with relevant partners, of the full-fledged project document of the “Dive into Heritage” component.Coordination of the development of the UNESCO global digital platform on Heritage.Ensuring of the assessment of needs and data mapping in consultation with partners in the field of digital data collection. Reporting and communication on the Project’s achievements, in view of the launch of a beta version of the digital platform at the Dubai Expo 2020 in October 2021.Monitoring of the Project, including the organization of and follow-up to monitoring and evaluation meetings with the project’s teams. Mobilization of voluntary contributions for this project by developing conceptual notes, preparing project proposals and cooperation frameworks with donors and partners in accordance with the approved Programme and Budget (C/5) and UNESCO’s and the Culture Sector’s resources mobilization strategies in line with the targets of phase 2 of the Project.
COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial) Innovation (C)Planning and organizing (C)Results focus (C)-For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.
EDUCATION Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent)  in the field of computer science and information and communication technologies, system development and design, multimedia production, or related areas.
WORK EXPERIENCE A minimum of four (4) years of progressivly responsible and relevant professional experience  in developing and maintaining information systems.
Relevant experience acquired at the international level.Experience in web application development (ColdFusion CFML technology, SQL, JavaScript frameworks – ExtJS, Jquery -, HTTP, CSS, JSON and HTML); in web server administration (MySQL databases, ColdFusion and IIS Web servers, JRE); filing systems, applications, hardware, emailing; in document management and production (Images (IPTC, XMP), PDF, Office documents, Filing systems, file naming).Experience in the preparation and drafting of project documents, reports, concise documents and briefings.
SKILLS & COMPETENCIES Strong analytical and programming skills, including the ability to use in-house computerized systems  and applications as well as in graphic design production, graphic design formats from the production to the web or paper publication, user experience, web page layout (CSS, CSS frameworks, HTML, DOM, Photoshop, Indesign-Xpress, Illustrator, Web integrations, Javascript frameworks).
Skills in video management (FFMPEG, codec, webcasting, publication, Youtube API) and in web content management.Skills in document management and production: use of styles, PDF, metadata, etc.Skills in network and systems administration, including Windows systems, Active Directory, Ms Office, command lines scripting, and skills in ICT security related issues.Strong planning and organizational skills; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan; ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines as well as flexibility to adjust work schedules and priorities.Ability to develop clear goals that are consistent with agreed procedures.Strong communications skills, both oral and written.Ability to interact efficiently with a wide range of partners and stakeholders within and outside the Organization.Demonstrated ability to work in a team and maintain effective working relationships with  people of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds.
LANGUAGES Excellent knowledge of English or French and good knowledge of the other language.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS   WORK EXPERIENCE Experience in the field of culture.

SKILLS & COMPETENCIES Knowledge of UNESCO standard-setting instruments and their processes.

LANGUAGES Good knowledge of Arabic.

BENEFITS AND ENTITLEMENTS UNESCO’s salaries consist of a basic salary and other benefits which may include if applicable: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, medical insurance, pension plan etc.
For more information in benefits and entitlements, please consult ICSC website.
SELECTION AND RECRUITMENT PROCESS 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. 
UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.
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.
UNESCO applies a zero tolerance policy against all forms of harassment.
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.
UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. POSTULER

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