Have you got the right profile?
Before applying for a Professional post at UNESCO, assess your eligibility: have you got the right job profile?
To guide you in this process, the necessary qualifications are listed below:Education: university degree in education, culture, science, social and human sciences or communication or in a field linked directly to the management and administration of an international organization.
Languages: an excellent knowledge of either French or English (the two working languages) and a good knowledge of the other language. A knowledge of Arabic, Chinese, Spanish or Russian is an additional asset.
Note: for applicants from unrepresented or under-represented countries, knowledge of a single UNESCO working language is acceptable. However, once appointed, the staff member must learn the second working language.
Attitude: awareness of the multiple facets of a multicultural world and a commitment to international public service are essential.
Experience: as a rule, two to three years’ experience for junior professionals (grade P-1/P-2); four to eight years’ experience for middle-ranking professionals (grade P-3/P-4); ten to 15 years’ experience, including management experience, for management professionals (grade P-5, D and ADG).
In addition to these essential features common to all Professional posts, each vacant post has its own specific requirements, which can be found in the post vacancy notice.