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    Organization: United Nations University
    Country: Germany
    Closing date: 19 May 2017

    Responsibilities:

    Under the authority and supervision of the Director of UNU-FLORES, the successful candidate will be entrusted with the following tasks:

    · Lead the research programme on water resources management considering close linkages with other resources such as waste and soil;

    · Seek external funding support for research projects in the field of water resources management;

    · Develop, establish and manage research projects in the field of water resources management, cooperate effectively with other academic officers/researchers on developing and implementing projects related to water-soil-waste nexus, and publish research results in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters;

    · Lead analytical studies and policy analysis in a wide range of issues relevant to water development and identify emerging issues on water resources development and management considering other resources of interest to the member states and articulate policies, strategies and approaches to address them;

    · Produce and lead preparation of research outcome in water resources management such as peer reviewed journal articles, books, reports, policy briefs;

    · Develop management and governance models taking into account the specific features of water as a “revolving” resource;

    · Develop cooperative research programmes by networking with colleagues within and outside of the institute;

    · Coordinate outreach activities (publications, workshops, etc.) in the field of water resources management and cooperate with the Capacity Development and Governance unit to promote integrated water resources management and its capacity building;

    · Provide functional support to UN-Water initiatives and promote inter-agency collaboration in the field of water resources management;

    · Collaborate in developing study programmes on integrated resources management, contribute in teaching modules in the joint postgraduate programme of the institute and supervise PhD students and interns in the covered areas;

    · Represent UNU-FLORES at major conferences addressing the issues related to water resources management and nexus approach to the sustainable management of environmental resources; Perform other related tasks as assigned by the Director.

    Required Qualifications and Competencies:

    · A PhD in natural sciences or engineering related to water resources management;

    · A minimum of five (5) years of progressively relevant work experience including managing research programmes in academia, research or other institutions;

    · Proven strong research background and publications in areas related to the issues of water resources management;

    · Experience in managing and seeking research funding from donors and international funding agencies;

    · Proven skills in project management;

    · Good knowledge of the international research agenda in water resources management, a focus on specific issues in developing and emerging countries would be an asset;

    · Professional experience in teaching postgraduate programmes would be an asset;

    · Excellent oral and written communication skills in English; Knowledge of other official UN language would be an asset;

    · Good team player with strong interpersonal skills demonstrated by the ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;

    · Highly self-motivated and organized;

    · Detail oriented, with a professional and conscientious attitude;

    · Ability to independently prioritize; Willingness to travel.

    Remuneration:

    We offer competitive net salary (tax-exempted) at P-3 level commensurate to level of experience and allowances including post adjustment. Post adjustment is subject to change.

    The post carries the standard set of United Nations benefits and entitlements for international positions in the UN Common System, including participation in the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund, the possibility of participation in a health insurance programme, education grant, removal expenses and home leave.

    For more information about United Nations salary and entitlement/benefits, please visit http://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/salaries_allowances/salary.htm.

    The UNU Rector reserves the right to appoint a suitable candidate at a lower level than that advertised.

    Duration of Contract:

    This is a full-time, fixed-term appointment and an internationally recruited post. The initial appointment will be for a period of one (1) year with the possibility of renewal on a rolling fixed-term appointment basis, subject to satisfactory work performance. The combined duration of fixed-term appointments shall not exceed six (6) years. The mandatory age of retirement for United Nations staff is 65 years old.

    Staff members of the United Nations University are international civil servants subject to the authority of the Rector and may be assigned to any of the activities or offices of the United Nations University.

    Applications from suitably qualified women candidates and those from developing countries are particularly encouraged.

    Starting Date: as soon as possible.


    How to apply:

    Application Procedure:

    Interested applicants should submit their applications by email to hrflores@unu.edu and must include the following:

    · A cover letter setting out how the qualifications and experience match the requirements of the position;

    · A completed and signed UNU Personal History (P.11) form downloadable from UNU website. Please avoid using similar forms provided by other United Nations organizations

    · Full contact information of three (3) referees;

    · The application must also indicate the reference number of the vacancy announcement (2017/UNU/FLORES/FTA/AO/WRM/23).

    The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8)


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    Organization: United Nations University
    Country: Germany
    Closing date: 16 May 2017

    Organisational Unit: UNU Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)

    United Nations University objectives

    The United Nations University (UNU) is an international community of scholars, engaged in research, postgraduate teaching and capacity development, and dissemination of knowledge in furtherance of the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations. The mission of UNU is to contribute, through research and capacity building, to efforts to resolve the pressing global problems that are the concern of the United Nations and its Member States.

    UNU 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. For more information, please visit www.ehs.unu.edu.

    The Environmental Migration, Social Vulnerability & Adaptation Section (EMSVA) undertakes empirical research on social vulnerability and resilience as well as human mobility. The section also addresses climate change adaptation, including a range of activities such as disaster risk reduction and insurance-related approaches to help vulnerable countries and communities.

    The Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII) was initiated as a charitable organisation by representatives of insurers, research institutes, and NGOs in April 2005 in response to the growing realisation that insurance solutions can play a role in adaptation to climate change, as suggested in the Framework Convention and the Kyoto Protocol. This initiative, hosted at the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), is focused on developing solutions for the risks posed by climate change for the poorest and most vulnerable people in developing countries. MCII provides a forum and gathering place for insurance-related expertise applied to climate change issues.

    At the 2015 Summit in Elmau, the G7 announced a Climate Risk Insurance Initiative (”InsuResilience”) to help improve the resilience of poor people to climate stressors. Under the overall guidance of the German Federal Ministry for Development and Economic Cooperation (BMZ), and in cooperation with the German Development Bank (KfW) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), MCII contributes to the G7 CRII by facilitating dialogue among stakeholder groups, exploring barriers, and assessing the needs of different country groupings and stakeholders vis-a-vis the G7 CRII. MCII activities include private sector engagement as well as capacity building on resilience, insurance and risk reduction. MCII will draw on its wide network of experts to help complement the design of the G7 CRII with regards to providing technical advice and expert insight. For more information visit www.climate-insurance.org.

    Responsibilities

    Under the authority of the Director of UNU-EHS and guidance of the Executive Director of MCII, the successful candidate will be entrusted with the following tasks related to the work of MCII, including but not limited to the G7 InsuResilience Project:

    • support the MCII Executive Director and the project manager in all aspects of research design and implementation for the G7 project; in particular support the impact evaluation of an insurance product around the question "How does the introduction of climate insurance impact the resilience of households in developing countries?"
    • conduct literature reviews, desk studies, and expert interviews, in particular on topics such as resilience and risk transfer with a focus on poor and vulnerable populations, as well as related issues including loss and damage, adaptation, and climate risk management
    • develop a quantitative and qualitative methodology for an impact evaluation of an insurance product
    • support the preparation and implementation of fieldwork and data collection
    • support MCII in its strategic engagement around the humanitarian system
    • prepare research reports, policy briefs, and factsheets
    • prepare advisory material for G7 InsuResilience
    • support the organisation of stakeholder workshops and production of workshop reports
    • support the MCII policy team before and during international conferences, including the organisation of side events and exhibits at the UNFCCC climate negotiations and others, with the preparation of submissions and other tasks as required
    • support the MCII Executive Director and the project manager as necessary to write project proposals, develop research programs, and write scientific articles

    Required qualifications and experience

    Required qualifications and experience include:

    • master’s degree with high academic standing in Social Sciences, Geography, Economics, or other relevant field with an emphasis on Disaster Risk Management, Adaptation to Climate Change, Resilience
    • a minimum of one year of working or practical research experience related to climate impacts, adaptation, and environmental policy
    • experience in conducting both qualitative and quantitative research in the social sciences including excellent analytical skills
    • good understanding of climate risk insurance, community solidarity schemes, and disaster risk management
    • good understanding of the humanitarian system, its actors, interaction with climate change, and its challenges
    • good understanding of the climate policy process and institutions at national and international levels, climate policy ,and climate practice
    • experience in workshop organisation and workshop report writing
    • excellent communication and writing skills with fluency in spoken and written English; an additional UN language is desired; German language skills are an asset
    • strong ability to carry out work independently and in an international team
    • proven background and strong skills in participating in projects in multicultural settings, preferably related to climate change impacts, resilience, and climate policy
    • good team player with strong interpersonal skills demonstrated by the ability to work in a multicultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity
    • advanced computer skills (Microsoft Office, etc.); knowledge of statistical analysis software, e.g., STATA or SPSS, is an asset;

    Remuneration

    Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    Duration of contract

    The successful candidate shall work under a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) for a fixed period of twelve (12) months, with the possibility of renewal. The combined duration of appointments under a PSA shall not exceed six (6) years.

    This is a locally recruited post; no relocation allowances apply. The successful candidate will be employed under a local contract and will not hold international civil servant status, nor is he/she a “staff member” as defined in the United Nations Staff Rules and Regulations.

    Starting date

    As soon as possible (preferably in July 2017)


    How to apply:

    Interested applicants should submit their applications by e-mail (to hrbonn@vie.unu.edu), and must include the following:

    • a cover letter setting out how the qualifications and experience match the requirements of the position
    • a curriculum vitae and a completed and signed UNU Personal History (P.11) form; please avoid using similar forms provided by other United Nations organisations
    • a sample of academic writing, e.g., published article, blog post, or chapter of master’s thesis
    • an indication of the reference number of the vacancy announcement (2017/UNU/EHS/PSA/PA/24**)**

    The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8)


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  • 04/24/17--13:17: Germany: Insurance Expert
  • Organization: United Nations University
    Country: Germany
    Closing date: 18 Jun 2017

    Organisational Unit: UNU Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)

    United Nations University objectives

    The United Nations University (UNU) is an international community of scholars engaged in research, postgraduate teaching and capacity development, and dissemination of knowledge in furtherance of the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations. The mission of UNU is to contribute, through research and capacity building, to efforts to resolve the pressing global problems that are the concern of the United Nations and its Member States.

    UNU 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. For more information, please visit www.ehs.unu.edu.

    The Environmental Migration, Social Vulnerability & Adaptation Section (EMSVA) undertakes empirical research on social vulnerability and resilience as well as human mobility. The section also addresses climate change adaptation including a range of activities such as disaster risk reduction and insurance-related approaches to help vulnerable countries and communities.

    Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII) is the leading innovation laboratory on climate change and insurance. It was launched in 2005 in response to the growing realisation that insurance-related solutions can play a role in adaptation to climate change, as advocated in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Paris Agreement, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. MCII, through its unique set-up, provides a forum and gathering point for insurance-related expertise on climate change impacts. The Initiative brings together insurers, experts on climate change and adaptation, NGOs, and researchers intent on finding effective and fair solutions to the risks posed by climate change, as well as sustainable approaches that create incentive structures for risk and poverty reduction. MCII is hosted at the UNU Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS).

    MCII plays a technical advisory function to the InsuResilience Initiative — a policy and development intervention of the Group of Seven (G7) that aims to provide insurance coverage to an additional 400 million people affected by climate change impacts.

