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Your professional training

Since the Associate Expertsí Scheme is intended to prepare you for working life, you will receive training throughout the period of your appointment.

10007782_250.jpgYou will find set out below the stages in the training you will undergo both before and after you take up your duties should you be selected as an Associate Expert.

Preparatory training

Before you take up your duties as Associate Expert, you will have initial training in your country of origin. This may take the form, for instance, of an intensive course in the language you will need in your duty station.

You will then receive in Paris, at UNESCO Headquarters, a briefing which varies according to your duty station.

If you are assigned to Headquarters, you will follow an introductory course on the Organizationís structure, services and Programme.

If you are assigned to a field office, you will be informed of the general aims of the projects and your role in implementing them.

In-service training

Once you have reached your duty station, after the introductory period of three months, you will draw up a work plan for the duration of your appointment.

In the field, you will have both theory classes and missions which are provided for and paid for by the donor country.

By means of official trips, information sessions and in-service training seminars you may broaden your field of knowledge to encompass other UNESCO activities and develop field experience.

According to your duty station, you could acquire specific skills such as the ability to plan and hold international meetings, which is particularly useful in fostering dialogue, exchange and mutual understanding.




How to do

Asssociate Expert

  • First, assess your skills: have you got the right profile?
  • If so, see how to apply
  • If you succeed to go through the recruitment process you will receive a professional training.
  • And obtain the status and entitlements of a UNESCO Associate Expert

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