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, 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. 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.
UNU-IAS and the Rural Development Administration of the Republic of Korea (RDA) are conducting a 3-year joint research project from 2018 to 2020, titled “Introduction of Technologies on Characteristic Analysis and Conservation Management in Agricultural Heritage Systems”. The aim is to develop conservation management indicators and guidelines on evaluation of the sustainability of the Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System (GIAHS) in Japan and Korea, designated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
Under the overall guidance of the Director of the UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) and under the direct guidance and supervision of the Academic Programme Officer, the Research Assistant will carry out the following tasks:
Required qualifications and experience include:
Remuneration will be commensurate with qualification and experience. There are no other fringe benefits.
The successful candidate shall work under an Individual Contract (CIC) with UNU-IAS. The appointment will be until 31 December 2018. No individual shall provide services for more than nine (9) months in a twelve (12) month period.
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.
Late August 2018 (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.
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