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UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Welcome to the career site of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) at Impactpool! About UNESCO

In 1945, UNESCO was created in order to respond to the firm belief of nations, forged by two world wars in less than a generation, that political and economic agreements are not enough to build a lasting peace. Peace must be established on the basis of humanity’s moral and intellectual solidarity.

UNESCO strives to build networks among nations that enable this kind of solidarity, by:

  • Mobilizing for education: so that every child, boy or girl, has access to quality education as a fundamental human right and as a prerequisite for human development.

  • Building intercultural understanding: through protection of heritage and support for cultural diversity. UNESCO created the idea of World Heritage to protect sites of outstanding universal value.

  • Pursuing scientific cooperation: such as early warning systems for tsunamis or trans-boundary water management agreements, to strengthen ties between nations and societies.

  • Protecting freedom of expression: an essential condition for democracy, development and human dignity.

Today, UNESCO's message has never been more important. We must create holistic policies that are capable of addressing the social, environmental and economic dimensions of sustainable development. This new thinking on sustainable development reaffirms the founding principles of the Organization and enhances its role:

  • In a globalized world with interconnected societies, intercultural dialogue is vital if we are to live together while acknowledging our diversity.

  • In an uncertain world, the future of nations depends not only on their economic capital or natural resources, but on their collective ability to understand and anticipate changes in the environment - through education, scientific research and the sharing of knowledge.

  • In an unstable world - marked by fledgling democratic movements, the emergence of new economic powers and societies weakened by multiple stress factors – the educational, scientific and cultural fabric of societies – along with respect for fundamental rights - guarantees their resilience and stability.

  • In a connected world - with the emergence of the creative economy and knowledge societies, along with the dominance of the Internet, the full participation of everyone in the new global public space is a prerequisite for peace and development.

UNESCO is known as the "intellectual" agency of the United Nations. At a time when the world is looking for new ways to build peace and sustainable development, people must rely on the power of intelligence to innovate, expand their horizons and sustain the hope of a new humanism. UNESCO exists to bring this creative intelligence to life; for it is in the minds of men and women that the defences of peace and the conditions for sustainable development must be built.

Working at UNESCO

UNESCO has a worldwide presence with 53 Field Offices and Institutes, with its Headquarters in Paris. More than 2000 employees of about 170 nationalities currently work for the Organization.

Here you will find the Guide to Staff Benefits for Internationally recruited professional staff

Here you will find the Guide to Staff Benefits for Locally recruited staff

You can find out more by reading the UNESCO at a glance brochure

You will find all UNESCO’s vacancies at Impactpool. Update your Impactpool profile to stay alerted when featured UNESCO jobs are posted. Find information how to apply in the job advertisements. When sending your application, please indicate that you found the opportunity at Impactpool.org.

