Organisational Unit: UNU Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)
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.
Established in December 2003, UNU-EHS 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 www.ehs.unu.edu.
Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII): The MCII was initiated as a nonprofit organisation by insurers, research institutes, and NGOs in April 2005 in response to the growing realisation that insurance solutions can play a role in adaptation to climate change, as suggested in the Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol. This initiative is hosted at the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS). It is focused to bring solutions for the risks posed by climate change with a view to protect the world’s most poor and vulnerable people. MCII provides a forum and gathering place for insurance-related expertise applied to climate change issues.
For more information visit: www.climate-insurance.org
Vulnerability Assessment, Risk Management and Adaptive Planning (VARMAP) section of UNU-EHS: VARMAP has a history in developing and applying conceptual frameworks and scientific methods to assess the drivers, patterns, and dynamics of vulnerability and risk in the context of natural hazards, environmental and societal change, and sustainability transformations. The section explores opportunities for risk reduction and examines diverse adaptation options and potential pathways towards sustainability and resilient societies. In doing so, VARMAP seeks to deliver policy-relevant knowledge that can help implement the UN’s 2030 Development Agenda, the Sendai Framework, and other sustainability oriented international initiatives. It draws on a mixed methods approach, integrating qualitative and quantitative tools for the analysis.
For detailed information please visit https://ehs.unu.edu/about/departments/varmap .
Under the authority of the Director of UNU-EHS and the guidance of the Executive Director of MCII and Head of VARMAP section, the successful candidate will be entrusted with the following tasks related to the work of MCII and VARMAP, including but not limited to MCII’s engagement in the context of adaptive social protection:
We are looking for an early career candidate with the following attributes:
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
Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The successful candidate shall work under a Personnel Service Agreement (PSA) for a fixed period of twelve (12) months. Further continuation of contract is desired. The combined duration of appointments under a PSA shall not exceed six (6) years.
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.
As soon as possible (preferably 1 October, 2019).
Interested applicants should submit their applications by e-mail (to email@example.com), and must include the following:
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org