    From 2011 to 2014, MCII led and coordinated the Climate Risk Adaptation and Insurance in the Caribbean project (funded by BMUB) to help target countries in the Caribbean address some of the challenges to sustainable development posed by a changing climate. Phase I developed and implemented two index-based insurance products to help vulnerable people in the low income segment of the population better recover from impacts of extreme weather events on their livelihoods. From 2017 to 2019, MCII will lead and coordinate Phase II of the project, with the aim to solidify the efforts of the first phase and to scale up into two additional countries to further develop, refine and enhance climate risk insurance products across the Caribbean region.

    Responsibilities

    Under the authority of the Director of UNU-EHS and the guidance of the MCII Executive Director, the successful candidate will be entrusted with the following tasks:

    • lead the technical review and refinement process of the climate risk insurance solutions that have been implemented in Phase 1 of the Climate Risk Adaptation and Insurance in the Caribbean project (incl., inter alia, event recurrence intervals, trigger design and technical documentation, policy wording, payout structure, improving administrative handling, improving distribution etc.)
    • monitor product performance and maintain oversight of technical adjustments to the products as needed over time
    • oversee and provide input to the actuarial analysis for the functional area, and document and communicate assumptions, results, and alternatives to actuarial staff of internal and external partners
    • optimise knowledge management products, training materials, and workshops aimed at building the capacity of insurance regulators, local primary insurers, and clients in the target countries, and contribute insurance expertise to ongoing research activities of MCII
    • provide support with regard to technical insurance questions to contribute to MCII’s advisory role to the G7 initiative on climate risk insurance (InsuResilience) and support the strategic dialogue with different stakeholders (incl., but not limited to, target countries, private sector, civil society, etc.)
    • represent the organisation at national and international events, expert meetings, and conferences
    • travel (national and international) as needed to attend workshops and meetings with key partners

    Required qualifications and experience

    Required qualifications and experience include:

    • a degree in Business Administration, Insurance, Economics, Mathematics or a related field
    • proven background and experience in underwriting; background in actuarial processes (incl. modeling, programming, quantitative analysis) is desired
    • detailed knowledge of insurance processes and functions, and at least three years of experience within the insurance industry
    • experience in development cooperation is required
    • experience with the implementation of different Nat-Cat insurance solutions, e.g., micro-insurance, parametric insurance approaches, etc., and/or experience with the application of insurance or other related financial solutions for target groups in developing countries would be an asset
    • excellent presentation and communication skills with fluency in English; knowledge of Spanish would be advantageous
    • initiative-taker with the ability to negotiate with partners and a good team worker would be preferred
    • empathy and flexibility, enjoy working with people from different cultures

    Remuneration

    Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    Duration of contract

    This is full-time employment on a one (1) year Personnel Service Agreement (PSA) contract with the possibility of renewal subject to requirements and satisfactory work performance. The combined duration of appointments shall not exceed six (6) years.

    This is a locally recruited post; no relocation allowances apply. The successful candidate will be employed under a local contract and will not hold international civil servant status nor is he/she a “staff member” as defined in the United Nations Staff Rules and Regulations.

    Starting date

    As soon as possible.


    How to apply:

    Interested applicants should submit their applications by e-mail to hrbonn@vie.unu.edu, and must include the following:

    • a cover letter setting out how the qualifications and experience match the requirements of the position
    • a curriculum vitae and a completed and signed UNU Personal History (P.11) form; please avoid using similar forms provided by other United Nations organisations
    • an indication of the reference number of the vacancy announcement (2017/UNU/EHS/PA/EE/12)

    Note: Those applicants, who had replied for the initial announcement do not need to submit their application once again.

    The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8)


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  • 04/25/17--12:09: Germany: Research Associate
  • Organization: United Nations University
    Country: Germany
    Closing date: 21 May 2017

    Organisational Unit: UNU Vice-Rectorate in Europe (UNU-ViE)

    United Nations University

    The United Nations University (UNU) is an international community of scholars engaged in research, postgraduate teaching and capacity development, and dissemination of knowledge in furtherance of the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations. The mission of UNU is to contribute, through research and capacity building, to efforts to resolve the pressing global problems that are the concern of the United Nations and its Member States.

    UNU Vice-Rectorate in Europe (UNU-ViE)

    UNU-ViE concentrates on relationships between advancing science and technology for human security. In addition to its scientific core mandate, it administers the central units providing service to UNU entities in Bonn. The central administration units include Finance, Human Resources, Information Communication Technology, Communication Services, Procurement, and General Administration. These units also assist with the administration of new UNU initiatives in Europe and Africa. For more information on the organization, please visit http://ehs.unu.edu/vice-rectorate.

    SCYCLE programme

    UNU ViE-SCYCLE was launched on 1 January 2016, succeeding the former UNU-IAS Operating Unit SCYCLE. It is an independent programme hosted by UNU-ViE in Bonn (Germany). SCYCLE envisions to enable societies to reduce the environmental load from production, use, and the disposal of ubiquitous goods, and especially electrical and electronic equipment, to sustainable levels by means of independent and both comprehensive and practical research providing more thorough fact bases for policy development and decision making. Therefore SCYCLE activities are focused on the development of sustainable production, consumption, and disposal patterns for electrical and electronic equipment, as well as other ubiquitous goods. SCYCLE leads the global e-waste discussion and advances sustainable e-waste management strategies based on life-cycle thinking. See http://scycle.vie.unu.edu.

    PolyCE project

    While substantially reducing the plastics generation in waste electrical and electronic equipment and enhancing the use of recycled plastics in new applications, PolyCE will demonstrate the feasibility of circular plastics supply and value chain. In particular, PolyCE will elaborate a harmonised set of technical requirements addressing the entire value chain and develop a grade system for recycled plastics according to their material properties and final application suitability. Accordingly, PolyCE will strengthen the market for recycled plastics through an online platform integrating the different plastic grades. In parallel, the technical and economic feasibility as well as environmental benefits of using recycled plastics will be validated in several electronics demonstrators. In addition, PolyCE will provide guidelines for designing new electronics products with recycled plastics. The project’s impact will be scaled up by involving target cities and their green public procurement initiatives, and by EU-wide information and awareness raising campaigns. PolyCE will establish a feedback loop from the research activities, and provide policy input regarding technical feasibilities and policy conflicts from technical perspective

    Responsibilities

    Under overall authority of the Vice Rector in Europe, and the direct supervision of the Head of UNU-ViE SCYCLE and the Associate Programme Officer managing the PolyCE Project, the Research Associate will provide support to the UNU-ViE SCYCLE's team with project assignments, including on the development.

    His/her tasks will include, among others:

    • mobilising campaigners and informing public opinion at national level regarding circular consumption models, particularly on the relationship between circular economy consumption models and more specifically benefits deriving from the use of post-consumer recycled plastics
    • coordinate with other consortium partners to communication campaigns
    • prepare briefings, storylines, and materials that will be prepared for specific communication activities
    • develop material to feed the project website and keep the content up-to-date
    • prepare and perform surveys with consumers
    • proofread project documents and other publications as required
    • liaise with relevant stakeholders
    • perform other duties as may be assigned by supervisor

    Required qualifications and experience

    Required qualifications and experience include:

    • at least a master’s degree in Social Sciences or Communications
    • at least three (3) years of experience in research and analysis on consumer awareness and information campaigns, of which at least two (2) years in the international domain
    • previous experience in project support, but especially in the creation of exploitation platforms for cities and local stakeholders
    • experience in dissemination of project results to stakeholders
    • result-oriented, self-motivated, and “hands-on” with the ability to prioritise work and multitask
    • able to work rather independently, but in a nice team environment
    • interpersonal and communication skills to interact effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds
    • fluency in in both oral and written English is required
    • general computer proficiency (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and content management systems (e.g., Contao, WordPress, etc.)

    Remuneration & duration of contract

    Remuneration will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

    The successful candidate shall work part time under a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) for a fixed period of 12 months, with the possibility of renewal. The combined duration of appointments under a PSA shall not exceed six (6) years.

    This is a locally recruited post; no relocation allowances apply. The successful candidate will be employed under a local contract and will not hold international civil servant status, nor is he/she a “staff member” as defined in the United Nations Staff Rules and Regulations.

    Starting date

    As soon as possible (preferably in June 2017).


    How to apply:

    Interested applicants should submit their applications by e-mail (to hrbonn@vie.unu.edu), and must include the following:

    • a cover letter setting out how your qualifications and experience match the requirements of the position
    • a curriculum vitae and a completed and signed UNU Personal History (P.11) form; please avoid using similar forms provided by other United Nations organisations
    • an indication of the reference number of the vacancy announcement (2017/UNU/ViE/SCYCLE/ PSA/RA/31)

    The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8)


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    Organization: United Nations University
    Country: Germany
    Closing date: 10 May 2017

    Organisational Unit: UNU Vice-Rectorate in Europe (UNU-ViE)

    United Nations University

    The United Nations University (UNU) is an international community of scholars engaged in research, postgraduate teaching and capacity development and dissemination of knowledge in furthering the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations. The mission of UNU is to contribute, through research and capacity building, to efforts to resolve the pressing global problems that are the concern of the United Nations and its Member States.

    UNU Vice-Rectorate in Europe (UNU-ViE)

    UNU-ViE concentrates on relationships between advancing science and technology for human security. In addition to its scientific core mandate, it administers the central units providing service to UNU entities in Bonn. The central administration units include Finance, Human Resources, Information Communication Technology, Communication Services, Procurement, and General Administration. These units also assist with the administration of new UNU initiatives in Europe and Africa. For more information on the organisation, please visit http://ehs.unu.edu/vice-rectorate.

    SCYCLE programme

    UNU ViE-SCYCLE was launched on 1 January 2016, succeeding the former UNU-IAS Operating Unit SCYCLE. It is an independent Programme hosted by UNU-ViE in Bonn (Germany). SCYCLE envisions to enable societies to reduce the environmental load from production, use, and the disposal of ubiquitous goods, and especially electrical and electronic equipment, to sustainable levels by means of independent and both comprehensive and practical research providing more thorough fact bases for policy development and decision making. Therefore SCYCLE activities are focused on the development of sustainable production, consumption, and disposal patterns for electrical and electronic equipment, as well as other ubiquitous goods. SCYCLE leads the global e-waste discussion and advances sustainable e-waste management strategies based on life-cycle thinking. See http://scycle.vie.unu.edu.

    Responsibilities

    Under overall authority of the Vice Rector in Europe, and the direct supervision of the Head of UNU-ViE SCYCLE and the Administrative Programme Associate, the Administrative Programme Assistant will provide support to the UNU-ViE SCYCLE's team.

