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Non-Staff Service Contract


Parent Sector : Field Office

Duty Station: Timor-Leste

Job Family: Education

Type of contract : Non Staff

Level : Level 4

Duration of contract : From 7 to 11 months

Recruitment open to : External candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 21-FEB-2021


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



Under the overall supervision of Director of UNESCO Office, Jakarta, and direct supervision of Head

of the Education Unit, the incumbent shall serve as National Project Officer of Post-Project Basic

Science for Education Unit, UNESCO Office Jakarta, cluster office for Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia,

Malaysia, the Philippines and Timor-Leste. The incumbent shall perform the following tasks in close

coordination with the project team under the direct supervision of Head of Education Unit, UNESCO

Jakarta Office:

Long Description

1. Provide assistance and technical support to the implementation of Education Response to COVID-19

in Advancing the National Educational Broadcasting System to Ensure the Continuity of Learning in

Basic Science Education for All in Timor-Leste Project in the form of assisting all upcoming contract,

organizing trainings and working meetings with related partners and institutions to enable the

implementation of following activities:

1) Development of Three EBS Programme Packages for Students Grade 7, 8 and 9;

2) Printing Basic Science Education Student Workbooks and distribution for all Students Grade 7, 8

and 9;

3) Development of One EBS Manual Package for Teachers: Grades 7, 8 and 9;

4) Trainers of Teachers (ToT) Training on EBS Manual;

5) Filming Production for EBS Programmes;

6) Broadcasting the Three EBS Programme Packages for Students (Grade 7, 8 and 9) and 1 EBS

Manual Package for Teachers;

7) Organizing The Project Final Report Meeting.

8) Organizing any ad-hoc meetings and events in needs for the project implementations.

Long Description

2. Provide inputs for all reports, documents and event-related drafted from project activities for

publications including the drafted and developed EBS Programme Packages for Students and EBS

Manual Packages for Teachers in parallel and equivalent to the relevant levels of National

Curriculum of Formal Education in Timor-Leste, especially Basic Science Education for Grade 7, 8

and 9;


3. Support and provide advices on initiated trainings for Development of EBS Manual Packages for

Teachers and Training of Teachers on EBS Manual Packages for Teachers as well as reviewing drafts

of all documental outputs from the capacity building trainings;


4. Provide inputs for the development of proposed activities for visibility of UNESCO and KOICA to be

in line with the mandate of UNESCO;

Long Description

5. Providing professional and technical inputs and ideas in the implementation of Regular Programme

activities in any case of needs in assistances and also for ideas to Education Unit meetings and

other similar events;


6. Develop as well as implement a road map establishment of coordination and communication of the

Units activities in providing inputs for progress reports and final project report of the Project and

other required documents developed by Education Unit to be submitted to donor;


7. Monitor and evaluate field activities of the project to ensure the planned implementations in time

under the work plans in achieving SDG 4 for Quality Education especially for Cycle 3 of Basic

Education on Basic Science Subject;


8. Performing other tasks related to the mandate of UNESCO and activities of Education Unit as

maybe requested by the Director Representative and Head of Education Unit, UNESCO Office,


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.



1. Excellent knowledge of English and both official & national languages of the country, Portuguese and

Tetum is required;

2. Ability to draft documents and express views in a clear and concise manner;

3. Ability to work in harmony, and distribute the tasks as well as work independently with

minimum supervision, with efficiency, competence, integrity and in harmony with people of

different national backgrounds;

4. High-level commitment and responsibility towards completing assignments efficiently,

accurately, and promptly;

5. Strong analytical skills and ability to analyze complex issues and convey concise and clear

accounts of specialized information;

6. Ability to work under pressure while maintaining accuracy and paying attention to details;

7. Excellent communication, negotiation and coordination skills in oral and written;

8. Strong computer literacy skills with sound knowledge of Microsoft Office.


1. Master Degree in Education, Science, Social and Human Sciences, Management, Business

Administration or other related field;

2. Minimum 2 years professional working experiences in project management


International institutions/agencies, international cooperation donors working experiences specifically with UN Agencies or UNESCO Office Jakarta.


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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