Organizational Unit: UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability
The United Nations University 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 by consolidating the former UNU Institute of Advanced Studies and UNU Institute for Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP). 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
The Satoyama Initiative is a global effort to realize societies in harmony with nature, through promoting the maintenance and rebuilding of socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS) for the benefit of biodiversity and human well-being. The International Satoyama Initiative (ISI) at UNU-IAS is supporting this concept through a range of activities, including (a) network building, (b) capacity building, (c) outreach and communication, and (d) research activities.
Under the overall supervision of the UNU-IAS Director, and under the direct guidance and supervision of the Programme Director of the International Satoyama Initiative, the Programme Support Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:
Remuneration will commensurate with qualifications and experience, and can range from JPY 280,000 to 320,000 per month. There are no other fringe benefits.
This is a 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, with the combined duration of appointments not exceeding 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.
Applications from suitably qualified women candidates are particularly encouraged.
Late August 2014 (negotiable)
Interested applicants should submit their applications by email (to firstname.lastname@example.org), and must include the following:
Please note that applications received after the closing date will not be considered