Consultant ( e ) charge ( e ), Burundi At UNESCO – United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Trusteeship sector: Communication and information sector ( CI )

Place of employment: Burundi

Job category: Communication and information

Type of contract: Consultant

Duration of the contract: 5 months

Recruitment open to: External candidates

Closure of applications ( midnight Paris time ): August 20, 2023

Fundamental values of UNESCO: Commitment to the Organization, integrity, respect for diversity, professionalism


Under the general authority of the UNESCO Regional Director for Central Africa, under the direction of the Regional Communication and Information Adviser and under the direct supervision of the Program Specialist, the principal researcher will work towards achieving UNESCO’s objective of evaluating the ROAM-X framework and indicators of the universality of the Internet in Burundi.


The ROAM-X framework is a unique and effective resource that has been developed through a broad process of research, consultation and analysis, aimed at helping governments, political and regulatory authorities as well as other stakeholders to achieve substantial and high-quality results that will really help improve the quality of policy and practice. As such, the consultant will have to perform the following four tasks : 1.1 Set up a multi-stakeholder consultative council ( CCP ) in Burundi made up of leading women and men experts from various stakeholder groups, including governments, universities, the technical community, the private sector, journalists and media organizations, civil society,individual internet users, United Nations agencies and intergovernmental groups. It will also have to ensure the involvement of the national community of the IGF and the chapters of the ISOC in the project, and take care of regular consultations with the MAB.

1.2 Organize an official launch event for the evaluation in the country in collaboration with the competent national authorities.

1.3. Write a national ROAM-X evaluation report for Burundi which maps the internet according to 109 ROAM-X indicators. The said national evaluation report will set out the results, analyze the data and provide preliminary recommendations for improvement. It must contain approximately 100 standard pages ( 320 words per page ), be produced in French ( mother tongue level ) and be written in a “political study” style” intended for Member States and interested stakeholders. The summary should be translated into English.

1.4 Organize a national validation workshop and an implementation workshop at the end of the process to discuss the results of the evaluation and policy recommendations, involving multi-stakeholder participants and key policy makers.


Implementing the framework will require careful planning, sufficient time and resources for effective data collection and analysis, as well as in-depth consultation on results and recommendations. It can be divided into several major steps, which must lead to policy changes and impact assessment.

Le consultant devra donc idéalement s’entourer d’une équipe de chercheurs et doit mener à bien les étapes suivantes, en étroite collaboration avec l’UNESCO. De plus amples détails sont fournis dans le Guide de mise en œuvre.

  •  Étape 1 : Mise en place d’un comité consultatif multipartite
  •  Etape 2 : Mise en place d’une équipe de recherche collaborative
  •  Étape 3 : Élaboration d’un plan d’action de recherche
  •  Étape 4 : Collecte de données
  •  Étape 5 : Analyse des données
  •  Étape 6 : Rédaction du rapport et des recommandations
  •  Étape 7 : Organisation d’un atelier national de validation réunissant plusieurs parties prenantes et réalisation d’activités de sensibilisation connexes
  •  Étape 8 : Évaluation et suivi de l’impact
  •  Étape 9 : Production et lancement du rapport national
  •  Étape 10 : Plan de suivi – une réunion pour examiner la mise en œuvre des recommandations du rapport (prévue un an après le lancement du rapport)

COMPETENCES (Fondamentales / Managériales)

Responsabilité (F)

Communication (F)

Innovation (F)

Partage des connaissances et volonté constante d’amélioration (F)

Planification et organisation (F)

Culture du résultat (F)

Travail en équipe (F)

Professionnalisme (F)

Pour plus d’informations, merci de consulter le Référentiel des compétences de l’UNESCO.


  •  Education : Diplôme universitaire supérieur (Master ou équivalent) dans le domaine du (Droit de) Numérique, de la communication ou dans un domaine équivalent.
  • Professional Experience : Minimum of 5 years of experience in the fields of Digital, Communication or in an equivalent field. Two research / similar analyzes carried out ( in preference on behalf of an International Organization ).
  • Know-how and Skills : Excellent communication skills; Excellent listening and writing skills; Ability to work under pressure and quickly; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with national / local authorities, the institutions concerned, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations; Ability to identify and bring together members of the multi-stakeholder advisory board, as well as to ensure regular consultations with them ; Strong administrative and management skills; Have a good ability to work in a team.
  • Language : Excellent knowledge of French and / or English, a good knowledge of the other language.


Please note that all applicants must complete an online request and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO quarries website. No modification can be made to the submitted application.

The assessment of candidates is based on the criteria of the vacancy announcement and may include tests and / or assessments, as well as a skills-based interview.

UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconferencing, email correspondence, etc. for the assessment of candidates.

Please note that only the selected candidates will be contacted and that the candidates for the final selection stage will be subject to a verification of the references on the basis of the information provided.

UNESCO recalls that the overriding consideration in the recruitment of staff must be the need to provide the Organization with the services of persons with the highest standards of work, competence and integrity. UNESCO applies a zero tolerance policy with regard to any form of harassment. UNESCO is committed to achieving and maintaining an equitable and diversified geographical distribution, as well as gender parity among its staff in all categories and at all levels. In addition, UNESCO is committed to achieving a variety of personnel in terms of gender, nationality and culture.Applications from nationals of non- and under-represented Member States ( please click here for the last update ) are particularly welcome and strongly encouraged. People from minority and indigenous groups, as well as people with disabilities, are also encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the greatest confidentiality. Global mobility is required for staff members appointed to international positions.

UNESCO does not pay any costs at any stage of recruitment.



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