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Junior Consultant for Open Educational Resources Consultation in the Caribbean


Parent Sector : Communication and Information Sector (CI)

Duty Station: Kingston

Job Family: Communication and Information

Type of contract : Non Staff

Duration of contract : From 7 to 11 months

Recruitment open to : External candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 15-MAY-2021


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



Under the overall authority of the Director of the UNESCO Cluster Office for the Caribbean and the direct supervision of the Adviser for Communication and Information, the Individual consultant shall assist in the implementation of Open Educational Resources (OER). The activities that will be  undertaken in this framework are of particular importance as they respond to the priority action area on SIDS in the implementation of this normative instrument.

Long Description

The incumbent will specifically undertake the following tasks:


Backstopping of programme implementation for OER activities in the Caribbean SIDS in close collaboration with UNESCO Offices in the subregion, namely Kingston, Havana and Port-au-Prince Office. 


  • Support the organization of up to 5 OER online meetings: provide inputs for the planning and implementation of the online meetings, draft concept notes, liaise with speakers and participants from the different Caribbean countries, follow up actions arising from the online meetings including monitoring and evaluation.


  • Support the implementation of the OER survey process.
  • Assist in the overall coordination of the OER Caribbean Consultation processes, including liaison with   stakeholders, inputs to the planning and implementation of OER Roadmap activities, contribute to the implementation of follow up actions.


  • Contribute to the adaptation of the UNESCO OER Recommendation according to the outputs of the different meetings. 


Long Description

  • Draft news items, reports, synthesis notes, and briefings related to ongoing and future OER projects, activities and events, for internal and public communication.


  • Provide support for updating and producing relevant new content to contribute to Office’s websites to share information and support collaboration between OER stakeholders on OER Recommendation related activities in the Caribbean.



Deliverables and timeline

    Monthly progress reports on the progress in delivering the outputs related to the work assignment

Long Description

COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)

Accountability (C)
Communication (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 (Masters or equivalent) in education, communication, informtion or related field.
Work Experience

At least 2 years of relevant experience at the national or sub-regional level in information field, focused in areas related to OER and/or ICTs in Education.
Demonstrated experience in implementing project activities, coordination of meetings and monitoring and evaluation.


Demonstrated ability to conceptualize issues and analyze data to compile and synthesize information in coherent and succinct formats;
Good geopolitical knowledge of the Caribbean sub-region
Sound analytic capacities.
Excellent coordination and negotiation skills;
Excellent communication skills, excellent writing skills
Ability to work efficiently in a multi-cultural and multi-lingual environment and team spirit
Sharing knowledge across the organization and building a culture of knowledge sharing and learning.
High attention to detail and ability to work under tight deadlines;


Excellent knowledge of English or Spanish and working knowledge of the other.


Work Experience

Proven experience implementing activities related to OER.
Proven work experience in the establishment and maintenance of electronic collaborative working spaces for the implementation of activities in a multicultural environment
Experience working on activities related to OERs and ICT and Education in the UNESCO and /or UN Context


Knowledge of French and/or Dutch will be an asset


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 applies a zero tolerance policy against all forms of harassment.

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.

UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.