Program Specialist – United Nations

  • Permanent
  • Zimbabwe

United Nations

More specifically, the incumbent will perform the following tasks, in the countries covered by the Office: PROGRAMME DELIVERY

  •  Supervise and coordinate the staff working in the field of culture.
  •  Ensure the delivery of Culture programme in the countries covered by the Office in line with the Culture sector’s strategies and priorities, particularly through capacity building, policy advice, technical assistance and networking of relevant stakeholders in the Culture sector’s field of competence and in the advocacy of the linkages between culture and development. This includes the preparation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of work plans, as well as the related reporting, in close cooperation with the Culture Sector at Headquarters, for both Regular Programme and voluntary contribution funded activities.


  •  Facilitate the coordination of the Culture Programme at sub-regional level by providing technical advice and guidance to the National Offices, Antennas and Focal Points of the sub-regional in the planning and development of programmes, projects and activities of the Culture Sector.
  •  Provide inputs, including data and statistics for the preparation of report and briefings on the implementation of programmes and projects funded by Regular Programme and voluntary contributions, using relevant tools, including the System of Information on Strategies, Tasks and Evaluation of Results (SISTER).
  •  Contribute to the overall delivery of the Office’s programme objectives and intersectoral working modalities.
  •  Ensure that UNESCO’s work is implemented in a coherent and integrated manner consistent with sector-wide frameworks and in collaboration with other UNESCO Field Offices.


  •  Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in the field of culture, social sciences, humanities, political science, international relations, or a related discipline.

Work Experience

  •  At least seven (7) years of relevant professional experience in the field of culture, with preferably three (3) years acquired at the international level.
  •  Proven experience in project management and resource mobilization.


Skills and competencies

  •  Excellent coordination and interpersonal skills, and ability to manage staff and teams in a multicultural environment.
  •  Analytical skills and ability to collect, synthesize and analyze information from various sources.
  •  Proven ability to identify emerging development trends in culture and sustainable development.
  •  Ability to provide policy advice and assistance to policy and decision makers.
  •  Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to prepare, present and discuss findings and recommendations clearly and concisely.
  •  Demonstrated ability to plan strategically, and to translate strategy into priorities and action.
  •  Ability to coordinate and negotiate with partners, network and different stakeholders.
  •  Very good IT skills, knowledge of Media and Information Literacy (MIL).

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