United Nations University

The United Nations University (UNU) is the academic arm of the United Nations (UN). It bridges the academic world and the UN system. Its goal is to develop sustainable solutions for current and future problems of humankind in all aspects of life. Through a problem-oriented and interdisciplinary approach it aims at applied research and education on a global scale. UNU was founded in 1973 and is an autonomous organ of the UN General Assembly. The University comprises headquarters Tokyo, Japan, and more than a dozen Institutes and Programmes worldwide.

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Job Vacancies

Candidates interested in applying for employment with the United Nations University can only apply for the vacant positions listed below.

Please note, unsuccessful applications can unfortunately neither be acknowledged nor returned.

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Vacant Positions

  1. Operations Assistant (PSA)

    The United Nations University Vice-Rectorate in Europe (UNU-ViE):

    UNU-ViE is an integral part of the Rector's office and the first Vice Rectorate of UNU outside theheadquarters in Tokyo, Japan. Established in May 2007 in Bonn, UNU-ViE aims at strengthening institutional growth of UNU in the world with particular emphasis on Europe and Africa. A further task is dedicated to capacity development in developing and emerging countries and to assist the establishment of UNU “Twin” institutes.

    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. 


    Under the overall authority of the Vice Rector in Europe and the direct supervision of the Finance and Administrative Officer and the HR and Operations Focal Point, the incumbent shall assist with the operation and administrative functions as related to general office administration, procurement, recruitment, personnel contract management and staff services. The main tasks are:


    • Assist in managing UNU office premises including coordinating office space assignments and moves

      in coordination with Common Services Unit (CSU)

    • Maintain and update UNU Workstations and Floor plan


    • Assist in planning and undertaking the procurement activities of UNU entities in Bonn (i.e. office supplies, printing services, IT services);

    • Market research of potential suppliers, and solicit supplier offers for goods and services, finalize and issue purchase orders to suppliers, and follow up on subsequent logistics, take lead in receipt of goods/services and clear and process vendor invoices for payment. Conduct supplier evaluations upon the completion of the PO

    Asset and Inventory Management

    • Maintain and update fixed assets and other inventory items data in UNU ATLAS ERP system

    • Maintain and update personnel property receipt records, especially with focus on asset items of interest

    Human Resources

    • Assist with the recruitment of personnel (advertisement of VAs, applications flows)

    • Assist with the maintenance of staff attendance records in line with UNU’s policies and procedures

    Travel Management

    • Process travel payments based on established UNU rules and regulations,

    • Close of travel cases by reviewing and clearing staff claims |Read more

Employment information




United Nations University Vice Rectorate in Europe (UNU-ViE)

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Overview of vacant positions