Appel à candidature : UNESCO un(e) Directeur(trice) à la Division de la liberté d’expression, du développement des médias et de l’éducation aux médias et à l’information, France.








  • Manage the Staff of the Division by:
  • Leading, managing and co-ordinating the activities, budget and staff of the Division in order to achieve the relevant expected results laid down in the Programme and Budget by:
  • Distributing budget and tasks within the Division.
  • Establishing internal guidelines and procedures.
  • Monitoring and evaluating the performance of the Division’s staff.
  • Ensuring the continuous training and development of staff.
  • Act as Secretary of the IPDC by:
  • Assisting the intergovernmental structure (Council/Bureau) in the completion of its tasks through networking, ensuring information flow and organizing statutory meetings.
  • Driving the outreach of the Programme through fostering contacts and joint projects with representatives of Member States, UNESCO’s intergovernmental bodies, civil society and the private sector.
  • Coordinating the implementation of the decisions of the Bureau and the Council including the administration of the IPDC Special Account.
  • Assume other duties upon request by:
  • Representing UNESCO in high-level internal and external meetings and conferences.
  • Replacing the ADG/CI occasionally.
  • Participating in senior management mechanisms established within the Communication and Information Sector and other structures of UNESCO.



  • Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in communication and information, political sciences, international relations, or related areas.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of 15 years of relevant and progressively responsible professional experience in the field of partnerships and operational management, with a significant part of this period at an appropriate managerial level, of which preferably 10 years acquired at the international level.
  • At least 10 years of recognized experience in leadership and proven ability in planning and managing international projects or programmes.
  • Experience working on themes covered by the Communication and Information Sector, including freedom of expression and safety of journalists; universal access to information; media development and media and information literacy.
  • Relevant work experience with the United Nations, bilateral, international donors/agencies, non-governmental organizations, private sector companies and/or high net worth individuals.

Skills and Competencies

  • Knowledge of, and commitment to, the Organization’s mandate, vision, strategic direction and priorities.
  • A demonstrated knowledge of the current global information crisis and a clear vision of the response needed and the role for UNESCO within this.
  • Good knowledge of UNESCO’s programmes covered by the Communication and Information Sector, and in particular, freedom of expression, safety of journalists, media development, and media & information literacy and digital skills.
  • Analytical and organizational skills, including in establishing and implementing plans and priorities.
  • Demonstrated strategic planning and programme/project management abilities, including ability to identify key strategic issues, objectives, opportunities and risks; administer and manage significant financial and human resources; and exercise sound judgement and decision-making skills.
  • Proven ability to build collaborative partnerships and networks with diverse groups of organizations, including intergovernmental, public, civil society, private sector and high net worth individuals, particularly in the context of resource mobilization.
  • Capacity to provide leadership to guide and motivate staff, demonstrating a high sense of objectivity and professional integrity, as well as ability to build trust and to manage, lead and motivate a large and diverse body of staff in a multicultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively, both orally and in writing, in front of a broad range of constituents with strong representational abilities.
  • Ability to engage in networking and to lead complex negotiations with diplomacy, tact and a sense of political astuteness.


  • Excellent knowledge of English or French and working knowledge of the other language.

Closing date for application : February 15th, 2023

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