Post Number : 4UZED0001PA
Grade : P-4
Parent Sector : Education Sector (ED)
Duty Station: Tashkent
Job Family: Education
Type of contract : Project Appointment
Duration of contract : 1 year renewable (subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds)
Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates
Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 31-JAN-2023
UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism
With the assistance of UNESCO and the European Union, the Government of Uzbekistan will be implementing the project “Skills Development for the Employability in Rural Areas of Uzbekistan”, recognizing the agriculture skills development as a driver of social and economic development. The overall objective of this project is to enhance living standards in rural areas through better employability for women and men, and the specific objective is to prepare women and men with relevant skills for the needs of a sustainable, diversified and modernized agriculture. The activities of the project will contribute to the following results: (i) to modernize and strengthen governance of skills development in the agriculture and irrigation sectors in line with the labour market demands; (ii) to modernize qualifications and methodologies of skills development to serve the needs of the labour market, learners and workers in the agriculture and irrigation; and (iii) to modernize agriculture and irrigation colleges in rural areas with competent management and teaching staff using modern technologies and teaching and learning methods.
In particular, the project will target development of relevant skills of women and men for sustainable, diversified and modernised agriculture in Uzbekistan. It will also contribute to improving the quality, relevance, efficiency and effectiveness of the skills development system in the agriculture and irrigation sectors, initiated by the Government of Uzbekistan, with a particular focus on the rural regions selected by the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Water Resources (Karakalpakstan, Khorazm, Bukhara, Surkhondaryo). This project will help the Government to develop, to test and to pilot new initiatives and approaches in the agriculture and irrigation sectors with a view to scaling up transversal methods, high technology agriculture and food processing, and innovative approaches throughout the country.
II. Overview of the functions of the post
Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General for Education (ADG/ED) and the direct supervision of the Head of the UNESCO Tashkent Office, the incumbent will design, plan, coordinate, implement and monitor the project “Skills Development for the Employability in Rural Areas of Uzbekistan”, in particular:
1. Manage the implementation of the project in compliance with the project specific objectives, activities and expected outputs by:
2. Ensure the monitoring and evaluation of project implementation and the reporting on project activities by:
3. Liaise with the Government, international and national stakeholders by:
Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)
Planning and organizing (C)
Results focus (C)
Driving and managing change (M)
Strategic thinking (M)
Making quality decisions (M)
Building partnerships (M)
Leading and empowering others (M)
Managing performance (M)
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Skills and competencies
Skills and competencies
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