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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 http://ehs.unu.edu.
The position will be shared between the newly founded Urban Futures & Sustainability Transformation (FAST) Programme and the Vulnerability Assessment, Risk Management & Adaptive Planning (VARMAP) section.
Healthcare facilities, especially hospitals, are an essential critical infrastructure for society. While the scenario of a power failure is firmly anchored in the emergency planning of hospitals, the maintenance of water supply and disposal has hardly been considered so far. Yet it is a prerequisite for the functioning of a hospital and thus for the safety of patients.
As part of a larger network, the particular objective of UNU-EHS’ research is to improve contingency planning for failures or impairments of water supply and sanitation in health care facilities by comprehensively addressing organisational issues. This approach is based on the understanding that successful emergency preparedness can only be achieved through the interaction of technical and organisational processes, and that the “human factor” and social resilience are of elementary importance for strengthening the resilience of health infrastructure.
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Under the authority of the Director of UNU-EHS and the supervision of the Head of FAST Programme and the Head of VARMAP section, the successful candidate shall be responsible for the following tasks:
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.
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 the 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.
Interested applicants should submit their applications by e-mail (to firstname.lastname@example.org), and must include the following: