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

Job TitleResearch Assistant- Communication and Information; One (1) position

Type of contract: Fixed Term- Renewable


The Research Assistant will:

  • Conduct research, compile and analyze information and documentation related to Communication and Information Sector;
  • 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;
  • Maintain and Solve ICT Networks at the Delegation;
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of delegation’s strategic plan;
  • Contribute to the development of the delegation’s website and  updating;
  • Administer the Mission IT infrastructure and Network
  • Undertake any other duties and responsibilities as may be required from time to time.
  • Be able to carry out the functions of Network Helpdesk and  solve network hitches


 Skills and Competencies

  • Good knowledge of UNESCO’s areas of competence particularly Communication and Information;
  • Good knowledge of Windows Servers;
  • Knowledge of computer hardware and software’s;
  • 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;
  • Knowledge of CMS Content and FrontPage Web designs;
  • Ability work under pressure and meet strict deadlines;
  • Excellent command of both English and French;

Education Background

Hold a first degree in Information Communication Technology.

Qualification and Experience

  • Proof of relevant experience
  • Experience in Information Technology and Network
  • Microsoft Networking Certificate will be 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 Friday, 14th October, 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