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. For more information, please visit http://unu.edu.
UNU-IIGH is one of 13 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.
UNU-IIGH is hosted in Malaysia, thanks to an endowment by the Malaysia Government. The status of UNU-IIGH in Malaysia is as a resident UN agency. However, its mandate is global, with a focus on global health priorities linked to sustainable development in lower- and middle-income countries.
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 capacity building.
We are looking for outstanding individuals with a strong commitment to high quality performance and service. For more information please visit http://iigh.unu.edu
Under the supervision of the Operations Manager, the successful candidate will be required to:
2. Support knowledge building and knowledge sharing within UNU-IIGH and externally by:
3. Perform any other duties as may be required.
Minimum qualifications and experience include:
Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience in accordance with UNU guidance for appointments at the GS-4 level of the General Services Staff salary scale for the Malaysia duty station in the United Nations Common System salary scale. Remuneration also includes benefits accorded in the salary agreements. For more information, please visit https://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/salaries_allowances/salaries/malaysia.htm
This is a locally recruited position and only Malaysian nationals are eligible to apply.
The Rector reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a level below the advertised post.
This is a full-time position. The initial appointment will be for a period of one year with the possibility of renewal on a rolling fixed-term appointment basis, subject to the requirement and satisfactory work performance. The mandatory age of retirement for United Nations staff is 65 years.
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.
As soon as possible.
Interested applicants should submit their applications following the instructions below.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted; unsuccessful applications can neither be acknowledged nor returned.
Applications should be sent by email to email@example.com and must include the following:
All documents must include the reference number of the vacancy announcement (2020/UNU/IIGH/FTA/PA/00046467).
You may also refer to the following websites when you are compiling your application:
Please note, incomplete submissions will result in your application being rejected.
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org