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. For more information please visit www.unu.edu.
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 Environmental Vulnerability & Ecosystem Services (EVES) Section at UNU-EHS focusses on the vulnerability and risk of social-ecological systems exposed to environmental hazards. We develop social-ecological risk assessment methodologies to identify appropriate ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation (Eco-DRR/EbA) strategies in a spatially explicit and context-specific way. Resource degradation and trade-offs in the use of scarce natural resources, such as water and land, as well as the provision of ecosystem services complement the research portfolio in the overall context of disaster risk and sustainable development. Our research and capacity building activities aim at furthering sustainable development by advancing ecosystem-based solutions while contributing simultaneously to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, and the Aichi biodiversity targets of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
Under the authority of the Director of UNU-EHS and the Head of the EVES Section the successful candidate shall 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 is full-time (40 hours/week) employment on a twelve (12) month Personnel Service Agreement (PSA) contract with possibility for renewal subject to satisfactory work performance and availability of funds, with the combined duration of appointments not exceeding six (6) years. Remuneration will be within the range of the PSA pay scheme applied by UNU in Bonn, at PSA 6 level, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
This is a locally recruited post and no relocation allowances apply. The successful candidate will be employed under a local contract and will not hold international civil servant status nor is he/she a “staff member” as defined in the United Nations Staff Rules and Regulations.
The United Nations University is a non-smoking environment.
As soon as possible.
Interested applicants should submit their applications by e-mail (email@example.com), and must include the following:
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org