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Application for the selection of a candidate for a vacant position

Vacant position:

UNESCO Chair Specialist

The main functional responsibilities of the structural unit:

Provides advocacy for education for sustainable development and global citizenship; promotes the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to faculty and staff; acts as a think tank and liaison between the academic world, civil society, local communities to disseminate knowledge and practices in an area that is a priority for both the institution and UNESCO.

Main job responsibilities:

1) Assist in the development of the UNESCO Chair work plan and its implementation in line with the NAO AbaiUniversity Development Strategy 2022-2025;

2) assist in the development of the Action Plan for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and assist in the monitoring of the implementation of the Plan;

3) participate in the implementation of the results of research and development in accordance with the specialisation of the Department under the SDGs;

4) prepare necessary documentation for participation in competitions of scientific foundations and organisations for providing funding for research and development work;

5) assist in organizing and conducting scientific, scientific-methodological and scientific-practical seminars and other similar events on education for sustainable development (ESD), global citizenship, gender studies and other issues of UNESCO agenda;

6) Prepare necessary information for annual report on the results of the Chair`s activity in front of UNESCO and National Commission for UNESCO and ISESCO of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

7) provide collection of necessary documents for participation in UNESCO research contests;

8) To carry out communication of UNESCO and National Commission of the Republic of Kazakhstan on education and projects;

9) Ensure compliance with occupational health and safety, industrial hygiene and fire safety regulations.

Business trip:



Higher education, socio-humanitarian, pedagogical

Required professional experience (duration, scope, other)

A person with higher professional education shall be appointed as a specialist

Professional competencies:

Basic knowledge of the education system, international conventions, SDGs, UNESCO principles, intercultural competence and communication skills

Personal competencies and qualities:

Creativity, initiative, service-oriented, attentive, self-motivated and quick learner, ability to work in a team and independently; good organisational skills (planning and implementation); ability to work outside working hours; ability to work friendly and effectively with colleagues and trainees.

High efficiency and ability to work on tight deadlines.

Understanding of importance of communication skills and interaction, discipline

Knowledge of languages, including the state language (list of languages that the candidate must speak)

Fluency in Kazakh Russian, English at least B1

Computer skills:

Advanced PC user;

CV submission deadline:

Until 10 January 2022

The contact person:

Yerkebulan Baymukhambetov







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