That almost perfect job – in Paris with no income tax

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Unesco is advertising five managerial positions in its education sector. One of these is Chief, Section of Education for Sustainable Development

Reading the advert (in a disinterested fashion, I should say), it seems that the post is more about DRR than ESD:

The incumbent will carry out the following duties and responsibilities:

Provide technical support and contribute to the substantive development of the field of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Education, with a strong focus on prevention, preparedness, coping skills and resilience, as an important contribution to education for sustainable development (ESD) and the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable development (DESD).

Coordinate and act as the Education Sector focal point for the development of Disaster Risk Reduction and Education and, within the framework and orientation of ESD, promote and support the effective and reciprocal linkage between Disaster Risk Reduction and Education, on the one hand, and key thematic issues, notably climate change, loss of biodiversity, deforestation, etc.

Coordinate and provide substantive support to Member States and other key stakeholders in the form of policy advice and guidance, strategy development, capacity-building and programme design in the field of Disaster Risk Reduction and Education, through the medium of formal, non-formal and informal education and public awareness-raising.

Contribute to the DRR-related readiness and preparedness of educational systems and institutions as well as to innovations and good practices in curriculum development, teacher education and training, teaching/learning processes, materials development, educational policies and planning, and safer school facilities within the framework of ESD, incorporating a gender perspective and an understanding of the specific character and dynamics of different disaster threats and situations.


Applications by June 29th – or June 20th depending whether you believe the web or the newspaper advert.  NB, Women are "strongly encouraged to apply".  The salary is €80k+

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