Social and Human Sciences

Social and Human Science Sector, aims at advancing knowledge, and intellectual cooperation with other UNESCO sectors in order to facilitate social transformation for development. The main objective is to create social awareness by promoting the incorporation of social views, priorities and active participation in setting up projects and programmes in UNESCO’s areas of competences and national development activities.

               Social and Human Science sector focuses on;

  • Building social capacity through training and skills development,
  • Developing and implementing leadership programmes,
  • Supporting young people’s education through resource mobilization,
  • Facilitating social research, advocacy and influencing policy on issues affecting the society , and
  • Promoting networking and exchange programmes with organizations and individuals committed to giving a chance in life to society.

    Programmes implemented in the sector include;

  •  Youth and HIV/AIDS Programme,
  • Gender Equality,
  • Advancement of Human Rights,
  • Physical Education and Sports,
  • Associated Schools Project Network (ASP-net) and UNESCO Clubs

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To become a centre of excellence in advancing knowledge, promoting peace and innovation in order to contribute towards building a knowledgeable, informed, innovative and patriotic society.


To involve stakeholders in execution of UNESCO programmes in its five areas of competence in order to realise the country development goals and to promote peace and understanding among nations.


Client Focus, Result/outcome oriented, Integrity, Transparency and accountability, Innovativeness and creativity, Professionalism, Diligence to duty & Team work.


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    UNESCO Dar es Salaam Job Opportunity - National Associate Project Officer

    Title: National Associate Project Officer

    Domain: Education and Gender Equality

    Grade: NO-B (Only nationals of Tanzania may apply for this post)

    Organizational Unit: UNESCO in Dar es Salaam

    Duty Station: Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania

    Type of contract: Project Appointment

    Duration of contract: 1 year with possibility of extension subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance

    Annual salary: Approx. 100,312,000 Tanzanian Shillings (TZS

    Deadline: (midnight, East Africa standard time): 19th April 2019

    Click here to open the vacancy advertisement

    Click here to download UNESCO CV