Parent Sector : Social and Human Sciences Sector (SHS)

Duty Station: Mexico City

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Standard Duration of Assignement : [[filter13]]

Job Family: Social and Human Sciences

Type of contract : Non Staff

Duration of contract : From 7 to 11 months

Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 04-09-2023

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


The Municipality of León and the UNESCO Office in Mexico began a close collaboration since 2020 with the signing of the Framework Agreement between both institutions. This instrument allowed the implementation of the project to systematize the public social inclusion policies adopted by León during the six-year period 2015 – 2021, the result of a joint UNESCO-León project, of more than a year and a half of work, which has sought to help strengthen and improve the inclusive public policies of the Municipality.

Furthermore, in 2020, the Municipality of León joined the UNESCO International Coalition of Inclusive and Sustainable Cities – ICCAR, through its regional chapter, the Latin American and Caribbean Coalition of Cities against racism, discrimination and xenophobia, thanks to its efforts to strengthen inclusive responses to the needs of people in particularly vulnerable situations.

The systematization of public social inclusion policies points out the importance of inter-institutional articulation and transversality in municipal planning. The purpose of inter-institutional coordination was decisive in providing comprehensive responses to the needs of the most vulnerable groups, but it also allowed maximizing resources and giving rise to interdisciplinary work and joint learning between agencies. Derived from the recommendations that came out of the systematization, the municipality of León, through the Secretariat for Social Strengthening of León, created the “Fuerza León” program in 2022 to coordinate articulated actions between government agencies and civil society in order to promote and strengthen the social inclusion of the Leonese.

Derived from the systematization, collaboration between the Municipality of León and UNESCO has continued in the development of a battery of social indicators that allows monitoring and evaluating the programs implemented in terms of social inclusion. Likewise, in order to promote the important role that León plays in the inclusion of people with disabilities, an intersectional guide was built for the inclusion of people with disabilities in the cities of Latin America and the Caribbean.

The processes that were carried out during past collaborations resulted in UNESCO and the Municipality of León reaffirming their interest in collaborating in 2023 and 2024 to follow up on the strengthening of social inclusion in the municipality of León by accompanying the management and implementation of the Social Brigade, officially installed in 2022.

Long Description

Consulting objective:

The objective of this consultancy is to strengthen and accompany the implementation of the Fuerza León program and its social brigade through the construction of a roadmap favoring the effective articulation and monitoring of its objectives in a comprehensive and systematic manner.

Long Description


  •  Preparation of a roadmap that will include the identification of capabilities; framework of responsibilities; risk analysis; and monitoring and evaluation system through indicators.
  •  Analysis and systematization of good practices, as well as opportunities.
  •  Participate in the working and coordination group meetings that will be held within the framework of the project to share information and progress.
  •  Promote transversality and inter-institutional articulation and enhance intervention programs
  •  Provide tools and guidance for the proposal and development of the Fuerza León program.

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  •  Workplan
  •  Index of the “road map” document
  •  Analysis of results of interviews and focus groups
  •  First draft of the roadmap
  •  Final version of the roadmap

Obligations of the consultant:

  •  Maintain fluid and constant communication with the coordination.
  •  Make clarifications and/or extensions or provide additional information that the Representation deems necessary to comply with the agreed products and activities;
  •  Grant UNESCO copyright, patents and any other intellectual property rights, in cases where these rights apply to the works and documents produced by the consultant within the funded contracts.
  •  Comply with the established delivery time of products and reports

COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)

Accountability (C)

Communication (C)

Innovation (C)

Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)

Planning and organizing (C)

Results focus (C)

Teamwork (C)

Professionalism (C)

For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.



  •  Master’s degree in Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science, Public Administration and/or areas related to social sciences with verifiable knowledge in implementation strategies in social impact programs, as well as the design of public policies.

Work experience

  •  More than 10 years of experience in social impact programs in Mexico and/or Latin America and the Caribbean.


  •  Excellent knowledge of Spanish
  •  Intermediate level of English


Interested candidates should complete the on-line application: download and complete the Employment History form (Word file). At the end of the Word file, insert extra pages with the following required information:

  •  Letter of reasons
  •  Economic proposal
  •  an up-to-date curriculum vitae, including birthdate and nationality.


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.


UNESCO recalls that paramount consideration in the appointment of staff members shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, technical competence and integrity. UNESCO applies a zero-tolerance policy against all forms of harassment. UNESCO is committed to achieving and sustaining equitable and diverse geographical distribution, as well as 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. Candidates from non- and under-represented Member States ( last update here) are particularly welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals from minority groups and indigenous groups and persons with disabilities 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.

UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.



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