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Application for the selection of a candidate for a vacant position


Vacant position:

Specialist of the UNESCO Chair

The main functional responsibilities of the structural unit:

Provides promotion of education for sustainable development and global citizenship, promotion of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) among faculty and staff; acts as a think tank and link between the academic world, civil society, local communities to disseminate knowledge and practice in a field that is a priority for both the institution and UNESCO.

Main job responsibilities:

1. Participate in the development of the work plan of the UNESCO Chair and its implementation in accordance with the Development Strategy of Abai University for 2022-2025;

2. participate in the development of the Action Plan for the implementation of the sustainable development goals and in monitoring the implementation of the Plan;

3. participate in the implementation of the results of research and development in accordance with the specialization of the department within the framework of the SDG;

4. prepare the necessary documentation for participation in competitions of scientific foundations and organizations for the provision of funding for research work;

5. provide assistance in organizing and conducting scientific, scientific-methodical and scientific-practical seminars and other similar events on education for sustainable development (ESD), global citizenship, gender studies and other other issues on the UNESCO agenda;

6. prepare the necessary information for the annual report on the results of the department`s activities to UNESCO and the National Commission for UNESCO and ISESCO of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

7. to collect the necessary package of documents for participation in competitions of scientific research works of UNESCO;

8. to communicate with UNESCO and the National Commission of the Republic of Kazakhstan for UNESCO on issues of education and projects;

9. ensure compliance with the rules of labor protection and safety, industrial sanitation and fire safety.

Business trip:



Higher, social and humanitarian, pedagogical


Required professional experience (duration, scope, other)

A person with higher professional education shall be appointed to the position of 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 orientation, attentiveness, self-motivation and quick learner, ability to work in a team and independently; good organizational skills (planning and implementation); Ability to work outside of working hours; Ability to work in a friendly and efficient manner with colleagues and students.

High efficiency and ability to work under tight deadlines and under pressure.

Understanding the 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 and Russian languages, English language not lower than B1

Computer skills:

advanced PC user;

CV submission deadline:

until February 9, 2022

The contact person:

 Yerkebulan Baimukhanbetov

8 701 9406262














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