Organization: UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization


Grade : N/A

Parent Sector : Culture Sector (CLT)

Duty Station: Hanoi

Job Family: Culture

Type of contract : Non Staff

Duration of contract : From 1 to 6 months

Recruitment open to : External candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 15-NOV-2021


UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism



The intern will be involved in the planning, delivery, implementation of project activities related to the UNESCO project and activities supporting the preservation of the cultural heritages and heritage tourism in the World Heritage sites, including Trang An Landscape Complex World Heritage in Ninh Binh Province.

The place of work will be arranged combining the online and working at the office, subject to the discussion with the incumbent and the actual conditions in respect of the COVID19 regulations in Ha Noi and Viet Nam.

Long Description

Working closely with the Project Officer and under the overall authority of the Head of UNESCO Ha Noi Office and direct supervision of the Chief of Culture Unit, the intern will perform the following assignments:

  1. Support the collection and analysis of relevant data for project reporting of UNESCO project and activities in the UNESCO activities supporting World Heritage and sustainable tourism in Viet Nam.
  2. Support the preparation and organization of training workshops, events and consultation meetings related to heritage management, sustainable tourism, community development, and capacity building for local site managers and community.
  3. Assist the organization of field research and surveys to inform UNESCO’s interventions supporting the diversification of local community livelihoods coping with the challenges caused by the Covid19 pandemic.
  4. Assist the preparation of project communication materials, including the items for public information on the UNESCO website and social media.
  5. Assist the draft of heritage interpretation framework and heritage tourism guiding materials.

Long Description

Long Description

COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)

Accountability (C)
Communication (C)
Teamwork (C)
Building partnerships (M)

For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.


Education: Bachelor’s degree in culture/heritage studies, culture management, tourism, community development or relevant disciplines. 

An excellent command written and spoken English is required.

Strong ability in teamwork and partnership building skills;

Openness to interdisciplinary approaches is highly desirable.



Thematic technical capacity:

The intern will be trained in heritage tourism management, community development and the roles of culture and its contribution in the sustainable development agenda, UNESCO’s mandate and contribution in the overall UN development framework.

Skills building:

The intern will be trained in organizational management, teamwork, communications skills in a professional and multicultural working environment of a UN organization.

The incumbent shall ensure a self-covered living cost during the internship.



Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website. No modifications can be made to the application submitted.

The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview. 

UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.

Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.


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UNESCO is committed to achieve and sustain gender parity among its staff members in all categories and at all grades. Furthermore, UNESCO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities, as well as nationals from non-and under-represented Member States (last update here) are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality. Worldwide mobility is required for staff members appointed to international posts.

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