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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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Job Vacancies

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


    UN-Water Decade Programme on Capacity Development (UNW-DPC):

    The UN-Water Decade Programme on Capacity Development was established in 2007 in Bonn as a Programme of UN-Water in the framework of the "Water for Life" Decade, 2005-2015, hosted by the United Nations University. Its mandate is to strengthen the activities of the more than two dozen UN organizations and programmes already co-operating within the inter-agency mechanism known as UN-Water, and to add value and facilitate the activities of the UN-Water members and support them in their efforts to achieve the millennium goals related to water. This is not just a matter of capacity development related to water, but also of education, training and institutional development. In keeping with this aim, UNW-DPC’s Mission Statement ‘is to enhance the coherence, credibility and integrated effectiveness of UN-Water by strengthening its capacity development programmes, particularly in developing countries and economies in transition. In so doing, UN-Water will demonstrate a vanguard role and leadership in bringing together stakeholders in the capacity development field and creating added value for their programmes.

    As the International Decade for Action "Water for Life", 2005-2015, is coming to an end, the UN-Water Decade Programme on Capacity Development (UNW-DPC) will be closing in July 2015 in fulfillment of its mandate. |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.


    • 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

Employment information




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

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Overview of vacant positions