The Nigerian National Commission through the National Universities Commission (NUC) is calling for applications from interested candidates to fill vacancies in the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

A release by the Chief of Staff of the Executive Secretary, NUC, Mr. C. J. Maiyaki said, the vacancies and their deadline for submission include:

1. Programmes Specialist Ocean Observation and Service Section Secretariat of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, IOC Paris, France SC-435; July 25, 2011.

2. Principal Web Administrator Corporate Web Service, Division of Public Information, Sector for External Relations and Public Information, Paris, France BPI-027; July 20, 2011.

3. Coordinator UNESCO Addis Ababa, International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa (IICBA) Addis Ababa, Ethiopia AF/PR/ETH/EO/0020; August 16, 2011.

4. Chief of Section Special Events Section, Division of Public Information, Sector for External Relations and Public Information, Paris, France BP1-029; July 20, 2011.

5. Deputy Director (Programme) CD-1) UNESCO World Heritage Centre Culture Sector, Paris, France WHC-002, August 14, 2011.

6. Senior Programme Specialist Section for Science Policy Studies and Foresight, Division of Science Policy and Sustainable Development, Natural Science Sector, Paris, France SC-433; July26, 2011.

7. Principal Web Administrator Corporate Web Services, Division of Public Information, Sector for External Relations and Public Information.

Interested candidates are advised to apply on-line at http// While candidates without easy access to the internet may send their applications in hard copies by completing the official UNESCO CV Form available at the address below:

Office of the Secretary-General
Nigerian National Commission for UNESCO
Federal Ministry of Education
Plot 245, Samuel Adesujo Ademulegbo Street
Second Floor
Central Business District
P. M. B. 476
Garki – Abuja

Meanwhile UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowship Programme (UNESCO/Japan Young Researchers’ Fellowship Programme) 2021 cycle is calling for application into its Fellowship Programme.

The Fellowship programme which is funded under the Japanese Fund-in-Trust for the capacity building of Human Resources aims at impacting research activities in the areas of Environment (with particular attention to water science); Intercultural Dialogue; Information and Communication Technologies; and Peaceful Conflict resolution.

Interested applicants are required to possess Post-graduate degree, must not be above 40 years of age, must be proficient in reading and writing the language of instruction in the proposed country of study/research and must be in good health (both physically and mentally).

Priority attention will be given to women candidates, candidates from least developed countries (LDCs) and Palestinian researchers.

Interested applicants are expected to submit duly completed UNESCO fellowship application form in duplicate, two recent photographs, certified copies of degrees or diplomas including transcripts of grades), a host institute’s letter of acceptance, certificates language proficiency and a detailed description of the research work in either English or French.

The proposed duration of research spans between 3 months and 9 months. The closing date of receipt of application is January 13, 2012.