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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)
Programme Specialist (Culture)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-09-06
Paris (France)
National consultant in the field of Education, TVET, Quality Assurance Systems
National Consultant - Locally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-08-07
Tashkent (Uzbekistan)
National consultant in the field of Education, TVET policy and Sector Skills Council (SSC)
National Consultant - Locally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-08-07
Tashkent (Uzbekistan)
National consultant in the field of Occupational Standard and Sectoral Qualification Framework (SQF)
National Consultant - Locally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-08-07
Tashkent (Uzbekistan)
Chief of Section (HR Strategic Support)
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2021-08-22
Paris (France)
Staff Professional
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-08-06
Nairobi (Kenya)
National Associate Project Officer (ICT in Education)
NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2021-08-06
Accra (Ghana)
Consultant on Media and Elections (CI/FEJ)
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-07-30
Paris (France)
EES Project Assistant
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-07-29
Cairo (Egypt)
Non-Staff Consultant
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-08-08
Paris (France)
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-09-06
Venice (United States of America)
Associate Programme Officer
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes soon: 2021-07-30
Trieste (Italy)
Associate Resource Mobilization Officer
Level not specified
Closes: 2021-08-06
Paris (France)
Administrateur (rice) National (e)
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-07-25
Chad (Chad)
Programme Coordinator
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-07-28
Beirut (Lebanon)
Development of Natural Sciences Strategy for Quito Office
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-07-25
Quito (Ecuador)
Project Assistant (Culture) - SC(4/1)-BAG-21-CLT-0004
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-07-26
Erbil (Iraq)
National Project Officer (HIV and Health Education)
NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-07-30
Maputo (Mozambique)
Senior Program Officer
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2021-08-11
New Delhi (India)
Non-Staff Consultant
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-07-30
Khartoum (Sudan)
Consultant (Content development for toolkit on 2003 Convention International Assistance Mechanism)
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2021-08-01
Paris (France)
Associate Programme Officer
P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
Closes soon: 2021-07-24
Trieste (Italy)
Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Officer
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-07-25
Yaoundé (Cameroon)
Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Officer
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2021-07-25
Yaoundé (Cameroon)
Programme Assistant, Ref. JA 06-2021
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-08-02
Bangkok (Thailand)
Senior Project Officer (Data & Analysis)
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2021-08-06
Paris (France)
Finance and Administrative Officer
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-08-05
Beirut (Lebanon)
Head of Office and UNESCO Representative to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (re-advertisement)
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2021-08-20
Kinshasa (Congo Democratic)
ICT ASSISTANT
Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-08-01
Harare (Zimbabwe)
Director for Communication and Information Strategy and Policy
D-1, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
Closes: 2021-09-13
Paris (France)
Directeur/Directrice pour les stratégies et politiques en matière de communication et d'information
D-1, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
Closes: 2021-09-13
Paris (France)
National Project Officer (UNPRPD)
NO-A, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes: 2021-08-01
Harare (Zimbabwe)
Senior Administrative Assistant
GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-07-28
Trieste (Italy)
Office Assistant
GS-3, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-07-29
Paris (France)
IT Assistant (Monitoring System) Readvertisement
GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2021-08-01
Trieste (Italy)
Chief of Research, Policy and Foresight Section (Social and Human Sciences)
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes soon: 2021-07-25
Paris (France)
Chief of Inclusion, Rights and Dialogue Section (Social and Human Sciences)
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes soon: 2021-07-25
Paris (France)
Programme Specialist
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-07-26
Jakarta (Indonesia)
Senior Programme Specialist (Education)
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2021-08-13
Santiago (Chile)
Programme Specialist (Education)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-08-06
Paris (France)
Programme Specialist (Education)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-08-27
Beirut (Lebanon)
Programme Specialist (Education)
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-07-30
Kingston (Jamaica)
Programme Specialist (Culture)
NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-08-05
Harare (Zimbabwe)
Architectural Consultant
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2021-07-25
Erbil (Iraq)
Programme Specialist (Culture)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-08-06
Yaoundé (Cameroon)
National Project Officer (Non-formal TVET)
NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes soon: 2021-07-30
Kabul (Afghanistan)
Human Resources Assistant (Data and Recruitment)
GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2021-07-30
Paris (France)
Directeur/rice de Bureau et Rep. de l'UNESCO au Costa Rica,El Salvador,Honduras,Nicaragua,Panama
D-1, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
Closes soon: 2021-07-30
San Jose (Philippines)
Director of Office and UNESCO Representative to Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
D-1, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
Closes soon: 2021-07-30
San Jose (Philippines)
Directeur/Directrice de Bureau et Représentant/e de l'UNESCO en Uruguay, Argentine et Paraguay
D-1, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
Closes soon: 2021-07-30
Montevideo (Uruguay)
Director of Office and UNESCO Representative in Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay
D-1, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
Closes soon: 2021-07-30
Montevideo (Uruguay)
Associate National Programme Officer (Re-advertised)
NO-A, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
Closes soon: 2021-07-28
Kabul (Afghanistan)
Director of Liaison Office and UNESCO Representative to Ethiopia
D-1, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
Closes soon: 2021-07-30
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
Directeur/rice de Bureau de Liaison et Représentant/e de l'UNESCO pour l'Éthiopie
D-1, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
Closes soon: 2021-07-30
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
Chief of Section (Science)
P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
Closes: 2021-07-31
Paris (France)
Programme Specialist (Science)
P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes: 2021-07-31
Paris (France)
Senior Research Scientist
P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
Closes soon: 2021-07-30
Trieste (Italy)
Director of World Heritage
D-2, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
Closes: 2021-08-16
Paris (France)