    His/her tasks will include, among others:

    A) SCYCLE

    • prepare travel requests, POs, payment vouchers etc.
    • prepare invoices and contact-lists, and maintain respective databases
    • participate in project conference calls and assist in the preparation and formatting of minutes and reports
    • facilitate the organisation of SCYCLE meetings (e.g., training seminars, subgroup meetings, etc.) including accommodation, transportation, catering, etc.
    • prepare project invoices for donor contributions specified in project documents; process third-party invoices related to assigned projects and prepare payment vouchers
    • review employee travel documents for adherence to UN Rules and Regulations
    • proofread project documents as required

    B) Step Initiative

    • assist in the development of Step publications (e.g., annual reports, white papers) by formatting all publications in corresponding templates, obtaining bids from the printing press in compliance with UN Rules and Regulations, posting publications to pertinent stakeholders, etc.
    • assist in the maintenance of the Solving the E-waste Problem (Step) Initiative website by uploading and filing minutes, reports, presentations, and other relevant documents
    • update the Step World Map with the latest extract of e-waste data
    • facilitate the organisation of Step meetings (e.g., General Assemblies)
    • prepare annual Step member invoices; file and maintain respective databases
    • perform any other duties as may be assigned or required

    Required qualifications and experience

    Required qualifications and experience include:

    • at least two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in the related area, preferably in the international domain
    • completion of secondary education; degree or equivalent in Administration, Social Sciences or a relevant field would be an asset
    • experience in planning of work and pro/actively communicate to stakeholders
    • result-oriented, self-motivated and “hands-on” with the ability to prioritise work and multitask
    • able to work rather independently, but in a nice team environment
    • interpersonal and communication skills to interact effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds
    • fluency in in both oral and written English is required; knowledge of German or additional languages is an asset
    • experience in using Atlas to process payments and set up project budgets is highly desirable
    • general computer proficiency (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint.

    Remuneration & duration of contract

    Remuneration will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

    The successful candidate shall work under a Personal Service Agreement (PSA) for a fixed period of 12 months, with the possibility of renewal. The combined duration of appointments under a PSA shall not exceed six (6) years.

    This is a locally recruited post; no relocation allowances apply. The successful candidate will be employed under a local contract and will not hold international civil servant status nor is he/she a “staff member” as defined in the United Nations Staff Rules and Regulations.

    Starting date

    As soon as possible.


    How to apply:

    Interested applicants should submit their applications by e-mail (to hrbonn@vie.unu.edu), and must include the following:

    • a cover letter setting out how your qualifications and experience match the requirements of the position
    • a curriculum vitae and a completed and signed UNU Personal History (P.11) form; please avoid using similar forms provided by other United Nations organisations
    • an indication of the reference number of the vacancy announcement (2017/UNU/ViE/SCYCLE/ PSA/APA/32)

    The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8)


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    Organization: United Nations University
    Country: Germany
    Closing date: 23 Jun 2017

    United Nations University’s Mission: The United Nations University (UNU) is an international community of scholars, engaged in research, postgraduate teaching and capacity development and dissemination of knowledge in furthering the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations. For more information, please visit www.unu.edu.

    UNU-EHS, established in December 2003, addresses the risk and vulnerability aspects of human security and the consequences of complex environmental hazards for sustainable development. The work of UNU‐EHS helps to improve the in‐depth understanding of the cause effect relationships to find ways to reduce risks and vulnerabilities. The Institute supports policymakers and decision makers with evidence‐based research and information.

    EVES section explores environmental deterioration processes such as water and land degradation. Particularly, the section looks at remedial measures, resources availability and robustness of ecosystem services, all within the context of socio ecological systems affected by environmental hazards.

    Context: Interactive visualization of a set of global case studies on ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction (EcoDRR) and/or adaptation (EbA) in an open-source web map tool
    The successful candidate will develop an open-source web map tool for the interactive visualization and querying of a set of global EcoDRR (ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction) and EbA (ecosystem-based adaptation) case studies using OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium) web mapping standards. The final solution shall be browser-based and will potentially be embedded into the UNU-EHS website.

    Responsibilities:

    • Develop an open-source web map tool for the interactive visualization and querying of EcoDRR/EbA case studies with following tasks:
    • Create vector geo-data (e.g. shapefiles) representing the location and geometry (e.g. point/polygon) of each case study and develop attribute tables for each case study;
    • Conduct a short review on existing open-source solutions for the interactive visualization and querying of geo-data in a web map tool;
    • Develop a spatial database where data for each case study (incl. attributes) is stored
    • Develop (or adapt) an open-source WebGIS/Map solution (e.g. using Leaflet, Open Layers or similar) that fulfills the following requirements: (1) interactive visualization of the case studies (incl. querying functions where queries can be run based on the attributes in the attribute tables), (2) can be integrated into a website (browser-based solution), (3) OpenStreetMap or similar global base maps as a background map.
    • Perform any other duties as may be assigned or required.

    Qualifications and Requirements:

    Field of Study: Geoinformatics, GIScience, Informatics, Geography, or a related field.

    Essential Skills and attributes:

    • Excellent command of English
    • Advanced knowledge in web application development, using HTML and JavaScript web mapping libraries like Leaflet
    • Experience in the development of more advanced WebGIS solutions is an asset
    • Advanced experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
    • Proven record of computer proficiency,
    • Willingness to learn new skills and methods

    Desired Skills:

    • Ability to work independently
    • Demonstrates problem-solving skills
    • An interest in scientific research and science-policy-interaction
    • Willingness to work in a culturally diverse environment

    Teaching/learning objectives:

    • Work with the concepts of vulnerability, disaster risk reduction and ecosystem services;
    • Develop an open-source WebGIS/web mapping solution for the interactive visualization and (attribute-based) querying of global EcoDRR/EbA case studies;
    • Acquire knowledge and gain hands-on experience related to international governmental organization processes;
    • Understanding of the project work and related activities of UNU and the UN System;
    • Gain work experience within UN international working environment.

    Duration:
    The successful candidate will be based at UNU-EHS in Bonn on a full-time basis (40 hours per week) for a contractual period ranging between 3-6 months. The internship is not remunerated.

    Starting Date:
    As soon as possible


    How to apply:

    Interested Applicants must submit by email to internship-applications@ehs.unu.edu:

    • A completed internship application form
    • Résumé/CV in English
    • Motivation/Cover letter: outlining your experience with WebGIS, your motivations, and future career goals
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • If applying to a specific internship posting, please quote the reference number in the email subject line

    Only digital versions sent via email will be accepted. We do not accept applications sent via post.


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    Organization: United Nations University
    Country: Germany
    Closing date: 26 Jun 2017

    United Nations University Objectives:
    The United Nations University (UNU) is an international community of scholars, engaged in research, postgraduate teaching and capacity development and dissemination of knowledge in furthering the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations. The mission of UNU is to contribute, through research and capacity building, to efforts to resolve the pressing global problems that are the concern of the United Nations and its Member States. For more information, please visit http://unu.edu.
    The United Nations University Vice-Rectorate in Europe (UNU-ViE)
    UNU-ViE concentrates on relationships between advancing science and technology for human security. In addition to its scientific core mandate, it administers the central units providing service to five UNU entities in Bonn (http://www.bonn.unu.edu/). The central administration units include Finance, Human Resources, Information Communication Technology, Communication Services, Procurement and General Administration. These units also assist with the administration of new UNU initiatives in Europe and Africa. For more information on the organization, please visit the following websites: www.vie.unu.edu
    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. For more information, please visit www.ehs.unu.edu.
    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 shall carry out the following tasks:
    Writing and editing

    • Draft and edit engaging and concise communication materials, including fact sheets, press releases, media advisories, flyers and website features and social media posts.

    • Synthesize research results, filter relevant key messages and facts from scientific publications and utilize them to develop informative and newsworthy communication products, features and social media posts

    • Proofread and review scientific publications to ensure consistent application of UNU messaging and application of UNU style guide

    • Work closely with the in-house designer to identify appropriate visuals for all communication products

    • Work closely with Digital Communication Associate providing or supporting her or him with content and content suggestions when appropriate

    Strategic communication

    • Liaise closely with UNU-EHS researchers to identify communication opportunities and develop strategic communication plans for selected conferences, events and project milestones

    • Support the head of the section in the development of annual communication strategy and the team’s annual work plan

    • Support the head of the section of the monitoring and evaluation of the team’s outputs

    • Develop and execute creative campaign ideas to further establish UNU-EHS in the digital and traditional media space

    Media relations/outreach

    • Develop, distribute and continuously grow the readership of the UNU-EHS quarterly e-Newsletter

    • Monitor UNU’s presence in the national and international media through effective use of media monitoring tools. Compile media coverage reports following press launches

    • Grow and manage media contacts list, maintain relationships with key journalists that cover UNU-EHS topics

    • Support the head of the section with media relations work, such as proactively pitching UNU-EHS experts and research to key international media, organizing press briefings and promptly responding to media inquiries

    • Update and manage UNU-EHS publications in the UNU central publication depository

    • Together with the in-house designer manage UNU-EHS publications from the conceptualization to printing and outreach stage

    • Act as UNU’s communication focal point during major conferences and high-level events, such as the Climate Negotiations. Facilitate on the ground media work and live social media posting

    • Document UNU-EHS research and educational activities by travelling to research sites and gathering content, visuals and providing live updates

    • Play an instrumental part of the diverse daily tasks for the unit’s work. Take responsibility for any additional tasks that may arise from the unit’s work

    Required Qualifications and Experience:

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Communications, Digital Media, Journalism, Mass Media, Public Relations, or related field

    • Minimum of two (2) years of professional experience in a communication role

    • Ability to synthesize complex information and write engaging, informative content under tight deadlines

    • Excellent drafting and editing skills with a strong attention to detail

    • Innovative thinker who closely follows development in field of communication and adapts new approaches in a strategic manner

    • Ability to independently familiarize him/herself with the UN’s style guide and apply it consistently

    • High familiarity all forms of communication materials (website features, press releases, social media posts, fact sheets, flyers)

    • Familiarity with the international media landscape and journalist working practices

    • Experience with using mass mailing tools an asset

    • Fluency in oral and written English required, knowledge of another UN language would be considered an asset;

    • Excellent time management, forward planning, and prioritization skills, with the ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines;

    • Ability to work well in an intercultural team and in close coordination with academic staff

    • Ability to travel internationally often on short notice

    Remuneration:
    Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
    Duration of Contract:
    This is a full-time employment on a one (1) year Personnel Service Agreement (PSA) contract with the possibility of renewal subject to requirements and satisfactory work performance, with the combined duration of appointments not exceeding six (6) years.
    This is a locally recruited post; no relocation or allowances apply. The successful candidate will be employed under a local contract and will not hold international civil servant status nor be a “staff member” as defined in the United Nations Staff Rules and Regulations.
    Starting Date: 1 September, 2017
    Application Procedure:
    Interested applicants should submit their applications by e-mail (to hrbonn@vie.unu.edu), and must include the following:

    • a cover letter setting out how the qualifications and experience match the requirements of the position;

    • a curriculum vitae and a completed and signed UNU Personal History (P.11) form downloadable from the UNU website. Please avoid using similar forms provided by other United Nations organizations;

    an indication of the reference number of the vacancy announcement 2017/UNU/ViE/PSA/CA/42
    The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8)


    How to apply:

    Application Procedure:
    Interested applicants should submit their applications by e-mail (to hrbonn@vie.unu.edu), and must include the following:

    • a cover letter setting out how the qualifications and experience match the requirements of the position;

    • a curriculum vitae and a completed and signed UNU Personal History (P.11) form downloadable from the UNU website. Please avoid using similar forms provided by other United Nations organizations;an indication of the reference number of the vacancy announcement 2017/UNU/ViE/PSA/CA/42
      The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8)


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    Organization: United Nations University
    Country: Germany
    Closing date: 26 Jun 2017

    Organisational Unit: UNU Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)

    United Nations University objectives

    The United Nations University (UNU) is an international community of scholars engaged in research, postgraduate teaching and capacity development, and dissemination of knowledge in furtherance of the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations. The mission of UNU is to contribute, through research and capacity building, to efforts to resolve the pressing global problems that are the concern of the United Nations and its Member States.

