UNESCO: Director for Communication and Information Strategy & Policy (France)

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Director for Communication and Information Strategy & Policy. UNESCO, Paris, France. Deadline: 13 September, 2021 (extended).

Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information, the incumbent is responsible for providing intellectual and strategic leadership and vision to support UNESCO’s global mandate in the various fields of communication and information, including freedom of expression and the safety of journalists, universal access to information, media development and media and information literacy, innovation and digital transformations, and documentary heritage. In collaboration with UNESCO’s worldwide network of field offices, the incumbent will inform the development of UNESCO’s activities and initiatives, including by providing policy analysis and advice, to better meet the challenges and seize the opportunities of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  This role does not include responsibility for UNESCO’s wider external communications, which is managed by the Department of Public Information.

Durham U: Community Liaison Lead in Race and Ethnicity (UK)

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Community Liaison Lead in Race and Ethnicity. Durham University, Durham, UK . Deadline: 3 August, 2021.

Durham University is seeking a Community Liaison Lead in Race and Ethnicity for its Community, Participation and Engagement Services. The incumbent will be a recognized service specialist in handling matters related to race and ethnicity related community relations, engagement and liaison; implement changes to enhance the design and development of existing service processes, techniques and deliverables in the area of race and ethnicity related community relations, to extend and develop links with external agencies; provide specialist expertise and support with data and information sources, interpretation and analysis relevant to trends in race and ethnicity related community issues; etc. This is a part-time appointment on a two-year fixed-term.

U Aberdeen: Director for Social Inclusion & Cultural Diversity (UK)

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Director, Interdisciplinary Centre for Social Inclusion and Cultural Diversity, University of Aberdeen,  Aberdeen, UK. Deadline: 6 August 2021.

The University of Aberdeen wishes to appoint, at Professorial level, a Director to lead its interdisciplinary Centre for Social Inclusion and Cultural Diversity.  The ideal candidate should have extensive internationally-renowned academic expertise in an underpinning discipline within Social Inclusion and Cultural Diversity, with a proven track record of interdisciplinary research, as well as success in meeting or exceeding challenging targets. For this role candidates will be an experienced academic leader with outstanding leadership, human resources, financial accountability and negotiating skills. You will also have an in-depth knowledge of high-level Government policy and business as well as a strong understanding of government and other funding streams.

UNESCO: Chief of Inclusion, Rights & Dialogue (France)

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Chief of Inclusion, Rights and Dialogue Section, Social and Human Sciences Sector,  UNESCO,  Paris, France. Deadline: 25 July 2021.

The Inclusion, Rights, and Dialogue Section of UNESCO supports Member States to promote inclusive policies and actions, by countering racism and discrimination, advancing intercultural dialogue and pursuing gender equality.

Under the supervision of the Assistant Director-General for the Social and Human Sciences Sector (ADG/SHS), the incumbent will be responsible for a number of flagship programs and projects, such as: UNESCO’s Roadmap on Anti-racism and non-discrimination; intercultural dialogue and competencies; arts for human rights and social justice; the promotion of gender equality and the fight against gender stereotypes; the international coalition of inclusive and sustainable cities; the Slave Route Project; the right to science and scientific freedom. The successful candidate will lead the design, coordination, execution and evaluation of the program and projects for the Inclusion, Rights and Dialogue Section.

UNESCO: Chief of Inclusion, Rights & Dialogue Section (France)

“JobChief of Inclusion, Rights and Dialogue Section, Social and Human Sciences, UNESCO, Paris, France. Deadline: 25 July 2021.

The Inclusion, Rights and Dialogue Section supports Member States to promote inclusive policies and actions, by countering racism and discrimination, advancing intercultural dialogue and pursuing gender equality.  Under the supervision of the Assistant Director-General for the Social and Human Sciences Sector (ADG/SHS), the incumbent will be responsible for the following flagship programmes and projects:

  • UNESCO’s Roadmap on Anti-racism and non-discrimination, including its toolkit
  • Intercultural dialogue and competencies, promoting a culture of peace
  • Arts for human rights and social justice
  • The promotion of gender equality and the fight against gender stereotypes
  • The international coalition of inclusive and sustainable cities
  • The Slave Route Project
  • The right to science and scientific freedom
  • Long Description

Under the overall authority and close supervision of the ADG/SHS and reporting to the Director for Policies and Programmes (DIR/PPD) on programme management issues, the incumbent will lead the design, coordination, execution and evaluation of the programme and projects for the Inclusion, Rights and Dialogue Section.

Mary Immaculate College: EDI & Interculturalism (Ireland)

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Director of Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Interculturalism, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland. Deadline: 13 July 2021.

Mary Immaculate College wishes to appoint a suitable candidate to the position of Director of Equality, Diversity, Inclusion (EDI) & Interculturalism on a permanent, full-time basis. This is a senior management appointment and will be made at Principal Lecturer grade.

