The Future of Learning and Innovation (FLI) Division serves as a think tank to reimagine education for more just, inclusive and sustainable futures. It reinforces UNESCO's observatory function and aims to strengthen UNESCO's capacity to inform, guide, and steer the global debate on the future of education and national efforts to transform education. The Division accomplishes this by building on a continuous monitoring, review and analysis of global education policy and research, providing support for a human-centered digital transformation of education, and by facilitating interdisciplinary research through strengthened university partnerships. The work is grounded in the vision, not only in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, but also of the UN Secretary General's 2021 Our Common Agenda report, the 2021 report of the International Commission on the Futures of Education, as well as the dynamic created by the 2022 UN Transforming Education Summit.
Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General for Education (ADG/ED) and the direct supervision of the Director of the Future of Learning and Innovation Division (ED/FLI), the incumbent will be responsible for the research strand on digital learning futures within the Education Research and Foresight team. The incumbent will lead this research strand in close cooperation with other teams across and beyond the UNESCO Education Sector, as well as with external research and development partners. The incumbent’s main responsibilities will be to: