Unit: UNU Operating Unit on Policy-Driven Electronic Governance (UNU-EGOV)
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, 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.
The central purpose of the United Nations University 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 12 Government Fellows for a period of three months to contribute to its research, projects, and activities. Three (3) Government Fellows will be recruited for every period starting on 1 October 2018, 1 January 2019, 1 April 2019, and 1 July 2019.
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 research areas of the UNU-EGOV core research programme:
2.1. Socio economic impact of digital governance: shadow economy; administrative burden reduction (ease of doing business); EGOV and entrepreneurship ecosystem
2.2. Smart governance for sustainable cities and communities: smart governance; smart city index; smart city platforms.
2.3. Digital media and digital democracy: digital media and technologies for e-participation; use of ccc technology for civic engagement.
2.4. Digital certification and preservation of digital memory: data and information authentication, electronic identity management (electronic identity and digital signatures).
2.5. Emerging technologies for digital transformation of the public sphere
For more information about our research, please visit https://egov.unu.edu/research/.
Required qualifications and experience include:
Required competencies include:
Applications from suitably qualified women candidates are particularly encouraged.
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.
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.
From 1 October 2018
Interested applicants should submit their applications (in English) by email to email@example.com indicating the reference number of the vacancy announcement (2018/UNU/EGOV/CTC/GF/53) 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:
Requests for information:
Campus de Couros, Rua de Vila Flor 166,
Tel.: +351 253 510852
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org