UNESCO INTERN FOR TEACHER PROGRAMME, THAILAND

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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