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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.
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The United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS), established in 2001, is one of the research and training institutes of the United Nations University (UNU) network, based in Bruges, Belgium.
The specific mission of UNU-CRIS is to foster a better understanding of the processes of regional integration and cooperation and their implications in a changing world order. UNU-CRIS specialises in the comparative study of regional integration, monitoring and assessing regional integration worldwide and in the study of interactions between regional organisations and global institutions. As of October 2016, UNU-CRIS is cooperating with the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Ghent University.
UNU-CRIS is looking to recruit a Research Fellow to lead and help us advance the research, reputation, and impact of the institute and, more specifically, lead our Regions and Cities Governance Lab (Re-LAB).
As a Research Fellow and Cluster Coordinator, you will be expected to (1) champion pioneering research on the institutional dynamics of regional governance that both furthers academic study and is policy-relevant in relation to the UN and UNU’s goals, (2) seek to acquire external research funding, through both responding to calls and seed funding, while building consortiums and partnerships, and (3) manage the cluster, the responsibilities of which include: accompanying growth of research portfolio, managing cluster resources, leading a small research team, mentoring interns, quality control, and external communication.
The core responsibilities of the Research Fellow are as follows:
Essential qualifications and experience include:
Desirable qualifications and experience include:
UNU is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities to apply and become part of the organisation.
UNU has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNU, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.
This full-time post is offered at the P4 scale within the United Nations Common System of Salaries, Allowances, and Benefits, with a starting gross salary of US$90,970.
Pursuant to the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and the UNU Personnel Policy, academic staff are initially appointed for a fixed term of one year. Subsequent appointments are subject to satisfactory service and are limited to maximum periods of three years. The combined total of such fixed-term appointments (initial and renewal) normally shall not exceed six years.
Within-grade increments are awarded on the basis of satisfactory service, with the potential gross salary in the final year of a six year term being US$101,483.
The post carries the standard set of UN entitlements/benefits, including participation in the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund, the possibility of participation in a health insurance programme, education grant for eligible children, removal expenses and home leave. For more information please visit: http://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/salaries_allowances/index.html
In the case of new staff members who have been internationally recruited, UNU usually meets the costs of travel from the place of recruitment to the duty station for the staff member and their eligible dependants. It also usually meets the costs of shipping and insuring household effects. Assistance with visa formalities may be provided, and UNU can arrange initial hotel accommodation.
1st March 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Interested applicants should submit their application online through Impactpool and upload the following documents: