Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General for Culture (ADG/CLT) and the direct supervision of the Director of UNESCO Office in Nairobi, the Programme Specialist (Culture) shall coordinate the programme and projects in the field of Culture and ensure the design, development, planning, implementation, reporting and monitoring of activities carried out under Major Programme IV - Culture in the countries covered by the Regional Office, in particular in Eastern Africa. The incumbent is also responsible for preparing inputs for the UNESCO Medium-Term Strategy (C/4), the programme and Budget (C/5) and related work plans, as well as for developing partnerships and fundraising activities, and for UNESCO’s contribution to the ‘Delivering as One’ exercise in the field of Culture in the countries covered by the Office. The incumbent also leads and supervises, the staff of the Culture Unit of the UNESCO Nairobi Office.
The incumbent will also contribute to the implementation of initiatives related to the UNESCO global priorities (Africa and Gender Equality), priority groups (Small Island Developing States – SIDS) and transversal thematic areas, such as Culture and Education, Culture and Climate Change, Indigenous Peoples, SIDS, and Youth.
In particular, the incumbent will: