Organizational Unit: UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)
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UNU-IAS is a UNU institute based at UNU Headquarters in Tokyo. The mission of UNU-IAS is to serve the international community through policy-relevant research and capacity development focused on sustainability, including its social, economic, and environmental dimensions. UNU-IAS builds on a strong tradition of UNU research and capacity development in Japan, undertaken in collaboration with a global network of professionals and scholars, particularly in Africa and Asia. For more information please visit http://ias.unu.edu.
The Communications Associate will play an important role in the communications activities of UNU-IAS, with a particular focus on outreach and building relationships with target audiences in Japan. As part of the UNU-IAS Communications Team, the associate will support institutional communications initiatives including the UNU-IAS website, media relations, social media, brochures and other promotional materials.
The associate will also support the activities of the Global Environment Outreach Centre (GEOC), which is a joint initiative of UNU–IAS and the Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ). GEOC engages with civil society and fosters multi-stakeholder partnerships to advance sustainable development, by conducting research and disseminating information online and through public symposiums and seminars.
Working under the general supervision of the UNU-IAS Director, and the direct supervision of the managers of the UNU-IAS Communications Team and GEOC, the Communications Associate will:
Required qualifications and experience include:
Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 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; the combined duration of appointments shall not exceed 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.
Mid/late November 2017 (negotiable)
Interested applicants should submit their applications by email (to email@example.com), and must include the following:
Please note that applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
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