UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Consultant Jobs in South Sudan

UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Consultant Jobs in South Sudan

South Sudan faces many challenges that threaten its development including but not limited to conflict, political instability, poverty, underdeveloped non-oil industries and more.

Over 70% of the population is illiterate (UNESCO, 2009), six million people are food insecure (WFP, 2017), and the country suffers from hyperinflation with rates reaching 550% in September 2016 and peaking at 102% as of September 2017 (World Bank, 2017).

More than 2,300 children have been killed or hurt in the most recent conflict, while an estimated 900,000 suffer from psychological distress and need psycho-social support.


  • Provide expertise and undertake assignments to implement the Youth Space, in particular with the engagement of youth, contributing to the overall implementation, monitoring and reporting of the Space and other youth initiatives (including youth in sports, quality physical education, sport values education, vocational education, and sport for peace, etc.
  • Liaise with relevant youth organizations and young people, from the very outset, as partners in the Space, ensuring youth inclusion and ownership throughout, making sure to reach out to the traditionally underserved.
  • Liaise also with other youth stakeholders (UN system agencies, donors, media, civil society organizations working at the international, regional, national and local levels) as needed, ensuring that in all cases youth remain front and centre of the Space.
  • Coordinate advocacy campaigns including but not limited to radio outlets to promote youth engagement in South Sudan.
  • Ensure communication and visibility around the Space, UNESCO and the donor.
  • Identify, in liaison with UNESCO Youth Team at Headquarters and Regional Office in Nairobi, relevant elements of the Space that would contribute to the Global Community of Practice (outcome document, participants, online Youth Community of Practice, youth-led initiatives with social/community dimension, etc.) and lessons learned.
  • Liaise regularly with UNESCO Youth Team at Headquarters and Regional Office in Nairobi, to keep them informed of the progress of the Space and provide updated
  • Liaise with other Field Offices, if relevant, to ensure effective planning, implementation and coordination of the Space.
  • Ensure the needed coordination with all concerned colleagues for regular reporting to the donor and any other reporting.
  • Support resource mobilization and proposal writing for youth and sports-led initiatives for UNESCO.
  • Provide assistance with the financial and logistical aspects related to the Space and perform a range of administrative tasks as required in the Space implementation.
  • Perform any other tasks that might be needed to successfully implement the Space.


  • A successful candidate will be required to demonstrate the following competencies:
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully coordinate multi-stakeholder consultations, and manage projects with minimum supervision.
  • Good knowledge of the youth context in South Sudan and the region.
  • Experience with working on youth-focused projects.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as very good writing and computer skills.

    Required qualifications


  • Advanced university degree (equivalent to Master’s) in social sciences, law, international relations, or any related field.
  • A minimum of two years of relevant professional experience in the youth sector – ideally with youth-led and youth relevant projects and activities – of which 1 year acquired at international level.
  • Experience with youth-related issues.
  • Good analytical and organizational skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Good IT and database management skills.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment.
  • Excellent team spirit.
  • Excellent knowledge of English

    Desirable qualifications

    Work Experience

  • Experience with the UNESCO system, an understanding of its functioning and procedures.
  • Experience with the UN System


  • Knowledge of any local language would be an asset.

    How to Apply:

    Interested applicants are invited to submit the following (in English) and referencing “Consultant – Youth Spaces Initiative” by 10 October 2018.

  • Up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • Statement indicating how their qualifications/experience make them suitable for the assignment

    By e-mail:

    E-mail to: j.recruitment@unesco.org

    By post to:

    UNESCO Juba Office
    P. O. Box 649
    Republic of South Sudan

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