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Director-level vacancy available at ICTP's UN partner

Work at UNESCO
Work at UNESCO


UNESCO's Division for Science Policy and Capacity Building has a vacancy for a Director of the division.

The Division aims to support Member States in harnessing science, technology, and innovation (STI) and other knowledge systems for sustainable development at a national, regional and global level towards the implementation of Agenda 2030. A special focus is given to UNESCO’s two global priorities, Africa and Gender, to youth and the increasing use of ICTs.

The Division coordinates the implementation of the programmes for Local and Indigenous Knowledge Systems (LINKS) and the International Basic Sciences Programme (IBSP). For capacity development in STI, engineering and science education, it ensures a close cooperation with The World Academy of Sciences (UNESCO-TWAS), the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), other UNESCO-affiliated centres, UNESCO Chairs and institutions such as CERN and Sesame. The Division is responsible for the implementation of the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science with multi-stakeholders and Member States.

The Division is responsible for, and manages, international days and awards pertinent to the Division, funded by both public and private sector, including the World Science Forum.

The application deadline for the post is 13 May 2022. To read a more detailed description of the opportunity and apply online, go the UNESCO careers page.