Digital Games Pedagogy Developer


Parent Sector : Education Sector (ED)

Duty Station: New Delhi

Job Family: Programme Coordination

Type of contract : Non Staff

Level : Level 4 (equivalent to NOA R1)

Duration of contract : 1 year

Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 15-DEC-2023 (Extended)


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


Duration of Contract is one (1) year, with the possibility of an extension subject to the availability of funds and satisfactory performance. Only Indian Nationals are eligible to apply for this position.


The Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) is UNESCO’s first education- related category 1 institute in the Asia and the Pacific region towards the development and promotion of new approaches to education for a more peaceful and sustainable world. The Institute is a leader in the conceptualization, design, and formulation of regional and sub-regional strategies in education for peace and sustainable development, by drawing from the latest research from the science of learning with a particular focus on social emotional learning and seeks to translate robust replicable scientific evidence to pedagogical design, competency development for whole brain learning.


Digital gaming has emerged as a powerful new pedagogy for learning in the classroom. MGIEP’s digital pedagogy program includes design game based course centres around digital games to teach skills of socio-emotional and cognitive skills in learners, centred around contemporary themes related to SDG 4.7.

Long Description

Under overall guidance of the Director and direct supervision of the National Project Officer, the digital games pedagogy developer will serve as the primary program resource for content and competency development of modules centred around digital games. Game based courses will be developed using principles of good research design, on UNESCO MGIEP’s learning platform Framerspace ( and will seek to build cognitive, academic and socio-emotional skills centred around contemporary themes and in line with global UNESCO goals.

Long Description

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Develop and design content and assessments on Framerspace that embed social and emotional, cognitive and academic skills using digital games.
  • Continue to expand the game-based learning community with experts from across the world and forge relevant partnerships that align with MGIEP’s mandate
  • Design and coordinate game-based learning sessions for MGIEP’s international conference on digital pedagogies for building peaceful and sustainable societies
  • Plan and coordinate the integration of games as assessment tools within the gaming curriculum
  • Coordinate activities for game-based learning across projects of the institute
  • Support in institute-wide activities as they arise


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.


Education Qualification:


  • An advance university degree (equivalent to Mater's) in education/cognitive science/ Digital Pedagogy/Instructional design/digital gaming.
  • Experience in working with teachers and designing toolkits and digital courses.


Work Experience:

  • A minimum of 2 years of relevant working experience with developing or using digital games for learning.  

Long Description

The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Organizational, communications, writing skills, sense of detail;
  • Flexible/Adaptable, team player, discrete, client-oriented.
  • Attitude: An awareness of the many facets of a multicultural world and a commitment to international public service are essential.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) in English and proven analytical and reporting skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively and respectfully in a multicultural environment.
  • Ability to apply flexibility in adjusting work schedules and priorities.



  • Excellent knowledge (written and spoken) of English.



  • Experience within game-based curricula development and assessment.
  • Any experience of conducting research with game development or research would be an asset.



  • Knowledge of another UNESCO official language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish).


UNESCO’s salaries consist of a basic salary and other benefits, which may include, if applicable: 30 days annual leave, reimbursement of medical insurance (up to 5% of base salary), pension plan (up to 10% of base salary), etc. The monthly base salary of NOA R1 is INR 117,116 (Negotiable).


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.

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