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-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. Given the critical role of gender in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal for health, and the fact that progress has remained extremely limited despite bold commitments, UNU-IIGH is focusing its efforts and resources for generating policy-relevant analysis on gender and health. The aim is to support the work of UN agencies, UN programmes, and Member states towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
UNU-IIGH is seeking to build a roster of local and international consultants from which IIGH can swiftly select and meet expertise requirements through a faster contracting process.
Consultants would be contracted to meet specific needs, supporting IIGH’s work across our three strategic pillars: translation of evidence to policy; generation of policy relevant research; and strengthening local capacity for decision making.
Areas of expertise include:
Required qualifications and experience include:
Individual consultants will be evaluated according to the following process:
Stage 1: Establishing a Roster
Band 1 – Specialist/Implementation Support: master’s degree in a relevant field with minimum 3 years of relevant work experience, or bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with minimum 5 years of relevant work experience
Band 2 – Technical Expert: PhD in a relevant field with a minimum of 3 years relevant experience, or a master’s degree in relevant field with minimum 7 years of relevant work experience; international experience desirable
Band 3 – Senior Advisory: PhD in a relevant field with a minimum of 7 years relevant experience, or a master’s Degree in relevant field with minimum 12 years of relevant work experience; international experience required
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 travel costs and subsistence allowance, 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 email@example.com with the subject line [insert reference number] and must include the following:
By email : firstname.lastname@example.org