    UNU Vice-Rectorate in Europe (UNU-ViE)

    UNU-ViE concentrates on relationships between advancing science and technology for human security. In addition to its scientific core mandate, it administers the central units providing service to five UNU entities in Bonn (http://www.bonn.unu.edu/). The central administration units include Finance, Human Resources, Information Communication Technology, Communication Services, Procurement, and General Administration. These units also assist with the administration of new UNU initiatives in Europe and Africa. For more information on the organisation, please visit www.vie.unu.edu.

    UNU 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. For more information, please visit www.ehs.unu.edu.

    Vulnerability Assessment, Risk Management & Adaptive Planning section (VARMAP)

    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 section explores opportunities to reduce risks and to evaluate competing adaptation options. The section has a strong focus on urban areas and rural–urban linkages, and is particularly interested in the trends in vulnerability and adaptive capacity as societies undergo wider cultural, economic, demographic, and political transformation. VARMAP convenes an interdisciplinary team and has a wide network of scientific and practical partners. It draws on a mixed-methods approach, integrating qualitative and quantitative tools for the analysis. The section combines a global focus with clusters of specific regional expertise, notably in Southeast Asia, South Asia, East Asia, West Africa and Europe.

    Responsibilities

    Under the authority of the Director of UNU-EHS/Vice-Rector in Europe and the supervision of the Head of the Vulnerability Assessment, Risk Management & Adaptive Planning (VARMAP) section, the successful candidate will be entrusted with the following tasks:

    • support the development of a novel risk assessment and report product, focusing on future trends in risk and vulnerability towards natural hazards and climate change impacts from global to regional scales
    • develop innovative methods to quantitatively model and assess future trends in risk and vulnerability, covering not only trends in bio-geo-physical environmental hazards but especially also in socio-economic changes affecting societal vulnerability and response capacity in the future (e.g., demographic change, income, socio-economic disparities, urbanisation)
    • conduct the analysis of secondary and primary data using descriptive, bi- and multi-variate statistical methods including regression models
    • conduct data mining at global and national providers of socio-economic statistical data and base data for GIS applications
    • perform data cleaning, quality checks, processing, and systemisation of secondary statistical data as well primary data gathered in household surveys
    • support UNU-EHS scientists in modelling and statistical analysis necessary for relevant projects
    • support the supervision of PhD and MSc students with regards to training and advice in the field of modeling and statistical methods
    • support the Head of Sections to develop and draft applications for research grants
    • support the Head of Sections in the management of research projects
    • teach conceptual and methodological courses within the Joint MSc programme in Geography of Environmental Risk and Humans Security
    • take up other related duties as required.

    Required qualifications and experience

    Required qualifications and experience include:

    • an exceptionally strong track record in scientific methods to model and analyze economic and social changes at various scales, e.g., through integrated assessment modeling
    • PhD degree in Geography, Economics, Sociology, Demography, Geographical Information Systems, Statistics, Spatial Planning, or other relevant discipline
    • proven track record of scientific publishing in internationally recognised and peer-reviewed journals
    • minimum of one (1) year of relevant working experience
    • advanced skills in statistics and experience with statistical software packages (preferably SPSS)
    • excellent skills to explain and communicate statistical knowledge, modelling tools, and research findings to policymakers, students, and non-experts
    • background in the field of disaster risk research and/or climate change adaptation studies is an asset
    • knowledge of Geographic Information Systems is an additional asset
    • experience in the design and calculation of composite indices for the assessment of risk and vulnerability is an additional asset
    • experience in the development of research grant proposals
    • excellent communication skills with fluency in oral and written English is required
    • strong ability to carry out work independently
    • good team player with ability to work in international and intercultural environments
    • excellent time management skills

    Remuneration

    We offer a competitive net salary (tax-exempted) at P2 level commensurate to level of experience and allowances including post adjustment. Post adjustment is subject to change.

    The post carries the standard set of United Nations benefits and entitlements for international positions in the UN Common Systems, including participation in the United Nations Joint Staff Pension fund, the possibility of participation in a health insurance programme, education grant, removal expenses and home leave.

    For more information please visit http://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/salaries_allowances/salary.htm.

    The UNU Rector reserves the right to appoint suitable candidate at a lower level than advertised.

    Duration of contract

    This is a full-time, fixed-term appointment and an internationally recruited post. The initial appointment will be for a period of one (1) year, with the possibility of renewal on a rolling fixed-term appointment basis, subject to satisfactory work performance. The mandatory age of retirement for United Nations staff is 65 years old. The combined duration of fixed-term appointments shall not exceed six (6) years. The mandatory age of retirement for United Nations staff is 65 years old.

    Staff members of the United Nations University are international civil servants subject to the authority of the Rector and may be assigned to any of the activities or offices of the United Nations University.

    Starting date

    As soon as possible


    How to apply:

    Interested applicants should submit their applications by e-mail (to hrbonn@vie.unu.edu) and must include the following:

    • a cover letter setting out how your qualifications and experience match the requirements of the position
    • a curriculum vitae and a completed and signed UNU Personal History (P.11) form; please avoid using similar forms provided by other United Nations organisations
    • an indication of the reference number of the vacancy announcement (2017/UNU/EHS/FTA/AAO/38)
    • a soft copy of your three most important scientific publications
    • full contact information of three references

    The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8)


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    Organization: United Nations University
    Country: Germany
    Closing date: 23 Jun 2017

    United Nations University:
    The United Nations University (UNU) is an international community of scholars, engaged in research, postgraduate teaching and capacity development and dissemination of knowledge in furthering the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations. The mission of UNU is to contribute, through research and capacity building, to efforts to resolve the pressing global problems that are the concern of the United Nations and its Member States. For more information, please visit : http://unu.edu.
    The United Nations University Vice-Rectorate in Europe (UNU-ViE):
    UNU-ViE concentrates on relationships between advancing science and technology for human security. In addition to its scientific core mandate, it administers the central units providing service to UNU entities in Bonn. The central administration units include Finance, Human Resources, Information Communication Technology, Communication Services, Procurement and General Administration. These units also assist with the administration of new UNU initiatives in Europe and Africa. For more information on the organization, please visit the following websites: http://ehs.unu.edu/vice-rectorate
    SCYCLE Programme:
    UNU ViE-SCYCLE has been launched on 1 January 2016 succeeding the former UNU-IAS Operating Unit SCYCLE. It is an independent Programme hosted by UNU-ViE in Bonn (Germany). SCYCLE envisions to enable societies to reduce the environmental load from production, use and the disposal of ubiquitous goods and especially electrical and electronic equipment to sustainable levels by means of independent and both comprehensive and practical research providing more thorough fact bases for policy development and decision making. Therefore SCYCLE activities are focused on the development of sustainable production, consumption and disposal patterns for electrical and electronic equipment, as well as other ubiquitous goods. SCYCLE leads the global e-waste discussion and advances sustainable e-waste management strategies based on life-cycle thinking.
    http://scycle.vie.unu.edu
    pg. 2
    StEP Initiative
    Step is an international initiative committed to solving the world’s waste electrical and electronic problem.
    Step provides a forum for discussion among its members, and Step members also team up for concrete
    project implementation. Step members are drawn from industry, government, NGOs, environmental groups,
    and academia. Membership now comprises more than 50 member organisations. Step members contribute
    with an annual membership fee to the maintenance of the initiative.
    The Step initiative’s Secretariat is based in Bonn, Germany, and is hosted by the UNU-ViE SCYCLE. For more
    information, see www.step-initiative.org.
    Responsibilities
    Under overall authority of the Vice Rector in Europe, the direct supervision of the Head of UNU-ViE SCYCLE
    and the Step Supervisory Committee, the StEP Initiative Executive Officer is the chief academic project and
    administrative officer of the Initiative and shall have responsibility for the implementation of the agreed-upon
    direction, organization, and administration of the Initiative in accordance with UN rules and the general
    policies and criteria formulated by the Step members and Supervisory Committee.
    The Executive Officer shall among other tasks:
    (i) Direct the staff of the Management Board;
    (ii) Work out the plan of activities and the budget estimates together with the Supervisory Committee for
    consideration and approval by the General Assembly;
    (iii) Direct, together with the project managers (including focal area co-leads), the activities connected
    with the execution of Step projects;
    (iv) Conduct outreach with governments, international organizations, business/industry, NGOs, research
    and other key stakeholders to share information about Step and to potentially increase cooperation
    and support of Step, e.g. through Step membership;
    (v) Serve as administrative and technical lead for any legal agreement between Step (through UNU) and a
    Step member;
    (vi) Coordinate the research, implementation and training programmes of the Initiative internally and
    externally with, e.g. the activities of the United Nations and its agencies with research and
    implementation programmes of the world scholarly community and the business and NGO sector;
    (vii) Be in regular contact with the Supervisory Committee to seek their inputs and advice to maintain
    momentum and giving direction to the advancement of Step in order to ensure a holistic view and
    utilise synergies with other related e-waste initiatives and work.
    (viii) Actively participate in relevant conferences, stakeholder meetings, etc.
    (ix) In cooperation with the Supervisory Committee invite participants to Step General Assemblies and
    chair and report to such gatherings.
    (x) Initiate awareness and advocacy missions in regions with key potential members
    (xi) Improve staff capacity to implement the resource mobilisation action plan
    (xii) Engage individually with selected donors, and other stakeholders from e.g. governments, regions,
    international organizations and business/industry for acquiring funds based on the funding mapping.
    Required Qualifications and Experience:
    pg. 3

    • At least seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in the related area in the international domain;

    • As a minimum, a Master Degree in an social or environmental science, political science or life sciences

    • Excellent spoken and written English. Good knowledge of German is an asset.

    • Several years experience of active participation in international e-waste networks;

    • Experience in planning of work and pro/actively communicate to stakeholders;

    • Result-oriented, self-motivated and “hands-on” with the ability to prioritize work and multitask;

    • Able to work rather independent, but in a nice team environment;

    • Interpersonal and communication skills to interact effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds;

    • Computer proficiency (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Content Management Systems such as Wordpress and Contao)

    • Excellent research, writing and analytical skills

    • Experience in a) secretariat duties, b) strategic planning of initiatives and c) capacity building development

    Remuneration & Duration of Contract:
    Remuneration will be commensurate with qualification and experience of the successful candidate.
    The successful candidate shall work under a part-time Personal Service Agreement (PSA) for a fixed period of 12 months with the possibility of renewal. The combined duration of appointments under a PSA shall not exceed six (6) years.
    This is a locally recruited post and no relocation allowances apply. The successful candidate will be employed under a local contract and will not hold international civil servant status nor is he/she a “staff member” as defined in the United Nations Staff Rules and Regulations.
    Starting Date:
    As soon as possible
    Application Procedure:
    Interested applicants should submit their applications by e-mail (to hrbonn@vie.unu.edu), and must include the following:

    • A cover letter setting out how the qualifications and experience match the requirements of the position;

    • A curriculum vitae and a completed and signed UNU Personal History (P.11) form downloadable from the UNU website. Please avoid using similar forms provided by other United Nations organizations;

    • An indication of the reference number of the vacancy announcement (2017/UNU/ViE/SCYCLE/ PSA/SIEO/44)

    The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8)


    How to apply:

    Application Procedure:
    Interested applicants should submit their applications by e-mail (to hrbonn@vie.unu.edu), and must include the following:

    • A cover letter setting out how the qualifications and experience match the requirements of the position;

    • A curriculum vitae and a completed and signed UNU Personal History (P.11) form downloadable from the UNU website. Please avoid using similar forms provided by other United Nations organizations;

    • An indication of the reference number of the vacancy announcement (2017/UNU/ViE/SCYCLE/ PSA/SIEO/44)

    The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8)


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    Organization: United Nations University
    Country: Germany
    Closing date: 10 Aug 2017

    Organisational Unit: UNU Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)

    United Nations University Objectives

    The United Nations University (UNU) is an international community of scholars, engaged in research, postgraduate teaching and capacity development and dissemination of knowledge in furthering the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations. The mission of UNU is to contribute, through research and capacity building, to efforts to resolve the pressing global problems that are the concern of the United Nations and its Member States.

