Under the overall authority of the Director of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) and the supervision of a Team Leader of the Policy Support and Capacity Development in Lifelong Learning (POL) team, the incumbent will act as Programme Specialist and contribute to the implementation of the activities of UIL, with a focus on intergenerational and family literacy, youth and adult literacy and lifelong learning policy and programme improvement.
The POL team contributes to UNESCO’s Expected Result (ER) 1 (‘Improved national education policies and plans to advance access to equitable and ECCE, primary and secondary education through a sector-wide lifelong learning approach’) and ER3 (‘Improved policies and plans and mobilization of global efforts to enhance, scale up, including through ICT, and monitor the acquisition of foundational skills and lifelong learning opportunities for youth and adults both women and men’). UIL’s annual work plan is adopted by its Governing Board in accordance with UNESCO’s Programme and Budget 39 C/5.
The duties of this post include:
- Provide technical support for the implementation of UIL’s Intergenerational and Family Literacy and Learning project in order to contribute to a) the improvement and further development of knowledge base, research, and training modules; b) the implementation of family literacy programmes in Ethiopia and the Gambia; and c) the dissemination and communication strategy.
- Provide technical support to selected countries in youth and adult literacy and lifelong learning policy and programme improvement.
- Assist in updating and improving the UNESCO Effective Literacy and Numeracy Practices Database (LitBase), including preparing case studies for LitBase, producing timely publications, and other related tasks.
- Undertake other activities in the field of literacy and lifelong learning monitoring and evaluation as requested by the Team Leader and/or the Director.
This position requires travel, including to post-conflict and post-disaster countries, to provide technical support to partners.