Parent Sector : Social and Human Sciences Sector (SHS)
Duty Station: Cairo
Job Family: Social and Human Sciences
Type of contract : Non Staff
Duration of contract : From 1 to 6 months
Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates
Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 27-05-2021
According to The Recommendation on Science and Scientific Researchers, 10 key areas of the UNESCO Recommendation on the Status of Scientific Researchers should be focused by member states. The second of the key areas calls for meaningful interaction between society and science.
During the pandemic, the significance of this interaction is increasingly prominent. Based on suggestions from the Recommendation on Science and Scientific Researchers (RSSR), the Arab region should “strengthen scientific culture, public trust and support for sciences throughout society, in particular through a vigorous and informed democratic debate on the production and use of scientific knowledge, and a dialogue between the scientific community and society”. Therefore, to have a comprehensive understanding of the current status of scientific culture in the Arab region and diagnose the existing gaps, a discussion paper on scientific culture in the region is needed. This discussion paper will focus on four closely linked pillars, and the interactions between them: science communication, science and public engagement, public cognition of science and public accountability in science.
Bachelor’s degree or above with focus on social science, science related fields, Science-Society interface, sociology, anthropology, political science, economics or in other fields closely related to the focus of the consultancy assignment
Fluency in English and Arabic required.
Experience and Skills
A minimum of 7 years related working experience in interaction between science and society in the Arab region
Extensive practical experience in the quantitative and qualitative research methods of social science, such as survey, in-depth interview and focus groups, and data analyses;
Professional knowledge of situation of interaction between science and society in Arab region and other parts of the world;
Experience in collaborating with scientific communities or scientists at the local and Arab levels;
Experience in collaborating with media and other relevant stakeholders;
Excellent networking, partnership building and interpersonal skills;
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Proposals must be delivered to the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Sciences in the Arab States, Cairo Office email@example.com on or before 27/05/2021 at midnight Paris Time.
For any requests for clarification, please contact Dr. AbdelAziz Zaki; firstname.lastname@example.org, Ms. Heba Shama; email@example.com and Ms. Mai El-rouby: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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