    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. For more information, please visit www.ehs.unu.edu.

    Environmental Vulnerability and Ecosystems Services (EVES) Section

    The EVES section at UNU-EHS conducts original, policy relevant research addressing the vulnerability and resilience of social-ecological systems. Specifically, EVES aims to understand how social ecological systems are affected by environmental hazards of diverse nature such as water and land degradation, floods, droughts, and other hazards. EVES not only considers the impacts of single hazards, but also investigates multiple hazard situations, identifying cumulating or cascading impacts and feedbacks between hazards of contrasting nature such as floods and droughts. The concept of ecosystem services is of central importance in most of the research conducted by EVES researchers.

    For detailed information please visit: https://ehs.unu.edu/about/sections/eves#overview

    Responsibilities

    Under the authority of the Director of UNU-EHS / Vice-Rector in Europe the successful candidate shall be responsible for the following tasks:

    • Successfully manage the EVES programme with respect to its scientific profile, human resources and budget;
    • Further develop the strategic programming of the EVES Programme, particularly with a focus on ecosystem valuation and decision support tools, by taking into account both natural and social science aspects;
    • Fundraising with German as well as international donors for policy relevant topics that also open-up research possibilities for PhD students;
    • Publish research results, together with other researchers at UNU-EHS and beyond in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters;
    • Maintain and further develop existing cooperation with UN agencies, the University of Bonn, and other external partners, e.g. the Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR);
    • Contribute to the Joint Master Programme “The Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security” with the University of Bonn by developing and implementing ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation modules;
    • Supervise MSc and PhD students;
    • Represent UNU-EHS at major conferences;
    • Advise the Director of UNU-EHS in institute wide strategic programming as well as day-to-day management;
    • Provide scientific, technical and logistical support to the EVES section at UNU-EHS.

    Qualifications and Experience Requirements

    • PhD in a relevant academic discipline, including geography, ecology, soil or forest science, agricultural sciences, or environmental economics;
    • At least five years of professional experience in research and academia, some of which preferably in an international setting;
    • Excellent leadership and team spirit;
    • Familiarity with UN and/or other international institutions and mechanisms;
    • Strong publication background in the areas related to the EVES programme;
    • Good track record in securing third party funding;
    • Superior communication and didactic skills;
    • Excellent team player with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
    • Fluency in English; German or additional UN working languages are desirable;
    • Experience in supervising PhD and MSc students;
    • Experience in organizing seminars, workshops, and conferences.

    Remuneration

    We offer competitive net salary (tax-exempted) at P-3 level commensurate to level of experience and allowances including post adjustment. Post adjustment is subject to change.

    The post carries the standard set of United Nations benefits and entitlements for international positions in the UN Common System, including participation in the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund, the possibility of participation in a health insurance programme, education grant, removal expenses and home leave.

    For more information about United Nations salary and entitlement/benefits, please visit; http://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/salaries_allowances/salary.htm.

    UNU Rector reserves the right to appoint a suitable candidate at a lower level than advertised.

    Duration of Contract

    This is a full time fixed-term appointment and an internationally recruited post. The initial appointment will be for a period of one (1) year with the possibility of renewal on a rolling fixed-term appointment basis, subject to satisfactory work performance. The combined duration of fixed-term appointments shall not exceed six (6) years. The mandatory age of retirement for United Nations staff is 65 years old.

    Staff members of the United Nations University are international civil servants subject to the authority of the Rector and may be assigned to any of the activities or offices of the United Nations University.

    Starting date

    As soon as possible


    How to apply:

    Interested applicants should submit their applications by e-mail to (hrbonn@vie.unu.edu), and must include the following:

    • a cover letter setting out how the qualifications and experience match the requirements of the position;
    • a completed and signed UNU Personal History (P.11) form downloadable from UNU website. Please avoid using similar forms provided by other United Nations organizations
    • Full contact information of three referees; and the application must also indicate the reference number of the vacancy announcement (2017/UNU/EHS/FTA/AO/47)

    Applications from suitably qualified women candidates are particularly encouraged.


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    Organization: United Nations University
    Country: Germany
    Closing date: 31 Jul 2017

    United Nations University Objectives:

    The United Nations University (UNU) is an international community of scholars engaged in research, postgraduate teaching and capacity development, and dissemination of knowledge in furtherance of the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations. The mission of UNU is to contribute, through research and capacity building, to efforts to resolve the pressing global problems that are the concern of the United Nations and its Member States. For more information, please visit http://unu.edu.

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

    The mission of UNU-FLORES is to contribute, through research, capacity development and dissemination of knowledge, to the resolution of pressing challenges in the area of sustainable use and integrated management of environmental resources (water, soil and waste), particularly in developing and transitional countries. It aims to serve within the UN as the think-tank on resources management and be internationally recognized as major hub and intellectual focal point promoting integrated management strategies addressing in particular the needs of developing and emerging countries. The Institute is located in Dresden, Federal Republic of Germany. For more information please visit http://flores.unu.edu.

    Systems and Flux Analysis considering Global Change Assessment:

    The Systems and Flux Analysis Considering Global Change Assessment Unit promotes interdisciplinary research on material fluxes and the cycling of the environmental resources – water, soil, and waste. The quantitative analysis of resources´ quantities, qualities and material flow is an integral dimension of applying a Nexus Approach and a prerequisite for the sustainable management of these resources under conditions of global change.

    The Unit plays a central role in integrative data analysis, making use of systematic monitoring approaches at various spatial scales, including station data and earth observation techniques. It also works on and with integrative modelling tools for systems understanding and assessing and predicting impacts of climate change. The integration of the Unit into the overall research strategy of UNU-FLORES facilitates and fosters the implementation of research results into management plans and governance.

    Responsibilities:

    Under the authority of the Director of UNU-FLORES and direct supervision of the Academic Officer–Systems and Flux Analysis considering Global Change Assessment, the successful candidate shall carry out the following tasks:

    · Contribute to the development of nexus-relevant projects and case studies which require linking models of sub-compartments and/or processes at various spatial scales;

    · Contribute to the development of model extensions and interfaces to implement scenario analysis concerning effects of management options and of global change;

    · Contribute to assessing and integrating monitoring data of environmental resources from various sources and for various scales;

    · Contribute to establishing and maintaining a database and platform on nexus-relevant modelling tools and monitoring programmes;

    · Contribute to conceptualizing and developing various publications related to systems and flux analysis for integrated management of resources;

    · Support fund-raising including development of project proposals, contacting and maintaining a dialogue with potential donors, and other work related to fund-raising; and

    · Perform other duties assigned by the supervisor.

    Required Qualifications and Experience:

    · A Master’s degree in natural sciences or engineering in a field related to systems and flux analysis and/or global change assessment;

    · A PhD in a relevant area would be an asset;

    · Minimum three (3) years of professional work experience in research on systems and flux analysis, climate change, or other related field;

    · Working experience with available modeling approaches and tools related to environmental resources management, material cycling/substance flows or related areas;

    · Good knowledge of monitoring programmes, in particular working with relevant Earth Observation data would be an asset;

    · Knowledge of a programming language or programming environments such as MATLAB or R is highly desirable;

    · Experience in scientific writing and drafting project proposals is highly desirable;

    · Proficiency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another UN language would be an asset;

    · Ability to work within agreed timelines;

    · A good team player with strong interpersonal skills demonstrated by the ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

    Remuneration:

    Remuneration will be commensurate with qualification and experience of the successful candidate.

    Duration of Contract:

    This is a full-time employment on a one (1) year Personnel Service Agreement (PSA) contract with UNU-FLORES, with the possibility for renewal subject to fund availability and satisfactory work performance. The combined duration of appointment shall not exceed six (6) years.

    The successful candidate will be employed under a personnel service agreement based in Dresden, Germany and will not hold international civil servant status nor be a “staff member” as defined in the United Nations Staff Rules and Regulations.

    Applications from suitably qualified woman candidates and those from developing countries are particularly encouraged.**Starting Date:** As soon as possible.


    How to apply:

    Application Procedure:

    Interested applicants should submit their applications by email to hrflores@unu.edu and must include the following:

    · A cover letter setting out how the qualifications and experience match the requirements of the position;

    · A sample of original published academic research as first author that are of relevance to the vacancy (journal paper or book chapter);

    · A curriculum vitae and a completed and signed UNU Personal History form (P.11) downloadable from the UNU Website. Please avoid using similar forms provided by other United Nations organizations;

    · The e-mail and the application documents must indicate the reference number of the vacancy announcement (2017/UNU/FLORES/PSA/RA/48). The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8)


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    Organization: United Nations University
    Country: Germany
    Closing date: 31 Jul 2017

    United Nations University Objectives:

    The United Nations University (UNU) is an international community of scholars engaged in research, postgraduate teaching and capacity development, and dissemination of knowledge in furtherance of the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations. The mission of UNU is to contribute, through research and capacity building, to efforts to resolve the pressing global problems that are the concern of the United Nations and its Member States. For more information, please visit http://unu.edu.

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

    The mission of UNU-FLORES is to contribute, through research, capacity development and dissemination of knowledge, to the resolution of pressing challenges in the area of sustainable use and integrated management of environmental resources (water, soil and waste), particularly in developing and transitional countries. It aims to serve within the UN as the think-tank on resources management and be internationally recognized as major hub and intellectual focal point promoting integrated management strategies addressing in particular the needs of developing and emerging countries. The Institute is located in Dresden, Federal Republic of Germany. For more information please visit http://flores.unu.edu.

    Capacity Development and Governance Unit:

    Research activities of UNU-FLORES have a strong applied and policy-oriented focus, in line with the general mission of UNU. Translating research into practice and the question how to implement management strategies receives ample consideration. Therefore, the Capacity Development and Governance Unit (CDG) at UNU-FLORES develops implementation concepts and management strategies, focuses on governance of environmental resources and capacity development at the individual and institutional levels.

