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, ProfessionalismOVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST


In the framework of the 2003 UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, the eighth Session of the General Assembly of the States Parties to the 2003 Convention (General Assembly) took place at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, from 8 to 10 September 2020.  

In this context, UNESCO is launching a call for expressions of interest from qualified and experienced specialists to prepare, in English, the summary records of this session of the General Assembly. 

Expected duration

3 weeks

Work assignment 

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Specialist of the Programme Implementation Unit of the Living Heritage Entity (LHE), the Individual Specialist shall more specifically:

Draft, in English, the summary records of the General Assembly debates, based on the scenarios, transcriptions and recordings of the General Assembly provided by the Secretariat.Long Description

Deliverables and timeline

The Individual Specialist shall submit to UNESCO the final draft of the summary records of the eighth Session of the General Assembly debates for approval by the Secretariat by 8 February 2021.

Location and travel

The work will be carried out remotely.


Quote to be requested to the candidate.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’s degree or equivalent) in Social or Human Sciences, or a related field.


  • Minimum 5 years of relevant professional experience in drafting and editing documents relating to statutory meetings;
  • Experience in international organizations and academic institutions.

Skills and Competencies

  • Excellent writing skills in English;
  • Computer literacy (MS Office)
  • Understanding of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage.


Interested candidates are invited to submit their application to the Living Heritage Entity, in English or in French:

  • One file to be attached under “Employment History” which would contain a Curriculum vitae and 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 deliverable 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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