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Updated April 1, 2017
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  • Manque de personnel ; pas d'opportunit (in 5 reviews)

  • Too much politics, no movement for career growth, no development training (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Intern at The Slave Route Project"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Former Employee - Intern in Cherry Hill, NJ

    I worked at UNESCO (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Collaborative environment, my opinions were welcomed and used in larger scheme

    Cons

    Extremely fast-paced and things got lost in the fray, extremely bureaucratic and slow in terms of efficacy


  2. "It was a great experience."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Many chances to learn about other cultures.

    Cons

    It is hard to get a real job.


  3. "Project Officer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Officer in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Project Officer in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    + International colleagues
    + Proximity to really brilliant researchers and development experts
    + There is so much work to do, so the sky is the limit in terms of your contribution to the Organization

    Cons

    - Budget cuts mean the staff is stretched, but can be an opportunity.


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  5. "Project Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Brasília, Federal District (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Brasília, Federal District (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The flexibility of being a contracted consultant helps to manage your professional obligations; besides, the payment is good.

    Cons

    You are under the supervision of people other than Unesco's staff, meaning that the relationship is sometimes controversial as those people may not have the human-capital-skills to properly conduct the contract and, therefore, the work.

    Advice to Management

    To review UNESCO's partnerships or, at least, have someone reviewing the conduction of the contract, making sure that the consultant will have the correct inputs and no changes in the original goals.


  6. "Developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The management is pretty good and work is flexible. The work involves statistics and good in a way.

    Cons

    The work would be the same and would in a positive sense easy at a point. No major concern.

    Advice to Management

    none.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The work experience was fantastic

    Cons

    bureaucracy, everything take so long to get approved


  8. "Intern at the Moscow Office"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Regional Program Coordinator
    Current Intern - Regional Program Coordinator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at UNESCO as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very professional inspirational people, interesting work; small office with positive, social and friendly working environment, ability to talk one on one with superiors and receive useful career advice. Feeling like your work is appreciated and people do try to reward you for your efforts.

    Cons

    UNPAID! Living costs in many office locations are high. Hard to find paid employment in the UN system after an internship.


  9. "UNESCO IIPE in Buenos Aires, Argentina"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Internship in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    Former Intern - Internship in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UNESCO as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Help impoverished schools get the resources they need and deploy them effectively, while improving teachers capabilities.

    Cons

    Low pay, yet rewarding work. At times a little unorganized in procedures but still very effective at tackling key educational issues in Argentina.


  10. "It was an excellent experience, with great environment and an inclusive work area"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in Bangkok (Thailand)
    Current Intern - Intern in Bangkok (Thailand)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UNESCO as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The inclusive work atmosphere allows for more in depth knowledge on the world around us and gives a deep insight into how policies and policy makers are constantly updating the education systems around the globe.

    Cons

    There is a lot of reading and a lot of researching if you are new to the terms and concepts where focus and attention is needed. Other than that, work is great.

    Advice to Management

    Everything is smooth moving in UNESCO and their work and hiring system is up to par.


  11. "culture of peace and non-violence."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    the best reason that pushes me to work at UNESCO
    because I have worked as a volunteer for over 10 years and I am used to the way they work.

    Cons

    lack of pay, lack of protection in the event of an assignment of risk, lack of office equipment, lack of means of transport.

    Advice to Management

    Please kindly answer us a brief delays.


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