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UNU-WIDER is a leading international development economics think tank. The Institute provides economic analysis and policy advice with the aim of promoting sustainable and equitable development for all. It is a unique blend of think tank, research institute, and UN agency – providing a range of services from policy advice to governments as well as freely available original research.
UNU-WIDER is in the process of setting up a joint research, policy, and capacity-building programme with the UONGOZI institute based in Tanzania. UNU-WIDER is looking for an outstanding individual with strong commitment and potential to support this programme. For more information on UNU-WIDER and its work programme, please visit www.wider.unu.edu. For more information on the UONGOZI institute, please visit http://uongozi.or.tz/.
The position is based at the UONGOZI institute in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Under the supervision of the Director, the Research Fellow will:
Required qualifications and experience include:
We offer a competitive net salary (tax-exempted) at P-4 level and allowances including post adjustment. Post adjustment is subject to change.
The post carries the standard set of United Nations benefits and entitlements for international positions in the UN Common Systems, including 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. For more information, please visit http://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/salaries_allowances/salary.htm.
The Rector reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a level below that advertised.
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; the combined duration of fixed-term appointments shall not exceed six (6) years. The mandatory age of retirement for United Nations staff is 65 years.
Staff members of the United Nations University are international civil servants subject to the authority of the Rector and may be assigned to any of the activities or offices of the United Nations University.
As soon as possible.
Interested applicants should submit their applications online using this form and must upload the following:
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