» Call for Expressions of Interest: Consultant on Ocean Literacy (Deadline: 28 June 2018)
12.06.2018 - UNESCO Venice Office

Call for Expressions of Interest: Consultant on Ocean Literacy (Deadline: 28 June 2018)

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Post title: Consultant on Ocean Literacy; Organizational unit: Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC); Primary location: Venice, Italy ; Recruitment open to: External candidates; Type of contract: Consultant; Deadline: 28 June 2018

Background and Main Responsibilities

In 2017, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO established a global partnership to raise the awareness for the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of our ocean: Ocean Literacy for All.

In the context of this partnership, a global ocean school programme will be developed.


The incumbent will specifically:

  • Propose a plan of work
  • Develop a plan for the adaptation of existing ocean education products that uses innovative learning and storytelling techniques to foster ocean literacy, to different contexts
  • Develop a plan and methods for teacher training
  • Support the organization of teacher training

Required qualifications

Advanced university degree (master level or higher) in marine science, education and science communication or related subjects

At least 3 years of professional experience in environmental education, or education for sustainable development

Skills and competences

  • Knowledge of innovative educational and storytelling tools
  • Demonstrated ability to organize training for educators
  • Knowledge of ocean-related topics would be an asset
  • Excellent research, analytical and problem-solving ability, including taking part in the resolution of issues and in the application of good judgement
  • Very good inter-personal skills and ability to maintain effective partnerships and working relations within a multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to plan own work


Excellent knowledge (written and spoken) of English. Knowledge of other UNESCO official languages would be an asset.


The work of the Consultancy is expected to last a maximum of 6 months. The appointment is non-career and does not carry any expectancy of renewal or conversion to another contract. 

How to apply?

Please submit a full CV (using the UNESCO template https://en.unesco.org/careers/media/3705), a motivation letter and a costed proposal for implementing the activities related to the main responsibilities described in this call, to: Ms Francesca Santoro (f.santoro(at)unesco.org) by 28 June 2018 COB (CET).

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