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, 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-IIGH is one of 14 research and training institutes 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. UNU-IIGH aims to build knowledge and capacity for decision making by UN agencies, UN programmes and Member states towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
As a neutral convener, and leveraging its position within the UN, UNU-IIGH works with a network of academic, policy, and civil society experts to serve as a platform for critical thinking and exchange of knowledge and tools for policy influence and consensus building.
UNU-IIGH is seeking to build two consultant rosters: one for a Systems Thinking Consultant and one for a Data Science Consultant. The rosters allow IIGH to swiftly select and meet expertise requirements through a faster contracting process.
1. Systems Thinking Consultant
Required qualifications and experience
2. Data Science Consultant
Required qualifications and experience
Individual consultants will be evaluated according to the following:
Stage 1: Establishing a Roster
All applicants will be screened against the minimum requirements specified above for inclusion on a long list.
Long-listed applicants will be evaluated through a desk review and/or interview against the following criteria based on evidence in the submitted application:
i) Academic qualifications
ii) Relevant professional experience
iii) Demonstrated competencies
Successful candidates will be included in the UNU-IIGH Experts Roster for a period of 2 years.
Inclusion in the roster does not guarantee a contract with UNU-IIGH.
Stage 2: Contracting
When a request for services arises, the HR administrator shall contact relevant individual(s) with the Terms of Reference, location, and dates of the assignment seeking confirmation of availability, as well as other costs such as travel costs and subsistence allowances, as appropriate.
The daily fee quoted by the individual during this application process shall remain as the ceiling fee and cannot be increased upwards for any offered individual assignment(s).
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.
General conditions of contracts for the service of consultants apply. Consultants will not hold international civil service status nor be a ‘staff member’ as defined in the UN Staff Rules and Regulations. The services of a consultant shall be limited to twenty-four months of accrued service within a period of thirty-six calendar months.
Remuneration will be commensurate with experience and based on a daily rate to be submitted as part of the application procedure. This contract carries no entitlement to paid annual leave nor sick leave.
Interested consultants should submit their applications to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line 2020/UNU/IIGH/CTC/CR/08 and must include the following:
By email : email@example.com