Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidatesType of contract : Fixed TermSalary : 168,322 USD
The UNESCO International Institute for Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (IESALC) is an integral part of UNESCO’s Education Sector, operating with statutory institutional autonomy under the guidance of its Governing Board.
IESALC promotes an integrated approach to the development and renewal of higher education in Latin America and the Caribbean as well as consolidates the expansion and improves the relevance and quality of higher education systems in order to meet the region’s present and future needs.
Under the authority of UNESCO’s Director-General and the direct supervision of the Assistant Director-General for Education, the incumbent, in close collaboration with the UNESCO Offices in Latin America and the Caribbean, provides intellectual leadership and strategic vision to IESALC’s regional programme and staff, ensuring that IESALC contributes fully to the achievement of UNESCO’s objectives.
Guided by the general policies established by the Governing Board for the IESALC’s programme and budget, the incumbent is responsible for administering the Institute and for planning, executing and reporting on its programme and budget.
The incumbent will also ensure that IESALC fully contributes to the achievement of UNESCO’s Education programme objectives in the context of implementation of the Goal 4 (Education) of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
resource mobilization; and, acting as the external advocate for IESALC, liaising with financial partners and ministries of education, as well as with IESALC’s other stakeholders.
He / she will also maintain close cooperation with the national authorities, United Nations agencies, development banks, NGOs and bilateral organizations, with a view to implement, monitor and evaluate programmes in the area of higher education in the region, which is characterized by a middle-
income countries’ context. In close cooperation with the UNESCO Offices in Latin America and the Caribbean, the incumbent will develop activities to strengthen regional cooperation and fund-
raising in the field, while collaborating with academic institutions, both public and private.
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