Under the overall authority of the Director-General, the direct supervision of the Assistant Director-General for Priority Africa and External Relations (ADG/PAX), in close consultation with the Assistant Directors-General of the five programme sectors, and with the Directors of the other UNESCO Regional Offices in Asia and the Pacific region for project planning, implementation, evaluation and reporting, the incumbent will act as the Director of UNESCO Regional Office in Almaty and UNESCO Representative to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.
The incumbent works within the framework of UNESCO’s Medium-Term Strategies (C/4), Approved Programmes and Budgets (C/5) as well as in the framework of the international development agendas such as Agenda 2030.
The core result, for which the incumbent will be responsible, is the positioning of UNESCO as a trusted development partner in the countries covered by the Office (Islamic Republic of Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan). Other results are the establishment and implementation of the multidisciplinary programme of the Office in close cooperation with the wider UN system; the effective and efficient management of the Office’s operations, resources, premises and assets; and the establishment and implementation of robust external relations and partnerships.
Moreover, the incumbent will participate, or ensure participation of the Office, in the activities of the United Nations at the national level in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.
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