Sunday, June 29, 2008

UNESCO seeks expert for WSIS follow-up

UNESCO is currently recruiting a program specialist (P4) for the Information Society Division of its Communication and Information Sector. The major responsibility of this post will be to manage UNESCO's follow-up to the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), including the Organization’s role in the implementation of the WSIS Action Plan.

The search closes 19 August 2008.

You can apply on the UNESCO employment website. The post number is CI-006.

The incumbent in the post will be expected to:
  • develop strategic approaches to the implementation of the WSIS Action Plan;
  • monitor UNESCO's role as a facilitator of the multi-stakeholder implementation of six WSIS Action Lines; and
  • coordinate UNESCO's contribution to the overall multi-stakeholder coordination of the Facilitators of the eleven Action Lines.
Candidates must have advanced university degree in communication, information or international relations, preferably with orientation towards knowledge societies and five to seven years of working experience in international or intergovernmental organizations active in knowledge society issues.

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