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Project Officer

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About UNESCO Kabul

UNESCO is the specialized agency of the United Nations with a mandate in education, science, culture, communication and access to information. It is one of the largest players in culture and cultural heritage in Afghanistan and supports the government in its endeavour to preserve the country’s heritage and promote nation-building.

Within this overall framework, UNESCO is currently undertaking a number of different cultural programs, aimed at supporting the relevant Afghan authorities in their efforts to protect and promote Afghanistan culture in all its dimensions.
UNESCO is looking for a committed Project Officer who will provide specialized analytical advice to UNESCO Kabul Culture Unit with specific regard to tangible heritage, urban planning in historical cities and other architecture-related tasks.

Job Summary

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Job Details

Date Posted: 29 Sep 2018 Reference: KAB/CLT/SC/18/09/013
Closing Date: 17 Oct 2018 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Architecture Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Contractor Years of Experience: 2 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 3 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 1 Year

Duties and Responsibilities

Background and Context

UNESCO is the specialized agency of the United Nations with a mandate in education, science, culture, communication and access to information. It is one of the largest players in culture and cultural heritage in Afghanistan and supports the government in its endeavour to preserve the country’s heritage and promote nation-building.

Within this overall framework, UNESCO is currently undertaking a number of different cultural programs, aimed at supporting the relevant Afghan authorities in their efforts to protect and promote Afghanistan culture in all its dimensions.
UNESCO is looking for a committed Project Officer who will provide specialized analytical advice to UNESCO Kabul Culture Unit with specific regard to tangible heritage, urban planning in historical cities and other architecture-related tasks.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall authority of the Director of the Kabul Office, overall supervision of the Head of Culture Unit and direct supervision of the Project Manager the Project Officer will take the following responsibilities:

- Coordinate activities undertaken in cooperation with government agencies, international and national organizations relating to the implementation of tangible heritage and architecture-related tasks, including undertaking missions as necessary and requested by the Project Manager;
- Contribute to the planning of CLT projects in historical-cultural contexts, especially in Bamiyan and Herat. This will include facilitating the Team’s coordination with all the local governmental agencies and local stakeholders (shuras, communities) involved in the plans and ensure proper monitoring is done for the plans’ concerned activities, including regular reporting to the Project Manager;
- Participate in provincial meetings and field missions as required in order to facilitate the work of UNESCO experts and staff in the field;
- Organize workshops and conferences related to tangible heritage, planning in historical contexts and architecture, including activities related to the UNESCO CLT support to Universities in Afghanistan (especially in Kabul, Herat and Bamiyan);
- Organization of awareness raising campaigns, public events and promotional activities done by UNESCO for the promotion within local communities of activities related to the promotion of tangible heritage and/or architecture-related initiatives;
- Perform any other tasks assigned by the Project Manager.

Skills

A successful candidate will be required to demonstrate the following competencies:

Core Competencies
Accountability
Communication
Teamwork
Commitment
Results focus
Planning and organizing
Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement

For detailed information please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework

• Integrity, including respecting institutional rules and procedures;

• Experience working with specialized IT architectural programs, such as AutoCAD, GIS, Photoshop, etc., and other similar technical software;
• Strong ability to manage priorities and flexibility in finding alternative options when necessary;
• Problem solving and managing processes with efficiency and accuracy, as well as excellent interpersonal skills:
• Good command of English, both written and spoken. Fluency in Dari and/or Pashto is a requirement.

Qualifications

Education

• Masters in urban planning, architecture, conservation of tangible heritage and/or related fields

Work Experience

• At least 2-years relevant experience in urban planning, architectural and cultural projects; previous experience in dealing with local relevant authorities and institutions, including Universities, will be considered an asset;
• Previous experience with UN Agencies and/or UNESCO would be considered as an asset.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Bamian
- Herat
- Kabul
AF AF 12

Education:

Masters Degree,

Submission Guideline

Candidates are requested to send their application, including a CV and cover letter (in English) before midnight (Afghanistan time), 17 October, 2018 to below email:

Submission Email

k.human-resource@unesco.org

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