Building peace in the minds of men and women

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

UNESCO CV Templates: English - French

Type Deadline Location Download
Consultants and Experts Call for proposals "Drafting a handbook on the portrayal of men and masculinities in media" for Communication & Information sector. 28 October 2019 Paris, France PDF icon Download (653.92 KB), PDF icon Download (655.76 KB)
Consultants and Experts Call for Individual Authors for Education sector. 29 September 2019 Paris, France PDF icon Download (139.11 KB)
Consultants and Experts Call for proposals - Central Equatorial Africa’s coastal and marine management and planning. 18 September 2019 Paris, France PDF icon Download (1.89 MB)
Consultants and Experts Call for proposals for UNESCO Study on tackling online harassment of women journalists. 03 October 2019 Paris, France PDF icon Download (90.05 KB)
Consultants and Experts Call for proposals for Communication & Information Sector. 11 October 2019 Paris, France PDF icon Download (185.3 KB)
Consultants and Experts Call for proposals "Non-formal Education Curriculum Development)" for Education Sector. 21 September 2019 Kabul, Afghanistan PDF icon Download (145.66 KB)
Consultants and Experts Call for proposals - GEM Report 2020 - for Education Sector. 06 October 2019 Paris, France PDF icon Download (100.44 KB)
Project Appointments Liaison and Partnership Development Officer Resource mobilization and donor relations P-4 (re-advertisement) 30 September 2019 DU, United Arab Emirates PDF icon Download (77.24 KB)
Project Appointments Programme Specialist, P-3 for UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP). 03 October 2019 Paris, France PDF icon Download (84.43 KB)
Project Appointments Associate Project Officer (Coordination, Communication and Advocacy/Outreach Officer) - P-2 Re-advertisement 19 September 2019 Paris, France PDF icon Download (133.05 KB)
Project Appointments Education Planning Specialist, P-3 for IIEP/Spécialiste en Planification de l'Éducation, P-3 pour IIPE. 13 October 2019 Dakar, Senegal PDF icon Download (88.05 KB), PDF icon Download (68.67 KB)
UN Opportunities Consultancy for the Evaluation of the Project ‘Caring for Refugees with Non-communicable Disease’. 20 September 2019 Geneva, Switzerland PDF icon Download (54.61 KB)
UN Opportunities Global Website Support Officer, IICA-2 (UNOPS). 20 September 2019 Geneva, Switzerland PDF icon Download (148.62 KB)
UN Opportunities Senior Sustainable Development Officer (Senior Policy Adviser - UNSDG Mechanism), P5. 19 September 2019 New York, United States of America PDF icon Download (67.44 KB)