The United Nations University (UNU) is an international community of scholars, engaged in research, postgraduate teaching and capacity development and dissemination of knowledge in furthering the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations. The mission of UNU is to contribute, through research and capacity building, to efforts to resolve the pressing global problems that are the concern of the United Nations and its Member States.
UNU-EHS, established in December 2003, is part of the UNU system, a worldwide network of Research and Training Institutes. Its mission is to advance human security through knowledge-based approaches to reducing vulnerability and environmental risks. For more information, please visit https://ehs.unu.edu/.
Limiting climate change requires rapid and radical transformation of development pathways, especially in cities, which are responsible for 70% of global CO2 emissions. Together with international consortium partners, the Transformative Urban Coalition Programme will develop, test, and disseminate a scalable approach for achieving key shifts in urban development to put cities on a path to zero-carbon emissions by 2050. Over the course of the coming years the programme will test an approach to transformative governance by means of transformative research in five pilot cities in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico, combined with implementation of transformative initiatives, including the development of new actor constellations. Governance blueprints and lessons from pilot cities will be disseminated through the global networks of UNU and programme partners and new transformation partnerships initiated to make sustainable urbanisation a feasible global priority. One goal is to shape public debate both locally and globally, by means of media engagement, educational activities and interaction with art and film.
The programme will be newly established within UNU-EHS and is foreseen to be financed for six years.
Under the authority of the Director of UNU-EHS and under the guidance of the programme Head and the Finance and Administrative Officer, the Programme Support Assistant serves as a team member to assist in providing operational support to the day-to-day activities of the academic programmes at UNU-EHS. Key responsibilities of the Programme Support Assistant include:
Required qualifications and experience include:
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.
UNU has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNU, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination
We offer a competitive net salary (tax-exempted) at GS-5 level for Bonn, Germany duty station in the United Nations Common System salary scale, plus benefits. For more information, please visit http://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/salaries_allowances/salaries/germany.htm
The UNU Rector reserves the right to appoint a suitable candidate at a lower level than advertised.
This is a part-time (70%) to full-time, fixed-term appointment. The initial appointment will be for a period of one (1) year with the possibility of renewal on a rolling fixed-term appointment basis, subject to satisfactory work performance. Further continuation of contract is desired for the duration of this programme. The mandatory age of retirement for United Nations staff is 65 years old.
This is a locally recruited post; no relocation expenses or allowances apply.
Applicants are requested to mention if they are applying for part- or full-time.
Staff members of the United Nations University are international civil servants subject to the authority of the Rector and may be assigned to any of the activities or offices of the University.
The United Nations University is a non-smoking environment.
As soon as possible.
Interested applicants should submit their applications by e-mail to (firstname.lastname@example.org), and must include the following:
The application must also indicate the reference number of the vacancy announcement (2021/UNU/EHS/FTA/PA/151584)
By email : email@example.com