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
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.
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
|Project Appointments||Liaison and Partnership Development Officer Resource mobilization and donor relations P-4 (re-advertisement)||30 September 2019||DU, United Arab Emirates||Download (77.24 KB)|
|Consultants and Experts||Call for proposals "Non-formal Education Curriculum Development)" for Education Sector.||21 September 2019||Kabul, Afghanistan||Download (145.66 KB)|
|UN Opportunities||Consultancy for the Evaluation of the Project ‘Caring for Refugees with Non-communicable Disease’.||20 September 2019||Geneva, Switzerland||Download (54.61 KB)|
|UN Opportunities||Global Website Support Officer, IICA-2 (UNOPS).||20 September 2019||Geneva, Switzerland||Download (148.62 KB)|
|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||Download (653.92 KB), Download (655.76 KB)|
|Consultants and Experts||Call for Individual Authors for Education sector.||29 September 2019||Paris, France||Download (139.11 KB)|
|Project Appointments||Programme Specialist, P-3 for UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP).||03 October 2019||Paris, France||Download (84.43 KB)|
|Project Appointments||Associate Project Officer (Coordination, Communication and Advocacy/Outreach Officer) - P-2 Re-advertisement||19 September 2019||Paris, France||Download (133.05 KB)|
|Consultants and Experts||Call for proposals for UNESCO Study on tackling online harassment of women journalists.||03 October 2019||Paris, France||Download (90.05 KB)|
|Consultants and Experts||Call for proposals for Communication & Information Sector.||11 October 2019||Paris, France||Download (185.3 KB)|
|Consultants and Experts||Call for proposals - GEM Report 2020 - for Education Sector.||06 October 2019||Paris, France||Download (100.44 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||Download (88.05 KB), Download (68.67 KB)|
|UN Opportunities||Senior Sustainable Development Officer (Senior Policy Adviser - UNSDG Mechanism), P5.||19 September 2019||New York, United States of America||Download (67.44 KB)|