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UNESCO recruiting Director for the Division of Education 2030

Paris, France, 11 December 2019


UNESCO, as the lead agency for Sustainable Development Goal 4 on Quality Education and within the context of its strategic transformation, is currently seeking a pro-active, visionary Director for the Division for Education 2030. The right candidate will be a seasoned leader, able to foster trust through an inclusive approach and inspire others.

S/he will oversee the effective performance of UNESCO's international lead coordination role for the SDG agenda 2030. The incumbent will be responsible for the development and implementation of the Division's programme, including medium-term strategies, operational work plans and associated budgets. Further, s/he will ensure technical backstopping to UNESCO Field Offices in implementing the Division's programme and activities. Specifically, the incumbent shall:

  • Provide intellectual, strategic and operational leadership for the Division in the pursuit of its main goals. Oversee the development of the Division's programmes, strategy, goals and objectives and be further accountable for implementing a result-based approach in translating the approved Division's mandate into an effective programme delivery plan;

  • Manage and design operational mechanisms and/or action plans required to support and ensure efficiency and effectiveness in operations;

  • Develop principles and approaches in respect of policy support to Members States in; (i) implementation of the SDG 4 agenda (ii) education for inclusion, languages and gender equality (iii) higher education, (iv) education for migration, displacement and emergencies;

  • Provide strategic vision, guidance and quality assurance of UNESCO's international lead coordination role of the SDG agenda 2030;

  • Establish, develop and sustain strong working relations with governments, agencies, NGOs, private sector, civil society and other partners of UNESCO;

  • Maintain motivated and effective staff of the Division for the purpose of formulating, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating its programmes;

  • Manage and coordinate the resource mobilization for the Division's programmes.

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