Unit: UNU Operating Unit on Policy-Driven Electronic Governance (UNU-EGOV)
The United Nations University (UNU) is an international community of scholars engaged in research, capacity building, 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 central purpose of the UNU Operating Unit on Policy-Driven Electronic Governance (UNU-EGOV), located in Guimarães and hosted by the University of Minho, is to support the Member States of the United Nations in transforming the mechanisms of governance and building effective governance capabilities through strategic applications of information and communication technologies (ICT) to contribute to sustainable development, social inclusion, and active citizenship.
In fulfilment of its purpose, UNU-EGOV:
For more information, please visit http://egov.unu.edu.
UNU-EGOV is recruiting eight (8) Government Fellows, each for a period of three months, to contribute to its research, projects, and activities. Two (2) Government Fellows will be recruited for every quarterly period starting on 1 October 2017, 1 January 2018, 1 April 2018, and 1 July 2018.
Successful candidates will join international and multidisciplinary project teams supervised by UNU-EGOV staff and comprising research, postdoctoral, academic, and government fellows.
The responsibilities will include:
The candidate’s research interests should be aligned with at least one of the following researchareas of the UNU-EGOV core research programme:
3. Digital governance evolution: how to translate theories into practice; collaborative research.
For more information about our research, please visit https://egov.unu.edu/research/research-portfolio.
Required qualifications and experience include:
Required competencies include:
Applications from suitably qualified women candidates are particularly encouraged.
A monthly payment of EUR 745 and free accommodation in Guimarães (except utility costs) will be provided. However, it is expected that the applicant’s own organisation will cover the costs related to travel between the home location and Guimarães as well as medical, life, and travel insurance.
The successful candidate shall work under a Consultant Contract (CTC) for a fixed period of three (3) months. The successful candidate will be based in Guimarães, Portugal, and will not hold international civil servant status nor will he/she be a “staff member” as defined in the United Nations Staff Rules and Regulations.
1 October 2017, 1 January 2018, 1 April 2018, or 1 July 2018
Interested applicants should submit their applications (in English) by email to email@example.com indicating the reference number of the vacancy announcement (2017/UNU/EGOV/CTC/GF/54) and must include the following:
Applications will be evaluated by the Selection Committee against the required qualifications and experience. Candidates selected for the second phase will be required to submit:
By email : firstname.lastname@example.org