UNESCO > Associate Project Officer, Knowledge Management Systems (France)

The Diversity of Cultural Expressions Entity (DCE) promotes the diversity of cultural expressions and the creative economy as vectors for sustainable development. Its mission is to ensure the effective implementation and monitoring of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions and the 1980 Recommendation concerning the Status of the Artist. The Entity fosters international cooperation by assisting governments around the world to design, monitor, and evaluate policies that promote the diversity of cultural expressions and the creative economy. It also coordinates and monitors the Convention’s statutory obligations, notably by providing support for the sound decision-making of the Convention’s governing bodies through knowledge sharing and data collection, analysis, and distribution via its Knowledge Management System (KMS).

The role of the DCE’s Knowledge Management Systems (KMS) is both to facilitate the sharing of information and to be a working tool, a repository of documents, a reference and an information base that streamlines internal work of the Entity. It supports the management of the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) from the online application form and the examination of funding applications to the management of the implementation of funded projects. It also supports the online submission of quadrennial periodic reports (QPR) by Parties to the Convention and the analysis of data by experts for the elaboration of the Global Report on the implementation of the 2005 Convention. The KMS serves as a one-stop gateway for sharing resources and exchanging information and analysis.

Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General for Culture, the guidance of the Chief of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (DCE) Entity and the direct supervision of both the Head of the Statutory Meetings and Research Unit and the Head of the Programmes and Stakeholder Outreach Unit, the Associate Project Officer will contribute to the maintenance and ongoing development of the Knowledge Management System of the DCE Entity.

Skills / competencies:

  • Demonstrated ability to work with a Drupal-based platform or similar knowledge management system (Drupal administration, technical development and programming).

  • HTML, PHP, jQuery, CSS, Bootstrap, PHPand GIT versioning.

  • Knowledge of project management cycle.

  • Knowledge of User Interfaces (UI) design.

  • Good understanding of SEO good practices.

  • Capacity to elaborate functional and rigorous documentation and contracts.

  • Ability to listen, service-oriented and good organizational skills.

  • Ability to coordinate the work of external suppliers.

  • Ability to translate needs into technical development activities.

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 grade for this post is P-2.

The position is attached to UNESCO’s office in Paris and is initially for one year, with the possibility of extension.

Deadline: 12 October 2020

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