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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.

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

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Vacant Positions

  1. ASSOCIATE EXECUTIVE OFFICER (P-2)

    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.

    Responsibilities

    Under direct supervision of the Director of UNU-FLORES, and in close collaboration with Heads of Units (Administration and Programme) and project partners as needed, the Associate Executive Officer provides direct support to the Director in a wide range of management tasks. The incumbent builds and maintains strong internal and external communications and relations for the overall effectiveness of the management of the institute and will carry out the following tasks:

    1. Manages the Office of the Director (OD) ensuring smooth and efficient operations, focusing on achieving the following results:

    • Support the Director in full scope of management issues of OD;

    • Monitor the planning of the daily and long-term calendar for the Director, maintaining particularly close oversight of travel commitments and speaking engagements; Coordinate the timely preparation of and effective follow-up on the Director’s official missions and external/internal engagements;

    • Track priority tasks of the Director, coordinate and/or research programme and policy issues to facilitate decision-making processes;

    • Support the Director on the broad institutional and general programme development initiatives of the institute;

    • Support the Director in the development, monitoring and implementation of strategic plans;

    • Facilitate the maintenance and development of relationships with key partners including the preparation of Memoranda of Understanding (MoU), cooperation agreements, fundraising proposals as well as other legal documents;

    • Act as the final clearance point for materials including substantive correspondence, statements, speeches and any other documents to be reviewed and signed by the Director;

      Edit and update respective papers on water and waste management | 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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United Nations University Vice Rectorate in Europe (UNU-ViE)

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Overview of vacant positions