Communications and Outreach Consultant, Social and Human Sciences Sector, UNESCO, Paris, France. Deadline: 29 April 2021.
UNESCO, in partnership with the Institute for Economics and Peace, is developing an ambitious initiative to strengthen the evidence base on intercultural dialogue as an instrument for sustainable and inclusive peacebuilding. More specifically, work is being undertaken to develop a novel dataset, measuring the enabling environment and impact of intercultural dialogue. The ultimate desired impact of the initiative is to strengthen the effectiveness of intercultural dialogue as an instrument for peacebuilding, enhancing the political and financial commitments to support it (by demonstrating its effectiveness), and offering practical insights to improve operational interventions to support it.
After ongoing work to collect and analyse the data is completed, several key outputs will be produced to present the findings, including: 1) a global report, exploring key trends and insights from the data, along with complementary analysis and reflection; 2) an online ‘barometer’, presenting the data by country and domain, along with associated analysis and methodological clarifications; 3) pilot policy dialogues to mobilise country-level operational responses in response to the insights provided by the data.
To raise awareness of these outputs, encourage engagement with the insights they provide, and build support for onward actions to mobilise them operationally, a comprehensive communications and outreach effort will be made. The Communications and Outreach Consultant will be responsible for these efforts, under the direct supervision of an Associate Programme Specialist in UNESCO’s Inclusion, Rights and Dialogue Section, and under the overall responsibility of the Chief of the Inclusion, Rights and Dialogue Section. The Consultant will work in close cooperation with the various services responsible for communications within UNESCO (including the Sector’s Executive Office and Communications Officer, and the Department for Public Information). The consultant will also liaise closely with the communications team at the Institute for Economics and Peace.
Education Policy Analysts, (several positions), Policy Advice and Implementation Division (PAI) of the Directorate of Education and Skills (EDU), of the Organization for Education, Co-operation and Development (OECD), Paris, France. Deadline: 28 February 2021.
EDU/PAI is looking for one or more Policy Analyst(s) to support its work providing education policy analysis and advice to countries both within and beyond the OECD. One of the analysts will contribute to a new project researching and analysing policies related to student transitions into, through and out of upper secondary general and vocational education. Other positions as a Policy Analyst may be available in the Division to work on other school education policy areas. Responsibilities include policy analysis and research; assisting countries with the development and implementation of education policy; organizing workshops to familiarize countries with OECD data and research; preparing reports and other publications; organizing policy dialogue and peer learning activities; effectively communicating policy findings; and contributing to EDU’s and PAI’s overall work objectives.
NOTE: There are also several positions for Junior Policy Analysts to support its education policy advice and implementation support work with countries both within and beyond OECD. One of the Policy Analysts will contribute to the OECD’s Strength through Diversity project. The project aims to provide analysis and policy advice to help governments and schools address diversity to achieve more equitable and inclusive education system. Other positions as a Junior Policy Analyst may be available in the Division to work on school education policy issues more generally, with countries both within and beyond OECD.
Editor, International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP), UNESCO, Paris, France. Deadline: 21 January 2021.
This position is located in the Information Services Unit of the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) in Paris and reports to the Information Services Team Leader. Under the supervision of the Team leader and in close collaboration with other team members, the incumbent is in charge of reviewing, revising and editing IIEP documents, such as manuscripts, concept notes, web news, institutional documents, etc. The incumbent supports in particular IIEP move towards e-publications, including through the provision of advise and assistance in this regard to IIEP staff. Because of the public nature IIEP content, the incumbent must demonstrate very good editorial skills and sound judgement in order to maintain IIEP’s excellent reputation.
Postdoctoral researcher in migration and integration in the European public space, Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques (Sciences Po), Paris, France. Deadline: 23 December 2020.
The Center for International Research (CERI) is recruiting a postdoctoral researcher to work on a HERA (Humanities in a European Research Area) Joint Research Programme titled “Negociating Diversity in Expanded European Public Spaces” (PLURISPACE) under the supervision of Prof. Riva Kastoryano, the Project Leader. He or she will be in charge of overlooking CERI’s contribution to the international project’s team. The project started on May 31st, 2019 and the CERI is the lead institution. Partners are the University of Bristol, the University of Oslo, and the University Pompeu Fabra. The PLURISPACE team has delivered already a report on the advancement of the project, a working paper, and started content analysis of official documents on national and local levels.
PHD in Political Science or Sociology expected, as well as fluency in both English and French. The position requires previous scientific production and experience of working on projects devoted to the study of migration, integration, citizenship, identities, recognition in France and Europe, a knowledge of French and European institutions as well as policies with regard to immigration, integration and citizenship.
Call for applications: Fellowships, IMéRA Institute for Advanced Study at Aix-Marseille University, France. Deadline: 13 October 2020.
Each year IMéRA hosts about thirty scientists and artists from all disciplines (residents), selected after an evaluation procedure with the most stringent international standards, shortlisting of applications and external evaluators. IMéRA promotes innovative experimental interdisciplinary approaches in all areas of knowledge. Applications accepted in one of the following:
Fellowships in 2021-2022, French Institutes for Advanced Study, Paris / Lyon / Montpellier / Marseille, France. Deadline: 15 September 2020.
