Organisational Unit: UNU Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)
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.
UNU-EHS, established in December 2003, is part of the UNU system, a worldwide network of research and training institutes. Its mission is to advance human security through knowledge-based approaches to reducing vulnerability and environmental risks. For more information, please visit www.ehs.unu.edu.
UNU-EHS has conducted a successful programme on environmentally induced migration, with a particular focus on climate change. The programme has been influential in bringing the theme to the scientific as well as the policy agenda. Thus far, the research has been conducted with the EMSVA programme as part of a larger portfolio. Following a reorganisation, the new programme Migration and Environment will continue and extend this research, with a particular focus on the interactions between environmental transformation and socio-economic, cultural, and other factors.
Under the authority of the Director of UNU-EHS in Europe, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following tasks:
Required qualifications and experience include:
Applications from suitably qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged.
We offer competitive net salary (tax-exempted) at P-3 level commensurate to level of experience and allowances including post adjustment. Post adjustment is subject to change.
The post carries the standard set of United Nations benefits and entitlements for international positions in the UN Common System, including participation in the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund, the possibility of participation in a health insurance programme, education grant, removal expenses, and home leave.
For more information about United Nations salary and entitlement/benefits, please visit; http://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/salaries_allowances/salary.htm
The UNU Rector reserves the right to appoint a suitable candidate at a lower level than advertised.
This is a full-time, fixed-term appointment and an internationally recruited post. The initial appointment will be for a period of one (1) year with the possibility of renewal on a rolling fixed-term appointment basis, subject to satisfactory work performance. The combined duration of fixed-term appointments shall not exceed six (6) years. The mandatory age of retirement for United Nations staff is 65 years old.
Staff members of the United Nations University are international civil servants subject to the authority of the Rector and may be assigned to any of the activities or offices of the United Nations University.
As soon as possible
Interested applicants should submit their applications by e-mail to (email@example.com), and must include the following:
Note: This a re-advertised position. Please note that those applicants, who had applied for the initial announcement before must apply once again if they are still interested in the position.
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org