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Project Assistant to support Asia Pacific Youth and Sport Task Force

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Project Assistant to support Asia Pacific Youth and Sport Task Force

UNESCO is hiring a project assistant to support Asia Pacific Youth and Sport Task Force. Starting date: 1 March 2019

Youth and Sport Task Force is a collective of young leaders who use sport to make a difference at the grassroots level. Established by UNESCO Jakarta Office in 2017 following the Youth and SDGs Funshop in Manila, the Philippines, the Task Force is dedicated to improving the lives of the most vulnerable and marginalised and advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through the power of sport.

UNESCO and Lee Seung-yuop Baseball Foundation have signed agreement to collaborate in supporting the Asia Pacific Youth and Sport Task Force. With the support from the Lee Seung-yuop Baseball Foundation, the 2019 Sport & the SDGs Youth Funshop will be held in Seoul, Republic of Korea, bringing together the current and prospective members of the Task Force for targeted capacity-building trainings and structured opportunities to build working partnerships and share good practices. The Funshop in Seoul will:

  • Enhance the capacities of the Task Force Members to analyse the impact of their respective sports-based initiatives
  • Identify their successful elements and to promote them internationally as evidence-based good practices to mobilise the youth towards the SDGs
  • Expand the Task Force membership to capture the initiatives from more countries from Asia-Pacific (from the current ten countries represented by the Task Force members to thirty)
  • Develop a special focus on safeguarding youth and children involved in sport

UNESCO Jakarta Office, which is facilitating the work of the Task Force and the preparations for the Funshop, is hiring a project assistant with the following criteria:

Duties and responsibilities

  • Assist the Social and Human Sciences Unit in planning, managing, implementing, monitoring and reporting on key activities of the project
  • Assist the SHS Unit to identify the potential members of the Task Force from countries in Asia and the Pacific through desk research and through liaising with the various youth and sport network
  • Liaising closely with the Lee Seung-yuop Baseball Foundation, as well as with various partners and collaborators in the government and the civil society in pursuit of the objectives of this project
  • Assisting the SHS unit and the wider team of stakeholders in the preparations for the Sport & the SDGs Youth Funshop in Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • Draft the reports of the preparatory steering committee meetings and other reports as necessary
  • Undertake missions when necessary
  • Insure the visibility of the project through the social media, the dedicated websites, and the networks
  • Perform any other duties deemed necessary by immediate supervisor or the Director of UNESCO Jakarta Office

Required skills and qualification

  • Secondary, technical or vocational school in public policy, social and economic development, sport science, or other related social sciences field
  • At least five years of relevant experience in programme assistance and management with local and/or international organisation(s), preferably on issues related to youth and/or sport
  • Knowledge of human rights and developmental issues in the context of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals
  • Strong organisation skills and the ability to manage multiple partners
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to analyse complex issues
  • Proven ability to draft documents and express views in a clear and concise manner; capacity for clear and effective strong communication (spoken and written)
  • Strong social media skills in terms of conducting campaigns and outreach
  • Able to work with minimal supervision, and be a productive team player
  • Fluency in spoken and written English. Knowledge of Korean would be an asset

Application procedure 

All applications in English, with the most recent Curriculum Vitae and UNESCO Personnel History (P-11 form), and a non-returnable passport–size photo should be sent to the Finance and Administrative Officer, UNESCO Jakarta, and received by COB 14 February 2019, to one of the following :

UNESCO Jakarta
Jl. Galuh II No. 5
Jakarta 12110


By email to with subject the "Vacancy Project Assistant to support Asia Pacific Youth and Sport Task Force"  

Only short‐listed candidates will be contacted and no telephone enquiries will be accepted.



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