Organisational Unit: UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)
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-IAS is a UNU institute based at UNU Headquarters in Tokyo. The mission of UNU-IAS is to serve the international community through policy relevant research and capacity development focused on sustainability, including its social, economic and environmental dimensions. UNU-IAS builds on a strong tradition of UNU research and capacity development in Japan, undertaken in collaboration with a global network of professionals and scholars, particularly in Africa and Asia. For more information please visit http://ias.unu.edu.
The International Satoyama Initiative (ISI) project at UNU-IAS supports the Satoyama Initiative through a range of activities, including (a) network building, (b) capacity building, (c) outreach and communication, and (d) research activities. The Satoyama Initiative is a global effort to realize societies in harmony with nature, through promoting the concept of “socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes” (SEPLS) for the benefit of biodiversity and human wellbeing. ISI also serves as Secretariat of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI).
For details, please visit http://ias.unu.edu/en/research/international-satoyama-initiative.html and http://satoyama-initiative.org/en/
Under the overall supervision of the UNU-IAS Director and under the direct guidance and supervision of the ISI Project Director, the Programme Associate shall be responsible for the following duties:
Required qualifications and experience include:
Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and will range from JPY 350,000 to 400,000 per month. There are no other fringe benefits.
This is a full-time employment on a Personnel Service Agreement (PSA) with UNU-IAS. Initial appointment will be for one (1) year with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory work performance, with the combined duration of appointments not exceeding six (6) years.
This is a locally recruited post; no relocation expenses or allowances apply. The successful candidate will be employed under a local contract and will not hold international civil servant status nor be a “staff member” as defined in the United Nations Staff Rules and Regulations. UNU does not sponsor a working visa for this position.
Applications from suitably qualified women candidates are particularly encouraged.
August / September 2019 (negotiable).
This is a re-advertisement, hence those who applied previously do not need to re-apply.
Interested applicants should submit their applications by email (to firstname.lastname@example.org), and must include the following:
Please note that applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
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