    The Nexus Observatory Project

    The Nexus Observatory is an important project of the CDG Unit. The goal of the Nexus Observatory is to facilitate the organization of data and analytical tools to support innovations in research and knowledge translation for evidence based decision making. In this regard, an important focus of the CDG Unit is the development of methodologies for monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) and innovative approaches to capacity development that would advance the nexus approach for the management of environmental resources. Since the inception of the Institute the CDG Unit has organized regional consultation workshops, produced high impact publications and supported collaborative research based on agreements with UN agencies and relevant Ministries in Africa. Important lessons have also been drawn from two rounds of online courses on nexus topics. The activities during the inception phase of the CDG Unit have resulted in a renewed interest by external partners in collaborating to advance research and capacity development efforts with a likely emphasis in the following areas: (a) instituting a regional call within the context of the Africa Points of Excellence (APE) research consortium and (b) typology development for organization of data workflow for the Nexus Observatory and (c) training courses targeting decision makers to advance the implementation of Wastewater Reuse Effectiveness Index (WREI) as a monitoring tool for SDG target 6.3.

    Responsibilities:

    Under the authority of the Director of UNU-FLORES and direct supervision of the Academic Officer – Capacity Development and Governance, the successful candidate shall carry out the following tasks:

    1. Policy relevant research assistance:

    · Undertake original research with the objective of publishing in high impact journals on topics covering methodologies for monitoring of drought risk and wastewater reuse;

    · Assist in monitoring developments/issues on subjects related to High Level Political Forum (HLPF) of the UN and discussions on the Sustainable Development Goals;

    · Prepare a variety of reports, presentations, tables, lists, graphs, charts and/or literature to support collation of reading material for delivery of online training courses offered by CDG Unit;

    · Contribute towards the development of a reader on environmental governance to support delivery of the UNU-FLORES - TUD joint PhD programme mandatory course on the subject;

    · Support fundraising efforts including project proposal development with a particular focus on: (a) the role of indices in supporting knowledge translation, (b) training courses for nexus practitioners on monitoring methodologies for drought risk and/or wastewater reuse and (c) typology development for organization of workflow for the Nexus Observatory;

    · Assists with interacting with other Academic Units to facilitate translation of scientific research outputs into material that supports policy dialogue on governance of environmental resources;

    1. Tutoring and Administration of online courses:

    · Assist in managing student registration and respond to queries;

    · Assist in producing and managing content for the online course web page, moodle and promotional material;

    · Maintain strong links between online courses;

    · Liaise with the ICT Associate to ensure the sound operation of the online E-learning platform;

    · Assist in tutoring at least two online courses on the nexus approach to management of environmental resources based on prior academic training;

    1. Other:

    · Assist in the administrative tasks concerning the unit and the Institute; including organizing meetings and preparing summaries of meetings;

    · Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor or the need of the Institute;

    · Support knowledge dissemination on nexus topics through presentation of original nexus relevant research at conferences/workshops;

    · Support innovations in capacity development by identification of relevant literature and didactic approaches for training courses targeting nexus practitioners.

    Required Qualifications and Experience:

    · A Master’s degree in natural sciences, engineering or in a social science field such as geography, economics, political science or statistics;

    · A PhD in a relevant area would be an asset;

    · Minimum one (1) year of professional work experience in the area of programme or project management covering issues of environmental resources, services and/or risks;

    · Work experience in a Non-Governmental Organization or UN would be an asset;

    · Experience with academic tutoring in fields of relevance to nexus governance would be an asset;

    · Experience with drafting project proposals would be an asset;

    · Demonstrated ability of undertaking academic writing on the topic of data visualization and transformation techniques in bridging the science-policy divide in environmental governance;

    · Proficiency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another UN language would be an asset;

    · Ability to work within agreed timelines;

    · A good team player with strong interpersonal skills demonstrated by the ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

    Remuneration:

    Remuneration will be commensurate with qualification and experience of the successful candidate.

    Duration of Contract:

    This is a full-time employment on a one (1) year Personnel Service Agreement (PSA) contract with UNU-FLORES, with the possibility for renewal subject to fund availability and satisfactory work performance. The combined duration of appointment shall not exceed six (6) years.

    The successful candidate will be employed under a personnel service agreement based in Dresden, Germany and will not hold international civil servant status nor be a “staff member” as defined in the United Nations Staff Rules and Regulations.

    Applications from suitably qualified woman candidates and those from developing countries are particularly encouraged.**Starting Date:** September 2017


    How to apply:

    Application Procedure:

    Interested applicants should submit their applications by email to hrflores@unu.edu and must include the following:

    · A cover letter setting out how the qualifications and experience match the requirements of the position;

    · A sample of original published academic research as first author that are of relevance to the vacancy (journal paper or book chapter);

    · A curriculum vitae and a completed and signed UNU Personal History form (P.11) downloadable from the UNU Website. Please avoid using similar forms provided by other United Nations organizations;

    · The e-mail and the application documents must indicate the reference number of the vacancy announcement (2017/UNU/FLORES/PSA/RA/49). The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8)


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    Organization: United Nations University
    Country: Germany
    Closing date: 23 Jul 2017

    Organisational Unit: UNU Vice-Rectorate in Europe (UNU-ViE)

    United Nations University objectives

    The United Nations University (UNU) is an international community of scholars engaged in research, postgraduate teaching and capacity development, and dissemination of knowledge in furtherance of the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations. The mission of UNU is to contribute, through research and capacity building, to efforts to resolve the pressing global problems that are the concern of the United Nations and its Member States.

    UNU Vice-Rectorate in Europe (UNU-ViE)

    UNU-ViE concentrates on relationships between advancing science and technology for human security. In addition to its scientific core mandate, it administers the central units providing service to five UNU entities in Bonn (bonn.unu.edu/). The central administration units include Finance, Human Resources, Information Communication Technology, Communication Services, and Procurement and General Administration. These units also assist with the administration of new UNU initiatives in Europe and Africa. For more information on the organisation, please visit vie.unu.edu.

    UNU 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. For more information, please visit ehs.unu.edu.

    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 shall carry out the following tasks:

    Website

    • Act as the webmaster and provide strategic guidance on the organisation’s website development, and liaise with ICT and all internal stakeholders to ensure enhanced usability.
    • Consistently maintain, improve, and upload content, and manage the website.
    • Draft and edit engaging content for the UNU-EHS website in close coordination with the researchers and the Communications Associate.
    • Manage a content-forward plan for the website and all social media.
    • Indicate to Communications Associate and Head of Communications which stories to contribute and create in order to maintain an up-to-date website with attractive content.
    • Use Google Analytics to analyse and optimise website traffic and gauge audience engagement.

    Social media

    • Develop and implement social media strategies.
    • Develop and execute creative campaign ideas to further establish UNU-EHS in the digital media space.
    • Increase UNU-EHS’s Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook following.
    • Develop engaging social media content in line with organisational priorities by closely liaising with researchers and our in-house designer for appealing visuals.
    • Monitor and evaluate UNU-EHS’s social media engagement and visibility using appropriate analytics tools and adjust outreach strategy when necessary.
    • Contribute to a monthly Communications unit report by providing social media statistics and highlighting successful posts.

    Writing/editing

    • Draft, edit, and effectively distribute a large variety of communication materials, including fact sheets, press releases, media advisories, flyers, and website features.
    • Work closely with academic staff to translate scientific content into engaging content for all UNU-EHS channels.

    Media relations/outreach

    • Support the head of the section with media relations work through social media channels like Twitter, identifying relevant journalists and using social media to proactively pitch UNU-EHS experts and research to key international media, and responding in a deadline driven manner.
    • Act as UNU’s communication focal point during major conferences and high-level events, such as the climate negotiations; facilitate on-the-ground media work and live social media posting.
    • Document UNU-EHS research and educational activities by travelling to research sites and gathering content and visuals, and providing live updates.
    • Play an instrumental role in the diverse daily tasks of the Communications unit.

    Required qualifications and experience

    Required qualifications and experience include:

    • bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Communications, Digital Media, Journalism, Mass Media, Public Relations, or a related field
    • minimum of two (2) years of professional experience in a communication role with a focus on digital media
    • ability to synthesise complex information and write engaging, informative content under tight deadlines for digital channels
    • ability to create potentially viral audiovisual content (factographs, infographs, short videos) in collaboration with the in-house designer
    • excellent drafting and editing skills with a strong attention to detail
    • high familiarity all forms of communication materials (website features, press releases, social media posts, fact sheets, flyers)
    • in-depth knowledge of digital tools and applications, especially CMS and social media tools
    • successful track record of analysing social media metrics and managing social media campaigns
    • proven experience with website management (CMS-based), including website analytics tools (e.g., Google Analytics)
    • fluency in oral and written English required; knowledge of another UN language would be considered an asset
    • excellent time management, forward planning, and prioritisation skills, with the ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
    • ability to work well in an intercultural team and in close coordination with colleagues across different divisions (ICT, Design, Media Relations)
    • innovative thinker who closely follows development in field of communication and adapts new approaches in a strategic manner
    • ability to travel internationally, often on short notice

    Remuneration

    Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    Duration of contract

    This is full-time employment on a one (1) year Personnel Service Agreement (PSA), without extension .

    This is a locally recruited post; no relocation allowances apply. The successful candidate will be employed under a local contract and will not hold international civil servant status nor be a “staff member” as defined in the United Nations Staff Rules and Regulations.

    Starting date

    As soon as possible


    How to apply:

    Interested applicants should submit their applications by e-mail (to hrbonn@vie.unu.edu), and must include the following:

    • a cover letter setting out how your qualifications and experience match the requirements of the position
    • a curriculum vitae and a completed and signed UNU Personal History (P.11) form; please avoid using similar forms provided by other United Nations organisations
    • an indication of the reference number of the vacancy announcement (2017/UNU/ViE/PSA/DCA/51)

    Applications from suitably qualified women candidates are particularly encouraged.


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    Organization: United Nations University
    Country: Germany
    Closing date: 27 Jul 2017

    Organizational Unit: United Nations University – Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)

    Reference Number:UNU-EHS/EMSVA/MCII/ACRI/2017/2

    Applications: *By email to:* internship-applications@ehs.unu.edu

    Application deadline: 27 July 2017

    United Nations University’s Mission: The United Nations University (UNU) is an international community of scholars, engaged in research, postgraduate teaching and capacity development and dissemination of knowledge in furthering the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations. For more information, please visit www.unu.edu.

    UNU-EHS, established in December 2003, addresses the risk and vulnerability aspects of human security and the consequences of complex environmental hazards for sustainable development. The work of UNU‐EHS helps to improve the in‐depth understanding of the cause effect relationships to find ways to reduce risks and vulnerabilities. The Institute supports policymakers and decision makers with evidence‐based research and information.

    The Munich Climate Insurance Initiative e.V. (MCII) was launched by Munich Re in April 2005 in response to the growing realization that insurance-related solutions can play a role in adaptation to climate change, as advocated in the Framework Convention and the Kyoto Protocol. To achieve this, MCII brings together insurers, experts on climate change and adaptation, NGOs, and researchers intent on finding effective and fair solutions to the risks posed by climate change. MCII, through its unique set-up, provides a forum and gathering point for insurance-related expertise on climate change impacts and explores ways how to create sustainable approaches that create incentive structures for risk and poverty reduction.

