State Coordinator

State Coordinator

Organization: UNESCO

Apply By: 07 Dec 2022

Location: New Delhi(Delhi)

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About the Organization

UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. It contributes to peace and security by promoting international cooperation in education, sciences, culture, communication and information. UNESCO promotes knowledge sharing and the free flow of ideas to accelerate mutual understanding and a more perfect knowledge of each other's lives. UNESCO's programmes contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals defined in the 2030 Agenda, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015.

Job Description/Responsibilities

Under the overall authority of the Director of UNESCO New Delhi Office and the supervision of Programme Specialist of Culture Sector, and more specifically under the relevant Project officer, UNESCO New Delhi, the incumbent will:

  • Coordinate the implementation of the Rural Craft Cultural Hubs phase II project in West Bengal, in close co-operation with the implementing agencies of the aforementioned project, including administrative arrangements involved in the implementation of the above-mentioned project (please find the project brief below)
  • Ensure that the key objectives of the project and mandate of UNESCO is achieved within the project timeline.
  • Assist with regular monitoring of the progress of program activities.
  • Conduct field visits to ICH Hubs, attend meetings of District Task Force and visit to all concerned office of Stakeholders of the project, as per the requirement shared by UNESCO.
  • Act as the primary point of contact from UNESCO for all stakeholders and communicate project status, ongoing evaluation of project activity and reporting on project progress to the UNESCO and West Bengal MSME&T, as and when required.
  • Ensure that the logo of UNESCO is used as per the protocol of the organization for both online and offline branding & visibility. Provide required assistance to key officials, resource people or experts from UNESCO, during their field visit and meetings with stakeholders in the State. The protocol guidelines will be provided upon establishment of contract.
  • Assist the Implementing agencies in planning and finalizing of project activities, key deliverables, budget allocation of RCCH II project.
  • Assist in tracking the progress and quality of work performed by implementing agencies, as per agreed timeline.
  • Maintain smooth relationship with all stakeholders and facilitate conflict management among the partners or key stakeholders, if it arises, in the due course of project implementation.
  • Conduct periodic meetings with concerned officials of West Bengal’s MSME&T and WBKVIB for project update and action plan.
  • Assist Culture sector in upcoming events organized by the Sector or otherwise, if required.
  • Ensure adequate reporting of the projects that need to be prepared on a regular basis in line with UNESCO’ s established practices.
  • Perform any task requested either by Programme Specialist or Director of the Office.

Education Qualification/Required Skills & Experience

  • Specialized, comprehensive support work, requiring secondary school education level

Work Experience:

  • Ten years of in-depth experience in Rural Development sector with focused experience of coordinating and managing handicraft/handloom/MSME&T/ICH projects or any similar initiatives.
  • At least six years in project implementation for Intangible Cultural Heritage sector.
  • Experience in liaising with State Government Departments or other Government agencies.
  • Ability to understand and manage the project financials for ICH based livelihood projects.


  • Excellent English, both oral and written.

Desirable Qualifications


  • Master’s degree in Rural Management or related field or a Bachelor’s degree

Work Experience:

  • Experience in managing large scale project implementation and monitoring the activities for National/International agencies or Schemes of State or Central Government.
  • Prior cluster development experience for ICH Skills and communities, with respect to capacity building workshops, creation of community enterprise, revival and safeguarding of ICH skills, market linkages and reporting.
  • Experience in liaising with State Government Departments or other Government agencies for strategizing implementation and policy advocacy with the Government. An understanding of the working modalities of these state bodies or departments is desirable.
  • Ability to understand and manage the project financials for ICH based livelihood projects


  • Knowledge of Bangla will be an asset
How to apply

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