Organisational Unit: UNU Centre for Policy Research (UNU-CPR)
For the past four decades, United Nations University (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.
UN University’s Centre for Policy Research in New York is an independent think tank within the United Nations system. We combine research excellence with deep knowledge of the multilateral system to generate innovative solutions to current and future global public policy challenges. For more information on UNU-CPR and its work, please visit http://cpr.unu.edu.
For the last four years, UN University has worked on a variety of policy issues around the fight against modern slavery, notably data with the creation of Delta 8.7, the Alliance 8.7 Knowledge Platform; international law and international criminal justice; and the financial sector with the creation of the Liechtenstein Initiative for a Financial Sector Commission on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking. UN University’s thought leadership in this field has led it to become a centre of excellence for policy-relevant research questions related to anti-slavery and anti-trafficking efforts.
The Modern Slavery Programme generates innovative research into global anti-slavery policy. Our projects include:
This position offers a unique opportunity to contribute to policy-oriented research projects at the UN by joining a young and dynamic think tank, which in just a few years has established itself as a key source of policy-relevant research, ideas, and advice on pressing challenges facing the UN and the multilateral system. The Programme Assistant will be responsible for assisting the Programme Director and/or the Senior Adviser by providing administrative, logistics, and finance support, conducting some research as directed, as well as providing editorial and writing support.
You are very well organised and can easily manage multiple work streams. You are a problem solver who takes on additional tasks to ensure that project administration remains on track and timelines are met. You have some experience in conducting research and analysis. You prefer working in a fast-paced, dynamic team setting to working alone. You thrive in multicultural settings and are committed to gender equality.
The Programme Assistant will report to the Programme Director and/or the Senior Adviser and will be expected to work across the programme’s activities, in particular to:
Required qualifications and experience include:
Remuneration will be commensurate with qualification and experience of the successful candidate.
The successful candidate shall work under an initial 6-month CTC contract, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.
Applications from suitably qualified woman candidates and those from developing countries are particularly encouraged. The successful candidate will not hold international civil servant status nor be a “staff member” as defined in the United Nations Staff Rules and Regulations.
Interested applicants should submit their applications by e-mail to email@example.com by Monday, 8 July 2019 and must include the following:
Applications must indicate the reference number of the vacancy announcement (2019/UNU/CPR/CTC/PA/49).
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org