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CHIEF OF RESEARCH, POLICY AND FORESIGHT SECTION (SOCIAL AND HUMAN SCIENCES)


CHIEF OF RESEARCH, POLICY AND FORESIGHT SECTION (SOCIAL AND HUMAN SCIENCES)

Deadline: 25 July 2021
Open to: A minimum of 10 years of professional experience
Benefits: 2-years contract

DESCRIPTION

The Research, Policy and Foresight Section supports Member States in leveraging the contributions of the Social and Human Sciences in addressing major contemporary trends that are driving societal transformations. This includes increased inequalities of income and opportunities; the social impact of climate change and of the digital transformation. The goal of this work is to strengthen the research-policy interface, contributing to the establishment of a culture of evidence-informed decision-making policies. The Section also supports capacity-building mechanisms that will strengthen the capacities of national researchers, research institutions, research systems, policymakers and civil society to design and implement public policies for attaining sustainable, peaceful and inclusive societies. The role of this Section has become more important given the societal impact of COVID.

Under the close supervision of the Assistant Director-General for the Social and Human Sciences Sector (ADG/SHS), the incumbent will be responsible for the following programmes:

In particular, the incumbent will be required to:

ELIGIBILITY

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education

Work Experience

Skills and competencies

Languages

BENEFITS

UNESCO’s salaries consist of a basic salary and other benefits which may include if applicable: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, medical insurance, pension plan etc.

For more information in benefits and entitlements, please consult ICSC website.

HOW TO APPLY

For more information please visit the official website.



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