Programme Specialist (Social and Human Sciences), UNESCO, Paris, France. Deadline: 7 July 2019.
Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences Sector (ADG/SHS), guidance from the Director for Policies and Programmes and Director for Partnerships and Outreach and direct supervision of the Chief of Research, Policy and Foresight Section, the incumbent is responsible for ensuring the development and delivery of a wide spectrum of programme and project management initiatives from funding proposals to design to reporting. S/he advises, manages and reports on regular and extra-budgetary programme design, guidelines, resources and progress and advocates organizational involvement and participation in mainstream social and human sciences activities and initiatives.
The incumbent in particular will:
* Undertake activities mainstreaming the knowledge, pluralistic approaches and methodologies developed through the UNESCO’s General and Regional Histories with a view to contributing to a better understanding of current social transformations and fostering dialogue on global issues;
* Develop activities reinforcing African humanities and in particular current efforts to mobilize historiography and related disciplines to renew perspectives, approaches, concepts, paradigms and categorizations on Africa and its diasporas;
* Develop activities showcasing the relevance of historical perspectives developed through the General History of Africa for emerging areas of research, e.g. on African Liberation Movements and on African futures;
* Promote youth awareness on the importance of the humanities in order to foster enhanced understanding of contemporary social challenges, inter alia by developing outreach materials and facilitating exchanges among young scholars.