Organizational Unit: UNU Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES)
The United Nations University (UNU) is an international community of scholars, engaged in research, postgraduate teaching and capacity development, and dissemination of knowledge in furtherance of the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations. The mission of UNU is to contribute, through research and capacity building, to efforts to resolve the pressing global problems that are the concern of the United Nations and its Member States.
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 develops 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, Germany.
In 2014, UNU-FLORES will continue its mission and support policy-relevant research and capacity development. The institute has launched a joint Doctoral programme (PhD) together with Dresden University of Technology (TUD).
The institute is also planning to open an Operating Unit in Maputo, Mozambique, which will serve as a regional hub for the institute to fulfil its mission.
For more information please visit http://flores.unu.edu.
Reporting to the Director of UNU-FLORES and working closely with the Manager, Office of the Director, as well as the Academic Officers, the Communications and Advocacy Associate shall take the lead in executing the communications and advocacy tasks of the Institute. The key responsibilities include:
1. Provide support to the planning and design of internal and external strategies for communication and advocacy focusing on achievement of the following results:
2. Ensure the implementation of UNU-FLORES publications and promotional materials strategy and plans, focusing on the achievement of the following results:
3. Provide support to the maintenance of the UNU-FLORES website and intranet, focusing on achievement of the following results:
4. Support programme implementation and resource mobilization, focusing on achievement of the following results:
5. Ensure facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing, focusing on achievement of the following results:
6. Perform other tasks assigned by the supervisor.
Remuneration will be commensurate with qualification and experience and start at the GS-6 level of the General Service salary scale (Germany) of the United Nations Common System, plus benefits. For more information, please visit: http://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/salaries_allowances/salaries/germany.htm.
This is full-time employment. Initial appointment will be on a fixed-term appointment of 2 years with the possibility of renewal on a rolling fixed-term appointment basis, subject to satisfactory work performance.
Staff members of the UNU are international civil servants subject to the authority of the Rector and may be assigned to any of the activities or offices of UNU. The Rector reserves the right to appoint the candidate to a level below that is advertised.
This is a locally recruited post. Suitably qualified women applicants are particularly encouraged to apply.
As soon as possible
Interested applicants should submit their applications, preferably by e-mail (to ), and must include the following:
A written test may be implemented to facilitate the short listing of candidates
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