Today, UNESCO's message has never been more important. We must create holistic policies that are capable of addressing the social, environmental and economic dimensions of sustainable development. This new thinking on sustainable development reaffirms the founding principles of the Organization and enhances its role:
UNESCO is known as the "intellectual" agency of the United Nations. At a time when the world is looking for new ways to build peace and sustainable development, people must rely on the power of intelligence to innovate, expand their horizons and sustain the hope of a new humanism. UNESCO exists to bring this creative intelligence to life; for it is in the minds of men and women that the defences of peace and the conditions for sustainable development must be built.
Job Title: DIRECTOR OF MULTISECTORAL REGIONAL OFFICE IN ABUJA AND UNESCO REPRESENTATIVE TO NIGERIA, BENIN, GUINEA, LIBERIA, SIERRA LEONE AND TOGO
Under the overall authority of the Director-General and the direct supervision of the Director of the Division of Field Support and Coordination, as regards management, administration and reporting, and the Assistant Director-General for Africa as regards representational functions, as well as in close consultation with Programme Assistant Directors-General, the Director of the UNESCO Multisectoral Regional Office in Abuja will expand and manage the multidisciplinary programme of this Office and provide intellectual, strategic and operational leadership in planning and implementing activities, responding to the priority needs of Member States covered by the Office (Nigeria, Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Togo) in all UNESCO's fields of competence (education, the sciences, culture and communication and information). The incumbent will serve as UNESCO’s focal point with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and promote integrated sub regional approaches in line with UNESCO’s commitments under the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). The incumbent will ensure the effective and efficient management of the Office’s human resources, administration and operations, in line with the Organization’s policies and procedures, including the application of effective internal controls. The incumbent will supervise the Heads of the UNESCO National Offices in Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana. The incumbent also will participate, or ensure the participation of the Office, in all meetings and activities of United Nations Country Teams (UNCT).
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