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Post Number : 4AFED0023TA

Grade : P-2

Parent Sector : Field Office

Duty Station: Kabul

Job Family: Education

Type of contract : Temporary Appointment

Duration of contract : From 7 to 11 months

Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 11-DEC-2023


UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism


Duration of contract: 7-11 months with possibility of extension subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance.



UNESCO strives to promote education in Afghanistan as a fundamental human right while aiming to provide access to quality, relevant and inclusive education for all. The Office focuses on ensuring access to and quality of adult literacy and non-formal education.

Through its education programmes and projects, UNESCO is advancing Youth and Adult Literacy and Basic Education (YALBE) in Afghanistan as the leading UN Agency through:

  • Increasing access to and demand for Youth and Adult Literacy and Basic Education through provision of Basic General Literacy and pre-vocational skills to youth and adults in addition to raising awareness on the right to education within communities.
  • Ensuring the quality of Youth and Adult Literacy and Basic Education through the development of educational resources for YALBE; and
  • Coordinating the YALBE sub-sector through leading the Platform for Youth and Adult Education.

UNESCO’s vital role in empowering women and adolescent girls in Afghanistan is demonstrated through its provision of Basic General Literacy throughout the country, which is the biggest intervention within UNESCO’s YALBE programme. Currently, UNESCO is providing Basic General Literacy to over 25,000 youth and adults of which 67% are women and adolescent girls in 20 provinces. Against this background, the UNESCO Kabul Office is recruiting a Resource Mobilization and Reporting Officer for its YALBE programme based in Kabul, Afghanistan.


Under the overall authority of the Officer-in-Charge of UNESCO in Afghanistan, the overall supervision of the Head of Education, and  the direct supervision of the YALBE Programme Team Lead, the incumbent will support the Team Lead and other Education units to identify and secure new funding opportunities. This will include updating the mapping of funding and partnership opportunities, developing project concepts, project documents and managing knowledge related to programme implementation. The incumbent will also serve as the focal point and resource for colleagues on areas of strategic relevance relating to education for partnership development with other UN agencies and the broader community of stakeholders in Afghanistan.

Long Description

1. Resources mobilization

  • Update and further develop a comprehensive mapping of existing partnerships, highlighting areas of collaboration, funding sources, and strategic alignment, in view of identifying gaps and opportunities for further engagement and funding.
  • Support the Literacy Team Lead to coordinate with relevant partners, donors, and other stakeholders to gather insights, share best practices, and explore potential collaboration opportunities.


2. Develop Project Concepts and Proposals

  • Formulate and articulate clear, compelling project concepts for potential funding to support youth and adult literacy in Afghanistan and related education programmes.
  • Draft and refine proposals, ensuring alignment with both UNESCO’s objectives and donor’s expectations.
  • Prepare donor specific reports as required.



3. Knowledge Management and Reporting

  • Document and report on the implementation of UNESCO’s literacy programmes in Afghanistan.
  • Ensure effective knowledge management practices, capturing lessons learned and best practices.
  • Support the preparation and dissemination of promotional materials including success stories, lessons learnt, fact sheets with the objective of optimizing the visibility of YALBE programme and related education programmes.

Long Description

COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)

Communication (C)
Accountability (C)
Innovation (C)
Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)
Planning and organizing (C)
Results focus (C)
Teamwork (C)
Professionalism (C)

For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.




  • Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in Education, Business Administration, Social Sciences, Development Studies or related areas.


Work Experience

  • Minimum of two years of relevant experience, of which preferably one year acquired at international level, in resource mobilization, proposal writing, knowledge management and donor report writing preferably in education or international development sectors.
  • Experience in developing funding proposals for international development or educational programs.


Skills and Competencies

  • Excellent research and analytical skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to draft clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and to maintain effective working relationships in a multicultural environment.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and the ability to adapt to different contexts.
  • Strong IT skills including good knowledge of standard office software and online collaboration.



  • Excellent knowledge (written and spoken) of English.



Work Experience

  • Familiarity with education sectors in conflict affected countries.


Skills and Competencies

  • Excellent working knowledge of infographics and visualization of data.



  • Knowledge of local languages such as Dari/Farsi and/or Pashto.


UNESCO’s salaries consist of a basic salary and other benefits which may include if applicable: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, medical insurance, pension plan etc.

The approximate annual starting salary for this post is 106,337 US $.

For full information on benefits and entitlements, please consult our Guide to Staff Benefits.


Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website. No modifications can be made to the application submitted.

The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview.

UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.

Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.


Please note that UNESCO Kabul Office reserves the right to select one or more candidates from each vacancy announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNESCO Kabul Office at the same grade/level and with similar job description, experience, and education requirements.

We appreciate your usual cooperation and assistance for further circulation of the VA among your respective colleagues and interested candidates.

Women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


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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