Organizational Unit: UNU Maastricht Social and Economic Research and Training Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT)
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-MERIT is a research and training institute of the United Nations University (UNU) and Maastricht University (UM), based in southeast Netherlands. The institute, which collaborates closely with Maastricht University, carries out research and training on a range of social, political and economic factors that drive economic development in a global perspective. Special emphasis is given to the process of technological change and innovation, including the governance of science and technology and factors limiting the access to knowledge; to (public) policy analysis and evaluation; to the social aspects of growth and development, in particular the policy challenges posed by low levels of development including the limitations and possibilities for social security and other social policies; and to the relationship between global development and migration.
The Maastricht Graduate School of Governance (MGSoG) of Maastricht University is integrated within UNU-MERIT; MGSoG is the centre for UNU-MERIT’s double degree Master of Science in Public Policy and Human Development, which aims to train public policy professionals for the global community. UNU-MERIT, including MGSoG, has been closely involved in research for a variety of UN agencies, including the International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and the World Bank.
Overall the institute functions as a unique research centre and graduate school for around 100 PhD fellows and 140 Master’s students. It is also a UN think tank addressing a broad range of policy questions on science, innovation and democratic governance. For complete information about the Institute, please visit the UNU-MERIT website (http://www.merit.unu.edu).
Under the authority of the Director and the supervision of the Head of Communications at UNU-MERIT, the successful candidate will carry out the following tasks:
The successful candidate will:
The successful candidate will ideally:
Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications, experience and level of responsibilities.
This is a full-time employment on a one (1) year Personnel Service Agreement (PSA) contract with UNU, with the possibility for renewal subject to requirements and satisfactory work performance, and the combined duration of appointments not exceeding six (6) years.
This is a locally recruited post and no relocation allowances apply. The successful candidate will be employed under a local contract and will not hold international civil servant status nor is he/she a “staff member” as defined in the UN Staff Rules and Regulations.
01 January 2019
Interested applicants should submit their applications, by email to email@example.com, and must include the following:
The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations – Chapter 3, article 8).
Only short-listed candidates will be notified.
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org