The Director of EDI & Interculturalism will assume responsibility for the broad range of operational tasks and intra-institutional coordination necessary to deliver on the College’s Gender Equality, EDI and Interculturalism strategies. This will include Athena Swan activity, alongside other relevant aspects of gender equality work, as well as diversity, inclusion and intercultural work, and coordination of efforts to address gender-based violence and sexual harassment, within a coherent and cohesive EDI context.

Mary Immaculate College (MIC) is an autonomous, university-level, Catholic College of Education and the Liberal Arts. Founded in 1898, and linked academically with the University of Limerick, MIC is the oldest higher education institution in Limerick.

U Surrey: International Education (UK)

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Assistant Director of Student Experience, Study Group, International Study Centre, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK. Deadline: 14 July 2021.

Study Group is a global pathway provider in International Education. The University of Surrey International Study Centre is a fast-growing centre with a strong record of excellent student outcomes and outstanding staff satisfaction. This is a senior leadership role that reports directly to the Centre Director. The role will take the lead on the provision of a Student Experience Team, enabling students to thrive and study legally, safely and successfully. Through the team, the role ensures UKVI compliance in visa and attendance systems, key quality assurance and enhancement activities are carried out according to Study Group, university partner and regulatory body requirements. The role also oversees the team responsible for the implementation of a progression support and personal tutorage strategy with the purpose of ensuring students are fully supported to maximize student outcomes and satisfaction levels.

United Nations U: Conflict Prevention/Sustaining Peace (USA)

“JobSenior Policy Advisor and Head of Programme, Conflict Prevention and Sustaining Peace, Centre for Policy Research, United Nations University, New York, USA. Deadline: 11 July 2021.

United Nations University Centre for Policy Research in New York is an independent think tank within the United Nations system. The Conflict Prevention and Sustaining Peace programme is a newly formed cluster of projects that includes small, bespoke policy research for senior UN policymakers as well as large, multi-year and multi-stakeholder initiatives on a range of peace, security and prevention topics.

The Senior Policy Advisor and Head of Conflict Prevention and Sustaining Peace Programme will be responsible for developing and implementing a three-year research and resource-mobilisation plan for the Conflict Prevention and Sustaining Peace Programme, as well as supervising and mentoring project personnel. In addition, they will be responsible for generating policy reports, op-eds, and insights for the UNU-CPR websites, as well as new media offerings that disseminate the programme’s findings to new audiences.

UNESCO: Director of World Heritage (France)

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Director of World Heritage, UNESCO, Paris, France. Deadline: 16 August 2021 (Extended).

Under the overall authority of the Director-General of UNESCO, and the direct supervision of the Assistant Director-General for Culture (ADG/CLT), the incumbent shall provide intellectual leadership and strategic vision for cultural and natural heritage at large and World Heritage in particular, in line with the Organization’s prevailing Medium-Term Strategy and Programme and Budget Document (C/5). The incumbent will develop effective programmatic and management strategies to enable the World Heritage Centre (WHC) to consolidate and further strengthen UNESCO’s leadership in the field of cultural and natural Heritage and its contribution to the UN sustainable development agenda. As such s/he is responsible for effectively managing the coordination, implementation and leading policy development and capacity building activities for the World Heritage Centre, the 1972 Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage as well as the 2011 Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape.

As Director of World Heritage, the incumbent will lead the World Heritage Centre’s programmes to support Member States and strengthen UNESCO’s leadership on the protection and promotion of cultural and natural heritage and the 1972 Convention, as an international standard setting instrument. As member of the Senior Management Team of the Culture Sector, s/he will be responsible for ensuring effective reporting to the Governing Bodies of UNESCO as per the Sector’s policy.

Aspen Institute: Community Manager for Weave (USA)

“JobCommunity Manager, Weave: The Social Fabric Project, Aspen Institute, Washington, DC. Deadline: Open until filled.

Weave’s Community Manager helps lead one of three strategic pillars: Connecting and Supporting Weavers through peer support, learning, links to resources and opportunities for collaboration. Weave connect Weavers through an online community platform, in-person and virtual gatherings, our website, newsletter and social media. Weavers receive support, training, ideas and a sense of belonging and purpose through our work.

Weave seeks an experienced relationship manager who understands the demands of setting a content strategy, overseeing an online platform such as Jive or Hoopla, inspiring high engagement and adjusting tactics to meet the changing needs of a community. This position will deputize and support superusers to engage others as the community grows. The Community Manager oversees the Community Associate, several Community Facilitators (part-time super-users) and interns, as needed.

Weave: The Social Fabric Project was started by columnist David Brooks and the Aspen Institute in May of 2018 to counter a culture of hyper-individualism in the US that has left Americans divided, isolated and unhappy. This crisis of connection and decline in social trust has led to rising rates of addiction and suicide, persistent inequality and discrimination, and gridlocked politics. Yet in every community, some people have chosen to weave the social fabric by investing in relationships, making commitments to others and creating connection. These “Weavers” are all different. Some work at a suicide hotline, a mentoring program or in schools. Others run a coffee shop where everybody feels at home. Still others just gather neighbors to talk or stop to listen when they see someone distraught. They lead with love, creating countercultural islands where connection and community are more important than ego and self. You will find their stories at WeAreWeavers.org.