United Nations University (UNU) is an international community of scholars engaged in research, postgraduate training, and dissemination of knowledge in furtherance of the purposes and principles of the United Nations, its Peoples, and Member States. It serves as a think tank for the United Nations system, contributes to capacity building—particularly in developing countries—as well as a platform for new and creative ideas and dialogue. For more information please visit https://unu.edu/
UNU-CS is a research institute at the intersections of information and communication technology (ICT) and international development. The Institute conducts policy-relevant research and generates solutions, addressing key issues expressed in the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through high-impact innovations and frontier technologies. Through its research, UNU Institute in Macau encourages data-driven and evidence-based actions and policies to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
One of the institute’s missions is to nurture the next generation of interdisciplinary computing, information, and social scientists and engineers to be thought leaders in the field of ICT for development. To this end, the institute seeks to build a team of experts to help deliver the institute’s mission and work plan.
UNU Institute in Macau is situated in the Macau Special Administrative Region (S.A.R), China and it is the only UN entity in the city. Macau is one of the most dynamic regions in Asia, where technological innovations have become an integral part in driving social and economic development. A large ecosystem of private sector companies and technological start-ups are just a short distance away. Macau’s close proximity to China, Hong Kong S.A.R and other Asian countries such as Japan, Korea, Vietnam, and other Southeast Asian countries, provides an exciting opportunity for researchers and experts to maximise the impact of their work. More information can be found at https://macau.unu.edu
Apprise investigates the use of ICTs to assist potential victims of human trafficking, forced labor, and other forms of labor exploitation to identify themselves to frontline responders and enhance their conditions. To understand how ICTs can be leveraged to support potential victims, this research aims to answer the following questions:
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the hosting Principal Research Fellow and the Director, successful candidates shall be entrusted with the following tasks:
Required qualifications and competencies 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 at MOP$16,465 per month and rent-free housing (excluding utilities) as living support will be offered to the selected candidate.
UN income is not subject to taxes in Macau. The contractor will be responsible for paying local taxes and other fiscal obligations.
This is a locally recruited post; no relocation allowances apply. The successful candidate will be employed under Personnel Service Agreement (PSA) 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.
This is a full-time position on a short-term Personnel Service Agreement (PSA) contract for six (6) months with UNU, with the possibility for renewal subject to performance and funding availability. The combined duration of appointments under PSA contract is not exceeding six (6) years.
As soon as possible.
Interested applicants should submit their applications by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 16 December 2019, and must include the following:
Please note that applications received after the closing date will not be considered and only short-listed candidates will be offered the opportunity to interview for this position.
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