Posion: Program Assistant
Parent Sector: Culture
Duty Staon: Accra Ghana
Type of Contract: Service Contract
Duraon of Contract: 8 months
Recruitment open to : Naonals of Ghana Only
Applicaon Deadline (Midnight GMT): March 29,2024
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is a specialized
agency of the United Nations (UN) with a mandate to contribute to peace and security, the
building of peace, the eradication of poverty, and sustainable development. UNESCO pursues its
objectives through five major programs: education, natural sciences, social & human sciences,
culture, and communication & information. The UNESCO Office in Accra is currently
implementing activities in all the programme sectors. Most of the interventions are multiyear
duration and are funded from extra budgetary sources, while a few of them are funded from the
Regular Programme sources.
The UNESCO Accra Office seeks a Program Assistant to support the implementation of its Culture
Direct supervision by: (Programme Specialist for Culture)
The Program Assistant is under the overall authority of the Head of Office and direct supervision
of the (National) Professional Officer for Culture Unit.
Dues and Responsibilies:
– Follow up on the UNESCO Culture Conventions specifically 1970, 1972, 2001, 2003, 2005
and UNIDROIT 1995 Convention on Stolen or Illegally Exported Cultural objects (Rome,
1995), which completes the 1970 Convention concerning the fight against illicit traffic or
cultural property in particular and the protection of Culture heritage at international
level in general;
– Contribute to the maintenance of a database of Cultural and Creative Institutions,
Individuals and Experts in Ghana and assist in supporting the Ghana Culture Policy
– Follow up on the World Heritage International Assistance to prepare management plans
for the Asante Traditional Buildings;
– Contribute to the organization and celebration of selected World Culture Days with
partners and Culture strategies and preparation of work plans;
– Contribute to Culture campaigns through social media strategies and to advocacy efforts
geared towards promoting Culture & development
– and carry out additional tasks that may be required to ensure success of the projects.
Qualification and experience required.
MSc or M.A in the field of Heritage, Social Sciences, Cultural Studies, Creativity & Design
Technologies; legal studies
Work experience
Preferably 2 years of professional experience in field of cultural management and/or other
similar areas
Skill and competences
Creativity and Innovation, communication, teamwork, technological awareness, building
Expertise with Microsoft office, strong organizational skills and keen attention to detail, ability
to work in a multicultural environment and collaborative manner.
Excellent knowledge of English is required. Knowledge of French can be an asset.
How to apply
To apply, please send your CV directly by email to accra@unesco.org with Culture Sector
Program Assistant in the subject line. Please note that applicaon files must be sent by
midnight March 29,2024.
UNESCO recalls that paramount consideration in the appointment of staff members shall be the necessity of securing
the highest standards of efficiency, technical competence and integrity. UNESCO applies a zero-tolerance policy
against all forms of harassment. UNESCO is committed to achieving and sustaining equitable and diverse
geographical distribution, as well as gender parity among its staff members in all categories and at all grades.
Furthermore, UNESCO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture.
Candidates from non- and under-represented Member States (last update here) are particularly welcome and strongly
encouraged to apply. Individuals from minority groups and indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally
encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality. Worldwide mobility is
required for staff members appointed to international posts.
UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process


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