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Intern for Section for Inclusive Quality Education (IE/ECCE Team)


Parent Sector : Field Office

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) : 26-OCT-2022


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




The Section for Inclusive Quality Education (IQE) is one of the two education sections of UNESCO Bangkok that aims to enhance UNESCO Member States’ capacity to provide equitable, inclusive and quality basic education for all in the Asia-Pacific region. IQE is responsible for six programme areas, namely (i) Education 2030 regional coordination, (ii) education planning and finance, (iii) basic education from early childhood to the secondary level, (iv) inclusive education and gender equality, (v) quality of education, and (vi) HIV prevention and health promotion. The IQE’s Basic Education team promotes inclusive and gender-sensitive basic education for children of diverse background through various approaches such as inclusive pedagogy, multilingual education, multigrade teaching and gender equality in education. In line with UNESCO's global strategy, IQE is emphasizing gender mainstreaming in all of its programmes.


UNESCO Bangkok serves as the secretariat and co-chair of the Education 2030 Thematic Working Group. The Inclusive Basic Education programme supports the promotion of inclusive, equitable and quality early childhood care and education and pre-primary education, primary education and secondary education (lower and upper) in the region as a human right. UNESCO Bangkok, as a chair of Asia Pacific Multilingual Education Working Group (MLE WG) and Asia Pacific Disability Inclusive Education Working Group (DIE WG), has worked collaboratively to raise awareness and remove persistent inequalities in the educational attainment of ethnolinguistic minorities and children with disabilities. 



Under the overall guidance of the Section Chief, the intern will work closely with the responsible Programme Specialist(s) and assist the Inclusive Basic Education team to support the Inclusive Education (IE) and Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) programme. In particular, the incumbent will contribute to programme implementation through the following tasks:

  • Assist in the organization of meetings, taking minutes and supporting activities under Asia Pacific Multilingual Education Working Group and Disability-Inclusive Education in Asia-Pacific Working Group;
  • Support the planning and organization of high-level events, such as the 7th International Conference on Language and Education and others as necessary;
  • Support the implementation of on-going and future projects on Inclusive Education and ECCE;
  • Assist in the production of ECCE and IE related reports, presentations, webpage and relevant advocacy materials, when required; and
  • Support any other additional activities or tasks for the programme areas under the Inclusive Basic Education team – this may include conducting web research for required information, drafting correspondence and concept notes for events, taking notes and report writing, drafting and publishing news materials, and updating and maintaining website contents.


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


For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.



Currently enrolled in relevant graduate/post-graduate programme OR recently graduated within the last 12 months from relevant graduate/post-graduate programme at the time of application.


Excellent written and spoken English; knowledge of other UNESCO official languages is an asset.


Competencies and skills:

•    Strong research and analytical skills
•    Experience studying, working or volunteering in Education programmes with young children, ethnolinguistic minority children, children with disabilities, girls’ in education, other marginalized groups, etc.
•    Excellent communication skills, including writing skills 
•    Good skills for event organization (both in-person and virtual)
•    Strong computer and IT skills, with proficiency in office software packages; working knowledge of infographic design is desirable
•    Ability for taking initiatives and independent problem solving, creativity and innovation
•    Ability to communicate and work effectively and efficiently in a multicultural context 



The Intern can expect to obtain:

•    Enhance his/her understanding of education development in countries in the Asia-Pacific region, especially in the areas of early childhood care and education and inclusive education;
•    Gain practical knowledge on the role of UNESCO and its contributions to Member States, particularly in the education sector;
•    Gain useful knowledge and experience on international and regional development work.



Interested candidates should click on “Apply Now” and download and complete the Employment History form (Word document) in ‘Employment History Form / My Documents’. Before uploading the document, at the end of the word document, please insert the extra pages with the following required information:

•    Up-to-date CV with contact details of references including email address and telephone numbers.
•    A cover letter.


Note: Only if you are unable to attach requirements in system, please inform us at UNESCO Bangkok Office via email at, with Subject: Application for Ref. IE/ECCE/2022.


The complete application shall be submitted before 26 October 2022, 24:00 GMT+7.


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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