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Reference: 71550

Date Added: 19 June 2019
Closing Date: 14 July 2019

Job Title: Project Assistant

Working For: UK National Commission for UNESCO (UKNC)

Location: London

Salary: Scale 1, point 1: £21,871.66 to Scale 1, point 2: £22,907 including London weighting, depending on experience

Job Details

Full time, based in Whitehall, London

Are you the best person for this unique opportunity to work for the UK's National Commission for UNESCO (UKNC) on the Newton Prize, an international prestigious science and innovation prize being delivered on behalf of the UK Government?

As the Project Assistant you will be the administrator responsible for the smooth running of prize processes and delivering high quality service to prize applicants, academic reviewers and other stakeholders. This is a key support role to ensure the success of prize work and may also present the opportunity for administrative and event related support work on other UKNC activities.

For background, the Newton Fund is £735 million of Official Development Assistance that aims to foster the economic development of partner countries by supporting science and innovation partnerships with the UK. The Newton Prize is an annual £1 million award to celebrate the Newton Fund’s best science and/or innovation projects.

More information: https://www.unesco.org.uk/portfolio/vacancies/

Closing Date: 14 July 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Invitations to interview will be extended week commencing Monday 15 July 2019
Interviews will take place in Whitehall, London on Tuesday 30 July 2019*

*In order to be eligible for consideration you must be available in person for interview on this date

Application Details

Before applying please read the full job description here: https://www.unesco.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Project-Assistant-Job-Description-June-2019.pdf

To apply please send your CV to the Project Director Sarah Shaw via email sshaw@unesco.org.uk stating in 300 words or less why you are right for the role, paying close attention to how you meet the person specification. Please also indicate where you saw this job advertised.

Website: http://www.unesco.org.uk/

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