United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Consultant (Content Development for Toolkit on 2003 Convention International Assistance Mechanism)

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Job Description

  Parent Sector : Culture Sector (CLT) Duty Station: Paris Job Family: Culture Type of contract : Non Staff Duration of contract : From 1 to 6 months Recruitment open to : External candidates Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 01-AUG-2021 UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST Background To enhance the full implementation of the International Assistance (IA) mechanism established under the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (hereinafter called “the Convention”), a toolkit will be created in the framework of Articles 20 to 24 of the Convention. This guidance manual will contain instructive information on the IA mechanism, a comprehensive overview of the application process for international assistance from the Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund, and key tips for the proper planning, Monitoring and Evaluation of a project. The toolkit will also provide the overall conceptual framework of the Convention as well as the eligibility and selection criteria for international assistance requests as set out in Chapter I.4 of the Operational Directives for the Implementation of the Convention. The content of the toolkit should be accessible to all stakeholders, regardless of their level of expertise in the field of intangible cultural heritage or academic qualifications.

To learn more about the International Assistance mechanism of the 2003 Convention please visit the dedicated website.

Long Description Work assignment In the framework of the implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, and in close consultation with the Safeguarding, Monitoring and Implementation Team of the Culture Sector Living Heritage Entity, the consultant shall elaborate the content of a toolkit on the International Assistance mechanism established under the Convention.

The toolkit, targeting the living heritage community and stakeholders, will provide the basic principles governing the use of the IA mechanism, key tips for sound project planning, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation methodologies, as well as any other relevant elements to support States Parties to the Convention preparing international assistance requests in a comprehensive manner. For this purpose, the consultant shall: 1.    Review and analyze the existing international assistance mechanism and application process, all IA related Forms (ICH-04-Greater, ICH-04-Greater, ICH-04-up_to, ICH-04: Emergency assistance requests, ICH-04-Timetable and budget, ICH-04-Progress Report, ICH-01bis, ICH-05 and ICH-06), and three (3) completed IA projects for each of the following regions: Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and The Pacific, Africa, and the Arab States; based on the findings, develop a detailed outline of the tool kit for review, comments and approval by UNESCO.

2.    Propose a draft of the toolkit (in English). Each section shall explain the concepts, key issues and, where possible, provide examples of a well-planned IA project. The draft shall be submitted to UNESCO for review and comments.  The length of the document should not exceed 25 pages in A4 format, with 1,5 line spacing, font 12. The contents should be easily accessible to the target readership.

3.    Prepare a final revised version of the toolkit, taking into account the feedback provided by UNESCO and including diagrams and/or other elements if needed. The graphic Design of the tool kit will not be part of this contract.

Contract duration and work location The contract duration is estimated at 2.5 months (full-time work). Please note this is a home-based position.

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.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Education •    Advanced University degree (Master’s or equivalent) in the field of culture, humanities or education.

Work Experience •    At least 5 years of professional experience in supporting programmes and projects in fields related to culture and/or international fund monitoring.

•    Experience in preparing or analyzing guidance manuals or developing pedagogical tools for International Cooperation processes in the field of culture.

Skills/Competencies •    Excellent analytical and drafting skills.

•    Excellent interpersonal skills in multicultural contexts.

•    Excellent organizational and planning skills.

•    Ability to work under pressure.

•    Excellent IT skills (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).

Languages •    Excellent knowledge of English.

APPLICATION PROCESS Interested candidates are invited to submit their application, in English, including the following required elements in one single document: •    Completed Employment History Form (Word file) to be downloaded from the platform; •    A financial proposal, quoted in US dollars or in euros only, to be inserted at the end of the Employment History form.

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.

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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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