I have the honour to inform you that the post of Director, UNESCO Office in Nairobi, Kenya, is open to recruitment.

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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 : référence : CL/ /06/2004 Subject: Director (D-1) UNESCO Regional Office for Natural Sciences in Africa Nairobi (Kenya) Sir/Madam, I have the honour to inform you that the post of Director, UNESCO Office in Nairobi, Kenya, 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 31 July 2004 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 degree of ability to write, speak and understand English and French. Knowledge of other working languages of the General Conference (Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish) would be an advantage. To Ministers responsible for relations with UNESCO

2 CL/3719 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/3719 page 3 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Director (D-1) UNESCO Regional Office for Natural Sciences in Africa Nairobi (Kenya) 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 Nairobi is responsible for the two dimensions of the Office, namely, as the Regional Bureau for Natural Sciences in the Africa region, and as the Cluster Office serving Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda 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 the natural and social sciences, education, 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 Qualifications and experience Higher university degree at Ph.D. level or equivalent, in one of the disciplines of 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 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 motivate Nations 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 Kenya and the countries of the cluster, 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. national and international organizations. Professional experience in the Africa region would be an asset. Basic computer skills. Excellent command of written and spoken English and good working knowledge of French and other working languages of the General Conference would be an asset. 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 $100,670 (without dependants) or US $108,911 (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, Recruitment and Staffing Section, Bureau of Human Resources Management, UNESCO, 7 place de Fontenoy, Paris 07-SP, France. Applications should reach UNESCO at the latest by 31 July Please quote post number AF/RP/KEN/BFC/0001. Applications from qualified women candidates are encouraged, as are applications from under- or non-represented Member States.

4 CL/3719 page 5 Representation of Member States in posts subject to geographical distribution as at 1 May 2004 Representation Representation Representation Nil above range within range below range Algeria Belgium Benin Brazil Cameroon Canada Chile Colombia Denmark France Germany Italy Jordan Lebanon Morocco Peru Philippines Romania Russian Federation Senegal Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Tunisia United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Uruguay Albania Andorra Argentina Australia Austria Bangladesh Belarus Bhutan Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Comoros Congo Côte d Ivoire Cuba Democratic People s Republic of Korea Democratic Republic of the Congo Djibouti Dominica Egypt Ethiopia Finland Gabon Greece Guatemala Guinea Haiti Hungary India Iran, Islamic Republic of Ireland Israel Jamaica Kenya Kyrgyzstan Madagascar Malawi Mali Malta Afghanistan Armenia Bahamas Barbados Botswana Cape Verde Central African Republic Chad China Costa Rica Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Ecuador El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Gambia Georgia Ghana Grenada Guinea-Bissau Guyana Honduras Indonesia Japan Kazakhstan Kuwait Lao People s Democratic Republic Latvia Lesotho Liberia Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Lithuania Luxembourg Malaysia Maldives Mexico Monaco Mongolia Niger Angola Antigua and Barbuda Azerbaijan Bahrain Belize Bolivia Cook Islands Dominican Republic Fiji Iceland Iraq Kiribati Marshall Islands Micronesia, Federated States of Myanmar Nauru Niue Palau Paraguay Qatar Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Slovenia Solomon Islands Suriname Tajikistan Timor-Leste Tonga Turkmenistan Tuvalu United Arab Emirates Vanuatu Viet Nam

5 CL/3719 page 6 Representation Representation Representation Nil above range within range below range Mauritania Mauritius Mozambique Namibia Nepal Netherlands New Zealand Nicaragua Nigeria Pakistan Panama Papua New Guinea Poland Republic of Korea Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Samoa Serbia and Montenegro Seychelles Sierra Leone Somalia Sweden Syrian Arab Republic The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Togo Trinidad and Tobago Uganda United Republic of Tanzania Uzbekistan Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe Norway Oman Portugal Republic of Moldova Rwanda San Marino Sao Tome and Principe Saudi Arabia Slovakia South Africa Swaziland Switzerland Thailand Turkey Ukraine United States of America Venezuela

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