Organizational Unit: UNU Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES)
UNU is an international community of scholars engaged in research, postgraduate training and the dissemination of knowledge in furtherance of the purposes and principles of the United Nations, its Peoples and Member States. The University functions as a think tank for the United Nations system, contributes to capacity building, particularly in developing countries, and serves as a platform for new and innovative ideas and dialogue.
The mission of UNU-FLORES is to contribute to the development of integrated and sustainable management strategies for the use of water, soil and waste resources, in particular in developing and emerging countries, in scientific, educational, managerial, technological and institutional terms. Potential issues of focus include urban water management, nutrient cycles and budgets, methods for reclamation and rehabilitation of degraded sites, site-specific river-basin-scale water management, interaction of land use management and water inventory under differing climate conditions, and efficient site-adapted waste management strategies, among others.
The Institute will develop innovative concepts for target- and region-specific knowledge transfer as well as appropriate methodologies and approaches for postgraduate and professional education. The Institute is located in Dresden, Federal Republic of Germany. For more information please visit http://flores.unu.edu.
The online course “sustainable waste water treatment/management options for developing countries” is being developed by UNU-FLORES with the goal of enhancing the capacities and knowledge of course participants to understand, critically analyze and apply key concepts in sustainable waste water treatment/management related to the design, implementation and evaluation of waste water management projects. In keeping with the mandate of UNU-FLORES the e-learning course will also elaborate upon the nexus between solid waste and other environmental resources such as water and soils. The e-learning course will be targeted at policy makers, natural resource managers and development practitioners from government, non-governmental organizations, think tanks and universities in developing and emerging countries.
Using state of the art online learning software and platforms, the course will combine self-learning, assessments, exercises and online discussions. The online pedagogy adapted specifically for professionals engaged in full-time employment will encourage participants to critically analyze key concepts and apply theoretical insights to real life case studies. The course will be delivered annually by UNU-FLORES in partnership with think tanks and knowledge institutes in Asia, Africa and South America. The course may consist of the following potential modules:
The duration of the course will be twelve (12) weeks. The course material should be spread out for a twelve (12) week duration in an appropriate way.
The main objective of the position is to develop content for the e-learning curriculum. The consultant will submit the curriculum to UNU-FLORES which will consist of lectures notes supported by: [a] abstract, [b] key words, [c] references, [d] tables/figures/graphs/video links, [e] tutorials with solutions, and [f] homework assignments with solutions for each module. All course modules (including tutorials) and homework assignments will include written notes, PowerPoint slides, and recorded/taped oral presentations. In addition, three sets of mid-term examinations and three sets of final examinations should be provided in written form with worked solutions.
Under the authority of the Director of UNU-FLORES and direct supervision of the UNU-FLORES Academic Officer – Waste Management, the successful candidate shall carry out the following specific tasks:
Remuneration will commensurate with qualification and experience of the successful candidate.
The successful candidate shall work remotely under the Consultant Contract (CTC) for a fixed period of three (3) months for the above-mentioned project. No consultant shall provide services for more than twenty-four (24) months in a thirty-six (36) month period.
The successful candidate will not hold international civil servant status nor be a “staff member” as defined in the United Nations Staff Rules and Regulations. UNU does not sponsor a working visa for this position.
Applications from suitably qualified woman candidates and those from developing countries are particularly encouraged.
As soon as possible.
Interested applicants should submit their applications by e-mail (to firstname.lastname@example.org), and must include the following:
Please note that this position is being readvertised; previous applicants (2013/UNU/FLORES/CTC/CDC/WWT/60) need not reapply.