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Associate Project Officer (Curator)


Post Number : ED/PA 190

Grade : P-2

Parent Sector : Education Sector (ED)

Duty Station: Paris

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) : 11-OCT-2021


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




The Section for Teacher Development (TED) garners the synergy between UNESCO resources on Teachers and those of the network of the International Teacher Task Force to support member states and other partners in implementation of activities to achieve the Teacher Target in SDGs and Education 2030 agenda, and related targets. 

The International Task Force on Teachers for Education 2030, also known as the Teacher Task Force (TTF), is a unique partnership created in 2008 to advocate for teachers and the teaching profession around the world. It is dedicated to raising awareness, expanding knowledge and supporting countries towards achieving target 4.c of SDG 4. In 2020, it launched a new Knowledge Platform, which aims to provide quality, curated information on teachers and teaching to a global audience. It also serves as a working space for TTF members. 

Long Description

Under the overall authority of the Director, Policies and Lifelong Learning Systems Division, and the immediate supervision of the Chief of the Section for Teacher Development and Head of Secretariat of the International Task Force on Teachers for Education 2030 (Teacher Task Force), the incumbent will act as Associate Project officer (Curator) of the TTF Knowledge Platform.

The incumbent major activities include:


  • Based on the needs of the project and the TTF membership, support the continuing development of the TTF Knowledge Platform. This will include working in close collaboration with the TTF team to identify needs and propose solutions as to how to overall improve the platform. 
  • Where appropriate or necessary, propose updates or improvements to the curation guidelines in a view to the overall improvement of the quality and relevance of the content of the Knowledge Platform.

Long Description

  • Provide oversight of the document database in the Knowledge Platform, including:

o    Manage all aspects of document entry into the Knowledge Platform, including the identification of new resources, their entry, entering key words and document tags and the drafting of abstracts.
o    Reviewing all documents submitted by Teacher Task Force members into the site for quality and liaising with members in case changes or corrections are needed. 
o    Review existing entries in the database to ensure consistency and quality of entries. Update the authors’ taxonomy in the backend when necessary. 
o    Draft / edit abstracts if none already available in English. Manage the translation process for the abstracts and their entry in the Knowledge Platform, ensure that each document has an abstract at least in English, French, Spanish or Arabic (knowledge of all four languages is not a requirement for this position).
o    Identify documents of particular pertinence for highlighting to TTF members.


  • Support the development of a new Teacher Resources Centre on the TTF website, which will collate and curate teacher resources and training materials which are currently available through TTF members. This includes identifying and adding to the Platform relevant materials, develop criteria for their organisation and curation, and propose a structure of the organisation of the new Resource Centre and oversee its development. Ensure that there are links between this and other relevant global resources. 
  • Work with the TTF team to moderate and animate the TTF member space, ensuring that new and relevant information is made available in the regional and thematic groups on a regular basis. 
  • Support the Communications Officer in other communications-related activities for the platform including identifying topics to be published as blogs, drafting, liaising with authors, editors and translators and preparing the blogs to publications standard.

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)
Building partnerships (M)


For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.




  • Advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) in social sciences, education, education planning, communication/information management or other related field.


Work experience

  • Minimum two years of professional experience as a researcher and/or analyst and/or in a similar curation position in one of the following areas of expertise: international education development, educational communication, knowledge management, curriculum/instructional design for the identification and curation of resources; especially those aimed at teachers. 
  • Experience of working on web-based knowledge platforms and web site editors, including design and development.
  • Experience in research and quantitative and qualitative data analysis.


Skills and Competencies

  • Strong technical assessment, research and analytical skills and ability to organise and coordinate multiple tasks.
  • Familiarity with the development and design of online sites.
  • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative data analysis. 
  • Excellent drafting/editing skills in English.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and independently within a complex and multicultural environment.
  • Strong and proven interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Capacity to deliver high-quality results within specified timelines.



  • Excellent knowledge of English (oral and written), and good knowledge of French



Work experience

  • Prior relevant experience in a UN agency or organization. 



  • Knowledge of official UNESCO languages (in particular Spanish or Arabic). 


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.

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. 

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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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