UNESCO - SD-Khartoum (Soudan)

Reference 5SDBSP0001RP

Issue Date 21/05/2014

Type of Contract CDD

Duration of Contract Déterminée

Work Experience Au moins 10 ans

Department: Field Operations Coordination - Management

Application Deadline 21/06/2014

Position n° 272

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About the employer / working context

Grade : P-5

Organizational Unit


Primary Location

 : SD-Khartoum

Recruitment open to : Internal candidates

Type of contract : Fixed Term

Salary : 118 518 USD  

Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : June 21, 2014

Duties and Responsibilities


Under the overall authority of the Director-General and the direct supervision of the Assistant Director-General of the Bureau of Strategic Planning (ADG/BSP) as regards house-wide coordination (including management, administration and reporting), as well as the Assistant Director-General for External Relations and Public Information (ADG/ERI) as regards representational functions, and in close consultation with the  Assistant Directors-General (ADGs) of Programme Sectors, the Head of the UNESCO Office in Khartoum will manage the multidisciplinary programme of this National Office and provide intellectual, strategic and operational leadership in planning and implementing activities, responding to the priority needs of Sudan in all UNESCO's fields of competence (education, sciences, culture and communication and information). This will include the effective and efficient management of the Office’s human and financial resources, administration and operations, in line with the Organization’s policies and procedures, including the application of effective internal controls. The incumbent also will participate in or ensure the participation of the Office in all meetings and activities of the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in the host country.

Job Qualifications & Skills / Selection Criteria





  • University degree in a domain of relevance for UNESCO.

Work Experience

  • At least ten (10) years of progressive professional experience at the appropriate management level within the United Nations system or within other international or national institutions, including a wide experience in development issues related to UNESCO’s areas of competence, in association with national and international organizations.

  • Two (2) to five (5) years of the above professional experience in countries affected by conflicts or engaged in post-conflict transition.

  • Experience in advocacy, resources and partnership mobilization.


  • Commitment to the Organization’s mandate, vision, strategic direction and priorities.

  • Institutional leadership capacity, high sense of objectivity, professional integrity, diplomacy, tact and political astuteness.

  • Proven skills in administration and the management of financial and human resources.

  • Demonstrated strategic planning and management abilities, including capacity to administer extensive programmes, financial resources and exercise appropriate supervision and control.

  • Organizational skills, including in establishing plans and priorities and implementing them effectively, as well as in devising implementation plans.

  • Ability to interact with a wide range of high-level partners and demonstrated partnership development and fundraising experience.

  • Capacity to provide intellectual leadership to guide staff, to build trust, manage, lead and motivate a large and diversified body of staff in a multicultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity, to exercise supervision and control, and to ensure continuous training and development of staff.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively, both orally and in writing, in front of a broad range of contituents, as well as the news media.

  • Basic computer skills.


  • Excellent knowledge and drafting skills in English and good knowledge of French. Language training will be mandatory in order to acquire the required level of the second working language in a reasonable timeframe.





  • Courses/degree in a management-related field would be an asset.

Work Experience

  • Experience in the field of international relations and diplomacy.


  • Broad general culture, good geopolitical knowledge of the region and sound analytic capacities.

  • Proven leadership and demonstrated managerial skills combined with flexibility.

  • Sound judgment and decision-making skills.

  • Ability to identify key strategic issues, objectives, opportunities and risks.

  • Excellent interpersonal and representational skills, and ability to take initiatives and maintain effective working relationships with partners of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds.


  • Good knowledge in conversational Arabic is deisrable.

  • Knowledge of other UN langages.

Additional Information about the position

Second Language: Arabe

Other Language(s): other UN langages

Closing Date: 2014-06-21