UNESCO has launched an international call for experts in the framework of the EU/UNESCO technical assistance project aimed at strengthening the system of governance for culture in developing countries. The deadline for submitting applications is January 31, 2011 (midnight, Paris time).
This joint project contributes directly to the implementation of the 2005 Convention and aims to reinforce the role of culture as a vector for sustainable development and poverty reduction.
Thirty top experts will be selected through this call and will make up a "pool of experts," reflecting diverse profiles, experiences, and geographical regions and representing a wide range of competences and expertise related to the governance of culture.
Beneficiary countries will select one or several expert(s) from this pool of experts to carry out technical assistance missions designed to build up human and institutional capacities in beneficiary countries at the national and local level.
Professionals with a minimum of 10 years of experience (minimum 7 years for applicants who are Nationals of beneficiary countries) are sought in fields relating to
Citizens of countries having ratified the 2005 Convention are eligible. Applications from experts from developing countries are strongly encouraged. For more information, visit the UNESCO website.