Organisational Unit: UNU Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU‐INWEH)
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.
The UNU Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH) is a member of the UNU family of organisations. Its vision is a world free of water problems, where sustainable human development and environmental health and security are assured for all. Its mission is to help resolve pressing water challenges that are of concern to the United Nations, its Member States, and their people. UNU-INWEH pursues its mission through critical analysis and synthesis of existing bodies of scientific discovery; targeted research that identifies emerging policy issues; application of on-the-ground, scalable science-based solutions to water issues; and global outreach. UNU-INWEH is the only entirely water-focused institute within the UNU system, and the only entirely water-related UN entity in Canada. UNU-INWEH is supported by the Government of Canada and hosted by McMaster University.
UNU-INWEH works on several broadly defined, interconnected thematic areas (projects): Water-related Sustainable Development Goals; Unconventional Water Resources; Water Security and Nexus; Managing Water-related Health Risks; and Managing Water Resources Variability and Risks for Increased Resilience. Climate change, gender, and capacity development are cross-cutting themes. The Institute focuses primarily on global water issues and their implications for developing countries.
We are looking for a dynamic individual committed to policy-relevant research in the broad area of water and its socio-economic trade-offs, gender, and water. The incumbent will:
The incumbent will report to the UNU-INWEH Director.
Remuneration will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. The salary is exempt from Canadian income taxes. UNU has its own medical insurance for employees contracted under a Personnel Service Agreement (PSA).
This is a full-time employment on a two (2) year Personnel Service Agreement (PSA) contract, with the possibility for renewal subject to fund availability and satisfactory work performance. The combined duration of this appointment shall not exceed six (6) years, as per the UNU Personnel Policy.
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.
May/June 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter
Interested applicants should submit their application by e-mail in the form of an Adobe Acrobat PDF file (to email@example.com). Applications must include the following:
Applications that do not include all the requested information will not be considered.
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