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1 U united nations educational, scientific and cultural organization organisation des nations unies pour l'éducation, la science et la culture 7, place de Fontenoy, Paris 07 SP 1, rue Miollis, Paris CEDEX 15 adresse postale : B.P.3.07 Paris téléphone : national international + (33.1) télégrammes : UNESCO Paris télex : Paris Paris téléfax : /04/2003 référence : CL/3663 Subject: Director (D-1) UNESCO Office Montevideo, Uruguay Sir/Madam, I have the honour to inform you that the post of Director of the UNESCO Office in Montevideo, Uruguay is open to recruitment. In this connection, I enclose information on the duties to be entrusted to the selected candidate, as well as the required qualifications and experience. You will also find enclosed a list showing the present representation of Member States in posts subject to geographical distribution. I cannot overemphasize the importance I attach to having outstanding candidates for this post and count on your cooperation to achieve this goal by disseminating the vacancy announcement to nationals of your country through the most appropriate channels. Candidates who wish to be considered for this post should apply through the website Candidates without easy access to the Internet may, exceptionally, send their application by regular mail. All applications should reach the Recruitment and Staffing Section, Bureau of Human Resources Management, by 15 July 2003 at the latest. Each candidate s application should contain the names of persons from whom references may be obtained and a detailed curriculum vitae, in English or French, including the following information: place and date of birth; present nationality; university education; present and previous posts held; fields of specialization; publications; knowledge of languages, in particular the degree of ability to write, speak and understand English, French, as well as any of the other working languages of the General Conference (Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish). To Ministers responsible for relations with UNESCO

2 CL/3663 page 2 The General Conference, as you know, accords great importance to the equitable representation of women on the staff and I should be grateful if you would assist me in achieving this by encouraging women candidates to apply. Please accept, Sir/Madam, the assurances of my highest consideration. Koïchiro Matsuura Director-General cc: National Commissions for UNESCO Permanent Delegations to UNESCO

3 CL/3663 page 3 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Director, UNESCO Office (D-1) Montevideo (Uruguay) Main responsibilities Under the overall authority of the Director-General and his Assistant Directors-General, and under the supervision of the Director, Bureau for Field Coordination, the Director of the UNESCO Office in Montevideo will be responsible for the two dimensions of the Office, namely, as the Regional Bureau for Science in Latin America and the Caribbean, and as the Cluster Office serving Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay, in all the fields of competence of the Organization. The incumbent will be in charge of the formulation, execution and evaluation of the programmes of the Office and for managing the Office. This will include providing intellectual, strategic and operational leadership in planning and implementing activities responding to priority needs of the region in the sciences, and to those of Member States of the Cluster in education, sciences, culture and communication; backing up other Cluster Offices in the region, at their request, by providing scientific expertise for project planning and execution; maintaining close consultation and cooperation with national authorities, with United Nations agencies as part of the United Nations Qualifications and experience - Higher university degree at doctoral level or equivalent, in one of the basic or applied natural sciences in which UNESCO has activities. - At least 10 years relevant professional experience, including wide experience in development issues related to sciences and other fields of competence of UNESCO, in association with national and international organizations. Competencies The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the following competencies: - Ability to plan strategically and manage an extensive programme; - Provide intellectual leadership for the staff; lead and country teams, with development banks, NGOs and bilateral organizations, with a view to providing input for subregional, regional and global programming; generating projects and mobilizing corresponding funding from extrabudgetary sources. This will also include the management of the Office s human resources, administration and operations, in line with the Organization s policies and procedures, including effective internal controls. The incumbent will act as UNESCO representative in the Member States of the Cluster Office, informing high officials and the media alike of UNESCO s policies and ongoing programmes and activities, and providing policy advice to Ministers and other decision-makers as appropriate. He/she will maintain close consultative relations with the National Commissions for UNESCO, develop synergies with and among them and strengthen their capacities. The incumbent will also work closely with the Organization s programme sectors at Headquarters, with other specialized regional offices, cluster and national offices in the region to ensure consistent strategies as well as proactive, innovative and responsive programming. - Professional experience in Latin America and the Caribbean region would be an asset. - Basic computer skills. - Excellent command of written and spoken English and good working knowledge of French and Spanish. motivate teams in a multicultural environment; ensure continuous training and development of staff; - Communicate effectively and persuasively, orally and in writing; - Establish plans and priorities and implement them effectively. Terms and conditions The post is at grade D-1 common to the United Nations system, with a salary composed of base salary and post adjustment, which, at the present dollar exchange rate, totals approximately US $93,400 (without dependants) or $101,000 (with dependants) per annum, exempt from taxation. In addition, an international benefits package is offered. How to apply Candidates wishing to apply for this post should do so through the following website: Candidates without easy access to the Internet may, exceptionally, apply by mail, by sending a full curriculum vitae, in English or French, preferably on the official UNESCO curriculum vitae form, showing their nationality, date of birth and gender, to: Chief, HRM/RCR, Bureau of Human Resources Management, UNESCO, 7 place de Fontenoy, Paris 07-SP, France. Applications should reach UNESCO before 15 July Please quote post number LA/RP/URU/BFC/0001. Applications from qualified women candidates are encouraged, as are applications from under- or non-represented Member States.

4 CL/3663 Page 5 REPRESENTATION OF MEMBER STATES IN POSTS SUBJECT TO GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION AS AT 1 APRIL 2003 above range within range below range Nil Algeria Belgium Benin Canada Denmark Egypt Ethiopia France India Jordan Lebanon Morocco Peru Philippines Romania Russian Federation Senegal Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Tunisia Uruguay Zimbabwe Albania Andorra Argentina Australia Bangladesh Bhutan Bosnia and Herzegovina Brazil Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cameroon Chad Chile China Colombia Congo Costa Rica Côte d Ivoire Cuba Democratic People s Republic of Korea Democratic Republic of the Congo Djibouti Dominica Finland Gabon Germany Greece Guatemala Guinea Guyana Haiti Hungary Indonesia Iran, Islamic Republic of Ireland Italy Jamaica Kenya Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Afghanistan Armenia Austria Bahamas Barbados Belarus Cambodia Central African Republic Comoros Croatia Czech Republic Dominican Republic Ecuador El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Fiji Gambia Georgia Ghana Grenada Guinea-Bissau Honduras Israel Japan Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Kuwait Lao People s Democratic Republic Lesotho Liberia Lithuania Luxembourg Malaysia Maldives Monaco Nepal Niger Norway Portugal Angola Antigua and Barbuda Azerbaijan Bahrain Belize Bolivia Botswana Cape Verde Cook Islands Cyprus Iceland Iraq Kiribati Latvia Marshall Islands Micronesia Mongolia Myanmar Nauru Niue Oman Palau Panama Paraguay Qatar Saint Vincent and the Grenadines San Marino Solomon Islands Tajikistan Tonga Turkmenistan Tuvalu United Arab Emirates Vanuatu

5 CL/3663 Page 6 above range within range below range Nil Madagascar Malawi Mali Malta Mauritania Mauritius Mexico Mozambique Namibia Netherlands New Zealand Nicaragua Nigeria Pakistan Papua New Guinea Poland Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Samoa Serbia and Montenegro Seychelles Sweden Syrian Arab Republic The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Thailand Togo Trinidad and Tobago Uganda United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland United Republic of Tanzania Uzbekistan Venezuela Yemen Zambia Republic of Korea Republic of Moldova Rwanda Sao Tome and Principe Saudi Arabia Sierra Leone Slovakia Slovenia Somalia South Africa Suriname Swaziland Switzerland Turkey Ukraine Viet Nam

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