Organizational Unit: UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)
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The United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies Operating Unit Ishikawa/Kanazawa (OUIK) was established in April 2008 with strong support by local governments of Ishikawa Prefecture and Kanazawa City in Japan. OUIK has provided local and regional input into UNU’s sustainable development and international cooperation efforts in collaboration with other organisations, including UN agencies, academic institutes, and local partners by implementing research on sustainable utilisation of biodiversity and ecosystem services. OUIK also aims at developing communication and networks with local stakeholders through public outreach and capacity building, while sharing information about international trends.
UNU-IAS OUIK is seeking a Research Associate who will engage in the coordination of research activities and policy development with local and international stakeholders involved in Noto GIAHS (Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System) action plan implementation.
Under the overall guidance of the Director of UNU-IAS, and under the direct supervision of the OUIK Director, the Research Associate will be based in Ishikawa Prefecture as a resident facilitator to promote biocultural diversity conservation in Noto GIAHS area. The Research Associate will assist in the implementation of the overall goals of the Institute as well as the operation of the Operating Unit. Specific tasks will include the following:
Required qualifications include:
Remuneration will be JPY 17,000 per day. There are no other fringe benefits.
The successful candidate shall work remotely under a Consultant Contract (CTC) at a rate of two days per week for the above-mentioned project. No consultant shall provide services for more than twenty-four (24) months in a thirty-six (36) month period.
The successful candidate will not hold international civil servant status nor be a “staff member” as defined in the United Nations Staff Rules and Regulations.
As soon as possible.
Interested applicants should submit their applications by email to email@example.com before the application closing date, and must include the following:
Please note that applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
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