Grant Douglas is co-director, ICIE (IÉSEG Center for Intercultural Engagement), Lille, France.
Grant has been involved in international education and training in different capacities since 1991. Originally from Newcastle- Upon-Tyne in the North-East of England, Grant is a long-term expatriate who has lived and worked in France for over 30 years. He was in charge of the International Relations Service of different higher education institutes for 17 years. Since 2000, Grant has focused on the conception, organization and implementation of undergraduate, post-graduate and professional development study and training programmes with an international and intercultural dimension.
Grant is currently in charge of developing the intercultural communication/diversity management track at IÉSEG School of Management. He is vice-president of SIETAR France (Society for Intercultural Training, Education and Research), and a council member of IACCM (International Association of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management). Grant is also a long-standing member of the Global Community Dialogue on Leadership, Diversity and Change (GCD).
In recent years Grant’s focus has moved more from a purely international/intercultural perspective to a more broadly diversity and inclusion perspective which is reflected in his participation in projects aimed at fostering more diversity and inclusion in higher education institutes and in making them zero tolerant of physical and verbal harassment. He is currently involved in an international research project examining the International Student Experience (ISE) as well as two internal IÉSEG projects designed to increase student engagement and inclusion and eradicate verbal and physical harassment. When he is not at work, Grant likes to spend time cultivating his vegetable patch, listening to music, and following his local soccer team, LOSC.
Work for CID:
Grant Douglas serves as a reviewer for French.
Dr. Suzie Suriam Wordorfa was born in mainland France. Her roots are in Martinique, in the Caribbean. She studied French Literature, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics in Paris before getting her Ph.D. in French and Francophone Studies at the University of Montreal.
She has taught French/Francophone Language and Culture mostly at the college level for over 20 years. She lives in California with her family and chairs the French Department of a premium language institute.
Work for CID:
Suzie Suriam Wordofa translated KC33: Moral Conflict into French. She also serves as a reviewer for French.
Chief 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.
Claire Philippe, MA, is a senior lecturer in French as a Foreign Language and works at IÉSEG School of Management, Paris, France.
She teaches French at all levels and works daily in an organization that counts over 100 nationalities drawn from every continent. Before joining IESEG, Claire worked in Marketing in England and later joined a digital company operating in a multicultural context on 15 markets. Claire then decided to change professional orientation and spent time in Savannakhet, Laos, teaching French. Since then she has taught French in several companies, in Paris, working with students from different professional and cultural backgrounds.
She holds a diploma in Management from the school of Management Leonard de Vinci and a Master 2 in Language didactic from La Sorbonne. At IESEG, in addition of her lecturer position she is part of one of IÉSEG’s centers of excellence, IÉSEG Center for Intercultural Engagement (ICIE).
Work for CID:
Claire Philippe serves as a reviewer for French.
Assistant/Associate Professor in Organizational Behavior & Intercultural Management, ICN Business School, Paris, France. Deadline: 19 July 2021.
The ideal candidate for this position in ICN’s Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour Department will have teaching experience and strong research interests in such fields as organisational behaviour, intercultural management and team management. Networking experience with the corporate world would be an asset. The candidate is expected to pursue research excellence, preferably connecting to the school’s main research themes (Unesco Chair – ICN Business School)(icn-artem.com) and to teach to multiple audiences (Bachelor, Master, Executive Education) in English, on the different campuses and teaching sites of the school. The ability to teach in French will be an asset. Candidates are expected to demonstrate their willingness to innovate in the design of courses, teaching material and teaching methods.
Fellowships in 2022-2023, French Institutes for Advanced Study, Paris / Lyon / Montpellier / Marseille / Nantes, France. Deadline: 6 July 2021.
The French Institutes for Advanced Study Fellowship Programme offers 10-month fellowships in the five Institutes of Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier and Nantes. It welcomes applications from high-level international scholars and scientists primarily in the fields of the social sciences and the humanities (SSH). For the 2022-23 academic year, FIAS offers 28 fellowship positions: 17 in Paris, 4 in Marseille, 3 in Montpellier, and 4 in Nantes. 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.
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.