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Research Assistant (P2), EFA Global Monitoring Report

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
Location: Paris, France
Last Date: August 26, 2011


Post number: Appointment Limited Duration (ALD-P2)
Post Title: Research Assistant, EFA Global Monitoring Report
Duty station: Paris
Duration: 1 year with possibility for extension

Main responsibilities:
The annual Education for All Global Monitoring Report (GMR) is the world’s foremost publication on education. It monitors progress towards the Education for All (EFA) goals agreed at the World Education Forum in Dakar (Senegal) in 2000, identifies promising education policies, and analyzes a major theme.

The GMR is seeking to recruit a Research Assistant.


Under the authority of the Director and the supervision of the Senior Policy Analyst of the EFA Global Monitoring Report, he/she will:
• Provide research, bibliographic and analytical support to the preparation of the Report
• Provide assistance in research and data analysis for specific sections of the Report
• Pepare written material for designated sections of the Report to first draft standard
• Assist in commissioning external researchers and experts to carry out specific research studies
• Support the editing of final version of the Report

• Postgraduate university degree (Master or equivalent) in one of the following fields: education, economics, politics, development studies or other social science discipline
• Between 2 and 4 years of professional experience as a researcher and/or analyst in the field of education and development
• Good analytical, quantitative and drafting skills in English
• Demonstrated capacity to be innovative and to work under tight deadlines
• Ability to maintain effective working relations within a multi-cultural setting and to work effectively in team environment
• Excellent knowledge of English; good knowledge of other UN working language is an asset
• Excellent IT skills to carry out the work
• Record of publications would be an asset
• Direct practical experience of work in a national education system, a non-governmental programme or a development agency would be a particular advantage

Remuneration: UNESCO salaries are calculated in US dollars. They consist of a basic salary and a post adjustment which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station and exchange rates. It corresponds to an estimated annual salary of approximately 89,529 USD with dependant and 83,537 USD without dependant.

Proposed date of commencement: As soon as possible

How to apply: To apply please send your application letter and UNESCO CV with resume in English addressed to Martina Simeti, Education Sector, UNESCO, 7 place de Fontenoy, 75352 Paris 07-SP, France, or by Email before 26 August 2011. The UNESCO CV is available for download at

Women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply, as well as nationals from developing countries.

For more information on the EFA Global Monitoring Report, consult our website:


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