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.

For more information please visit

www.unu.edu

RSS Feeds

Image

Several UNU Bonn feeds

Image

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.

Please download the P11.doc (360 KB Word) to apply for vacant positions and click here to receive more information about the application process.

Vacant Positions

  1. Research Associate - Data Analysis and Geographical Information System (GIS) Projects

    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.

    Context

    The position is split between the two sections on Environmental Vulnerability & Ecosystem Services (EVES) and Vulnerability Assessment, Risk Management and Adaptive Planning (VARMAP).

    EVES 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.

    Responsibilities:

    Under 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:

    • Conduct the analysis of secondary and primary data using descriptive, bi- and multivariate statistical methods including regression models;

    • Set-up 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;

    • Perform data cleaning, quality checks, processing and systemization of secondary statistical data as well primary data gathered in household surveys;

    • Provide technical support and guidance to the development and calculation of vulnerability and risk indices.

    Qualifications and Experience Requirements:

    • Masters 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

  2. Senior Systems Administrator

    UNU C3-Bonn:

    The Campus Computing Centre (C3) serves as the technology arm of the United Nations University, providing responsive, user-focused and cost-effective information and communications technology (ICT) solutions that assist UNU and its institutes in successfully achieving their respective missions. In fulfilling this responsibility, C3 is committed to guiding the University’s strategic technology direction and overseeing the coordination and support of ICT infrastructure and services in alignment with the University’s mission and goals.

    Being part of a global C3 team, UNU C3-Bonn provides ICT services for all the UNU entities based in Bonn, in this regard C3 Bonn also works in close collaboration and coordination with UNU HQ teams to align ICT strategies, policies as well as continuous advancement of integrated systems.

    Responsibilities:

    • Reporting directly to the Vice-Rector/Director EHS and under the functional guidance of the Chief of ICT, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following tasks:

    • Develop, plan, design, test, implement, upgrade, administration and management of the IT systems and services of UNU Bonn and supporting locations;

    • Manage the overall systems infrastructure, monitor functionality, ensure security and integrity, systems redundancy and recovery, troubleshoot and resolve ICT issues;

    • Manage and coordinate development in areas of web application and information systems development,

    • Coordinate efforts in ensuring information and network security.

    Required Qualifications and Experience:

    • University degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems or other computer-related field studies;

    • Minimum 3 years experience in a team-lead position;

    • Excellent communication, analytical and problem solving skills;

    • Accountable and possess excellent quality service standards. |Read more

  3. Systems Administrator

    UNU C3-Bonn:

    The Campus Computing Centre (C3) serves as the technology arm of the United Nations University, providing responsive, user-focused and cost-effective information and communications technology (ICT) solutions that assist UNU and its institutes in successfully achieving their respective missions. In fulfilling this responsibility, C3 is committed to guiding the University’s strategic technology direction and overseeing the coordination and support of ICT infrastructure and services in alignment with the University’s mission and goals.

    Being part of a global C3 team, UNU C3-Bonn provides ICT services for all the UNU entities based in Bonn, in this regard C3 Bonn also works in close collaboration and coordination with UNU HQ teams to align ICT strategies, policies as well as continuous advancement of integrated systems.

    Responsibilities:

    • Under the overall authority of the Vice-Rector/Director EHS and the direct supervision of the Senior Systems Administrator, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following tasks:

    • With a primary focus on Network Infrastructure, develop, plan, design, test, implement, upgrade, administer the IT systems and services of UNU Bonn and supporting locations;

    • Manage the overall systems infrastructure, monitor functionality, ensure security and integrity, systems redundancy and recovery, troubleshoot and resolve ICT issues;

    Required Qualifications and Experience:

    • University degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems or other computer-related field studies;

    • Practical knowledge and experience in the configuration and administration of SAN Technologies, Windows Domain Architecture and VMWARE would be advantageous – NetApp, Active Directory, MS Exchange Server 2010, Vmware ESXi including vSphere and vCenter;

    • Experience in data and systems backup and recovery – Symantec BackupExec 2010, Tape Libraries, Backup-to-Disk, and other backup storage technologies and practices. |Read more

  4. Visual Communication Associate

    The Communications Unit:

    This Unit provides strategic communication services for all UNU entities based in Bonn with an overall priority on UNU Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS). This includes press and media work, public outreach drafting articles, newsletters and flyers, handling of publication production, as well as website and social media development and management.

    Responsibilities:

    Under the authority of the Vice Rector in Europe and the supervision of the Head of the Communications Unit, the appointee will be solely responsible for the implementation of all UNU-EHS design work and will work as an important part of the communication team. The appointee will have excellent creative problem-solving skills, and experience in leading projects from conception to delivery. The main tasks include:

    • Branding & Visual Identity
    • Editorial Design
    • Digital Design
    • Project Management | Read more

Employment information

Download

P11

Contact

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

HR department

+ 49-228-815-0272

Overview of vacant positions