Organisational Unit: UNU World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)
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UNU-WIDER is a leading international development economics think tank. The Institute provides economic analysis and policy advice with the aim of promoting sustainable and equitable development for all. It is a unique blend of think tank, research institute, and UN agency — providing a range of services from policy advice to governments, as well as freely available original research. For more information on UNU-WIDER and its work programme, please visit www.wider.unu.edu.
UNU-WIDER is looking for an outstanding individual with strong commitment and potential to support the implementation of the Institute’s projects. The incumbent is a crucial team member of UNU-WIDER’s Programme/Project Support Team, responsible for delivering the Institute’s work programme.
Under the supervision of the Programme Officer, the Project Assistant will perform a wide range of project support and administrative functions, including the following duties:
Required qualifications and experience include:
Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications, experience, and level of responsibilities within the administration.
This is a locally-recruited post; no relocation allowance applies. The post is limited to persons living in Finland, including persons holding a valid work permit and persons who can register their right of residence as an EU/EFTA citizen. The successful candidate will be employed under a local contract and will not hold international civil service status nor be a “staff member” as defined in the UN Staff Rules and Regulations.
UNU has its own medical insurance for employees contracted under a Personnel Service Agreement (PSA).
This is full-time employment on a one (1) year Personnel Service Agreement (PSA) contract with UNU-WIDER, with the possibility for renewal subject to requirements and satisfactory work performance. The combined duration of appointments shall not exceed six (6) years.
As soon as possible.
Interested applicants should submit their applications online using this form and must upload the following:
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