Parent Sector : Culture Sector (CLT)

Duty Station: Paris

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) : 16-OCT-2020

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

The expected contract duration is two months.OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST

In the framework of the implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (hereinafter called “the 2003 Convention”), and in close consultation with the Programme Management Unit of the Living Heritage Entity, the Individual Specialist shall edit various types of documents, using appropriate terminology and taking into account the style and nuances of the United Nations, UNESCO and of the 2003 Convention, as well as the appropriateness of the content for readers (including States Parties to the 2003 Convention, Member States, national authorities, non-governmental organizations, partners and the general public).

The Individual Specialist shall more specifically edit:

  • the working documents of the third and fourth meeting of the Bureau of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage: 15.COM 3.BUR and 15.COM 4.BUR (approximately 10,000 words);
  • documents for an electronic consultation to take place in preparation of an expert meeting on the nature and purposes of the listing mechanisms under the 2003 Convention (approximately 7,500 words);
  • the working and information documents as well as scenarios for the fifteenth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for  the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage that will take place from 14 to 19 December 2020 (approximately 170,000 words).

COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)Accountability (C)Communication (C)Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)Planning and organizing (C)Results focus (C)For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS


  • Advanced University degree (Master or equivalent) in the field of English literature, culture, social or human sciences or a related field.

Work Experience

  • Four to five years of relevant working experience in English editing at international level.


  • Excellent knowledge of English, both oral and written and good knowledge of French.


Work Experience 

  • Editing experience related to the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage or a related field.


Interested candidates are invited to submit their application to the Living Heritage Entity, in English or in French, in one file to be attached under the “Employment History” section, which should contain:

  • an updated Curriculum Vitae;
  • a financial proposal (quoted in US dollars or EUR only) including a breakdown of the cost based on the number of working days required for the editing work described above.


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.Footer

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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.

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