Programme Associate – United Nations University (Germany)

Essentials

  • Position:  Personal Service Agreement
  • United Nations University
  • Location: Bonn, Germany
  • Deadline: 24 January 2020

Summary

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.

Eurac Research is located in the hearts of the Alps in the multilingual region of South Tyrol, Italy. Eurac has been established as a private, non-profit, interdisciplinary research center in Bolzano in 1992. With 11 institutes, Eurac Research provides expertise and develops practical solutions in the fields of environment, migration, minority rights, medicine, energy, and innovative technologies. Eurac contributes to healthy societies, fosters the development particularly of mountain regions as well as the livelihood of their communities, and supports the management of social, cultural and ecological diversity.

Under the authority of the Director of UNU-EHS and the supervision of Head of the GLOMOS Bonn office, the successful candidate will be entrusted with predominantly academic/scientific tasks, including some administrative activities as following:

  • develop and design research questions and scientific projects with the GLOMOS team
  • documentation and information management of scientific GLOMOS activities
  • support ongoing scientific project activities
  • support the communication and dissemination of GLOMOS activities and project results including the provision of web-content
  • support planning, organisation, and documentation of GLOMOS events, conferences, and strategic meetings
  • support the establishment, maintenance, and documentation of networks and relationships with other international actors and institutions active in the area of mountain research
  • contributing to fund-raising activities for the GLOMOS programme
  • support the implementation and administration of an academic PhD programme related to the research agenda of the GLOMOS programme
  • support the administration and financial operations of GLOMOS in accordance with UNU’s policies, United Nations Financial Rules and Regulations (UNFRR) and established operational procedures, and ensure that proper and accurate accounting records are maintained
  • assist in monitoring financial and project budgetary status of projects and provide officers responsible with information as required
  • support the preparation of financial reports in accordance with the terms and conditions of donor contracts
  • support mission travel, input and process travel requests in close collaboration with the GLOMOS office in Bolzano and the finance and administration unit at UNU-EHS

Application Procedure:

Interested applicants should submit their applications by e-mail (to [email protected]), 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 (2019/UNU/EHS/GLOMOS/PSA/PA/94
 
 
 

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