Position Title : Individual Consultant (Author)

Reports to : Project Officers from UNESCO MGIEP and UNAOC

Position Type : Contractual Number of Position : 04 Based at : Online,

Remote working Provisional Period : 10 February – December 2021

Benefits: a) Stipend of $1,500 USD upon delivery of the final draft of the material b) Credit as the Author in promotional materials c) Invitation to sit on Authors Panel to launch the final report in December

The UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) is an integral part of UNESCO and is a specialized Category-I institute that works on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4 Target 7 towards education for peace and sustainable development to foster global citizenship. The Institute approaches this goal by developing innovative online pedagogies that teach socio-emotional learning (SEL) targeted to youth in the age range from 18 to 34.

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations is a soft-power political tool of the United Nations Secretary-General for conflict prevention and conflict resolution. It is a coalition against extremist forces; a movement to advance mutual respect for cultures, traditions and religious beliefs, and a platform to bridge divides and overcome prejudice, misconceptions, misperceptions, and polarization.

Driven by the desire to put young South Asians in the centre and to contribute to efforts to prevent violent extremism and build sustainable peace in communities, UNESCO MGIEP, the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the Sri Lanka National Commission for the UNESCO joined hands to organize the first regional workshop on PVE. The #YouthWagingPeace Regional Workshop brought together and built the social and emotional, critical media literacy and project management skills of 35 young leaders from South Asia (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Myanmar).

The youth leaders curated 20 community-wide activities to be implemented in 6 countries directly impacting 1,000+ community stakeholders. In addition to the individual communitywide activities, the youth agreed to undertake a short study of the State of PVE in the region.

Application process

Interested candidates are requested to send their CV, copies of/links to their published work and a cover letter of at least 1000 words with an overview of the State of PVE in South Asia to: Youth.mgiep@unesco.org

Deadline: 31/01/2021

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