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

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Vacant Positions

  1. CONSULTANT (HOME BASED) For Preparing a Report on “The Status of Integrated Management of Water, Soil and Waste in Mozambique"

    United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES):

    The mission of UNU-FLORES is to contribute to the development of integrated and sustainable management strategies for the use of water, soil and waste resources in particular in developing and emerging countries in scientific, educational, managerial, technological and institutional terms. Potential issues of focus include: urban water management, nutrient cycles and budgets, methods for reclamation and rehabilitation of degraded sites, site-specific river-basin scale water management; interaction of land use management and water inventory under differing climate conditions, efficient site-adapted waste management strategies, among others. The Institute will develop innovative concepts for target- and region-specific knowledge transfer as well as appropriate methodologies and approaches for postgraduate and professional education. The Institute is located in Dresden, Federal Republic of Germany. For more information please visit http://flores.unu.edu.

    Report on the Status of Integrated Management of Water, Soil and Waste in Mozambique

    Integrated management approaches for environmental resources have in recent years received considerable attention, related to the concept of the “nexus”. This concept was promoted mainly by and since the Bonn 2011 conference on “the water, energy and food security nexus: solutions for the green economy”. Focusing on the underlying resources, requires advancing a nexus approach to the sustainable management of water, soil and waste, the main mission of UNU-FLORES. Given that an Operating Unit of UNU-FLORES is under development in Maputo, envisioned to act as regional hub for integrated management of water, soil and waste, it is essential to document the state of the art in current management practices as well as in research and teaching related to the issue. Building on available resources, a joint publication with partners in Mozambique shall be compiled. |Read more

  2. COMMUNICATIONS AND ADVOCACY ASSOCIATE (GS-6) (UNU-FLORES)

    United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES):

    The mission of UNU-FLORES is to contribute to the development of integrated and sustainable management strategies for the use of water, soil and waste resources in particular in developing and emerging countries in scientific, educational, managerial, technological and institutional terms. Potential issues of focus include: urban water management, nutrient cycles and budgets, methods for reclamation and rehabilitation of degraded sites, site-specific river-basin scale water management; interaction of land use management and water inventory under differing climate conditions, efficient site-adapted waste management strategies, among others. The Institute develops innovative concepts for target- and region-specific knowledge transfer as well as appropriate methodologies and approaches for postgraduate and professional education. The Institute is located in Dresden, Germany.

    In 2014, UNU-FLORES will continue its mission and support the policy relevant research and capacity development. The institute has launched a joint Doctoral programme (PhD) together with Dresden University of Technology (TUD).

    The institute is also planning to open an Operating Unit in Maputo, Mozambique which will serve as a regional hub for the institute to fulfill its mission. For more information please visit http://flores.unu.edu.

    Responsibilities:

    Reporting to the Director of UNU-FLORES and work closely with the Manager, Office of the Director as well as the Academic Officers, the Communications and Advocacy Associate shall take the lead in executing the communications and advocacy tasks of the institute, the key responsibilities include:

    1. Provide support to the planning and design of internal and external strategies for communication and advocacy focusing on achievement of the following results:

    • Conduct communication needs assessment for the institutes and its research activities;

    • Support the implementation of a communication strategy ensuring the identification of key stakeholders;

    • Develop/produce communication and advocacy tools and materials for marketing and awareness-raising campaigns, including briefing materials and press releases, newsletters etc.;

    • Support collecting, editing and researching information regarding UNU-FLORES in the news, reports, announcements, publications; support developing newsletter for the institute including drafting articles;

    • Assist Academic Officers in developing a comprehensive communication and media strategy in support of their research programmes/projects;

    • Support with Public Relations matters including preparation of documents for high-level meetings, recording public activities and writing briefs and summaries;

    • Support with liaison with media worldwide; draft press releases and other media briefing materials; organize press conference; |Read more

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Overview of vacant positions