The French Institutes for Advanced Study Fellowship Programme offers 10-month fellowships in the four Institutes of Paris, Lyon, Montpellier and Marseille. It welcomes applications from high level international scholars and scientists primarily in the fields of the social sciences and the humanities. For the 2021-2022 academic year, FIAS offers 31 fellowship positions: 17 in Paris, 5 in Lyon, 6 in Marseille and 3 in Montpellier. The call is open to all disciplines in the SSH and all research fields. Research projects from other sciences that propose a transversal dialogue with SSH are also eligible. Some of the four IAS have scientific priorities they will focus on more specifically.
The Fellows will benefit from the support and conducive scientific environment offered by the IAS, in an interdisciplinary cohort of fellows and in close relation to the local research potential. The fellows will be free to organize their work and conduct research as they wish.
Assistant Director General for Social and Human Sciences, UNESCO, Paris, France. Deadline: 15 February 2020.
Under the authority of the Director-General, the Assistant Director-General for the Social and Human Sciences is responsible for providing leadership and strategic vision for the Social and Human Sciences Sector in line with the Organization’s current Medium-Term Strategy for 2014-2021, its global priorities Africa and gender equality, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
To that effect, the Assistant Director-General for the Social and Human Sciences is responsible for the overall implementation of the Social and Human Sciences Major Programme, as approved by UNESCO’s governing bodies. This comprises management, planning and coordination of UNESCO’s strategy, programmes and plans of action for the Social and Human Sciences Sector, including transversal and interdisciplinary initiatives, as well as assistance in mobilizing extrabudgetary resources and establishing partnerships.
The Social and Human Sciences Sector’s mission is to strengthen social and human sciences programmes and policies – nationally, regionally and globally – and to promote international cooperation to address the critical challenges of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The objective is to advance knowledge, standards and intellectual cooperation in order to address the complexity of social transformations, by promoting inclusive social development and intercultural dialogue in particular.
Junior Chairs, Paris Seine Initiative 2020 – TALENT program, Paris, France. Deadline: 17 January 2020.
The Paris Seine Initiative TALENT PROGRAM invites applications from high-profile young researchers willing to develop their research in one of the Paris Seine research groups.It offers the possibility to young researchers to demonstrate their capacity to lead an ambitious research project at the highest level, as well as a research team, in all academic fields. The recruitment will take the form of junior chairs, with a duration of three years, integrated in a Paris Seine research center and offering attractive compensation and research environment. The project will contribute to the development of the Paris Seine scientific community. It is expected that the research program of the candidate be articulated with the research strategy of the hosting Paris Seine research center and create research synergies therein, and beyond.
The Paris Seine Initiative gathers the University of Cergy-Pontoise (UCP), ESSEC Business School, and EISTI engineering school. These three institutions have joined forces under an ambitious project, with the objective to boost their research potential and international attractiveness.
Invite the world to your table/Invitez le monde à votre table CROUS, Dijon, France.
Centre régional des Œuvres Universitaires et Scolaires (CROUS) of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in France organizes the event “Invite the world to your table.” It’s a wonderful invention: a cultural exchange lunch including international students enrolled in higher education and the inhabitants of Dijon, Besançon, Belfort, and Montbéliard. This event allows cultural exchanges around a meal between international students enrolled in higher education and inhabitants of Dijon and its surroundings.
How does it work? Inhabitants of Dijon invite one or more international students to their home for a Sunday meal. The purpose of these exchanges is for locals to discover a new culture, and for international students to learn more about French culture and gastronomy.
“Invite the world to your table” gives participants the opportunity to cross cultural boundaries. In a spirit of sharing and conviviality, the goal is to experiment with the gastronomy and the traditions of the participants but also to enrich everyone’s cultural knowledge.
Associate Programme Specialist, Communication and Information, UNESCO, Paris, France. Deadline: 8 December 2019.
Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information (ADG/CI) and the direct supervision of the Chief, Executive Office (CI/EO), the incumbent is responsible for providing professional and technical support, research and analysis for the programme management, as well as coordination of the Communication and Information (CI) Sector. Working as part of the global CI team and as member of the Executive Office, the incumbent will assist the Chief, CI/EO in performing the major activities listed below.
To assist Chief, CI/EO in overall coordination activities of the Executive Office, the incumbent will:
- collect and analyze data, prepare and consolidate briefings in the thematic areas of media and information literacy, media development, universal access to information and documentary heritage;
- provide support to Chief CI/EO in facilitating joint action and good working relations between colleagues in the Field and Headquarters, UNESCO Centers, Institutes and networks, Central services, as well as partnerships with Member States, Intergovernmental Organizations, civil society, academia and the private sector;
- manage and produce correspondence, memos, briefings, speeches, articles, web content, inputs to the UNESCO annual report, etc.