21.07.2009 -

UNESCO LOCAL CONSULTANT FOR UNESCO CONVENTIONS 2003 & 2005 RELATED ACTIVITIES

Consultancy vacancy Notice; Deadline : 7 August 2009; Department: UN Country Office, Albania

Consultant required : UNESCO local consultant for UNESCO Conventions 2003 & 2005 related activities
Area of Assignment: Culture and Heritage for Social and Economic Development
Department: UN Country Office, Albania
Reports to: UNESCO, in coordination with CHSED Joint Programme team
Expected Starting date: 18 August 2009

Deadline : 07 August 2009, 5:00 p.m. (Albania Local Time)

quick link : TOR-s for UNESCO Conventions local consultant [PDF, 77kb]
related document : “Culture and Heritage for Social and Economic Development” Joint Programme Document [PDF, 425kb]

The UNESCO Office in Venice through its Project Antenna Office in Tirana is looking for qualified candidates to fill in the post of UNESCO local consultant for UNESCO Conventions 2003 & 2005 related activities within the Joint Programme ‘Culture and Heritage for Social and Economic Development’ under the “Delivering as One UN” pilot in Albania funded through the Spain Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Achievement Fund. Interested candidates should submit applications by 7 August 2009, 5:00 p.m. (Albania Local Time) electronically (Letter of Intent, CV, support documents in English) to Mrs. Zhulieta Harasani z.harasani@unesco.org or via registered mail or courier. Please refer to the TOR-s for full information in relation to this consultancy vacancy notice.

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|BACKGROUND| The Joint Programme “Culture and Heritage for Social and Economic Development” was primarily designed to achieve outcomes derived from the national priorities of Albania that are consistent with the Millennium Development Goals and the One UN programme, approved by the Albanian Government in October 2007. Sectoral priorities for culture and culture-related issues in Albania focus predominantly on rehabilitating cultural monuments, with a secondary priority for leveraging Albania’s culture as a tourist attraction. Joint programme outcomes were designed to expand these two concerns to meet wider development objectives. As the lead agency in charge of culture in Albania, the Ministry of Tourism, Culture, Youth and Sports is the primary implementing partner for this joint programme of activities between UNDP and UNESCO. The proposed joint programme was built upon five achievable results, and based on national, sub-national and sectoral priorities for culture and development. One of the activities of considerable importance to the JP is the support to the national authorities in the implementation of the UNESCO Conventions on “the Safeguarding of the Intangible Heritage” (2003) as well as the “Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions” (2005)

|TASKS| The local consultant for the UNESCO Conventions on Intangible Heritage (2003) and on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005) shall assist the Joint Programme and the UNESCO NPO in supporting the relevant national authorities in the implementation of the UNESCO Conventions. Total contracted time is 35 working days over a maximum period of 6 months. Actual days worked may vary according to work plan and other necessities as they arise.

|MAIN COMPETENCIES| Required : Excellent knowledge of various aspects of intangible heritage and cultural diversity in Albania Excellent knowledge of cultural politics and institutions in Albania, including the media Excellent ability to moderate, listen to, represent and reflect the views of various different stakeholders and opinions. Demonstrated familiarity with the two UNESCO Conventions (2003 & 2005) Demonstrated ability to synthesize complex information and explain/present it in a logical and consistent manner; Superior reporting skills; Excellent interpersonal skills; Resourcefulness, initiative, and maturity of judgment; Ability to establish effective working relations in a multicultural environment; Demonstrated capacity-building, leadership and facilitation skills. Preferable : Previous involvement with UNESCO Conventions in Albania Being familiar with problems of the cultural industries, such as copyright law. Education cultural anthropology, history, ethnography of Albania, or related field.

|RECRUITMENT QUALIFICATIONS| Master’s in Cultural Management, History, Archeology, Art History, Albanology or similar field. PhD would be preferable; 10 years of relevant working experience; Excellent spoken and written English and Albanian

 




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