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Organization: United Nations University
Country: Germany
Closing date: 21 May 2019

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, 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.

PACET

The Pan-African Cooperation and Educational Technologies (PACET) section at UNU-EHS aims to strengthen the research, educational, and institutional capacities of UNU-EHS in Africa. The program fosters cooperation between UNU and african institutions in higher education, research, policy, and practice to develop innovative methods and appropriated solutions to address challenges particularly in the frame of the Agenda 2063 of the African Union and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

In the framework of projects such as Higher Education Cooperation with PAUWES, WESA (Water and Energy Security in Africa), RARSUS (Risk Assessment and Reduction strategies for Sustainable Urban Resource Supply in Sub-Saharan Africa), GlobeDrought characterising drought and risk impact, CLIMAFRI on the implementation of climate-sensitive adaptation strategies to reduce the flood risk in Togo and Niger, PACET leverages digital technologies to strengthen the educational and research capacities of UNU-EHS, its partner institutions, and scientists and practitioners at a global scale.

Responsibilities

Under the overall authority of the Director of UNU-EHS and the direct supervision of the Head of the PACET section and the WESA project coordinator, the chosen candidate will principally be responsible for the following:

support in the planning, organisation, and post documentation of a pan-African networking conference, Research-to-Practice, in Africasupport the communication and dissemination of results of PAUWES related projectssupport the administrative and financial operations of PAUWES related projects in accordance with UNU s policies, United Nations Financial Rules and Regulations (UNFRR), established operational procedures, and ensure that proper and accurate accounting records are maintainedassist the program support staff in monitoring finance and budgetary status of projects and provide officers responsible with information as requiredsupport the preparation of financial reports in accordance with the terms and conditions of donor contracts in the frame of PACET projectssupport the development of concepts and the writing process for the acquisition of third-party funding in the areas of renewable energy and climate change nexussupport the establishment and maintenance of networks and relationships with other pan-African institutes, centres of excellence in Africa, and pan-African and international actors and institutions active in the areas of energy and climate change nexussupport in the planning, organisation, and post documentation of educational events, meetings, workshops, webinars and online lectures, online and traditional summer school and block courses, and online training courses in the frame of PAUWES related projectsother related duties as requiredQualifications and experience

Required qualifications and experience include:

a Master s degree in environmental sciences, Environmental Management, Economics, Business Administration, Political science, Geography, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, or another relevant field; a background in renewable energy will be considered as an asset.working experience with a minimum of two (2) years in educational and institutional management, preferably in an international and multicultural environmentexperience in project administration and financial managementability to work independently and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgroundsexperience in the planning, organisation, and post documentation of conferences, educational events, and strategic meetingsexperience in communications, management, and administration of online community of practiceexcellent command of French and English; German language capacity will be considered an assetworking experience in Africa is an advantagewillingness to travel in the region

Applications from suitably qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged.

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 for renewal subject to satisfactory work performance and availability of funds. The combined duration of appointments 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 be a staff member as defined in the UN Staff Rules and Regulations.

Starting date

As soon as possible.

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

a cover letter setting out how the qualifications and experience match the requirements of the positiona completed and signed UNU Personal History (P.11) form; please avoid using similar forms provided by other United Nations organisations

Please indicate the reference number of the vacancy announcement (2019/UNU/EHS/PSA/PA/32).


How to apply:

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

a cover letter setting out how the qualifications and experience match the requirements of the positiona completed and signed UNU Personal History (P.11) form; please avoid using similar forms provided by other United Nations organisations

Please indicate the reference number of the vacancy announcement (2019/UNU/EHS/PSA/PA/32).

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