Organisational Unit: UNU Vice-Rectorate in Europe (UNU-ViE)
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-ViE concentrates on relationships between advancing science and technology for human security. In addition to its scientific core mandate, it administers the central units providing service to UNU entities in Bonn. The central administration units include Finance, Human Resources, Information Communication Technology, Communication Services, Procurement, and General Administration. These units also assist with the administration of new UNU initiatives in Europe and Africa. For more information on the organization, please visit the following websites: http://ehs.unu.edu/vice-rectorate
UNU ViE-SCYCLE is an independent programme hosted by UNU-ViE in Bonn (Germany). SCYCLE works to enable societies to reduce the environmental load from production, use, and the disposal of ubiquitous goods and especially electrical and electronic equipment to sustainable levels by means of independent and both comprehensive and practical research, providing more thorough fact bases for policy development and decision making. Therefore, SCYCLE activities are focused on the development of sustainable production, consumption, and disposal patterns for electrical and electronic equipment, as well as other ubiquitous goods. SCYCLE leads the global e-waste discussion, is a member of the UN E-waste Coalition, and advances sustainable e-waste management strategies based on life-cycle thinking.
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UNU-ViE SCYCLE quantifies e-waste flows world-wide and provides fact-based recommendations on how to improve respective policies and e-waste systems. In 2017, an over-arching global e-waste monitor was published and received great media exposure in over 90 countries. To support evidence-based policy making, work has been done for the European Commission (EC), and several national detailed studies have been conducted in the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, France, Portugal and Romania, among others. Further, the expertise and knowledge of SCYCLE will be used to support better and faster understanding of the data world-wide.
The project contributes to the Global E-waste Statistics Partnership, an international initiative to improve the availability and quality of e-waste data and indicators particularly in developing countries. In this partnership, United Nations University (UNU) acts through its Vice Rectorate in Europe hosted Sustainable Cycles Programme (SCYCLE) and cooperates with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA). Its main objectives are to improve and collect worldwide e-waste statistics. The partnership will also raise visibility on the importance of tracking e-waste and deliver capacity building workshops.
Under the direct supervision of the Director of UNU-ViE SCYCLE and the Senior Programmer Officer, the Programme Associate will provide support to the UNU-ViE SCYCLE team of technical specialists and provide support in preparing a new edition of the Global E-waste Monitor and Regional E-waste Monitors. His/her tasks will include among others:
Required qualifications and experience include:
UNU is an inclusive employer and endeavors to create a culture of inclusiveness. Applications from suitably qualified female candidates or underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged.
The successful candidate shall work under a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) with a trial period of three (3) months, for a fixed period initially until September 2020 with the possibility of renewal, depending on funding availability. The combined duration of appointments under a PSA shall not exceed six (6) years.
Remuneration will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. The working location will be Bonn, Germany.
This is a locally recruited post and no relocation allowances apply. The successful candidate will be employed under a local contract and will not hold international civil servant status nor is he/she a “staff member” as defined in the United Nations Staff Rules and Regulations.
02 September 2019.
Interested applicants should submit their applications by e-mail (to firstname.lastname@example.org), and must include the following:
All applications must indicate the reference number of the vacancy announcement (2019/UNU/ViE/SCYCLE/ PSA/PA/60).
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