United Nations University-Institute for Environment and Human Security (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.
position is split between the two sections on Environmental
Vulnerability & Ecosystem Services (EVES) and Vulnerability
Assessment, Risk Management and Adaptive Planning (VARMAP).
conducts original, policy relevant research addressing the
vulnerability and resilience of social-ecological systems, where the
concept of ecosystem services is of central importance.
VARMAP develops and applies
conceptual frameworks and scientific methods to assess socio-economic
vulnerability and risk in the context of natural hazards, environmental
change and societal transformation.
the authority of the Director of UNU-EHS and the supervision of the
Head of the Environmental Vulnerability & Ecosystem Services (EVES)
section and the Head of the Vulnerability Assessment, Risk Management
& Adaptive Planning (VARMAP) section, the successful candidate will
be entrusted with the following tasks:
analysis of secondary and primary data using descriptive, bi- and
multivariate statistical methods including regression models;
and run GIS projects for the integrated geo-spatial analysis and
visualization of spatial as well as other statistical data related to
risk and vulnerability;
Conduct data mining at
global and national providers of socio-economic and environmental
statistical data and base data for GIS applications;
data cleaning, quality checks, processing and systemization of
secondary statistical data as well primary data gathered in household
Provide technical support and guidance to the development and calculation of vulnerability and risk indices.
Qualifications and Experience Requirements:
or higher degree, in Geosciences, Geographical Information Systems,
Statistics, Geography, Spatial Planning, Environmental Sciences,
Environmental Management or other relevant discipline;
Minimum one (1) year of relevant working experience;
Advanced knowledge of ArcGIS (especially spatial analyst);
Advanced statistical skills and experience with statistical software packages (preferably SPSS). |Read more