Project Manager

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Paris, France

Skill Required:, Project Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
15th December, 2020

Job Description

The Project Manager for Culture, under the direct supervision of the UNESCO/Saudi Arabia Programme Coordinator, the general supervision of the Director for Culture and Emergencies (CLT/CEM) and the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General for Culture, is responsible for the planning, coordination, development and implementation of the knowledge management system under the “Dive into Heritage” project, implemented within the Framework Funds-in-Trust Agreement to strengthen cooperation in the field of culture and cultural heritage concluded by the Ministry of Culture of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and UNESCO on 15 March 2020.

In particular, she/he will be responsible for:

  • Management of the Project, especially its technical components (adjustment to project design, implementation, monitoring and reporting).
  • Adjustment and finalization, in coordination with relevant partners, of the full-fledged project document of the “Dive into Heritage” component.
  • Coordination of the development of the UNESCO global digital platform on Heritage.
  • Ensuring of the assessment of needs and data mapping in consultation with partners in the field of digital data collection.
  • Reporting and communication on the Project's achievements, in view of the launch of a beta version of the digital platform at the Dubai Expo 2020 in October 2021.
  • Monitoring of the Project, including the organization of and follow-up to monitoring and evaluation meetings with the project's teams.
  • Mobilization of voluntary contributions for this project by developing conceptual notes, preparing project proposals and cooperation frameworks with donors and partners in accordance with the approved Programme and Budget (C/5) and UNESCO’s and the Culture Sector’s resources mobilization strategies in line with the targets of phase 2 of the Project.



  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in the field of computer science and information and communication technologies, system development and design, multimedia production, or related areas.


  • A minimum of four (4) years of progressivly responsible and relevant professional experience in developing and maintaining information systems.
  • Relevant experience acquired at the international level.
  • Experience in web application development (ColdFusion CFML technology, SQL, JavaScript frameworks – ExtJS, Jquery -, HTTP, CSS, JSON and HTML); in web server administration (MySQL databases, ColdFusion and IIS Web servers, JRE); filing systems, applications, hardware, emailing; in document management and production (Images (IPTC, XMP), PDF, Office documents, Filing systems, file naming).
  • Experience in the preparation and drafting of project documents, reports, concise documents and briefings.

Long Description


  • Strong analytical and programming skills, including the ability to use in-house computerized systems and applications as well as in graphic design production, graphic design formats from the production to the web or paper publication, user experience, web page layout (CSS, CSS frameworks, HTML, DOM, Photoshop, Indesign-Xpress, Illustrator, Web integrations, Javascript frameworks).
  • Skills in video management (FFMPEG, codec, webcasting, publication, Youtube API) and in web content management.
  • Skills in document management and production: use of styles, PDF, metadata, etc.
  • Skills in network and systems administration, including Windows systems, Active Directory, Ms Office, command lines scripting, and skills in ICT security related issues.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan; ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines as well as flexibility to adjust work schedules and priorities.
  • Ability to develop clear goals that are consistent with agreed procedures.
  • Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to interact efficiently with a wide range of partners and stakeholders within and outside the Organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team and maintain effective working relationships with people of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds.


  • Excellent knowledge of English or French and good knowledge of the other language.


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