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L'UNESCO a une noble tâche mais est déchirée par une bureaucratie corrompue. UNESCO has a noble mandate but is a broken failure of corrupt bureaucracy

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Paris (France)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)

I worked at UNESCO full-time for more than 3 years

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Pros

Une agence des Nations Unies leader pour l'éducation, la culture et la science.

Lead UN agency for education, culture and science

Cons

Beaucoup de guerres internes, lourde paperasserie et bureaucratie, préjugés envers les étrangers, manque de jugement de compétences réel lors de l'embauchement, mais embauche d'amis ou jurys non qualifés incapables de choisir de bons candidats.

Lots of infighting, heavy layers of paperwork and bureaucracy, bias against non-French, lack of any real value judgement in hiring, instead relying on insider friends or unqualified panels who are incapable of picking good candidates.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

La direction de l'UNESCO échoue dans sa mission -- ils font trop ce qu'ils ont envie de faire sans aucun plan stratégique ni vue d'ensemble. Comme la plupart des Nations Unies, l'Unesco souffrent de départements, de missions et de mandats qui se chevauche

UNESCO leadership fails to lead -- too many do what they want without any strategic plan or oversight. Like most of the UN, Unesco suffers from overlapping departments, missions and mandates

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    Spécialiste Programme au Siège Social Programme Specialist at Headquarters

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    Former Employee - Expert programmeur  in  Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Expert programmeur in Paris (France)

    I worked at UNESCO full-time for more than 3 years

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    Pros

    Environnement international, avec des gens du monde entier.
    Opportunité de gérer des initiatives pour soutenir des règles de développement dans les pays, militer pour un financement approprié, ou supporter la formation de capacités.
    Equipes flexibles dans

    International environment, with people from all over the world.
    Opportunity to lead on initiatives to support policy development in countries, advocate for appropriate financing, or support capacity building.
    Flexible teams where those who can do something will be quickly given the responsibilities, even when their grade is lower than that of their colleagues.

    Cons

    Les capacités et la motivation des collègues est variable, de très brillants et motivés à juste aller au travail pour le salaire sans vraiment contribuer.
    Lorsque les contrats de certains se terminent, il y a généralement peu de sympathie - pas d'antipathie, mais c'est comme si perdre son travail faisait partie de la vie, sans être un gros évènement.

    Colleagues' capacity and motivation is variable, from very bright and motivated to just going to work for the paycheck without contributing much.
    When some people's contracts end, there is generally little concern or sympathy - no antipathy, but it is as if losing a job was just part of life, so no big deal.

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    Améliorer la direction des ressources humaines.
    Bonne chance avec la situation financière actuelle -j'adore l'UNESCO et je souhaite le meilleure à l'organisation !

    Improve human resources management.
    Good luck with the current financial situation - I love UNESCO and hope the best for the Organization!

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    stagiaire Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)

    I worked at UNESCO as an intern for less than a year

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    Pros

    Une expérience de travail formidable au sein d'une agence des Nations Unies. Une grandre palette de responsabilitées nous était confiée, et j'ai élagi mon expérience professionnelle de par la gestion et la direction de l'UNESCO.

    Wonderful work experience within a UN agency. Variety of responsibilities entrusted to us and extensive experience gained in the running and management of UNESCO.

    Cons

    Il n'y a pas vraiment de points négatifs, mis à part les horaires à rallonge, en particulier pendant la tenue tous les six mois de la Conférence du Conseil Exécutif.

    Not really. Long hours, particularly during the bi-annual Executive Board Conference.

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