Policy Analyst in the area of higher education policies at UNESCO IESALC – National consultancy opportunity restricted to Peruvian nationals or residents
Policy Analyst in the area of higher education policies at UNESCO IESALC – National consultancy opportunity restricted to Peruvian nationals or residents (2 months, with possible extension)
Deadline November 8, 2020
The UNESCO International Institute for Higher Education (IESALC), the only United Nations specialized institute in higher education policies, wishes to strengthen its analytical capacity in view of the growing demand for comparative, evidence-based reports in higher education policies internationally to support the unfolding of the national public policy of higher education in Peru. To do so, IESALC has created several positions for a Policy Analyst, at senior (1), middle (2), and junior (3) levels, restricted to Peruvian nationals or residents.
Currently, IESALC is conducting analytical work on the following themes:
- Free higher education
- Financial support for higher education students
- Self-regulation of higher education systems and the role of the State
- The futures of higher education
- Non-university higher education
- Artificial intelligence, learning analytics, and blockchain in higher education
- Higher education during the pandemic
- Monitoring indicators of higher education policy
The desired profile of the Policy Analyst is that of:
- A young, middle-career, or senior professional, national of a UNESCO Member State, with a postgraduate or doctoral degree in social sciences, preferably in political science or economics, with
- Excellent knowledge of English and of Spanish;
- A significant number of years professional or academic experience in policy analysis, preferably from a comparative and international perspective (1 year for junior, 3 years for middle, and 5 years for senior positions);
- Experience in designing and managing externally funded or commissioned projects.
- A relevant experience either leading professional or research teams or being part of one.
- Published works or unpublished commissioned reports in policy analysis, preferably in education or higher education; and
- Strong motivation to work for UNESCO IESALC and to contribute to its mission, putting analytical work at the service of more inclusive and equitable quality higher education systems and institutions.
The functions of the Policy Analyst at UNESCO IESALC are results-oriented and typically involve analyzing problems, carrying out studies, supporting the organization of seminars or training courses on higher education policies, preparing documents or writing reports on the themes and issues aligned with UNESCO priorities in higher education and the Institute’s Program of Work. The National Policy Analysts will work under the direct supervision of the Director of the Institute and become an integral part of the analytical team at UNESCO IESALC.
For the time being, this position will be home-based and there is no requirement to work at UNESCO IESALC premises. IT equipment and broadband connectivity at home are mandatory and will not be funded by UNESCO IESALC.
The duration of the contract is of 2 months with possible extension, starting immediately. There is a one-month probationary period. Fees are determined by UN guidelines. Travel is covered only if required to complete a specific assignment but not foreseen until September at least.
The working languages of UNESCO IESALC are English and Spanish.
To apply, complete this form and attach an application letter, your CV, and sample work.
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