UNESCO recruits 01 Future literacy catalogue consultant

UNESCO recruits 01 Future literacy catalogue consultant


Paris, France
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, …), Projet/programme de développement

Parent Sector : Social and Human Sciences Sector (SHS)
Duty Station: Paris
Job Family: Futures Literacy
Type of contract : Non Staff
Duration of contract : From 7 to 11 months
Recruitment open to : External candidates
Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 22-02-2021
UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism
BackgroundOver the last 8 years, UNESCO has pursued efforts to disseminate Futures Literacy worldwide, developing a Global Futures Literacy Network around almost 20 UNESCO Chairs in Anticipatory Studies, Futures Studies and Futures Literacy. Invited to lead the UN HLCP’s Foresight Network, UNESCO works together with governments, civil society and the private sector around a series of projects, on climate change and long-termism in Europe, on decolonized futures in Africa, design and intergenerational dialogue in Asia or resilience in the Americas. The last Futures Literacy Summit, which gathered 9000+ people online in December 2020, was a milestone to express UNESCO partners’ commitment to the development and diffusion of Futures Literacy as an essential competency for the realization of humanity’s aspirations in the 21st Century.

PurposeTo review the development of Futures Literacy processes in Africa and coordinate the development of a catalogue of Futures Literacy processes.

Work Assignment
Under the supervision of the Head of Futures Literacy, the Consultant is expected to:
Contribute to, in the full range of organisational and logistical tasks  in francophone Africa and Europe, associated with:
Connecting on-going projects such as the Imagining Africa’s Futures (IAF) with initiatives of the Global Futures Literacy Network;The design and implementation of Futures Literacy Laboratories (FLLs) in Latin America, Africa, and Asia, especially China, Costa Rica, Ivory Coast, and Kenya, and together with field offices;The coordination of works around Futures Literacy conceptual issues, especially around translation efforts pursued by the network;The drafting of a catalogue of tools in a capability-based approach to learning and policy-making.Collaborate on any tasks and items with the Futures Literacy team and colleagues at HQ and field offices as a whole on their respective tasks to disseminate Futures Literacy at UNESCO and the UN system.
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 QUALIFICATIONSAt least 2 years of work experience in project management, communication, or in the design and facilitation of participatory processes; Prior knowledge of Futures Literacy/futures design principles;Strong analytical skills;Excellent French proficiency (written and oral) and good/fair command of English.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONSGood knowledge of Spanish, an African language, or Arabic is appreciated;Participation in a Futures Literacy Lab is appreciated;Working experience with an International Organization or UN system;Prior knowledge of UNESCO’s administrative procedures is a plus.
APPLICATION PROCESSInterested candidates should click on “Apply Now”, and download and complete the Employment History form (Word document).Before uploading the document, at the end of the Word document, please insert extra pages with the following required information:
An up-to-date CV stating details of educational qualifications, work experience, including prior experience of similar work.A brief proposal (1-2 pages) discussing the approach/methodology to undertake the assignment and the proposed fee.Preference for the contractual arrangement can be specified in the proposal between a service contract and a consultancy, provided the Candidate has a social security number in France.Permutability of certain missions included in the other job position available at the FL Unit is possible (for example, coordinating the UNESCO Chairs network): please specify any other desired missions in your proposal.
ASSESSMENTOnly applications providing the information requested in the application procedure will be considered.Evaluation of qualified applicants may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.Note:  Due to the large number of applications we receive, we are able to inform only the successful candidate(s) about the outcome or status of the selection process.
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SELECTION AND RECRUITMENT PROCESSPlease 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.
UNESCO applies a zero tolerance policy against all forms of harassment.
UNESCO is committed to achieve and sustain gender parity among its staff members in all categories and at all grades. Furthermore, UNESCO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities, as well as nationals from non-and under-represented Member States (last update here) are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality. Worldwide mobility is required for staff members appointed to international posts.
UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.POSTULER

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