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UNESCO seeks Director for Moscow Institute for Information Technologies in Education
UNESCO is presently recruiting a high-level expert in education and ICTs to provide strategic vision for and conduct the business of its Institute for Information Technologies in Education in Moscow.

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UNESCO seeks Director for Moscow Institute for Information Technologies in Education

31-10-2007 (Paris)
UNESCO is presently recruiting a high-level expert in education and ICTs to provide strategic vision for and conduct the business of its Institute for Information Technologies in Education in Moscow.
The Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE), based in Moscow, is the UNESCO institute specializing in information exchange, research and training concerning the application of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in education.

The IITE conducts research, training and clearing-house activities in the following areas: supporting national capacity-building for the application of ICTs in education systems; creating an information environment for education; improving the quality of education through ICT use; and promoting ICT use in education for learning to live together.

Main responsibilities of the Director:

Under the authority of the Director-General and the direct supervision of the Assistant Director-General for Education (ADG/ED), and guided by the IITE Governing Board, the Director of the Institute shall provide strategic vision for and conduct the business of the Institute, plan, execute and report on its Programme and ensure intellectual leadership of the IITE.

The incumbent prepares in the framework of UNESCO’s Programme and Budget, and in close cooperation with the ADG/ED, the Programme and Budget of the Institute in keeping with the general policy of UNESCO, the decisions of the General Conference, the policy orientations and the main lines of emphasis of the education programme of UNESCO; organizes the annual meetings of the IITE Governing Board, prepares and submits to the latter reports on the execution of the programme and the proposals on the draft General Programme and Budget of the Institute; implements the Programme and Budget as approved by the Governing Board, in cooperation with the ADG/ED; ensures close cooperation with UNESCO’s Education Sector and other sectors, field offices, UNESCO’s specialized institutes and services and units concerned; supervises and manages the staff of the Institute in consultation with the Governing Board, the ADG/ED and the Director of the Bureau of Human Resources Management of UNESCO; maintains relationships with senior officials of governments cooperating in the implementation of IITE’s Programme; ensures mobilization of extrabudgetary resources; and establishes and maintains close professional relationships and partnerships with governmental and non-governmental organizations, international and national institutions and the private sector in the field of competence of the Institute.

Qualifications and experience:

  • Ph.D. in Education and/or Social Sciences, preferably in ICTs in Education.
  • Proven experience in and sound knowledge of the field of ICTs in Education, including technological trends and developments as they apply to education.
  • At least 15 years’ high-level professional experience in administrating and organizing research and training programmes. Research experience in application of ICTs would be an advantage.
  • Sound knowledge of present-day trends and practices in ICT policy and strategy at international level.
  • Ability to identify emerging educational needs, find new forms of action and mobilize resources from funding agencies.
  • Proven management skills.
  • Advanced IT skills.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English and Russian. Knowledge of other official UNESCO languages (French, Arabic, Chinese or Spanish) would be an advantage.

  • Competencies required:
    The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the following competencies:
  • ability to define a clear strategy and manage an ambitious programme;
  • technological know-how and conversant with the use and application of ICTs;
  • ability to provide intellectual leadership and motivate teams in a multicultural environment and ensure continuous training and development of staff;
  • ability to communicate effectively and persuasively, orally and in writing, and exercise appropriate supervision and control;
  • ability to establish plans and priorities and implement them effectively.

  • Terms and conditions:
    The post is at grade D-1 common to the United Nations system, with a salary composed of base salary and post adjustment, which, at the present dollar exchange rate, totals approximately US $157,630 (with dependants) or US $147,700 (without dependants) per annum, exempt from taxation. In addition, UNESCO offers an attractive benefits package, including 30 days annual vacation, home travel, education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance. The initial appointment will be for two years renewable.

    How to apply:
    Candidates wishing to apply for this post should do so through the following website:
    www.unesco.org/employment

    Candidates without easy access to the Internet may, exceptionally, apply by mail, by sending a full curriculum vitae in English or French, preferably on the official UNESCO curriculum vitae form, showing their nationality, date of birth and gender, to:
    Chief, Recruitment and Staffing Section, Bureau of Human Resources Management,
    UNESCO, 7 Place de Fontenoy,
    75352 Paris 07-SP, France.
    An Assessment Centre may be used in the recruitment process of this post.
    Applications should reach UNESCO before 7 December 2007. Please quote post number “EU/RP/RUS/ED/0900”.

    Applications from qualified women candidates are encouraged, as are applications from under- or non-represented Member States

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  • This item can be found in the following topics:
          · Russian Federation
          · ICT in Education: News Archives 2007


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