United Nations University Objectives:
The United Nations University (UNU) is the academic arm of the United Nations and for the last four decades has been a go-to think tank for impartial research on the pressing global problems of human survival, development, and welfare. With more than 400 researchers in 12 countries, UNU’s work spans the full breadth of the 17 SDGs, generating policy-relevant knowledge to effect positive global change in furtherance of the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations. UNU maintains more than 200 collaborations with UN agencies and leading universities and research. For more information please visit http://unu.edu.
United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS):
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.
UNU-EHS is looking for an outstanding individual with strong commitment and policy relevant research to act as Deputy-Director of the Institute primarily responsible for managing and expanding its research programme, while working closely with the Institute Director.
The ideal candidate is a mid- to late-career academic in the field of environmental studies, geography, agriculture, sustainability studies or related fields.
Reporting directly to the Institute Director, the Deputy-Director will be responsible for the management and further development of innovative programming areas for UNU-EHS. The Deputy-Director will play a central role in shaping the strategic direction of the Institute, deepening relations with donors, and positioning UNU-EHS amongst the broader UN community.
More specifically the Deputy-Director will:
Required qualifications and Competencies:
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 organization.
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
We offer competitive net salary (tax-exempted) at P-5 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 for eligible children, 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.
UNU Rector reserves the right to appoint a suitable candidate at a lower level than advertised.
Duration of Contract:
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.
Starting date: As soon as possible
Interested applicants should submit their applications by e-mail to (firstname.lastname@example.org), and must include the following:
By email: email@example.com