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UNESCO INTERN FOR TEACHER PROGRAMME, THAILAND




OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST

Under the overall authority of the Director of the UNESCO Bangkok Office and Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education and the supervision of the Chief of the EISD Section, the Intern will carry out the following assignments:

Long Description

1. Provide content-related, technical and administrative assistance in various projects and activities under the Teachers Programme as assigned, including:
  • UNESCO-China Shanghai FIT Project on Professionalisation of Teaching;
  • UNESCO-China Hainan Airlines Partnership Project “Enhancing Girls’ and Women’s Right to Quality Education through Gender Sensitive Policy Making, Teacher Development and Pedagogy in South, Southeast, and Central Asia”;
  • UNESCO-Korea FIT Project on Global Citizenship Education and Teacher Development;
  • China-sponsored Wenhui Award for Educational Innovation;
  • The World Teachers’ Day Regional Event;
  • Research and publication projects under the Regular Programme.
2. Draft/edit/format project/activity-related documents, presentations and other communication materials as required;
3. Assist in arranging/organizing/following up on meetings (in-person and virtual), visits and missions related to the Teachers Programme; 
4. Build up and maintain the database and e-archive for the Teachers Programme;
5. Administer the generic emails and other platforms/tools for the Teachers Programme;
6. Fulfill other tasks assigned by the Chief of the EISD Section or the Director of the UNESCO Bangkok Office.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

The intern can expect to obtain
  • insights into the UN System, the work of UNESCO in general and its Bangkok Office in particular;
  • insightful knowledge and understanding of international education development, especially teacher development;
  • good experience in and skills for international project management and event organization;
  • enhanced ability for internal and external communication and coordination, particularly in international settings;
  • strengthened research, analytical and English writing skills;
  • enriched and sharpened IT skills;
  • deepened multi-cultural awareness, diplomatic sensitivity, and teamwork ability.

COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)

Accountability (C)Communication (C)Innovation (C)Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)Planning and organizing (C)Results focus (C)Teamwork (C)For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

Bachelor’s degree as the minimum, a completed Master is desirable.

Subjects:

Education, Development Studies, other Social Science disciplines, Political Science, International Relations, Law, Public Management; a multi/interdisciplinary background is desirable.

Experience:

At least 6 months of prior working experience, including with international organisations, government agencies, educational or academic institutions, NGOs, media, and/or multinational companies, is required. 

Language skills:

Fluent English (both spoken and written); good knowledge of other UN official languages is desirable.

COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS

  • High integrity and strong sense of responsibility;
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively and efficiently in multicultural environments;
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a quality and punctual manner under time pressure;
  • Strong research and analytical abilities;
  • Good English speaking and writing skills;
  • Good skills for project management and event organizational;
  • Excellent computer skills, with proficiency in Word, Excel, PPT and other Microsoft Office applications, as well as working knowledge of CRM, website management, infographic design, audio and video production;
  • Skills for proactive and independent problem solving;
  • Diplomatic sensitiveness, customer-oriented attitude and awareness of confidentiality.

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