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Intern (educational technology)

OVERVIEW

Grade : N/A

Parent Sector : Education Sector (ED)

Duty Station: Bangkok

Job Family: Education

Type of contract : Non Staff

Duration of contract : From 1 to 6 months

Recruitment open to : External candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 28-JAN-2021 (Deadline extended due to IT maintenance)


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

OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST

Since 1961, UNESCO Bangkok has had a dual role as both the Regional Bureau for Education and a Cluster Office. As the Regional Bureau for Education, UNESCO Bangkok provides technical expertise and assistance while serving advisory, knowledge-production, and sharing, monitoring and evaluation functions to assist Asia-Pacific Member States and other UNESCO field offices in the area of education. As a Cluster Office, UNESCO Bangkok helps implement UNESCO programmes (Education, Sciences, Culture, and Communication and Information) in Thailand, Myanmar, Lao PDR, Singapore, Viet Nam and Cambodia in cooperation with other UNESCO offices.

 

The Section for Educational Innovation and Skills Development (EISD) in the UNESCO Asia Pacific Regional Bureau for Education in Bangkok oversees programmes on (i) Future of Learning, Research and Foresight, (ii) Higher Education, (iii) Teachers, (iv) Technical and Vocational Education and Training, and (v) Non-formal Education and Literacy.

The post advertised is located under the Future of Learning team.  Main duties and responsibilities are mentioned below.

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Major Duties and Responsibilities

 

Under the overall authority of the Director of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education in Bangkok, Thailand and the chief of EISD, and under the direct supervision of the Programme Specialist, the incumbent shall be responsible for the following tasks:

 

  1. Assist in the implementation of the project “Situational analysis on the use of frontier technologies in teaching and learning”, more specifically:
  1. assist and contribute to research activities;  
  2. assist in compiling and drafting documents and reports;
  3. attend relevant meetings and events, take notes and prepare minutes.  
  1. Prepare and disseminate Asia-Pacific Future of Learning Updates.
  2. Contribute to the implementation of other programme activities and projects and provide technical and logistical support as needed.

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COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)

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

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For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.
 

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

  • University degree or equivalent.
  • Specialization in educational technology.

Languages

  • Excellent command of English in both writing and speaking.

Residence permit

  • Possess the permit to live in Thailand.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

Skills and competencies

  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural setting;
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently on delegated tasks;
  • Ability to take initiatives and to provide quality and timely support and services; 
  • Good interpersonal skills and discretion;
  • Excellent computer skills in basic office software tools.

BENEFITS AND ENTITLEMENTS

UNESCO does not remunerate interns. There is no compensation, financial or otherwise for internship assignments.

SELECTION AND RECRUITMENT PROCESS

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.

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