Careers

Temporary assistance

Occasionally, UNESCO needs services provided by persons other than its own permanent staff. These temporary services enable the Organization to deal with a short-term overload of work or to bring in ad-hoc outside expertise. Temporary contracts at UNESCO fall within the following categories:

  • Project Appointments
  • Short-Term Support Services
  • Consultants and Experts
  • Internships

Project Appointments

A Project Appointment (PA), is a contractual modality to cover specific projects or activities of a time-limited duration financed by extra-budgetary funds, in the field and at Headquarters and for technical cooperation in UNESCO Category I Institutes and Centres.

Short-Term opportunities

If you are looking for a short term opportunity in support functions such as office assistance, secretarial, building services at Headquarters (Paris), you may wish to register your CV on UNESCO Experts/Support Services Roster under Short term support services at Headquarters.

Please note that only residents in France may be considered for a short term assignment in a support function at Headquarters.

Consultants and Experts

A consultant/expert is a recognized specialist with particular skills, expertise or knowledge who is contracted by UNESCO for a short period, either in an advisory or consultative capacity or to provide a product or service.

UNESCO encourages men and women candidates from all geographical areas to register their interest for consultancy opportunities on the Experts/Support Services Roster.

Open temporary positions

Type Deadlinesort descending Location Download
Project Appointments Senior Project Officer, P-4 - Culture 27 April 2018 Baghdad, Iraq Download (471.88 KB)
Project Appointments Assistant Anti-Doping Fund, G-4, Social and Human Sciences Sector, Youth and Sport Section 27 April 2018 Paris, France Download (73.23 KB)
Short-Term Support Services Communication Officer, L-4, Culture Sector, Division of Heritage, Emergency Preparedness and Response Unit 30 April 2018 Paris, France Download (210.36 KB)
Project Appointments Project Coordinator, P-3, Information and Communication Sector. 07 May 2018 Dakar, Senegal Download (306.15 KB)
Project Appointments Senior Finance and Administrative Officer, P-4, UNESCO Institute for Statistics, Administration. 07 May 2018 Montreal, Canada
Project Appointments Library and Information Analyst P2 (Content & Metadata) - IEP/PA/082 - Library and Institutional Knowledge Management Unit 13 May 2018 PARIS, France Download (69.72 KB)
Project Appointments Library and Information Analyst P1 (Outreach) - IEP/PA/081 - Library and Institutional Knowledge Management Unit 13 May 2018 PARIS, France Download (69.33 KB)
Project Appointments Library and Information Analyst P1 (Acquisition) - IEP/PA/080 - Library and Institutional Knowledge Management Unit 13 May 2018 PARIS, France Download (68.1 KB)
Project Appointments Finance & Administrative Officer, P2 - IEP Administrative Unit- Buenos Aires , Argentina. 13 May 2018 B, Argentina Download (78.59 KB)
Consultants and Experts Terms of Reference, Communication Strategy, International Fund for the Promotion of Culture (IFPC) - Culture Sector. 21 May 2018 Paris, France Download (213.7 KB), Download (209.05 KB)