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.
The Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) project contributes to designing and undertaking interdisciplinary, policy-oriented research, and capacity development activities through two flagship initiatives: the global multi-stakeholder network of Regional Centres of Expertise (RCEs) on ESD and the Promotion of Sustainability in Postgraduate Education and Research Network (ProSPER.Net), an alliance of higher education institutions throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
Under the overall supervision of the UNU-IAS Director and under the direct guidance and supervision of the ESD Project Director, the Research Fellow shall perform the following tasks:
Required qualifications and experience include:
Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, and will range from JPY 500,000 to 600,000 per month. There are no other fringe benefits.
This is a full-time employment on a Personnel Service Agreement (PSA) with UNU-IAS. Initial appointment will be for one (1) year, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory work performance. The combined duration of appointments shall not exceed six (6) years.
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.
Applications from suitably qualified women candidates are particularly encouraged.
December 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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