Job Description

  Parent Sector : Culture Sector (CLT) Duty Station: Kabul Job Family: Culture Type of contract : Non Staff Level : Level 3 Duration of contract : From 1 to 6 months Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 25-FEB-2021 UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST UNESCO is the Agency for the United Nations responsible for coordinating International Cooperation in Education, Science, Culture and Communication.

Over the last year, UNESCO has started the implementation of the project “Preservation and Promotion of the Bamiyan Valley through Culture-Oriented Sustainable Development” (PPBV. The project will focus on developing a Management Plan for the Bamiyan Valley within the more general framework of a Strategic Master Plan that was formulated by the University of Florence and a Scheme for an Archaeological Park in Bamiyan.

The aim of this project is to enhance the capacity of the Government to protect and manage the archaeological remains and the cultural landscape of the Bamiyan Valley through an integrated approach that combines direct conservation actions along the main Buddha Cliff with the preservation and valorization of their context. This approach will provide the Afghan authorities with operational connections between the World Heritage property and its cultural environment, regarded as a critical component for its long-term preservation. At the same time, local communities will benefit from the creation of cultural public spaces and services that will favor a more inclusive approach to cultural sites, will create immediate employment opportunities, and contribute to the development of sustainable tourism.

The project will lead to the following main expected results: 1.    Strengthen the national capacities and operational framework to preserve and manage the cultural landscape of the Bamiyan World Heritage site 2.    Contribute to community empowerment by creating public cultural spaces and employment opportunities for heritage management; 3.    Promote scientific Analysis for the stabilization of the Buddha Cliff and contribute to its valorisation.

Long Description Description of the Assignment The assignment for which national professionals will be hired is to prepare a Management Plan (MP) for the protection and management of the Bamiyan Valley within the framework of the Bamiyan Strategic Master Plan recently completed by the University of Florence and to set out the determinations for the creation of an Archaeological Park.

The activity will include the preparation of an urban catalogue for elements of cultural value (historical; archaeological; cultural landscapes, etc.), which will benefit of the documents and information previously produced and collected for the Cultural Master Plan and Strategic Master Plan.

The MP will be elaborated in close cooperation with Afghan authorities (MoIC, MUDH and the Bamiyan Municipality), and in Coordination with the other relevant institutions. Regular workshops will be organized with stakeholders and the local community to ensure that the process is fully participatory.

A Road Map for the drafting of the Management Plan and the formulation of proposals for the Archaeological Park has been prepared by UNESCO and will serve as guideline the planning activities.

Long Description Duties and Responsibilities Under the overall authority of Director UNESCO Kabul Office, overall supervision of head of Culture Unit and direct supervision of the Project Manager the selected CAD/ GIS Operator will carry out the planning activities of the Bamiyan Valley Management Plan and the Bamiyan Archaeological Park Scheme, including: •    Preparation of an urban catalogue for elements of cultural value un Bamiyan; •    Collection of available relevant documentation and information; •    Compiling and analysing of collected data; •    Preparation of a final proposal for the Management Plan and Archaeological Park; •    Participation in regular workshops organized with stakeholders and local communities; Long Description COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial) Accountability (C) Communication (C) Innovation (C) Knowledge Sharing and continuous improvement (C) Planning and organizing (C) Results focus (C) Teamwork (C) For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Education • Minimum BA/BS  in Computing Engineering or related field..

• Expertise in Autocad V10 (or superior) and ESRI ArcView GIS or similar.

Work experience • Minimum 4 years of operating a GIS system compatible with ArcView, in urban planning schemes. (Mandatory requirement).

• Excellent interpersonal, communication and team-working skills.

Languages • Good command of English, both written and spoken.

• Fluency (written and spoken) in Dari and Pashto. (Desirable) DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS BENEFITS AND ENTITLEMENTS Positions will be Bamiyan based. No allowance will be paid for relocation.

UNESCO will provide an office space in Bamiyan.

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.

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