Вакансия: Vacancy: Associate project officer


Post Number: 2RUED 0007PA
Grade: P-2
Parent Sector: Education Sector (ED)
Duty Station: Moscow
Job Family: Education
Type of contract: Project Appointment
Duration of contract: 1 year
Recruitment open to: Internal and external candidates
Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time): 23-MAY-2024

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

Duration of contract: initially 1 year, with possibility of extension subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance

Overview of the functions of the post

Under the overall authority of the Assistant-Director General for Education, the overall supervision of the Director of UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (UNESCO IITE), the direct supervision of the Chief of Unit of ICT in Health Education of the UNESCO IITE, and the guidance provided by the Section of Health and Education at Education Sector at UNESCO Headquarters, the incumbent will be responsible for providing strategic and technical support for research, conceptualization, development and implementation of programmes and projects aiming to advance education for HIV prevention, health and well-being, including education provided in digital space, powered by ICT and generative artificial intelligence.

More specifically, the incumbent will carry out the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • Programme conceptualisation and development
    Support the conceptualization and development of programmes and projects aiming to advance education for HIV prevention, health and well-being including education provided in digital space and powered by ICT. Support the implementation of relevant projects in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, other regions and globally.
  • Learning tools and platforms
    Support and guide the development and promotion of novel digital tools and learning platforms for young people, educators and other specialists to advance formal and non-formal education for health and well-being. Contribute to the preparation of the content and promotional strategies for these tools and platforms, engage with relevant experts, support communities of practice.
  • Knowledge generation and sharing
    Support regional and global efforts to strengthen the knowledge base on formal and non-formal education for health and well-being for young people including education provided in digital space and prevention of online violence and bullying. Conceptualize, plan, conduct and support relevant research, including on issues related to ethical and effective use of generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) for health and well-being education. Develop and rollout plans for sharing of knowledge and communicating to varied audiences.
  • Working meetings and experience sharing forums
    Facilitate the preparation of UNESCO in-person and online forums, working meetings, conferences, seminars, workshops, and those implemented in collaboration with partners, including the preparation of agendas, identification and communication with participants and speakers, coordination of logistical arrangements, moderation and presentation. Contribute to the preparation, translation and dissemination of background documents. Support the preparation of briefings, news articles, presentations, document summaries, publications and contribute to other tasks and duties as assigned by the Director of IITE or Chief of Unit.

Competencies (Core / Managerial)

Communication (C)
Accountability (C)
Innovation (C)
Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)
Planning and organizing (C)
Results focus (C)
Teamwork (C)
Professionalism (C)

For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.

Required qualifications


  • Advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) in education, social sciences, public health or related field.

Work Experience

  • At least 2 years of relevant experience in a professional setting supporting programme implementation in the field of education, public health, HIV prevention and/or health promotion/education of which preferably one (1) year acquired working in the region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
  • Experience in writing and editing for preparing briefings, presentations, document summaries, and publications.
  • Experience in digital tools and platforms for education/health education.


  • Integrity and fairness, cultural, gender, religion, nationality and age sensitivity.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, tact and diplomacy.
  • Strong organisational skills for planning and managing tasks, contracts and projects at regional, and global levels, including planning, execution, and evaluation stages.
  • Ability to multitask meeting deadlines, paying close attention to details and quality of work.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and to maintain effective working relations within a multi-cultural environment.
  • Knowledge of themes related to HIV, health education/promotion among young people. Strong analytical and research skills on these topics.
  • Strong IT skills, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel.


  • Excellent knowledge of English and very good knowledge of Russian.

Desirable qualifications

Work Experience

  • Previous experience at UNESCO, in the United Nations System or other international organizations.


  • Good knowledge of themes related to HIV prevention, sexual and reproductive health, gender and relationships, prevention of violence, bullying and cyberbullying.
  • Familiarity with ICT and AI applications in educational contexts. Creativity and openness to exploring new approaches to leveraging technology for health and well-being education.
  • Advanced skills in digital tools and platforms for health education.
  • Advanced knowledge of office software and knowledge of database and analytical tools software.
  • Ability to develop, design and promote compelling knowledge and advocacy products including via the Internet and social media.


  • Good knowledge of French.

Benefits and entitlements

UNESCO’s salaries consist of a basic salary and other benefits which may include if applicable: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, medical insurance, pension plan etc.

The approximate annual starting salary for this post is 68, 008 US $.

For full information on benefits and entitlements, please consult our Guide to Staff Benefits.

Selection and recruitment process

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.

UNESCO recalls that paramount consideration in the appointment of staff members shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, technical competence and integrity. UNESCO applies a zero-tolerance policy against all forms of harassment. UNESCO is committed to achieving and sustaining equitable and diverse geographical distribution, as well as 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. Candidates from non- and under-represented Member States (last update here) are particularly welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals from minority groups and indigenous groups and persons with disabilities 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.

UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.