Organizational Unit: UNU Centre for Policy Research (UNU-CPR)
For the past four decades, the 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 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.
The United Nations University Centre for Policy Research (UNU-CPR) 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 Associate will work across the full range of the Modern Slavery Programme’s activities, from research to stakeholder management, from communications to data science.
You are an entrepreneurial researcher with a commitment to international affairs and an ambition to leave your mark. You pride yourself on your writing skills and are a strong public speaker. You are extremely well organized and can easily manage multiple work streams. You are an innovative problem solver who brings enthusiasm and a can-do attitude to dynamic work environments. You enjoy research but would prefer to work on real-world solutions than theoretical models. You work well in a team setting but can also execute tasks autonomously without constant supervision. You thrive in multi-cultural settings and are committed to gender equality.
The Programme Associate will report to the Programme Director and/or the Senior Adviser and will work across the full range of Modern Slavery Programme activities. S/he may be tasked to:
Remuneration will be commensurate with qualification and experience of the successful candidate.
The successful candidate shall work under an initial 1-year Personnel Service Agreement (PSA), 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, 8 July 2019 and include the following:
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