2019 Canadian Commission for UNESCO Programme Officer Recruitment
Deadline: May 21, 2019.
The Canadian Commission for UNESCO serves as a bridge between Canadians and the vital work of UNESCO—the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. By promoting UNESCO values, priorities and programs in Canada and by bringing the voices of Canadian experts to the international stage, the Commission contributes to a peaceful, equitable and sustainable future that leaves no one behind.
Under the direct supervision of the Programme Manager, Canadian Commission for UNESCO, the Programme Officer contributes to identifying the strategic direction of the Commission within the Social and Human Sciences sector (ethical issues related to science and research, promotion of human rights, diversity and inclusion, youth participation and engagement, fight against racism and discrimination) with an holistic approach including all five UNESCO Major Programs.
As the Programme Officer, you will:
- ensure liaison and cooperation with relevant UNESCO sectors, the various networks of the Commission (including those under his/her direct responsibility), professional associations, relevant Canadian federal, provincial, territorial and municipal government departments and agencies, as well as civil society organizations and researchers working in areas relevant to the Social and Human Sciences sector within Canada and internationally;
- identify strategic partnerships that lead to enhancing the Commission’s impact and reach;
- establish priority initiatives for the sector as well as develop and monitor the sector’s annual sector plan and annual budget;
- represent the Commission in a wide-range of events both at the domestic and the international level;
- conduct consultations;
- prepare materials for reports, communications, and public relations initiatives in the areas of Social and Human Sciences;
- contribute material to the Commission’s web site and to support the preparation, strategic and public interventions from the Secretary-General and other Executive Committee members in collaboration with the Public Affairs section;
- report on the activities of the sector from an outcomes-based (impact) perspective;
- and perform other related duties.
- An undergraduate university degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and professional experience related to the responsibilities of the position
- Five (5) years of experience in program administration in one or more of the fields related to UNESCO’s mandate and priorities in Social and Human Sciences such as ethical issues related to science and research, promotion of human rights, diversity and inclusion, youth participation and engagement, fight against racism and discrimination
- Work experience in the development and reinforcement of partnerships with various stakeholders
- Work experience with organizations which work on ethical issues related to science and research, promotion of human rights, diversity and inclusion, youth participation and engagement, fight against racism and discrimination
- Experience in coordination or management of events, networks or projects
- Understanding of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO’s role, mandate, activities and programs; its relationship with the Canada Council for the Arts, the Government of Canada, and international organizations within the United Nations system, as well as with civil society organizations in Canada that fall within the Social and Human Sciences sector
- Knowledge of ethical and development issues as well as UNESCO priorities affecting Social and Human Sciences both in Canada and internationally, as well as an awareness of major conventions, protocols and international agreements affecting Social and Human Sciences
- Knowledge of major social issues involving ethics in scientific, technological and social development, strategic research on social and ethical issues, human rights, youth engagement and participation and fight against racism and discrimination
4. Bilingual Requirements
- This position requires the use of both official languages. The requirements in the second official language are: an advanced level in oral, reading comprehension and in writing.
Send the complete Application Form quoting the competition number listed above and a copy of your resume to the attention of Mylène Mougeot, Human Resources, prior to the closing date by email at [email protected].
For more information please contact Mylène Mougeot at 613-566-4414 or 1-800-263-5588, extension 4124 or by e-mail at [email protected].