Organisational Unit: UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)
For the past four decades, UNU has been a go-to think tank for impartial research on the pressing global problems of human survival, conflict prevention, development, and welfare. With more than 400 researchers in 13 countries, UNU’s work spans the full breadth of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), generating policy-relevant knowledge to effect positive global change. UNU maintains more than 200 collaborations with UN agencies, and leading universities and research institutions across the globe.
UNU-IAS is a UNU institute 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. Through its postgraduate education programmes UNU-IAS develops future international leaders with the interdisciplinary understanding and skills needed to advance creative solutions to problems of sustainability. 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 supervision of the UNU-IAS Director, the Academic Programme Officer will manage a set of academic programmes and projects and develop relevant activities in the institute’s three thematic areas: sustainable societies, natural capital and biodiversity, and global change and resilience. Specific responsibilities will include:
Required qualifications and experience include:
Applications from suitably qualified women candidates are particularly encouraged.
We offer competitive net salary (tax-exempted) at P-4 level commensurate with 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 Systems, 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, please visit http://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/salaries_allowances/salary.htm.
The Rector reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a level below that is advertised.
This is a full-time, fixed-term appointment. The period of initial contract would be for a one-year term with the possibility of renewal on a 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.
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.
1 August 2019 (negotiable)
Interested applicants should submit their applications, preferably by email (to email@example.com) and must include the following:
Please note that applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
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