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.
UNU-IIGH is hosted in Malaysia, thanks to an endowment by the Malaysian 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 low- 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.
The Program Manager will have primary responsibility for establishing and implementing a knowledge management strategy, implementing the communication and dissemination strategy, and for managing the institution’s convening activities. The Program Manager will work closely with the Programme Support and Research teams to:
Activities that enable the implementation of the 2019-23 strategy:
Develop and oversee the implementation of an annual communications and knowledge management strategy:
Communication and Dissemination
Required qualifications and experience include:
This position is under a Personnel Service Agreement contract (PSA), and no relocation allowances appy. UNU offers an attractive package of annual net salary at P-3 level of the PSA scale, commensurate with previous experience and expertise. This position carries an annual leave entitlement of 2.5 working days per month (a total of 30 days of paid annual leave), and private health insurance coverage.
UNU may cover the cost of travel of the individual to the duty station, as well as their return to their home upon completion of their services. Travel costs are covered only in the event that the function will be undertaken physically in the duty station and excludes working from home arrangements.
UNU is not liable for any taxes that may be levied on the remuneration you receive under this contract. Payment of any such taxes remains the sole responsibility of PSA holders.
This is a full-time appointment. The initial appointment will be for one (1) year with the possibility of renewal subject to performance. The combined duration of full-time PSA appointments with UNU may not exceed six (6) years. The mandatory age of retirement for a PSA is 65 years.
This position is open to applicants from all countries and UNU will aid the successful applicant in securing a work visa for Malaysia, as necessary.
1 October 2021.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise, followed by a competency-based interview, background checks and references.
PSA holders do not hold international civil servant status, nor are they considered a “staff member” as defined in the UN Staff Rules and Regulations.
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. Applications from developing countries, and from women are strongly encouraged. Eligible internal applicants are also encouraged to apply.
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