UNESCO National Project Officer Jobs 2024 – Zimbabwe NGO Jobs

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UNESCO National Project Officer Jobs 2024 – Zimbabwe NGO Jobs.

UNESCO Zimbabwe looking for “National Project Officer”.

Applicants with a degree in Master’s degree may apply on or before January 15, 2024.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is a specialised agency of the United Nations (UN) aimed at promoting world peace and security through international cooperation in education, the sciences, and culture. It has 193 member states and 11 associate members, as well as partners in the nongovernmental, intergovernmental, and private sector. Headquartered at the World Heritage Centre in Paris, France, UNESCO has 53 regional field offices and 199 national commissions that facilitate its global mandate.

The UNESCO has published a job vacancy announcement on December 25, 2023 for qualified Zimbabwe’s to fill in the vacant post of National Project Officer to be based in Harare, Zimbabwe.

UNESCO Job Vacancy 2024

Programme and Technical support for the O3 Programme:

  • Identify opportunities for UNESCO engagement in policy development and programming on HIV, sexuality education and other health issues (within the framework of the UNESCO Strategy on Health and Well Being, national strategies, and the UNAIDS division of labour).
  • Facilitate a process of strategic planning within UNESCO for engagement in these opportunities.
  • Liaise with UNESCO structures, including the Section on Health and Education at UNESCO Headquarters and colleagues in the Regional Office for Southern Africa, and sub-region working on HIV and AIDS, in particular the Regional HIV and AIDS team for East and Southern Africa.
  • Support UNESCO programming on health education, in collaboration with other staff working on HIV and Health Education, with particular emphasis on interventions supporting national efforts towards HIV prevention, scaling up sexuality education, gender and school-related gender-based violence.
  • Facilitate the provision of technical support to the Ministry of Education and other national partners especially in curriculum development.
  • Support capacity building interventions within the education sector, through the organization of meetings and workshops to develop comprehensive action on HIV and Health and to contribute to national responses.
  • Contribute to advocacy efforts at country level, in order to advance use of the evidence and strengthen joint UN and national responses to HIV and AIDS.

Position in Organization:

  • Post Number: 6ZWED 0028PA
  • Grade: NO-C
  • Parent Sector: Field Office
  • Duty Station: Harare
  • Job Family: Education
  • Type of contract: Project Appointment
  • Duration of contract: 1 year
  • Recruitment open to: Internal and external candidates
  • Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time): 15-JAN-2024


  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in education, social sciences, public health or a relevant field.


  • Minimum four years of relevant work experience, in areas related to Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and education.
  • Experience in curriculum development and learning assessment.
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation of projects on Comperehesive Sexuality Education (CSE) or SRH.
  • Experience in resource mobilization.


  • Good understanding of the country, of the development work and of the education sector.
  • Extensive knowledge, and high level of technical writing skills on HIV prevention, sexuality education and school related gender-based violence.
  • Ability to manage budgets and report on implementation.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and deliver to deadline, as well as work under pressure.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, tact and diplomacy.
  • Excellent networking and high level representational and partnership building skills, involving a wide range of partners, including relevant
  • Ministries, UNAIDS Co-sponsors, donors and civil society.
  • Excellent strategic and analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.


  • Fluency (oral and written) in English.
  • Fluency in at least one of the local languages.

How to Apply UNESCO National Project Officer Jobs 2024

Note: Before you apply, please download (link is given below) the full advertisement and read it carefully.

Then to apply, go to https://careers.unesco.org/job/Harare-National-Project-Officer-(Education-for-Health-and-Wellbeing)/784437802/

The Closing Date: January 15, 2024

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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