    The project “Advancing Climate Risk Insurance Plus” (ACRI+) is implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Munich Climate Insurance Initiative e.V. (MCII). The project aims to initiate a number of on-the-ground initiatives on integrated climate risk management, focusing on the development of risk transfer and insurance solutions. It engages at local, national and international levels through the following work packages:

    · Designing ICRM concepts including implementation plans for selected sectors that include an insurance component;

    · Gathering international experience of various organisations regarding ICRM applications within different contexts (e.g. urban, transport, energy, water or tourism sector);

    · Feeding back lessons learned and best practice into international policy making processes to improve the knowledge on ICRM in the international debates around climate change and risk;

    Responsibilities:

    · Assist in the drafting and preparation of material related to projects of the Munich Climate Insurance Initiative;

    · Assist in drafting and editing English documents;

    · Conduct literature reviews and reference searches on the use of climate risk insurance for low income populations through relevant reports, journals, and grey literature;

    · Provide administrative and organisational support for international conferences and workshops - such as writing invitation letters, updating participant databases, drafting the programme, etc.;

    · Assist with managing the MCII website;

    · Analyse the databases or websites of international organisations that are relevant to the project and have active climate risk insurance projects, and draft a series of factsheet from the identified projects;

    · Support the implementation of expert interviews with relevant contacts at international organizations working on insurance and climate change adaptation;

    · Provide support to the creation of methodological flow charts and other illustrations for the project of concern;

    Qualifications and Requirements:

    Field of Study: Human Geography, Economics, Risk Management, International (Affairs, Development, Relations, Policy), Political Science, or related field.

    Essential Skills and attributes:

    · Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred),

    · Excellent command of English and experience writing various documents in English,

    · Previous experience in risk management and/or insurance-related fields,

    · Experience in developing countries and preferably also in international organizations,

    · Strong computer skills, good knowledge of MS Office programs,

    · A willingness to learn new technology skills and methods,

    · Ability to be flexible and multitask,

    · Ability to work in an international team.

    Desired Skills:

    · Strong interest in knowledge sharing and capacity development,

    · High motivated and team oriented person,

    · Some practical work experience in a professional office setting would be an asset,

    · An interest in scientific research and science-policy-interaction,

    · Language skills in German would be an asset.

    Teaching/learning objectives:

    · Understanding of the research work and related activities of UNU and the UN System;

    · Gain work experience within UN international working environment;

    · Understanding of MCII's field of work including its different projects;

    · Learn how to interact in a multi-stakeholder work environment, incl. working with policy makers, insurance practitioners, NGOs and the UN system;

    · Find insight into science-policy-practice;

    · Further develop personal portfolio through active participation in research activities on insurance and risk management;

    Duration:

    The successful candidate will be based at UNU-EHS in Bonn on a full-time basis for a contractual period ranging between 3-6 months. The internship is not remunerated.

    Starting Date:

    ASAP


    How to apply:

    Interested applicants should submit their application by e-mail and must include the following:

    · Curriculum Vitae in English;

    · Cover letter in English: outlining your motivations, possible contributions to the programme and future career goals;

    · Completed UNU-EHS application form (downloadable at: https://ehs.unu.edu/about/internship/international-internship-programme.html#applications_procedure);

    · Two letters of recommendation.

    For the information about the application procedure, please visit http://ehs.unu.edu/about/internship/international-internship-programme.html#faq

    Workforce diversity is essential to UNU. Suitably qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds including minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be handled with the strictest confidence.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Unsuccessful applications will not be acknowledged nor returned.

    If you have any questions, please contact us at internship-applications@ehs.unu.edu.


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    Organization: United Nations University
    Country: Germany
    Closing date: 27 Jul 2017

    Organizational Unit: United Nations University – Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)

    Reference Number:UNU-EHS/EMSVA/MCII/G7/2017/2

    Applications: *By email to:* internship-applications@ehs.unu.edu

    Application deadline: 27 July 2017

    United Nations University’s Mission: The United Nations University (UNU) is an international community of scholars, engaged in research, postgraduate teaching and capacity development and dissemination of knowledge in furthering the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations. For more information, please visit www.unu.edu.

    UNU-EHS, established in December 2003, addresses the risk and vulnerability aspects of human security and the consequences of complex environmental hazards for sustainable development. The work of UNU‐EHS helps to improve the in‐depth understanding of the cause effect relationships to find ways to reduce risks and vulnerabilities. The Institute supports policymakers and decision makers with evidence‐based research and information.

    The Munich Climate Insurance Initiative e.V. (MCII) was launched by Munich Re in April 2005 in response to the growing realization that insurance-related solutions can play a role in adaptation to climate change, as advocated in the Framework Convention and the Kyoto Protocol. To achieve this, MCII brings together insurers, experts on climate change and adaptation, NGOs, and researchers intent on finding effective and fair solutions to the risks posed by climate change. MCII, through its unique set-up, provides a forum and gathering point for insurance-related expertise on climate change impacts and explores ways how to create sustainable approaches that create incentive structures for risk and poverty reduction.

    In 2015, G7 leaders launched an initiative on climate risk insurance, called InsuResilience. Under the overall guidance of the German Federal Ministry for Development and Economic Cooperation (BMZ) and in cooperation with the German Development Bank (KfW) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), MCII supports the InsuResilience Secretariat to appropriately design and implement the initiative to reach up to 400m vulnerable people with innovative direct and indirect insurance approaches in the context of comprehensive climate risk management. One of the key activities here will be to analyse potentials for reducing vulnerability/ enhancing resilience using insurance and to develop criteria to measure the pro-poor and resilience impact of InsuResilience. MCII will continue a constant dialogue and knowledge exchange with relevant stakeholder groups to ensure meaningful participation and buy-in and support the creation of a common vision.

    Responsibilities:

    · Assist in the drafting and preparation of material related to projects of the Munich Climate Insurance Initiative;

    · Assist in drafting and editing English documents;

    · Conduct literature reviews and reference searches on the use of climate risk insurance for low income populations through relevant reports, journals, and grey literature;

    · Provide administrative and organisational support for international conferences and workshops - such as writing invitation letters, updating participant databases, drafting the programme, etc.;

    · Assist with managing the MCII website;

    · Provide support with the development of research methodologies for case studies

    · Conduct background research on both quantitative and qualitative approaches to measuring resilience

    · Support with stakeholder engagement (e.g. meetings and subsequent outcome reports) where necessary

    · Support the strategical input to international policy processes and their bodies (e.g. the UNFCCC WIM ExCom, the G20, etc.), where necessary

    Qualifications and Requirements:

    Field of Study: Human Geography, Economics, Risk Management, International (Affairs, Development, Relations, Policy), Political Science, or related field.

    Essential Skills and attributes:

    · Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred),

    · Excellent command of English and experience writing various documents in English,

    · Previous experience in risk management and/or insurance-related fields,

    · Experience in developing countries and preferably also in international organizations,

    · Strong computer skills, good knowledge of MS Office programs,

    · A willingness to learn new technology skills and methods,

    · Ability to be flexible and multitask,

    · Ability to work in an international team.

    Desired Skills:

    · Strong interest in knowledge sharing and capacity development,

    · High motivated and team oriented person,

    · Some practical work experience in a professional office setting would be an asset,

    · An interest in scientific research and science-policy-interaction,

    · Language skills in German would be an asset.

    Teaching/learning objectives:

    · Understanding of the research work and related activities of UNU and the UN System;

    · Gain work experience within UN international working environment;

    · Understanding of MCII's field of work including its different projects;

    · Learn how to interact in a multi-stakeholder work environment, incl. working with policy makers, insurance practitioners, NGOs and the UN system;

    · Find insight into science-policy-practice;

    · Further develop personal portfolio through active participation in research activities on insurance and risk management;

    Duration:

    The successful candidate will be based at UNU-EHS in Bonn on a full-time basis for a contractual period ranging between 3-6 months. The internship is not remunerated.

    Starting Date:

    ASAP


    How to apply:

    Interested applicants should submit their application by e-mail and must include the following:

    · Curriculum Vitae in English;

    · Cover letter in English: outlining your motivations, possible contributions to the programme and future career goals;

    · Completed UNU-EHS application form (downloadable at: https://ehs.unu.edu/about/internship/international-internship-programme.html#applications_procedure);

    · Two letters of recommendation.

    For the information about the application procedure, please visit http://ehs.unu.edu/about/internship/international-internship-programme.html#faq

    Workforce diversity is essential to UNU. Suitably qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds including minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be handled with the strictest confidence.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Unsuccessful applications will not be acknowledged nor returned.

    If you have any questions, please contact us at internship-applications@ehs.unu.edu.


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    Organization: United Nations University
    Country: Germany
    Closing date: 31 Jul 2017

    United Nations University’s Mission: The United Nations University (UNU) is an international community of scholars, engaged in research, postgraduate teaching and capacity development and dissemination of knowledge in furthering the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations. For more information, please visit www.unu.edu.

    UNU-EHS, established in December 2003, addresses the risk and vulnerability aspects of human security and the consequences of complex environmental hazards for sustainable development. The work of UNU‐EHS helps to improve the in‐depth understanding of the cause effect relationships to find ways to reduce risks and vulnerabilities. The Institute supports policymakers and decision makers with evidence‐based research and information.

    EVES section explores environmental deterioration processes such as water and land degradation. Particularly, the section looks at remedial measures, resources availability and robustness of ecosystem services, all within the context of socio ecological systems affected by environmental hazards.

    Context: Interactive visualization of a set of global case studies on ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction (EcoDRR) and/or adaptation (EbA) in an open-source web map tool
    The successful candidate will develop an open-source web map tool for the interactive visualization and querying of a set of global EcoDRR (ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction) and EbA (ecosystem-based adaptation) case studies using OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium) web mapping standards. The final solution shall be browser-based and will potentially be embedded into the UNU-EHS website.

    Responsibilities:

    • Develop an open-source web map tool for the interactive visualization and querying of EcoDRR/EbA case studies with following tasks:
    • Create vector geo-data (e.g. shapefiles) representing the location and geometry (e.g. point/polygon) of each case study and develop attribute tables for each case study;
    • Conduct a short review on existing open-source solutions for the interactive visualization and querying of geo-data in a web map tool;
    • Develop a spatial database where data for each case study (incl. attributes) is stored
    • Develop (or adapt) an open-source WebGIS/Map solution (e.g. using Leaflet, Open Layers or similar) that fulfills the following requirements: (1) interactive visualization of the case studies (incl. querying functions where queries can be run based on the attributes in the attribute tables), (2) can be integrated into a website (browser-based solution), (3) OpenStreetMap or similar global base maps as a background map.
    • Perform any other duties as may be assigned or required.

    Qualifications and Requirements:

    Field of Study: Geoinformatics, GIScience, Informatics, Geography, or a related field.

    Essential Skills and attributes:

    • Excellent command of English
    • Advanced knowledge in web application development, using HTML and JavaScript web mapping libraries like Leaflet
    • Experience in the development of more advanced WebGIS solutions is an asset
    • Advanced experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
    • Proven record of computer proficiency,
    • Willingness to learn new skills and methods

    Desired Skills:

    • Ability to work independently
    • Demonstrates problem-solving skills
    • An interest in scientific research and science-policy-interaction
    • Willingness to work in a culturally diverse environment

    Teaching/learning objectives:

    • Work with the concepts of vulnerability, disaster risk reduction and ecosystem services;
    • Develop an open-source WebGIS/web mapping solution for the interactive visualization and (attribute-based) querying of global EcoDRR/EbA case studies;
    • Acquire knowledge and gain hands-on experience related to international governmental organization processes;
    • Understanding of the project work and related activities of UNU and the UN System;
    • Gain work experience within UN international working environment.

