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International Consultant: Analyst


Parent Sector : Field Office

Duty Station: Phnom Penh

Job Family: Programme Coordination

Type of contract : Non Staff

Duration of contract : From 7 to 11 months

Recruitment open to : External candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 07-DEC-2021


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



In support of realizing the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, UNESCO plays a significant role in all its domains as a convener, facilitator, and implementer of multi-stakeholder relationships. Acting in close partnership with government, development partners, civil-society, private sector, UNESCO is developing new types of inclusive, multi-stakeholder partnerships to implement and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNESCO’s programs are fully aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) 2019 – 2023 for Cambodia.


An Analyst is required to work closely with the Country Representative in UNESCO Phnom Penh Office, for coordinating and implementing UNESCO’s initiatives in relation to the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework for Cambodia (UNSDCF 2019 – 2023). Within this framework, the Analyst will support the Country Representative in conducting research and analysis, designing and drafting proposals for expanding UNESCO’s initiatives, and facilitating integration of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and UNSDCF accelerators, into UNESCO’s programmes in Cambodia.


Within this framework, as the United Nations agency with a specific mandate to promote “the free flow of ideas by word and image”, UNESCO works to foster free, independent and pluralistic media in print, broadcast and online. Media development in this mode enhances freedom of expression, and it contributes to peace, sustainability, poverty eradication and human rights.


As part of UNESCO Phnom Penh Office’s on-going initiatives, including in relation to fostering freedom of expression and access to information, the Analyst will support the implementation of the Australia-funded extrabudgetary project, Building Back Better through Participation, being implemented in collaboration with OHCHR, to advance civic space and empower human rights defenders, journalists and media houses to engage with the government to address their rights and protection.

Long Description

Under the overall authority and direct supervision of UNESCO’s Country Representative to Cambodia, and in close collaboration with respective programme sectors, the Analyst shall undertake the following tasks


Provide support to the Country Representative in integrating relevant Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and accelerators of UNSDCF for Cambodia 2019 – 2023 into UNESCO’s programmes and initiatives.


Support Country Representative, in coordination with Resident Coordination Office, UNCT and UNESCO’s programme sectors, in monitoring, reporting and implementing relevant joint initiatives and programmes, including:

all Results Groups of UNSDCF for Cambodia (2019 – 2023);

UN inter-agency programmes;

Gender Theme Group, Economic Response Group, Social Protection Accelerator, and Strategic Partnerships Working Group.


Support Country Representative in conducting economic, social, cultural and political analysis related to UNESCO’s areas of competence; researching innovative regional and global best-practices and models for UNESCO’s work of all sectors, and facilitating UNESCO’s strategic contributions in Cambodia.

Long Description

Provide support to Country Representative in establishing linkages and strategic partnerships with a wide range of stakeholders, including civil-society, government, development partners, and the private sector.


Provide support to Country Representative in designing and drafting concept notes for projects and initiatives, in line with UNESCO’s comparative advantages, to facilitate innovative partnerships and enhance efficacy of UNESCO’s programmes and initiatives.


Long Description

Support the implementation of the joint programme, Building Back Better through Participation, including:

Support in designing and facilitating timely execution of project activities;

Support the preparation of project work-plans, progress reports, and budgetary / financial reporting;

Coordinate with partners and donors, OHCHR, UNDP, Australia/DFAT, for smooth implementation of project activities in a timely manner.


Support the Office in designing and drafting external communication materials, including website news articles and advocacy material to ensure that UNESCO’s initiatives are circulated widely, and various stakeholders are engaged in an inclusive manner.


Undertake any additional tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the Country Representative.

COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)

Accountability (C)
Communication (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.


Education and Subjects: Advanced degree in International relations, Communications, Social Sciences, Development Studies, or a related field.

Experience: Minimum 2 years of working experience in the international development context, preferably at the international level. Demonstrated sound understanding of UN/UNESCO’s mandate and programmes.

Language skills: Excellent written and spoken English.

Competencies and skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, result-oriented and ability to work independently. High level of professionalism is required.


  • Capacity to work under tight deadlines combining good teamwork spirit along with strong ability to take initiative and ability to maintain effective working relationship with people of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds.


  • Sensitivity to the cultural context of the country, and the candidate should be able to work well in a team, and adapt to an international working environment.



  • Demonstrated prior experience in UN coordination.
  • Knowledge of UN/UNESCO rules and procedures. 


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.