Senior Project Officer (Senior Policy Analyst)


Title: Senior Project Officer (Senior Policy Analyst)
Domain: Education Research
Grade: P5
Organizational Unit: Education For All Global Monitoring Report (GMR), Education Sector
Duty Station: Paris, France
Type of contract: Project Appointment
Annual salary: Approximately 139,105 USD (without dependants)
Approximately 149,736 USD (with dependants)
Duration of contract: 1 year with possibility of extension
Deadline (midnight, Paris time): 30 September 2013
Application to be sent to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , CV Form to be used with a cover letter making reference to post (ED/GMR)


I. Background

The annual Education for All Global Monitoring Report (GMR) is the world’s foremost publication on education. It
monitors progress towards the Education for All (EFA) goals agreed at the World Education Forum in Dakar (Senegal)
in 2000, identifies promising education policies, and analyzes a major theme.

II. Duties and requirements

Under the authority of the Director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report, the incumbent shall perform the
following duties:

• Contribute to the overall development of the GMR
• Develop innovative ideas for quantitative data analysis
• Undertake relevant quantitative and analytic work on a wide range of issues
• Draft an outline for part of the Report
• Draft chapters of the Report
• Directly manage team members and provide research supervision
• Commission external researchers in agreed areas
• Support the editing of the final Report
• Stay in touch with relevant developments in research on education
• Represent the GMR in public events


• PhD (in exceptional cases a Master’s Degree with relevant experience may be considered), with a
specialization in education, economics, politics, development studies or other social science discipline.

• At least 10 years’ work experience of research on international education

• Excellent quantitative skills
• Excellent analytical and drafting skills in English
• Broad understanding of a wide range of public policy issues in education
• Demonstrated ability to write for specialist and non‐specialist audiences
• Demonstrated ability to work innovatively to tight deadlines with minimal supervision and in a self‐
motivated manner
• Ability to manage policy analysts, researchers and consultants
• Excellent IT skills to carry on the work


  • ‚Excellent knowledge of English



  • ‚Direct practical experience of work in a national education system, a non‐governmental programme or a development agency.


  • Good knowledge of other UN working languages, particularly French or Spanish.


UNESCO’s salaries are calculated in US dollars and exempt from income tax. They consist of a basic salary and a post
adjustment which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station and exchange rates.

Other benefits include: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, home travel, education grant for dependent children,
pension plan and medical insurance. More details on the ICSC Web site.

Please note that UNESCO is a non‐smoking Organization.


To apply, please send your application directly to Education for all Global Monitoring Report, Education Sector, UNESCO, 7 place de Fontenoy 75352 Paris 07‐SP, France, or by email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Candidates must send application letter (CV Form to be used), resume in English. Application files will have to reach UNESCO Headquarters before 30 September 2013 midnight (Paris time).

Please note that only pre­selected candidates will be contacted.

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