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National consultant in the field of Culture


Parent Sector : Culture Sector (CLT)

Duty Station: Tashkent

Job Family: Culture

Type of contract : Non Staff

Duration of contract : From 1 to 6 months

Recruitment open to : External candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 11-MAR-2021


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



Within the framework of the extra-budgetary projects “Addressing the urgent human insecurities in the Aral Sea region through promoting sustainable rural development” and “Silk Roads Heritage Corridors in Afghanistan, Central Asia and Iran – International Dimension of the European Year of Cultural Heritage”, under the overall authority of the Head of the UNESCO Tashkent Office and the direct supervision of the Culture Programme Officer of the UNESCO Tashkent Office, the Contractor shall assist in the day-to-day management, implementation, monitoring and reporting of the above project as well as culture-related programmes/project/activities, including in the field of intangible and movable cultural heritage, creative industries and sustainable tourism and, in particular:

  • provide necessary assistance in organizing activities, conferences, workshops, trainings and missions, in particular within the framework of the UN Joint Programme 'Addressing the urgent human insecurities in the Aral Sea region through promoting sustainable rural development;
  • draft correspondence and reports in accordance with the standard procedures;
  • contribute to the visibility of UNESCO’s priorities and programme in the field of culture through information sharing, facilitation of outreach events, and preparation of relevant articles on the web and social media;
  • liaise with the Administrate Unit of the UNESCO Tashkent Office on administrative and financial matters in order to smoothly and timely implement project activities, including procurement, recruitment and logistics;
  • prepare all financial and administrative documents related to the implementation of projects in accordance with the UNESCO rules and procedures and ensure their timely submission;
  • ensure the visibility of UNESCO s priorities and programmes; disseminate UNESCO events in the official communications, massive means of diffusion, social media and on the web page of the Office and of the UNESCO Headquarters, including but not limited to NICE using the logos and in the order and in accordance with the specific UNESCO guidelines or following specific indications provided by the Office of UNESCO Tashkent. The  UNESCO logo will have to appear in any publication, working document, press and outreach materials and during the presentation, execution and reports of the projects. There will be an explicit effort to mobilise audio-visual, printed and digital media and monitor and design the key messages focused on results and impact of the UNESCO activity/program.  All those activities are to be conducted in close co-operation with the PR and Outreach Specialist of the UNESCO Tashkent Office.
  • carry out any other tasks that may be entrusted by the Head of the Office and the Culture Officer in conformity with UNESCO s mandates.

Long Description

  • For this purpose, a monthly fee UZS 9,400,000 is foreseen in the contract
  • The contractor shall submit to the UNESCO Tashkent Office:

a. the interim and final reports on the results obtained during the above activities, including comments and suggestions for the organization and implementation of similar future activities. Each interim and final reports should be prepared in English and contain no less than 8 pages and submitted to the UNESCO Tashkent Office by end of the each month;

b. the signed and dated payment claims for each payment due under this contract.

The Contractor grants to UNESCO at no charge the right to use any documents produced within the present contract on its website, Facebook or any other means for non-profit purposes.

Long Description

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.



  • University degree in the field of culture and/or social sciences and related areas;


Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant professional experience in the field of culture, humanitarian, social and other related fields;
  • Proven experience in providing support for the management of programmes and/or projects including planning, management, implementation, monitoring, reporting as well as organization of conferences, round tables, workshops, trainings and missions and other project-related activities;



  • Fluency in written and spoken English;
  • Good knowledge of Uzbek / Russian;



  • Good knowledge and understanding of the UNESCO programmes in the field of Culture; 
  • Ability to undertake research and analysis activities including the collection and synthesis of information and data from various sources;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills with proven ability to draft clearly and concisely and to produce high level quality briefings and other documents;
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and to maintain effective working relations within a multi-cultural environment;
  • Ability to manage a heavy workload and to meet tight deadlines, paying close attention to detail and quality of work;
  • Sense of diplomacy, tact and discretion;
  • Excellent IT skills, including good knowledge of content management tools and standard office software.




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.