Organizational Unit: Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)
The United Nations University (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.
UNU-IAS is a new UNU institute, created in January 2014 through the consolidation of the former UNU Institute of Advanced Studies, Yokohama, and the UNU Institute for Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP), Tokyo. It is based at UNU Headquarters in Tokyo.
The mission of UNU-IAS is to serve the international community through policy-relevant research and capacity development focused on sustainability, including its social, economic, and environmental dimensions. UNU-IAS builds on a strong tradition of UNU research and capacity development in Japan, undertaken in collaboration with a global network of professionals and scholars, particularly in Africa and Asia. For more information please visit http://ias.unu.edu.
Under the overall supervision of the UNU-IAS Director, and under the direct guidance and supervision of the Project Director of the Water and Urban Initiative (WUI), the Programme Support Assistant shall perform the following tasks:
Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, and will start from JPY 300,000 per month. There are no other fringe benefits.
This is full-time employment on a Personnel Service Agreement (PSA) with UNU-IAS. Initial appointment will be for one (1) year, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory work performance. The combined duration of appointments shall not exceed six (6) years.
This is a locally recruited post; no relocation expenses or allowances apply. The successful candidate will be employed under a local contract and 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.
1 February 2016
Interested applicants should submit their applications by email (to ), and must include the following:
Please note that applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations – Chapter 3, article 8)