    Duration:
    The successful candidate will be based at UNU-EHS in Bonn on a full-time basis (40 hours per week) for a contractual period ranging between 3-6 months. The internship is not remunerated.

    Starting Date:
    As soon as possible

    Application Procedure: By email to: internship-applications(a)ehs.unu.edu.


    How to apply:
    1. STAGE 1 (Application Submission)
      Interested Applicants must submit by email to internship-applications(a)ehs.unu.edu :

      • A completed internship application form
      • Résumé/CV in English
      • Motivation/Cover letter: outlining your experience with WebGIS, your motivations, and future career goals
      • Two letters of recommendation
      • If applying to a specific internship posting, please quote the reference number in the email subject line

      Only digital versions sent via email will be accepted. We do not accept applications sent via post.
      If applying to a specific internship posting with a clearly stated deadline, application packets must be received by the date of deadline at 23:59 CET (Central European Time).

      STAGE 2 (Interviews)
      If your background matches the needs of the section, you will be shortlisted for the position. Shortlisted candidates will receive an email notification from UNU-EHS/ViE to schedule a date and time for the interview, which will be conducted via Skype or telephone. In some cases, when a specific skill is required for a position, shortlisted candidates may be asked to provide additional materials so that this skill may be assessed. For example, testing translation skills.

      STAGE 3 (Acceptance)
      After interviews have been conducted, all those candidates who were interviewed will receive an email notification regarding their application status. Successful candidates will be offered an internship position and contract for the duration of 3 to 6 months.


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    Organization: United Nations University
    Closing date: 20 Aug 2017

    United Nations University Objectives:

    The United Nations University (UNU) is an international community of scholars, engaged in research, postgraduate teaching and capacity development and dissemination of knowledge in furthering the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations. The mission of UNU is to contribute, through research and capacity building, to efforts to resolve the pressing global problems that are the concern of the United Nations and its Member States. For more information, please visit http://unu.edu.

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

    The mission of UNU-FLORES is to contribute, through research, capacity development and dissemination of knowledge, to the resolution of pressing challenges in the area of sustainable use and integrated management of environmental resources (water, soil and waste), particularly in developing and transitional countries. It aims to serve within the UN as the think-tank on resources management and be internationally recognized as major hub and intellectual focal point promoting integrated management strategies addressing in particular the needs of developing and emerging countries. The Institute is located in Dresden, Federal Republic of Germany. For more information please visit http://flores.unu.edu.

    Systems and Flux Analysis considering Global Change Assessment:

    The Systems and Flux Analysis Considering Global Change Assessment Unit promotes interdisciplinary research on material fluxes and the cycling of the environmental resources – water, soil, and waste. The quantitative analysis of resources´ quantities, qualities and material flow is an integral dimension of applying a Nexus Approach and a prerequisite for the sustainable management of these resources under conditions of global change.

    The Unit plays a central role in integrative data analysis, making use of systematic monitoring approaches at various spatial scales, including station data and earth observation techniques. It also works on and with integrative modelling tools for systems understanding and assessing and predicting impacts of climate change. The integration of the Unit into the overall research strategy of UNU-FLORES facilitates and fosters the implementation of research results into management plans and governance.

    Responsibilities:

    Under the authority of the Director of UNU-FLORES and the direct supervision of Academic Officers for Systems and Flux Analysis, the successful candidate will be entrusted with the following tasks:

    · Update and extend an existing online database on modeling tools for integrated resources management in terms of content and functionality

    · Develop/maintain links to external host of the database and ensure proper configuration and implementation of respective files

    · Transfer collected data into appropriate format (JSON) for the online database

    · Explore implementation of new features of the online database

    · Other UNU-FLORES related tasks as appropriate.

    Required Qualifications and Experience:

    · Degree in an IT-related area or in engineering/natural sciences area;

    · Working experience related to developing online databases;

    · Experienced user of relevant languages (e.g. java, python, R) and data formats (e.g. JSON);

    · Experience in relevant data base tools, e.g. Lucene, Elasticsearch, Kibana, R;

    · Experience in html coding;

    · Good team player with strong interpersonal skills demonstrated by the ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment;

    · Highly self-motivated and organized;

    · Excellent oral and written communication skills in English; Knowledge of German will be an asset.

    · Detail oriented, with a professional and conscientious attitude;

    · Ability to independently prioritize.

    Applications from suitably qualified women candidates are particularly encouraged

    Remuneration:

    Remuneration will commensurate with qualification and experience of the successful candidate.

    Duration of Contract:

    The successful candidate shall work remotely under the Consultant Contract (CTC) for a fixed period of two (2) months for the above-mentioned project. No consultant shall provide services for more than twenty-four (24) months in a thirty-six (36)-month period.

    The successful candidate will not hold international civil servant status nor be a “staff member” as defined in the United Nations Staff Rules and Regulations. Applications from suitably qualified woman candidates and those from developing countries are particularly encouraged. Starting Date: As soon as possible


    How to apply:

    Application Procedure:

    Interested applicants should submit their applications by email (to hrflores@unu.edu), and must include the following:

    · a cover letter setting out how the qualifications and experience match the requirements of the position;

    · a curriculum vitae and a completed and signed UNU Personal History (P.11) form downloadable from the UNU website. Please avoid using similar forms provided by other United Nations organizations; the email and the application must also indicate the reference number of the vacancy announcement 2017/UNU/FLORES/CTC/CON/57


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    Organization: United Nations University
    Country: Germany
    Closing date: 16 Aug 2017

    United Nations University Objectives:
    The United Nations University (UNU) is an international community of scholars, engaged in research, postgraduate teaching and capacity development and dissemination of knowledge in furthering the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations. The mission of UNU is to contribute, through research and capacity building, to efforts to resolve the pressing global problems that are the concern of the United Nations and its Member States. For more information please visit http://unu.edu.
    The United Nations University Vice-Rectorate in Europe (UNU-ViE):
    UNU-ViE concentrates on relationships between advancing science and technology for human security. In addition to its scientific core mandate, it administers the central units providing service to five UNU entities in Bonn (http://www.bonn.unu.edu/). The central administration units include Finance, Human Resources, Information Communication Technology, Communication Services, Procurement and General Administration. These units also assist with the administration of new UNU initiatives in Europe and Africa. For more information on the organization, please visit the following websites: www.vie.unu.edu
    UNU Campus Computing Centre (C3):
    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. For more information about C3, please visit http://c3.unu.edu.
    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.
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    Responsibilities:
    Under the overall authority of the Vice-Rector/Director EHS and the direct supervision of the Head of ICT
    Services (ViE), the successful candidate will be responsible for the following tasks:
    Business Requirements Analysis:

    • Coordinate with primary and secondary stakeholders to study user and business requirements. Act as focal point for requirements-integration into existing ICT processes.

    Information Systems Support:

    • Assist in the design, implementation and maintenance of information and management systems based on business-unit level requirements.

    • Maintain the internal ICT document library and CMDB and produce documentation conforming to internal standards as required.

    • Provide information systems support to business units, including assisting in the coordination and definition of classifications, metadata, filing- and usage standards.

    • Schedule activities to address user and service requirements including development, updating and maintenance of information systems.

    Project Management:

    • Assist in project management administration based on PRINCE2 methodology

    • Perform project control and tracking to coordinate project teams between multiple projects

    • Monitor exceptions handling, quality control and customer follow up.

    • Perform risk management on an ongoing through maintain of project-related risk and activity logs

    • Perform validation of project requirements and deliverables

    ITIL-based Service Delivery:

    • Provide first and second level support to local and remote users to resolve issues with IT services. Ensure that requests for assistance are responded to in a timely manner and according to agreed SLA’s.

    • Track escalated incidents and problems which fall outside established SLA’s

    • Professionally interact with third party suppliers ensuring service agreements and incidents are processed to a successful conclusion.

    • Identify any usability shortcomings of the service catalog and software portfolio and provide recommendations e.g. training materials and information on service portals such as the intranet.

    Technology Management:

    • Design and develop web services for the UNU, ViE, SCYCLE and EHS programs, as well as other related websites and connected databases.

    • Liaise with internal UNU units in order to develop and deliver their web requirements in accordance with functional specifications.

    • Carry out system administration tasks to support availability and capacity management. Other tasks related to ICT services as the needs arise.

    • Any other duties as may be assigned or required.

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    Required Qualifications and Experience:

    • Completion of Secondary school education

    • Minimum five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in ICT development, information systems, web technologies or related areas;

    • Demonstrated experience and expertise in ICT project management, project monitoring and project control with emphasis on standards-based reporting;

    • Valid certification or qualification in at least one of the following areas are required:

    a) Information management
    b) IT development
    c) ITIL, Prince2 methodologies

    • Experience in building, maintaining and auditing documentation relating to information systems, configuration, processes, service dependencies, asset management, topologies, administration manuals, job instructions, support contacts etc.;

    • Experience with monitoring, and reporting of current resource utilization levels, and errors in a mixed server and systems environment;

    • Practical knowledge and experience in technology management, provision of first-, second- and third level support;

    • Experience in working with End-Users to ensure optimal delivery and use of ICT solutions;

    • Excellent communication, analytical and problem solving skills;

    • Proven interpersonal skills demonstrated by the ability to work well in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;

    • Flexibility and willingness to work outside normal business hours as needed;

    • Ability to learn and adapt to ICT systems that may be unfamiliar;

    • Fluency in oral and written English is required; German language capacity will be considered a strong asset;

    Applications from suitably qualified women candidates are particularly encouraged.
    Remuneration:
    We offer a competitive net salary at GS-5 level of the General Service salary scale (for Bonn, Germany) of the United Nations Common System, plus benefits. For more information, please visit http://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/salaries_allowances/salaries/germany.htm
    Duration of Contract:
    This is a full-time employment. Initial appointment will be on a fixed-term appointment of one (1) year with the possibility of renewal and on a rolling fixed-term appointment basis, subject to satisfactory work performance. The mandatory age of retirement for new United Nations staff is 65 years.
    This is a locally recruited post; no relocation allowances apply. UNU is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture.
    Staff members of the United Nations University are international civil servants subject to the authority of the Rector and may be assigned to any of the activities or offices of the University. Rector reserves the right to appoint the candidate to a level below that which is advertised.
    Starting date: As soon as possible
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    Application Procedure:
    Interested applicants should submit their applications by e-mail (to hrbonn@vie.unu.edu), and must include the following:

    • a cover letter setting out how the qualifications and experience match the requirements of the position;

    • a curriculum vitae and completed and signed UNU Personal History (P.11) form downloadable from UNU Bonn website. Please avoid using similar forms provided by other United Nations organizations;

    • an indication of the reference number of the vacancy announcement (2017/UNU/ViE/FTA/ISA/56).


    How to apply:

    Application Procedure:
    Interested applicants should submit their applications by e-mail (to hrbonn@vie.unu.edu), and must include the following:

    • a cover letter setting out how the qualifications and experience match the requirements of the position;

    • a curriculum vitae and completed and signed UNU Personal History (P.11) form downloadable from UNU Bonn website. Please avoid using similar forms provided by other United Nations organizations;

    • an indication of the reference number of the vacancy announcement (2017/UNU/ViE/FTA/ISA/56).


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