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JOB OPPORTUNITY - RESEARCH ASSISTANT

The Permanent Delegation of the Republic of Kenya to UNESCO is looking for a qualified and dynamic individual to fill the following position:

Job Title: Research Assistant- One (1) position

Type of contract: Fixed Term

Responsibilities

The Research Assistant will:

  • Conduct research, compile and analyse information and documentation on all issues assigned;
  • Liaise with the relevant government agencies, UNESCO and partner organizations to ensure maximum benefit in the implementation of the assigned UNESCO programme at country level;
  • Provide updated briefs on the assigned programme;
  • Assist in the preparation and coordination of meetings and provide input;
  • Participate in meetings as assigned and prepare reports;
  • Establish and enhance networks within UNESCO and partner organizations;
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of delegation’s strategic plan;
  • Contribute to the development of the delegation’s website and provide articles on the assigned programme for the website;
  • Prepare progress reports on implementation of the agreed objectives;
  • Undertake any other duties and responsibilities as may be required from time to time.
  • Be up to date with UNESCO activities relating to the assigned programme;
  • Monitor and follow up on all issues relating to the assigned programme with the relevant government agencies, UNESCO and partner organizations;

 Skills and Competencies

  • Good knowledge of UNESCO’s areas of competence namely Education, Natural Sciences, Social and Human Sciences, Culture and Communication and Information;
  • Good knowledge of the United Nations system;
  • Results-oriented and committed to continuous learning;
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to draft in English and French (letters, briefs, reports, presentations, etc.);
  • Excellent communication skills for effective dialogue with staff, UNESCO secretariat, delegations, external partners and clients;
  • Ability to work in a dynamic multilateral and multicultural environment;
  • Proficient in Information and Communications Technology;
  • Dynamic, flexible and a team player;
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision ;
  • Good organizational and coordination skills;
  • Ability to conduct Web-based research;
  • Ability work under pressure and meet strict deadlines;
  • Excellent command of both English and French;
  • Knowledge of other languages will be an added advantage.

Education Background

Hold a first degree in a discipline related to UNESCO’s mandate.

Qualification and Experience

  • Proof of relevant experience
  • An advanced degree (Master’s or equivalent) will be an added advantage

Deadline for Applications

Interested applicants should submit their curriculum vitae (CV) and application and any supporting documents as well as two passport size photographs to the following email: dl.kenya@unesco-delegations.org or by post at the address below so as to reach the Permanent Delegation not later than Tuesday, 28th June, 2016 at 5.00pm. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Permanent Delegation of Kenya to UNESCO

1 rue Miollis

75015 PARIS

Tel :+33 1 45 68 32 81

Fax : +33 1 45 68 32 83

Website: www.kenya-delegation-unesco.org