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Associate Programme Officer (Culture)


Post Number : 5JOCLT0003TA

Grade : P-2

Parent Sector : Culture Sector (CLT)

Duty Station: Amman

Job Family: Culture

Type of contract : Temporary Appointment

Duration of contract : From 7 to 11 months with possibility of renewal

Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 30-SEP-2022



UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism




Under the overall supervision of the Head of Office and with the direct supervision of the CLT Project Officer in the UNESCO Office in Jordan, the incumbent will be responsible for supporting CLT in the overall planning, coordination, development, implementation, management, reporting, and monitoring of the EU-funded Extrabudgetary Project "Support to livelihoods through cultural heritage development” (hereafter the Project)

The incumbent will assist in closely monitoring the achievement of the objectives and expected results by carrying out the following tasks:

Long Description

  • Support the operational management of all aspects of programme management including financial, procurement, contract and administrative planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting, in line with UNESCO procedures and requirements.
  • Support quality and timely delivery of the Project’s activities, narrative and financial reports, and achievement of performance targets.
  • Support drafting and finalizing analytical periodic progress reports to donors (narrative and financial), briefings and other documents to be shared with the relevant donor, government authorities, or any other partner.
  • Support monitoring and evaluating of the Project, project site visits, and activities.

Long Description

  • Support in organizing of technical and steering committee meetings and in the required follow-ups.
  • Assist in identifying further needs, new areas of project development in the field of culture and sustainable development, and in developing concept notes for resource mobilization, in line with the Jordan Response Plan to the Syria Crisis, National Tourism Plan, and the four priority areas of the UNSDCF 2023-2027.
  • Support in the communication and visibility activities of the Project in close coordination with the supervisor and the Communication and Visibility Specialist.
  • Support the final evaluation reporting of projects.
  • Provide support to and perform other tasks as assigned by the supervisor/or the Head of Office.

COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)

Communication (C)
Accountability (C)
Innovation (C)
Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)
Planning and organizing (C)
Results focus (C)
Teamwork (C)


For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.




  • Advanced University degree (Master or equivalent) in a field related to cultural heritage, architecture, heritage conservation and management, or a related field of specialization.


Work Experience

  • Minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible work experience in the field of cultural heritage, architecture, heritage conservation and management, or a related field of which at least 1 year acquired at an international level.

Short Description

Skills and competencies

  • Excellent proficiency in drafting and preparing reports, studies, and assessments.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, with ability to collect, synthesize and analyses information from various sources.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Ability to build partnerships, maintain and enhance working relations.
  • Ability to take initiative and to manage competing priorities, organize and prioritize workloads and to meet established and short deadlines, with a strong capacity for accuracy, close attention to detail and quality of work.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relations within a multi-cultural environment and to work effectively in team environment.
  • Advanced IT skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet, Outlook, etc.).



  • Excellent knowledge of English language (both written and spoken).




  • Specialized education or training in architecture


Work Experience

  • Experience in reports writing and in elaborating and implementing cultural heritage programmes/projects.

  • Relevant professional experience in the UN System or other international development organization(s).

Long Description

Skills and competencies

  • Knowledge of the national or regional implementation of cultural programme within a developing country.



  • Knowledge of Arabic language.


UNESCO’s salaries consist of a basic salary and other benefits which may include if applicable: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, medical insurance, pension plan etc.

The approximate annual starting salary for this post is 69 842 US $.

For full information on benefits and entitlements, please consult our Guide to Staff Benefits.


Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website. No modifications can be made to the application submitted.

The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview. 

UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.

Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.


UNESCO recalls that paramount consideration in the appointment of staff members shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, technical competence and integrity. UNESCO applies a zero-tolerance policy against all forms of harassment. UNESCO is committed to achieving and sustaining equitable and diverse geographical distribution, as well as gender parity among its staff members in all categories and at all grades. Furthermore, UNESCO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Candidates from non- and under-represented Member States (last update here) are particularly welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals from minority groups and indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality. Worldwide mobility is required for staff members appointed to international posts.

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