Organisational Unit: UNU International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH)
The United Nations University (UNU) is an international community of scholars engaged in research, capacity development, and dissemination of knowledge in furthering the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations. The mission of UNU is to contribute, through research and capacity building, to efforts to resolve the pressing global problems that are the concern of the United Nations and its member states.
UNU-IIGH is one of 14 research and training centres that comprise the UNU system. UNU-IIGH was established in 2005 with the mission to advance evidence-based policy on key issues related to sustainable development and global health. As a member of the UN family, UNU-IIGH brings an interdisciplinary and intersectoral approach to problem-solving. UNU-IIGH is focusing its efforts and resources on generating policy-relevant analysis to improve global health. The aim is to support the work of UN agencies, UN programmes, and member states towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Staff at UNU-IIGH work with relevant partners and stakeholders to develop and lead innovative, interdisciplinary programmes that advance knowledge and contribute to debates towards the development of transformative interventions to advance global health.
To that end, we are looking for an experienced, outstanding chief programme officer who can lead our work with relevant partners and stakeholders, particularly across the UN, to strengthen UNU-IIGH’s ability to deliver on interdisciplinary programmes in global public health. Our work engages with policy debates and seeks pathways to reduce the impact of marginalisation on health and access to health care. Critical considerations are the intersections of gender, age, and ageing, migration and the role of universal health coverage, global health governance, and accountability and human rights.
Under the supervision of, and together with, the Director of the Institute, the Chief Programme Officer will:
Required qualifications and experience include:
The post offers a competitive net salary (tax exempt) at P-5 level and the standard set of United Nations benefits and entitlements for international positions in the UN Common Systems. This includes a post adjustment for positions based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 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. Note that post adjustments are regularly assessed and subject to change.
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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, with the combined duration of fixed-term appointments not exceeding 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.
UNU-IIGH is an equal opportunity and diversity employer and is committed to a workplace that reflects the values of tolerance and inclusivity embodied by the United Nations. Applications from developing countries and women are strongly encouraged.
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Interested applicants should submit their applications online to firstname.lastname@example.org and must include the following:
Please indicate the reference number of the vacancy announcement (2019/UNU/IIGH/FTA/CPO/00030143).
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The Rector reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a level below that advertised.
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