Call for Individual Expert

22 July 2021

UNESCO Cluster Office in Almaty opens call for the expert to conduct the assessment of the culture sector including the creative industries in the three Southern Caucasus countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia). The period for submitting applications closes on 16 August 2021.

Terms of reference

In the framework of UNESCO's contribution to the Country Common Analysis (CCA) and UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) processes in three Southern Caucasus countries Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, based on UNESCOs culture-related Conventions and the Regular Programme priorities, under the overall authority of the Director of the UNESCO Cluster Office in Almaty, and the direct supervision of the Culture Programme Officer of the UNESCO Cluster Office in Almaty the Contractor shall:

1. Conduct an analysis of the culture sector including the creative industries in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia by undertaking a desk study, consulting relevant stakeholders, mapping ongoing programmes and projects implemented by the other development partners, including the UN agencies, as well as identifying key national partners and stakeholders in the region;

2. Based on the analysis and its outcomes, prepare an analytical report of minimum 20 pages (Times New Roman; 12) on each of three Southern Caucasus countries, which shall review information and data on:
2.1. World Heritage Properties;
2.2. National and other big museums;
2.3. Main destinations of cultural tourism;
2.4. Main cultural and creative industries;
2.5. Other relevant components of the culture sector.

3. Submit and discuss with UNESCO Almaty the structure of the content of the analytical report to be based on the outcomes of the analysis;

4. The analytical report shall also define UNESCOs potential niche areas and develop recommendations for UNESCOs possible support in the culture sector including creative industries and opportunities for funds mobilization for each of three Southern Caucasus countries;

5. Based on the report, develop short concept notes on the situation in the culture sector including creative industries in the each of three Southern Caucasus countries (2-3 pages per country; Times New Roman; 12) for submission to potential donor organizations and partners.

It is also agreed that:
The Contractor will be working from the contractors usual workplace;
Any possible bank charges of the contractor shall be charged to the contractual amount;
All payments related to this contract will be done based on UN Exchange Currency Rate;
All expenses exceeded the amount of the contract is the responsibility of the Contractor;
The work should be completed by 5 December 2021.


Draft version of the analytical report in English language for acceptance of UNESCO Cluster Office in Almaty 1 November 2021;
Final version of the analytical report in English language for acceptance of UNESCO Cluster Office in Almaty 25 November 2021.

Required Qualifications

Selection Criteria:
Higher education, preferably with Master Degree;
Minimum 5 years of relevant proven analytical research experience in the field of culture, and Cultural and Creative Industries (preferably in Southern Caucasus or Eastern Europe) is essential;
Experience or participation in the development of strategic documents/ research studies, providing planning and recommendations is also essential;
Contractual experience with UN and/or other international organizations is an asset.

Ability to provide quality and timely services;
Excellent writing skills and professional language competence in English;
Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated negotiation and intercultural communication skills;
Good ICT skills with proficiency in the use of MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.);
Ability to work in a multicultural environment.

Please send the following documents to apply:
Expressions of interest, containing the curriculum vitae(s) and written description of motivation (maximum 2 pages) in the English language. Expressions of interest should be submitted by e-mail;
The list of previous research works and publications, and
The financial proposal should be sent as separate documents.

Expressions of interest will be evaluated and selected based on the quality of the technical proposal and the qualifications of the experts concerned.

Only short-listed candidates will be notified no later than one week after the closing date.

Subject of the e-mail: Assessment of the culture sector including the creative industries in the Southern Caucasus.

For additional information and sending expressions of interests please contact Mr. Majer Massanov (e-mail:

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