Sunday, June 10, 2007

Job: DIRECTOR, Division of Education Strategies and Field Support

UNESCO is searching for a new DIRECTOR for its Division of Education Strategies and Field Support. The State Department hopes that a suitable U.S. candidate can be found to apply for the position. The competition closes at midnight (Paris time) on June 18.

Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General for Education (ADG/ED) and reporting directly to the Deputy ADG/ED for Programme Management, the incumbent is expected to provide intellectual, strategic and operational leadership for the Division in the pursuit of its main goals of supporting Member States’ country education planning process, in line with UNESCO National Education Support Strategy (UNESS), and providing coordination and support to UNESCO field offices and ED institutes/centers for implementing their education program including those activities in post-conflict and post-disaster countries.

In this connection, he or she will:

- contribute to the development of the Education Program strategy, goals and objectives and be further accountable for implementing a results-based approach in translating the approved
Education Sector mandate into an effective program delivery plan;

- design optimal organizational structures and/or action plans equired to support and ensure efficiency and effectiveness in operations, motivation of staff, and knowledge management/sharing throughout the sector via UNESS, field support and institute coordination;

- ensure mobilization of the required human, financial and material resources for the tasks assigned;

- demonstrate a high level of skill and diplomacy to create synergy in the wider United Nations education programme context as well as to motivate shareholders and recipient governments in order to build and maintain partnerships at all levels, both within and outside UNESCO;

- provide technical backstopping to UNESCO field offices in developing and implementing the UNESS framework in the concerned Member States.

If you are interested, or can recommend a person for the post, it is strongly recommended that you contact the Department of State.

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