Associate Project Officer (RBM)


Post Number : 1CHEDPA030IB

Grade : P-1

Parent Sector : Education Sector (ED)

Duty Station: Geneva

Job Family: Education

Type of contract : Project Appointment

Duration of contract : 1 year

Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 20-JUL-2024


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


Duration of contract: 1 year with possibility of extension subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance.




As a specialized Category I Institute, UNESCO-IBE is an integral part of UNESCO and enjoys considerable autonomy. lt is the International Centre of Excellence in Curriculum and Learning and is valued for its specialist knowledge, expertise and networks, and for providing curriculum support services that include up-to-date, evidence-based information and technical assistance to UNESCO Member States. The UNESCO-IBE offers strategic advice, technical assistance tailored to specific country needs, short and long-term capacity-building opportunities, and provides access to cutting edge knowledge in the field of curriculum and learning.


Within the Monitoring of Programmes and Partnerships Unit, for the extrabudgetary project “Promote life skills development and enhanced educational outcomes through sport and physical education from early ages, in line with SDG 4”, the incumbent will be in charge of the monitoring and evaluation (M&E).


The incumbent will work under the overall authority of the IBE Director and the direct supervision of the Head of Unit. He/she will:

Long Description

  • Assist in developing and implementing result-based management frameworks for assigned projects.
  • Work closely with other Units to ensure activities align with project objectives and intended results.
  • Design and oversee the implementation of comprehensive Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) project plans.
  • Analyse data to track progress against indicators, identify trends, and recommend adjustments if needed.
  • Prepare high-quality M&E reports and presentations for project stakeholders, highlighting key findings and insights.
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to project partners on Results Based Management (RBM) principles and best practices.
  • Conduct training sessions and workshops to strengthen the capacity of project partners teams in result-based management and M&E.
  • Ensure the systematic documentation of project activities, outcomes, and lessons learned. Facilitate knowledge-sharing sessions and contribute to the development of case studies, success stories, and best practice guides.
  • Cultivate strong relationships with project stakeholders, including donors, government agencies, and community members.
  • Facilitate participatory processes to solicit feedback and incorporate stakeholder perspectives into project planning and implementation.

Long Description

COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)

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


For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.



  • Advanced University Degree (Master’s or equivalent) in the field of Education, Economy, Political science, International relations or a related field.  


Work Experience

  • At least two (2) years of progressively responsible relevant professional experience in Monitoring and Evaluation, Result-based management or related fields, of which preferably one (1) year acquired at international level.  

Long Description

Skills and competencies

•   Excellent knowledge and technical expertise in designing and implementing RBM frameworks and M&E systems or project management.

•   Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the capacity to collect, synthesize and analyse information from various sources and the ability to draft clearly and concisely.

•   Excellent coordination and organizational skills, including in establishing plans and priorities.

•   Ability to interact with a wide range of high-level partners.

•   Ability to provide quality and timely support and services.

•   Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to establish good working relationships with external and internal partners.

•   Strong IT skills, including knowledge of MS software (Word, Excel, Power BI etc.).



  • Excellent knowledge of English or French and good knowledge of the other language.


Work Experience

  • Experience in working with UN partners, including UNESCO National Commissions, Ministries of Education, UN agencies, inter-governmental organizations, development banks, teacher education and higher education institutions, and civil society organisations on similar teacher education reform projects.


Skills and competencies

  • Knowledge of UNESCO’s education conventions and global priorities and UN administrative procedures.



  • Knowledge of another official language of UNESCO (Arabic, Chinese, Russian and/or Spanish).


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 75 374 $.

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.


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UNESCO is committed to achieve and sustain 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. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities, as well as nationals from non-and under-represented Member States (last update here) 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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