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) : 18-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 Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting, a statutory requirement of the 1972 UNESCO World Heritage Convention and further to the World Heritage Committee’s decision 41 COM 10A recommending the Secretariat to develop and to use an Analytical Framework for Monitoring Indicators which will be used as the analysis of data across regions during the Third Cycle Reporting, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre intends to develop the Periodic Reporting online tool to facilitate data presentation, export and analysis  related to the Monitoring Indicators.  The Individual Consultant shall work on the 47 Monitoring Indicators adopted by the World Heritage Committee and process the data (from around 370 questions exported from section I and II of the questionnaire, and 25 question types) into easy to read and organised into Excel tables and graphics where applicable, in order to facilitate the analysis and preparation of Third Cycle regional reports.  In parallel, the Individual Consultant shall provide close support to international experts of the Africa region in the finalisation of Periodic Reporting datasets and Monitoring Indicators related to the region.Long Description

Work assignment

  1. Under the overall supervision of the Head of the Policy and Statutory Meetings (PSM) Unit of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and in close consultation with Periodic Reporting Support Coordinator of the PSM Unit, the Individual Consultant, based on the elements and instructions provided, shall:
  1. Analyse the set of Monitoring Indicators of the Analytical Framework and propose for each indicator, an output model in the form of a clear table dataset in .xlsx format and, where applicable, in form of a statistical figure (diagram, charts, graphs, etc.);
  2. Prepare a description on the technical aspects of the methodology used for each Monitoring Indicators analysis of the responses provided, including, but not only, the following aspects:

–  Methods used for data collection

–  Statistical formulae used for each indicator

–  A model of visual output for each indicatorLong Description

B. Under the supervision of the Africa (AFR) Unit of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and in close consultation with Periodic Reporting Support Coordinator of the PSM Unit, the Individual Consultant, based on the elements and instructions provided, shall:

  1. Prepare the datasets for the factors affecting the properties resulted from the Third Cycle Periodic Reporting questionnaires in the Africa region
  2. Prepare two annexes comprising the quantitative summary of the outcome of the Section I (Annex I) and of the Section II (Annex II) for the AFR region and deliver in form of .docx format.
  3. Participate to the online Data Analysis and Report Drafting workshop planned from 28-30 October 2020 and provide technical support and statistical guidance during the debate.
  4. Prepare the datasets for the Monitoring Indicators for the Africa region including the methodologies to achieve these results
  5. Proceed with the preparation of a series of around 30 specific statistical datasets, including the methodologies to achieve the results, as requested by the experts working in the preparation of the draft report for the AFR region.

Long Description

Deliverables and timeline

The Individual Consultant shall submit the following for approval to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre:

  1. The proposals for the Monitoring Indicators model, statistical figures and datasets as stated in A(i) by 31/10/2020 at the latest
  2. The proposals for the statistical figures and methodology for the Monitoring Indicators as stated in A(ii) by 15/11/2020 at the latest
  3. The individualized dataset by country for Sections I and II and the Annexes I and II and meeting participation as stated in B(i)-(ii) by 15/12/2020 at the latest
  4. The series of statistical datasets as requested by the experts for the preparation of the AFR regional reports as stated in B(iii) by 20/01/2021 at the latest.

COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)Accountability (C)Communication (C)Innovation (C)Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)Planning and organizing (C)Results focus (C)Teamwork (C)

Work Location

The work will be carried out remotely and regular meetings will be held by videoconferenceREQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS


  • A university degree or advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in the field of statistics, mathematics, computer science, spatial planning or related area.  


  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience with work related data analysis and statistics
  • Experience of SDGs indicators and/or UNESCO Culture|2030 indicators
  • Relevant experience working with UNESCO or other international organizations on similar assignments and knowledge


  • Good knowledge in international statistics standards
  • Good capacity to manage large datasets
  • Good skills in questionnaire design and data modelling
  • Good analytical and organizational skills
  • Good IT skills, including good knowledge of Microsoft Excel or PowerPoint or similar software
  • Ability to build and maintain professional relationships;
  • Ability to prioritize and deliver on deadline
  • Excellent knowledge of English. Knowledge of other UN languages would be an asset, particularly French


The total fee for this consultation is USD 15 100. 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.

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