United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Consultant (Capacity Building for Effective Implementation of World Heritage Convention with Dongola Site)

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Job Description

  Parent Sector : Culture Sector (CLT) Duty Station: Cairo Job Family: Culture Type of contract : Non Staff Duration of contract : From 1 to 6 months Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 21-Mar-2021 UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST Background

Within the framework of the 40C/5 Work Plan of the World Heritage Programme, UNESCO Regional Bureau for Sciences in the Arab States in Cairo has been assisting the Arab states in the effective implementation of the World Heritage Convention at the country level through awareness raising, Capacity Building and policy support.  The Sudanese authorities have been working on the management plan development for Old Dongola in Norther State of Sudan which is on the Tentative List for World Heritage nomination.

Long Description Assignment

Under the authority of the Director of the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Sciences in the Arab States and the direct supervision of the Programme Specialist for Culture, the individual specialist shall prepare a working paper on Old Dongola heritage site to support its nomination development. To this end, the individual specialist shall perform the following tasks: 1. Read supporting documents provided by UNESCO to become further familiar with the general context of the implementation of the World Heritage Convention in Sudan; 2. Conduct desktop research and prepare a draft working paper (approximately 20 pages in English) on Old Dongola heritage site, and submit it to UNESCO for feedback. The draft paper will cover the following aspects; a) Significance of the site, its integrity, and authenticity, b) The state of conservation including factors and risks affecting the property, c) The progress in the ongoing project for the management plan development, d) Comparative Analysis with similar heritage sites including those inscribed on the World Heritage List, e) Bibliography and references.

f) A strategy and action plan to advance on the World Heritage nomination development of the site by the Sudanese government; 3. Submit the draft paper to UNESCO for feedback; 4. Integrate the feedback and submit the final working paper to UNESCO.

Long Description Deliverables and Timeline




The draft working paper 30 April 2021 2

The final working paper and action plan proposal 15 May 2021 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) Professionalism (C) For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.

  • MA degree in World Heritage Studies, UNESCO culture conventions, heritage management and other related fields.
  • Minimum ten-year professional experience in research and education in World Heritage Studies, UNESCO culture conventions, heritage management, and other related fields.
  • Excellent knowledge of the World Heritage Convention and its Operational Guidelines.
  • Excellent writing skills in English.
  • Previous experience in assisting the nomination development of cultural properties for the World Heritage List inscription.
SELECTION AND RECRUITMENT PROCESS Please note that all applicants must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information.

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time): 21-March-2021

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