For the past four decades, UNU has been a go-to think tank for impartial research on the pressing global problems of human survival, conflict prevention, development, and welfare. With more than 400 researchers in 13 countries, UNU’s work spans the full breadth of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, generating policy-relevant knowledge to effect positive global change. UNU maintains more than 200 collaborations with UN agencies and leading universities and research institutions across the globe.
UNU-FLORES develops strategies to resolve pressing issues in the sustainable use and integrated management of environmental resources such as water, soil, waste, energy, and other geo-resources that are of concern to the United Nations and its Member States — particularly in developing and emerging economies. Based in Dresden, Germany, the institute engages in research, capacity development, postgraduate teaching, advanced training, and knowledge dissemination to advance the Resource Nexus. For more details, please visit https://flores.unu.edu/.
Under the authority of the Director of UNU-FLORES, and the direct supervision of the Partnerships and Liaison Officer (P&L Officer), the successful candidate will 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.
This position is being offered as part-time (20 hours per week) 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 appointments 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.
We offer a competitive (tax-exempt) net salary at the PSA 2 level with a monthly remuneration of EUR 1,329. This position carries an annual leave entitlement of 1.25 working days per month (a total of 15 days of paid annual leave), and a private health insurance coverage.
As soon as possible.
Interested applicants should submit their application and all required documents listed below online through Impactpool:
Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
As part of the recruitment process, candidates may be asked to complete written tests and demonstrate language skills.