Youth Desk

UNESCO Youth Desk established in response to the call of the first UNESCO African Youth Forum and fifth UNESCO Youth Forum held in Burkina Faso on 24th-28th September 2007 and in Paris (France) on 12th-13th October 2007. The Programme aims at engaging young people in UNESCO’s activities and development.

The Youth Desk at UNESCO National Commission 

The desk is committed to foster active involvement of young people in UNESCO activities in order to empower them for sustainable development through youth empowerment and poverty reduction programmes, capacity building and to offer career counseling for educational development.

The desk’s mission is to explore opportunities, which will enhance youth
involvement in UNESCO activities and to create a platform for Tanzanian youth to interact with other youth around the globe in order to foster partnership and international cooperation. It also aspires to develop programmes that would enhance environmental conservation and increase young peoples’ capacity to
engage in issues of HIV/AIDS and reproductive health.

The desk also aspires;

•    to design and implement skills enhancement programmes targeting the youth,
•    to enhance school performance and enrollment in marginalized
•    areas, and
•    to demystify the belief that science subjects are hard.

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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 National Commission is informing the general public on this opportunity for the qualified institutions and individuals to apply. For more details on how to apply please click here to download the guideline document and to learn more about AWHF visit


    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