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 (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 is recruiting a Chief of Staff in the organisation’s executive office (Office of the Rector) in Tokyo, Japan. This is a key position in strategy and operations management for a global research organisation. The Chief of Staff plays a critical support role, assisting the Executive Officer and the Rector in the day-to-day management of University affairs and in the implementation of key institutional priorities.
Working closely with and reporting to the Executive Officer, the Chief of Staff will assist in the coordination of governance and management priorities for the global UNU network of institutes and programmes. S/he will be expected to provide strategic management input in a number of portfolios. The essential functions include:
The Chief of Staff will also support the Executive Officer in fostering inclusive and productive relationships throughout UNU and with key stakeholders. The ideal candidate will be results-driven, have a track record supporting the formulation and implementation of management decisions, and exhibit excellent judgment, emotional intelligence, and personal integrity.
Required qualifications and experience include:
Other desirable experience/competencies 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.
Approximate net salary (free of tax) of US$97,906 p.a. (single status) 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 www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/salaries_allowances/salary.htm.
The Rector reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a level below the level advertised.
This is a full-time, fixed-term appointment. The period of initial contract would be for a term of one year with the likelihood of renewal on the basis of excellent performance. The mandatory retirement age in the United Nations 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.
1 July 2020.
Interested applicants should submit their applications by email (to firstname.lastname@example.org), and must include the following:
Please note that applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
All shortlisted applicants will be required to complete a written assignment.
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