|Duty station: Paris||Duration: Annual, renewable up to four years|
The annual Education for All Global Monitoring Report (GMR) is the world's foremost publication on basic education. It monitors progress towards the Education for All (EFA) goals agreed at the World Education Forum in Dakar (Senegal) in 2000, identifies promising education policies, and analyzes a major theme.
A Director is sought for an international team based in UNESCO, Paris (France).
Duties: The Director will have the overall responsibility for the content and delivery of the EFA Global Monitoring Report to the Director-General of UNESCO. In that connection he/she will:
- Direct the development of the annual EFA Global Monitoring Report to the highest standards by ensuring excellence in its analytic, technical and creative contribution to the achievement of the EFA goals
- Sustain the integrity and independence of the Report
- Provide effective leadership to the international Report team and sustain and extend its networks of researchers and consultants
- Develop strong collaborative links with UNESCO Institutes and particularly with the UNESCO Institutes for Statistics (UIS)
- Establish and develop strong collaborative links with universities and research institutes world-wide, particularly in developing countries
- Develop good working relationship with governments, agencies, NGO's, and other partners of UNESCO
- Strengthen the international reputation and impact of the Report through a strong communication and outreach strategy
- Work to ensure that long-term funding for the report is secure
Profile: The successful candidate will be a recognized authority on international development, with a strong track record on education. In particular, S/he will have:
- Experience in producing high quality analytical reports on education that are global in scope and are written for an international audience
- Excellent command of English, both written and spoken
- Strong research and statistical skills, with a proven record in publications
- Good understanding of patterns of national financing and international aid for education
- Ability to direct and manage a multi-cultural team of policy analysts, researchers and consultants
- Commitment to maintain the independence and financial stability of the Report, while satisfying the administrative requirements of UNESCO
- Ability to communicate the Report to a wide range of specialist and non-specialist audiences
Remuneration: UNESCO salaries are calculated in US dollars. They consist of a basic salary and a post adjustment which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station and exchange rates. It corresponds to an estimated annual salary of approximately 181,238 USD with dependant and 168,211 USD without dependant.
How to apply: To apply please send your application directly to Martina Simeti, Education Sector, UNESCO, 7 place de Fontenoy, 75352 Paris 07-SP, France, or by Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates must send application letter and resume, in English, indicating their nationality, date of birth and sex.
Application files will have to reach UNESCO Headquarters before 21 January 2011. Interviews will be held in February 2011. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply, as well as nationals from developing countries.
For more information on the EFA Global Monitoring Report, consult our website: http://www.efareport.unesco.org