The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) is the statistical branch of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The Institute produces data and methodologies to monitor trends, at the national and international levels, in its areas of competence, delivering comparative data for countries at all stages of development to provide a global perspective on education, science and technology, culture and communication.

Under the direct authority of, and in accordance with the prerogatives delegated by the Director-General of UNESCO, and guided by the Institute's Governing Board, the incumbent will lead and manage the UIS human and financial resources, including the planning and assignment of resources, the implementation of planned programmes and the assessment of outcomes. The incumbent also will define the UIS’s strategies, and is responsible for the execution of the UIS’s goals/objectives with a view to serving UNESCO’s mandate and the needs of Member States in the areas of education; science, technology, innovation; culture; and, communication statistics and indicators.

The incumbent shall:

  • Provide high-level managerial leadership for the UIS with respect to its staff and programmes, including the development/implementation of organizational and resource mobilization strategies.
  • Identify key issues/risks, as well as opportunities, for the UIS and take actions toward its stable development while aiming to ensure its relevance to Member States, partner organizations and the world at large.
  • Establish and maintain close professional relationships with governmental, non-governmental, international and national institutions, as well as relevant professional bodies working in the field of statistics.
  • Represent the Director-General at the United Nations Statistics Commission and other high-level meetings concerning statistics.
  • Lead the development of the Institute’s communication and outreach strategy, as well as strengthen the substantive links between the Institute’s activities and UNESCO’s other programmes to provide quality assurance on statistical matters throughout UNESCO.

For more information, see the UNESCO Careers Page.

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