Open Call- Expert in Digital Communication and Information Science

Open Call- Expert in Digital Communication and Information Science

UNWTO Academy is looking for EXPERT to create guidelines on how to strategically develop and communicate both digital education and training programs within the framework of UNWTO's education and capacity building strategy.

UNWTO Academy is looking for an Expert in communication and strategy to structure a script specialized in both UNWTO's online education and offline education programs, which will serve as a basis and starting point in the development of digital education and training strategies, to be disseminated by UNWTO among its Member States and Affiliate Members. This guide will serve as a tool to provide and structure recommendations for the development of an education strategy that is linked to all the challenges facing the sector today in the area of capacity building and tourism education, such as: the process towards sustainable digital transformation, ensuring quality tourism education for its workforce, development of hard-skills to open the door to technology and streamline the operations of the tourism value chain, recognition of the vital role of innovation, immersion in vocational tourism and in the acquisition of tourism management tools.

On the other hand, and as part of the capacity building strategy, the expert is requested to create a framework of recommendations for Member States to support them in their digital transformation journey by facilitating the diffusion of relevant technologies to SMEs in the tourism value chain. These recommendations will benefit our Member States and their business resilience, by communicating them strategically how to build up digital skills and equip the tourism workforce for success in the new normal

Candidates interested in this position are to:

  1. have a degree in Communication, information science or related field,
  2. have proven professional experience of at least 10 years, with knowledge of Strategic communication practices and issues from different perspectives, especially digital communication, training, and education
  3. have proven experience in online higher education, strategy
  4. have broad international, and private and public experience,
  5. be able to work and speak fluently in English
  6. have abilities and skills to share knowledge in an interactive and practical manner,
  7. preferably, have a good knowledge of UNWTO's work and programmes.

With the support and supervision of UNWTO Academy, the selected candidate should offer the following services:

  1. To structure a script specialized in both UNWTO's online education and offline education programs, which will serve as a basis and starting point in the development of digital education and training strategies, to be disseminated by UNWTO among its Member States and Affiliate Members.
  2. To create a framework of recommendations for Member States to support them in their digital transformation journey by facilitating the diffusion of relevant technologies to SMEs in the tourism value chain

If you wish to apply for the above-mentioned assignment, please complete this eForm, with your CV and cover letter, before 30st November 2021 .

If you have any problems, you can contact us at capacity@unwtoacademy.org.

All candidates will be considered and evaluated, but only short-listed will be contacted.