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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
Under the UNU-IAS Strategic Plan 2020-2024, UNU-IAS is strengthening administrative functions and activities to support the implementation of the strategic plan, including through enhanced organisational structure and ensuring adherence to UNU rules and guidelines. UNU-IAS Administration will foster a safe and supportive working environment and enhance professional career development opportunities for personnel. The unit will improve the efficiency of administrative processes through ICT systems and integrate sustainability considerations in operations, including procurement and travel.
Under the overall supervision of the UNU-IAS Director, and under the direct guidance and supervision of the Head of Programme and Administration of UNU-IAS, and in close coordination with the Programme and Administrative Officer, the Administrative Assistant shall perform the following tasks:
Required qualifications and experience include:
Applications from suitably qualified women candidates are particularly encouraged.
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.
Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and will range from JPY 315,083 to 348,083 per month. There are no other fringe benefits.
This is 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, with the combined duration of appointments not exceeding 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.
As soon as possible (negotiable).
Interested applicants should submit their application and all required documents listed below online through Impactpool:
Please note that applications received after the closing date will not be considered.