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 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-IAS is a UNU institute based at the university’s headquarters in Tokyo, dedicated to advancing global efforts towards a more sustainable future. UNU-IAS serves the international community through policy relevant research and capacity development focused on sustainability, integrating its social, economic, and environmental dimensions. The activities of the institute are in three thematic areas: sustainable societies, natural capital and biodiversity, and global change and resilience. The work of UNU-IAS is directed towards priority issues for the UN system and Member States, contributing to high-level policymaking and debates to address problems of global concern. For more information please visit http://ias.unu.edu.
The United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies Operating Unit Ishikawa/Kanazawa (OUIK) was established in April 2008 with strong support by local governments of Ishikawa Prefecture and Kanazawa City in Japan. OUIK has provided local and regional input into UNU’s sustainable development and international cooperation efforts in collaboration with other organisations, including UN agencies, academic institutes and local partners by implementing research on sustainable utilisation of biodiversity and ecosystem services. OUIK also aims at developing communication and networks with local stakeholders through public outreach and capacity building, while sharing information about international trends.
Under the direct guidance and supervision of the Director of UNU-IAS OUIK and in close collaboration with the UNU personnel, the administrative assistant will be responsible for the following duties:
Remuneration will be JPY 13,000 per day. There are no other fringe benefits.
The successful candidate shall work for the above-mentioned project. No consultant shall provide services for more than twenty-four (24) months in a thirty-six (36) month period.
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.
As soon as possible.
Interested applicants should submit their applications by email to firstname.lastname@example.org before the application closing date, and must include the following:
Please note that applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
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