Organizational Unit: UNU Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES)
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.
Under the supervision of the Director of UNU-FLORES, and working closely with the UNU Campus Computing Centre and the office of the Rector in Tokyo, the Manager of the Office of the Director, the Finance and Administrative Officer, as well as the UNU Centre Administration in Kuala Lampur, the Security, IT and Front Desk Associate has the major responsibility in supporting the UNU-FLORES team. The key responsibilities of the Security, IT and Front Desk Associate include:
ICT Support Coordination (in liaison with the UNU Campus Computing Centre – C3)
Front Desk and Travel Management
Required qualifications and experience include:
Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience according to the suitability of candidates, and starts at GS-6 level of the General Service salary scale for Germany duty station in the United Nations Common System, plus benefits. For more information, please visit http://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/salaries_allowances/salaries/germany.htm.
The UNU Rector reserves the right to appoint a suitable candidate at a lower level than that advertised.
This is a full-time, fixed-term appointment. The initial appointment will be for a period of one (1) year with the possibility of renewal on a rolling fixed-term appointment basis, subject to requirements and satisfactory work performance. The mandatory age of retirement for United Nations staff is 65 years.
This is a locally recruited position; no relocation expenses or allowances apply. Applications from suitably qualified women candidates and those from developing countries are particularly encouraged.
Staff members of the United Nations University are international civil servants subject to the authority of the Rector and may be assigned to any of the activities or offices of the United Nations University.
As soon as possible.
Interested applicants should submit their applications by email (to email@example.com), and must include the following:
The email and the application must also indicate the reference number of the vacancy announcement 2017/UNU/FLORES/FTA/92.
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be notified.
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