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UNESCO recruits expert to strengthen its WSIS follow-up team

20-06-2008 (Paris)
UNESCO recruits expert to strengthen its WSIS follow-up team
A post of programme specialist is presently open for recruitment at the Information Society Division of UNESCO's Communication and Information Sector. The major responsibility of this post is to manage UNESCO's follow-up to the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), including the Organization’s role in the implementation of the WSIS Action Plan.
More particularly, the incumbent of the post will have to develop strategic approaches to the implementation of the WSIS Action Plan; monitor UNESCO's role as a facilitator of the multi-stakeholder implementation of six WSIS Action Lines; and coordinate UNESCO's contribution to the overall multi-stakeholder coordination of the Facilitators of the eleven Action Lines.

The candidates must have advanced university degree in communication, information or international relations, preferably with orientation towards knowledge societies and five to seven years of working experience in international or intergovernmental organizations active in knowledge society issues.

The vacancy notices available on UNESCO's website contain, inter alia, more detailed information on duties and responsibilities, qualifications required, salary and benefits, and on how to apply.

When applying for UNESCO vacancies, please only use the online recruitment system at www.unesco.org/employment. Candidates without access to Internet may send a paper application by completing the official UNESCO CV form (available at Headquarters, UNESCO Offices, National Commissions in Member States, or any office of a United Nations Resident Representative) in English or French to:

Chief, HRM/RCR,
7 place de Fontenoy
75352 Paris 07 SP

before 19 August 2008, quoting the post number: CI-006.

UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. If you have any questions concerning persons or companies claiming to be recruiting on behalf of UNESCO and requesting the payment of a fee, please contact: Recrutweb@unesco.org.
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