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 advance a nexus approach on sustainable management of environmental resources: water, soil and waste. UNU-FLORES acts as a think tank of UNU through policy relevant research, education and capacity development to support the UN system and its member states. 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 Dresden-based institute consists of five academic units: Capacity Development and Governance unit, Systems and Flux Analysis unit, Water Resources Management unit, Soil and Land-use Management unit and Waste Management unit. The institute also has a highly efficient supporting team including Finance and Administration, Communications and Advocacy as well as Computing and ICT services. The Institute develops innovative concepts for target- and region-specific knowledge transfer as well as appropriate methodologies and approaches for postgraduate and professional education including a planned upcoming doctoral programme jointly with TU Dresden. The institute is also going to open its first Operating Unit in Maputo, Mozambique. For more information please visit http://flores.unu.edu.
Reporting directly to the Director of UNU-FLORES on an operational level and under the technical guidance of the Chief of ICT and Campus Computing Centre (C3), the ICT Associate is responsible for supporting the general ICT requirements and software development of the academic programmes as well as the overall operation, maintenance and advancement of the computing infrastructure of the institute. Working in close collaboration with the Manager of the Office of the Director and Academic Officers, the incumbent will provide daily technical support to UNU-FLORES by performing the following tasks:
1. Applications Development:
2. ICT support:
3. Perform other duties as required
Remuneration will commensurate with qualification and experience of the successful candidate.
This is a full-time employment (40 hours per week) for an initial appointment of two (2) years on a Personnel Service Agreement (PSA) with UNU-FLORES for the above-mentioned project, with the possibility for renewal subject to requirements and satisfactory work performance, with the combined duration of appointments not exceeding six (6) years.
The successful candidate will be employed under a local contract based in Dresden, Germany, and will not hold international civil servant status nor be a “staff member” as defined in the United Nations Staff Rules and Regulations.
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 email (to firstname.lastname@example.org), and must include the following: