Programme Specialist in Education, UNESCO, Paris, France. Deadline: 28 April 2023.
Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General for Education and the direct supervision of the Director of the Future of Learning and Innovation team, the incumbent will be responsible for the Education Research and Foresight programme. Serving as a think tank to reimagine education and leverage knowledge for just and sustainable futures, the Future of Learning and Innovation team comprises three strands of work:
(1) Education research and foresight which aims to shape global policy debate on the future of education;
(2) Technologies and learning which aims to steer human-centered digital transformations in education, and
(3) Knowledge and innovation which aims to encourage interdisciplinary research through university networks.
The incumbent will lead the Education, Research and Foresight programme in close cooperation with the Division’s other two strands of work. Building on a continuous review of research production, an analysis of both global education policy and emerging megatrends, as well as consultations with various constituencies, the Education research and foresight programme reinforces UNESCO’s observatory function in education. Through more synergetic research and foresight, the programme activities aim to strengthen UNESCO’s capacity to guide, inform and lead the global debate on the future of education.