Jobs at UNESCO-National Professional Officer (Culture), Nafasi za Kazi Tanzania

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Overview of the functions of the post

Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General for Culture (ADG/CLT) and the direct supervision of the Head of the UNESCO Dar es Salaam Office, the incumbent will contribute to the design, implementation and coordination of activities carried out under Major Programme IV – Culture in Tanzania in view of supporting the Member State in their efforts to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the African Union Agenda 2063. The incumbent shall work as part of the interdisciplinary team in the UNESCO Dar es Salaam Office, in collaboration with culture stakeholders, and with technical guidance from Programme Divisions at Headquarters and the Culture Programme Specialist in the Multi-sectoral Regional Office for Eastern Africa in Nairobi. In this context, the incumbent will:

Contribute to identifying, designing and implementing activities in the field of culture in the country within the framework of the Culture Sector’s strategies and priorities, particularly for the promotion, preservation and safeguarding of tangible and intangible heritage, the promotion of creative industries, and the advancement of the linkages between culture and development, to help build the institutional capacity of UNESCO’s national/local counterparts and partners. In close cooperation with Headquarters, contribute to intersectoral programmes developed by the Office.
Contribute to identifying, designing and implementing extra-budgetary projects in collaboration with Culture Partners to reinforce the Regular Programme and ensure the related required fundraising by mobilizing resources and partnerships including providing professional and technical contributions based on research and analysis, with an emphasis on the national perspective and potential.
Coordinate the implementation of all technical cultural cooperation projects of the Office funded through extra-budgetary resources by monitoring implementation and outputs and ensuring timely implementation consistent with the approved project documentation.
Maintain close contacts with the concerned national/local authorities and contribute to the development of national cultural policies. In this context, maintain working relations and interact with relevant governmental bodies, cultural institutions, as well as pertinent intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations. Maintain working relations with the concerned Resident Coordinator Office and other UN Agencies, groups and entities.
Participate in joint programming exercises within the framework of the UN reform, such as Delivering as One, Common Country Assessments/United Nations Development Assistance Frameworks (CCA/UNDAF).


A successful candidate will be required to demonstrate the following competencies:

Core Competencies

  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Innovation
  • Results focus
  • Planning and organizing
  • Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement

For detailed information please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework

Required qualifications



Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in the field of culture, social and human sciences or a related area.

Work Experience

Minimum of 2 years relevant experience in project implementation in the field of Culture,
Proven experience in designing and implementing programme and policies in the field of Culture.
Skills and competencies

Strong analytical, problem solving skills,
Proven resource mobilization skills,
knowledge of UNESCO’s standard-setting instruments and programmes in the field of cultural heritage,
Proven ability to draft clearly and concisely,
Ability to build, maintain and enhance working relations with national/local authorities, cultural institutions and relevant intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations,
Discretion and maturity of judgement,
Good IT skill (word processing, spreadsheets, etc.).


Excellent knowledge of English or French and very good knowledge of the other language,
Full proficiency of the official language of the duty station.
Desirable qualifications Education

Relevant professional training in the field of culture.

Work Experience

Work experience in the UN or international organizations.
Familiarity with the political context of the region.


Knowledge of local languages (s) and dialects. Assessment An assessment exercise may be used in the evaluation of candidates
How to apply?

To apply, please send your CV together with the motivation   cover letter to [email protected] . Please clearly indicate in the subject line of your application message the post title and post number. The deadline for submission is 23rd May, 2019 at midnight (Tanzania).

Benefits and entitlements

UNESCO’s salaries are paid in local currency. Other benefits include: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, medical insurance and pension plan More details can be found on the ICSC Website.

Please note that UNESCO is a no-smoking Organization.

UNESCO is committed to promoting geographical distribution and gender equality within its Secretariat. Therefore, women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply, as are nationals from non- and under-represented Member States. Persons with disabilities equally are encouraged to apply.

APPLY TO:  [email protected] Before 23rd May, 2019 at midnight (Tanzania).

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Dr.Galus Tarimo
Dr. Galus is a Medical Doctor who is licensed, registered, and allowed to practice medicine as a General Practitioner by the Medical Council of Tanganyika(in Tanzania). A master’s degree student enrolled at Westcliff University-California pursuing an MBA in Healthcare Administration, a technology enthusiast offering an evidence-based approach to medical treatment with more than 1 year of experience in practicing medicine and participating in public health projects fighting against global major diseases such as HIV/AIDS, MALARIA, TB, COVID-19, maternal and child health through research, social education, and community health programs. Dr. Galus has more than 4 years of experience in Blogging, Copywriting, and Search Engine Optimization (Google SEO) based on healthcare-related articles, financial market analysis, and educational content