Organisational Unit: UNU International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH)
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 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-IIGH is one of 14 research and training centres that comprise the think tanks in the UNU system. UNU-IIGH was established in 2005 with the mission to advance evidence-based policy on key issues related to sustainable development and global health. As a member of the UN family, UNU-IIGH brings an interdisciplinary and intersectoral approach to problem-solving. Given the critical role of gender in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal for health, and the fact that progress has remained extremely limited despite bold commitments, UNU-IIGH is focusing its efforts and resources for generating policy-relevant analysis on gender and health. The aim is to support the work of UN agencies, UN programmes and Member states towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Fellows at UNU-IIGH work with relevant partners and stakeholders to develop and lead innovative interdisciplinary programmes that advance knowledge and contribute to debates towards the development of transformative interventions to advance global health. Recognizing the complex intersections of gender and other determinants of health, and the imperative to work towards the achievement of the sustainable development goals, we are looking for an outstanding individual with a track record in health policy and gender analysis and a strong methodological background in qualitative or quantitative data analysis.
Under the leadership of the Director, the Research Fellow will:
The post offers a competitive net salary (tax-exempted) at P-4 level and the standard set of United Nations benefits and entitlements for international positions in the UN Common Systems. This includes a post adjustment for positions based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and 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. Note that post adjustments are regularly assessed and are subject to change.
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This is a full time fixed-term appointment. The initial appointment will be for a period of one (1) year with the possibility of renewal on a fixed-term appointment basis, subject to satisfactory work performance, with the combined duration of fixed-term appointments not exceeding six (6) years. The mandatory age of retirement for United Nations staff is 65 years.
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UNU-IIGH is an equal opportunities and diversity employer and is committed to a workplace that reflects the values of diversity and inclusivity embodied by the United Nations. Applications from developing countries and from women are strongly encouraged.
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