The United Nations University (UNU) is an international community of scholars engaged in research, postgraduate teaching and capacity development, and dissemination of knowledge in furtherance of 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.
The mission of UNU-FLORES is to contribute to the development of integrated and sustainable management strategies for the use of water, soil, and waste resources, in particular in developing and emerging countries in scientific, educational, managerial, technological, and institutional terms. Potential issues of focus include urban water management, nutrient cycles and budgets, methods for reclamation and rehabilitation of degraded sites, site-specific river-basin scale water management, interaction of land use management and water inventory under differing climate conditions, and efficient site-adapted waste management strategies, among others. The Institute will develop innovative concepts for target- and region-specific knowledge transfer as well as appropriate methodologies and approaches for postgraduate and professional education. The Institute is located in Dresden, Federal Republic of Germany. For more information please visit http://flores.unu.edu.
The Dresden Nexus Conference is a platform developed to advance the sustainable development agenda by bringing actors together who apply a Nexus Approach to resource management. Side by side, researchers and implementers (policymakers and decision-makers) from universities, national and international organisations, UN entities, ministries, and governmental agencies, as well as individual researchers and stakeholders from the private sector and civil society discuss current research and initiatives applying the Nexus Approach and the benefits for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
Under the authority of the Officer-in-Charge of UNU-FLORES and direct supervision of the Academic Officer – Water Resources Management and Communications & Advocacy Officer, the incumbent shall perform the following tasks:
Required qualifications and experience include:
Remuneration will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.
This is full-time employment on a one (1) year Personnel Service Agreement (PSA) contract with UNU-FLORES, with the possibility for renewal subject to fund availability and satisfactory work performance. The combined duration of appointment shall not exceed six (6) years.
The successful candidate will be employed under a personnel service agreement, based in Dresden, Germany, and will not hold international civil servant status nor be a “staff member” as defined in the United Nations Staff Rules and Regulations.
Applications from suitably qualified woman candidates and those from developing countries are particularly encouraged.
As soon as possible.
Interested applicants should submit their applications by email (to firstname.lastname@example.org), and must include the following:
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be notified.
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The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations – Chapter 3, article 8)
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International Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES)