Organisational Unit: UNU Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)
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.
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 www.ehs.unu.edu.
The institute’s VARMAP section has a history in developing and applying conceptual frameworks and scientific methods to assess the drivers, patterns, and dynamics (incl. future scenarios) of vulnerability and risk in the context of natural hazards, environmental and societal change, and sustainability transformations. The section explores opportunities for risk reduction and examines diverse adaptation options and potential pathways towards sustainability and resilient societies with a particular focus on urban areas and rural–urban linkages. In doing so, VARMAP seeks to deliver policy-relevant knowledge that can help implement the UN’s 2030 Development Agenda, the Sendai Framework, and other sustainability oriented international initiatives.
VARMAP convenes an interdisciplinary team and works within a wide network of scientific and practical partners. It draws on a mixed methods approach, integrating qualitative and quantitative tools for the analysis. The section combines a global focus with a strong history in empirical work in Europe, Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The new head of the VARMAP should build on the achievements of this section and develop its profile further.
For detailed information please visit https://ehs.unu.edu/about/sections/varmap.
Under the authority of the Director of UNU-EHS, the successful candidate shall be responsible for the following tasks:
Required qualifications and experience include:
Applications from suitably qualified women candidates are particularly encouraged.
We offer competitive net salary (tax-exempted) at P-3 level commensurate to level of experience and allowances including post adjustment. Post adjustment is subject to change.
The post carries the standard set of United Nations benefits and entitlements for international positions in the UN Common System, including participation in the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund, the possibility of participation in a health insurance programme, education grant, removal expenses and home leave.
For more information about United Nations salary and entitlement/benefits, please visit http://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/salaries_allowances/salary.htm.
The UNU Rector reserves the right to appoint a suitable candidate at a lower level than advertised.
This is a full-time, fixed-term appointment and an internationally recruited post. 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 satisfactory work performance. The combined duration of fixed-term appointments shall not exceed six (6) years. The mandatory age of retirement for United Nations staff is 65 years old.
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 e-mail to (firstname.lastname@example.org), and must include the following:
The application must also indicate the reference number of the vacancy announcement (2019/UNU/EHS/FTA/AO/86816).
By Email: email@example.com