Current jobs

Chauffeur projet « Régions transfrontalières du Gabon, Cameroun et Tchad »
Level not specified
Closes: 2030-11-20
Libreville (Gabon, Gabonese Republic)
Assistant(e) Administratif(ve) projet « Régions transfrontalières du Gabon, Cameroun et Tchad »
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2030-11-20
Libreville (Gabon, Gabonese Republic)
Senior Finance and Administrative Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-03-26
Bangkok (Thailand)
Finance and Administrative Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-03-25
Harare (Zimbabwe)
Development of Training Module on Tsunami Ready under the Ocean Teacher Global Academy platform
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-03-10
Jakarta (Indonesia)
ESPECIALISTA EN MONITOREO DE LOS PROGRAMAS DE PATRIMONIO INMATERIAL Y EDUCACIÓN
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-03-01
Lima (Peru)
Communication Specialist 'Creative Caribbean'
GS-7, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-03-08
Kingston (Canada)
Project Assistant 'Creative Caribbean'
GS-3, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-03-08
Kingston (Canada)
Project Coordinator 'Creative Caribbean'
NO-A, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2021-03-08
Kingston (Canada)
Assistant (e) de sécurité et Réceptionniste
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-03-10
Bamako (Mali)
Point focal sécurité
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-03-10
Bamako (Mali)
Assistant (e) de recherches culture
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-03-10
Bamako (Mali)
Assistant (e) de l'administration
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-03-10
Bamako (Mali)
Administrative Assistant
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-03-10
Canada (Canada)
Human Resources Assistant
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-03-10
Canada (Canada)
Contrat de service - Assistant(e) de projet
GS-3, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-03-08
Dakar (Senegal)
Project Manager
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-03-17
Paris (France)
Project Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-03-17
Paris (France)
Driver
GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-03-24
Bangkok (Thailand)
Assistant du Responsable du bâtiment et de la logistique
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-03-10
Bamako (Mali)
Réceptionniste et Assistant (e) de sécurité
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-03-10
Bamako (Mali)
Réceptionniste et Assistant (e) de sécurité
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-03-10
Bamako (Mali)
IT Officer
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-03-10
Bamako (Mali)
Technicien (ne) de surface
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-03-10
Bamako (Mali)
Chauffeur
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-03-10
Bamako (Mali)
Assistant (e) IT Officer
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-03-10
Bamako (Mali)
Responsable du bâtiment et de la logistique
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-03-10
Bamako (Mali)
Assistant (e) de recherches éducation
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-03-10
Bamako (Mali)
Assistant (e) de recherches éducation (CapED)
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-03-10
Bamako (Mali)
Directeur/rice de l'Institut International de l'UNESCO pour le Renforcement des Capacités en Afrique
D-1, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
Closes: 2021-03-22
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
Director, UNESCO International Institute for Capacity-Building in Africa (IICBA)
D-1, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
Closes: 2021-03-22
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
National Project Officer (Education)
NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-03-10
Uganda (Uganda)
HR Assistant (Learning & Development)
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-03-22
Paris (France)
Staff General Services 1
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-03-22
Paris (France)
Copy Editor
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-03-07
Harare (Zimbabwe)
MFIT Coordinator
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-03-04
Jakarta (Indonesia)
Assistant (e) de projet éducation
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-03-10
Bamako (Mali)
Assistant (e) de projet culture
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-03-10
Bamako (Mali)
Associate Project Officer
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2021-03-05
Paris (France)
Individual Consultant_Revised "Positive Learning" publication on the needs of YPLHIV in education
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-03-08
Multiple locations (Multiple locations)
Associate Project Officer for Communication
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-03-03
Paris (France)
Associate Communication Officer (GSS)
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-03-03
Paris (France)
COORDINADOR/A TÉCNICO/A DE IMPLEMENTACIÓN TERRITORIAL Y GESTIÓN DIRECTA EN LA PROVINCIA DE IMBABURA
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-02-28
Quito (Ecuador)
Senior Finance and Administrative Officer
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-03-20
Kabul (Afghanistan)
COORDINADOR/A DE GESTIÓN DEL CONOCIMIENTO, MONITOREO, EVALUACIÓN E INTERVENCIÓN TERRITORIAL EN PICHI
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-02-28
Quito (Ecuador)
Chief of Sport Section (Social and Human Sciences) Re-advertisement
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2021-03-20
Paris (France)
SENIOR PROJECT OFFICER, Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-03-05
Geneva (Switzerland)
SENIOR PROJECT OFFICER (EDUCATION)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-03-05
Geneva (Switzerland)
Administrative Assistant
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-03-03
Kabul (Afghanistan)
National Associate Project Officer (Education)
NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2021-03-10
Accra (Ghana)
Assistant(e) de projets, programme O3 - Dakar (Regional)
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-03-07
Dakar (Senegal)
Associate Project Officer (Events and Partnerships Management)
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-03-17
Canada (Canada)
UN Caribbean Coordination Officer
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-03-02
Kingston (Canada)
Programme Specialist (Culture)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-03-16
Beirut (Lebanon)
National Project Officer for CI
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-03-10
Jakarta (Indonesia)
HR Policy Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-03-16
Paris (France)
Director, UNESCO/UNRWA Department of Education
D-2, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
Closes: 2021-03-16
Amman (Jordan)
DIRECTEUR/DIRECTRICE du département de l'éducation de l'UNRWA/UNESCO
D-2, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
Closes: 2021-03-16
Amman (Jordan)
Programme Specialist (Education)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-03-15
New Delhi (India)
Project Assistant- CLT Project
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-02-28
Doha (Qatar)
Individual Drafting Specialist
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-02-26
Paris (France)
Project Officer (Education)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-03-01
Paris (France)
Project Officer (Culture)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-03-02
Kabul (Afghanistan)
Project Officer (Science)
NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-03-02
South Africa (South Africa)
Call for Application-Consultant_Pacific SIDS
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-02-28
Paris (France)
Planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting specialist 1
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-02-25
Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
Associate Project Officer (ED)-SC 8/1-BAG-21-ED-0004- Erbil
SB-4 (SC8/SC9), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-02-28
Erbil (Iraq)
Associate Project Officer (ED)-SC 8/1-BAG-21-ED-0003- BAG
SB-4 (SC8/SC9), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-02-28
Baghdad (Iraq)
Programme Assistant for Youth, Ref. JA 04-2021
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-02-26
Bangkok (Thailand)
Intern (Non-Formal Education, Lifelong Learning and Literacy)
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-03-31
Bangkok (Thailand)
Stage de communication au Secrétariat de la Convention de 2001 sur le patrimoine culturel subaquatiq
Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-02-25
Paris (France)
Chef Bureau et Représentant/e de l'UNESCO en République Démocratique du Congo
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes soon: 2021-03-02
Kinshasa (Congo Democratic)
Head of Office and UNESCO Representative to the Democratic Republic of the Congo
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes soon: 2021-03-02
Kinshasa (Congo Democratic)
Nurse (Part-time 50%)
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-03-02
Trieste (Italy)
Programme Specialist
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-03-03
Paris (France)
Assistant to the Director
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-03-01
Venice (Italy)
Programme Specialist (Education)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-03-02
Doha (Qatar)
Associate Advisor for the Governing Bodies and Culture Sector
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-02-25
Paris (France)
Advisor for the Education Sector
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-02-25
Paris (France)