Senior National Project Officer in Education (Digital Pedagogy and Learning Materials)

Title: Senior National Project Officer in Education (Digital Pedagogy and Learning Materials)

Domain: Education

Grade: NO-D (Only nationals of the Russian Federation may apply for this post)

Organizational Unit: UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE) 

Primary Location: Moscow, the Russian Federation

Type of contract: Project Appointment

Duration of contract: One-yearwith possibility of extension depending on availability of funds and satisfactory performance

Annual salary: 4 390 964 Russian Roubles

Deadline (midnight, Moscow time)13 April 2018

Application to be sent to: applicationsmoscow(at)


1. Background

Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General for Education (ADG/ED), and the direct supervision of the Director of the UNESCO IITE in Moscow, and in close cooperation with the staff (directors, chief of sections, programme specialists) in Education Sector (ED) at UNESCO Headquarters (HQs) and in the field offices, the incumbent will serve as UNESCO Senior National Project Officer in Education. The incumbent will work within the framework of UNESCO's Medium-Term Strategy for 2018-2021 and the Programme and Budget (39 C/5) as well as in accordance with the Statutes and the Medium-Term Strategy of the UNESCO IITE for 2018-2021.

The post incumbent will be responsible for the promotion of open educational resources (OER) and knowledge sharing in the framework of IITE’s global activities, through policy advocacy capacity building of education policy makers and teachers, data collection and analysis, as well as strengthening partnerships and networking. S/He will lead the work of the team..

2. Duties and Responsibilities

  • Policy advocacy and development of indicators

Assist Member States in the development and implementation of policies to mainstream OER in education in order to ensure inclusive, equitable and quality education for all.

Conduct cast studies in the targeted countries and regions on the use of OER at different levels. 

Collect and analyse data in targeted countries and regions for the development of OER indicators within the framework of UNESCO.

  • Capacity building in targeted countries and regions

Organize leadership trainings and workshops in the targeted countries   for education policy makers and teachers to raise their awareness and strengthen technical skills in mainstreaming OER and promoting knowledge sharing.

Develop online resources to provide information and technical support to educational organizations and teachers in mainstreaming OER with special focus on higher education and technical and vocational education and training (TVET).

  • Strengthening media and information literacy (MIL) and knowledge sharing

Promote OER and knowledge sharing through strengthening media and information literacy (MIL) of educators at all levels and in different forms of education, including pre- and in-service training of teachers, provide training and technical support to educational organizations and teachers.

Work closely with internet-based educational organizations and social media to develop online resources for internet and mobile users including those from rural and remote areas, in order to leverage MIL in the development of digital learning environment.

  • Collaboration Partnership and fundraising

Establish and further promote collaborations within UNESCO and with partners from public and private sectors globally for joint programming and resource mobilization, strengthen collaboration and networking for mainstreaming OER and promoting knowledge sharing, with special focus on partners from pedagogical institutions, UNESCO Chairs, internet based educational organizations as well as social media.

  • Programme coordination and implementation

Ensure effectiveness of programme implementation within the section of Digital Pedagogy and Learning Materials at IITE through planning, budgeting, coordinating, implementing, monitoring, and reporting on programme activities as well as teamwork and partnership in and outside of the IITE.

  • Management of team

Manage and supervise the staff of the team in the implementation of the workplans.



Advanced university degree (equivalent to Master) in education, social sciences or any related fields.

Work Experience

  • Minimum 7 years of progressively responsible relevant professional experience in the field of ICT in education, educational policy, educational planning, educational management or education sector analysis;
  • Experience in managing staff and teams;
  • Experience in planning, implementing and managing programmes and/or projects in the field of education, including programmes and projects related to ICT in education, educational planning, educational management or education sector analysis;
  • Experience in working closely with Ministries of Education at central and local levels.


  • Excellent organization and planning skills;
  • Integrity and fairness, cultural, gender, religion, nationality and age sensitivity;
  • Sound knowledge in both pedagogy and the use of ICT in education, particularly in the area of policy and research;
  • Ability to participate effectively in high-level negotiations and to build and maintain partnerships with internal and external stakeholders, including government officials;
  • Ability to work with a team and maintain effective working relationships in an international, multicultural and interdisciplinary environment;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively, both orally and in writing;
  • Solid computer skills including advanced knowledge of office software and knowledge of database and analytical tools software.


  • Excellent knowledge (written and spoken) of English and Russian.



Advanced University degree (equivalent to Master) in the field of ICT in education, educational policy, educational planning, educational management or education sector analysis;

Advanced University degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) in the field of education or related area with a focus on ICT in education.

Work Experience

  • Work experience in education policy formulation and planning with an international organization.


  • Good fund raising and resources mobilisation skills;
  • Familiarity with the work and functioning of the UN System;
  • Knowledge of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and, in particular, SDG 4.


  • Working knowledge of French.


UNESCO’s salaries are calculated in RUB and exempt from income tax.

Other benefits include: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, pension plan and medical insurance. 

Please note that UNESCO is a non-smoking Organization.


To apply, please send your application letter, UNESCO CV, in English to the UNESCO IITE address (Kedrova Street 8, bld.3, Moscow, Russia) or by email applicationsmoscow(at) Application files will have to reach UNESCO before midnight (Moscow time). In subject please indicate “Application to Senior National Project Officer in Education, NO-D, DPLM.”

Please note that only pre-selected candidates will be contacted.

A written test may be used in the evaluation of short-listed candidates.

UNESCO  is  committed  to  gender  equality  in  its  programming  and  to  gender  parity  within  the Secretariat. Therefore, women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.