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Job Posted: 3 August 2018 by Next-Up

Looking for:

Two pro bono non-executive Directors of the UK national commision for UNESCO, specialising in Education and Higher Education

Person Specification

Required skills and experience


  • Commitment to the broad objectives and ideals of the UK National Commission
  • Broad understanding of UNESCO, its objectives and activities and a commitment to UNESCO’s values
  • Particular knowledge and experience of work in the field of competence of Education or Higher Education
  • Knowledge, interest and experience of international education and/or UNESCO’s work in the field of education (as lead agency for SDG4), including inter alia Technical and Vocational Education and Training; teacher training and professional development; education for sustainable development; ICTs and digital learning; education in conflict and post conflict zones
  • Experience of strategy and policy development and performance monitoring
  • Ability to communicate clearly and succinctly in English (orally and in writing) with a wide-cross section of society


  • Experience of working with UNESCO or other International Organisations
  • Experience of awards processes
  • International Development experience
  • Experience of roles in advisory bodies and/or of working with Government (preferably Westminster or Devolved Administrations)
  • Experience of director-level work for not-for-profit or charitable organisations, with particular reference to governance, legal, financial and audit, and business planning aspects
  • Demonstrable networking skills and access to network(s) of associated experts or contacts

Additional Information

  • Directors will be expected to take an active role in the UKNC’s work, relating both to their specific expertise and to general Company business
  • Directors will, on occasion, be expected to travel to meetings in Paris or other locations to represent the UKNC and further its work, and to support the UK’s Permanent Delegation to UNESCO in Paris or elsewhere

How to Apply

Applicants should complete and submit the application form (see link below) with a short covering letter indicating the relevance of expertise, engagement & networks and the names of two referees.


How to apply


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