Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
United Nations University Objectives:
The United Nations University (UNU) is an international community of scholars engaged in research, postgraduate training and dissemination of knowledge in furtherance of the purposes and principles of the United Nations, its Peoples and Member States. It serves as a think tank for the United Nations system, contributes to capacity building—particularly in developing countries—as well as a platform for new and creative ideas and dialogue. For more information please visit http://unu.edu.
Institute on Computing and Society mission:
The United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society (UNU-CS) is a research institute at the intersections of information and communication technology (ICT) and international development. UNU-CS conducts UN policy-relevant research and generates solutions, addressing key issues expressed in the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through high-impact innovations and frontier technologies.
Through its research, UNU-CS encourages data-driven and evidence-based actions and policies to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.UNU-CS is situated in Macau Special Administrative Region (S.A.R), China, and it is the only UN entity in the city. The Pearl River Delta, which embraces Macau, Hongkong and Guangdong Province, is considered an emerging Silicon Valley due to its booming economy and technological innovations. The strategic location provides an exciting opportunity for researchers and experts to maximize impact of their work.
More info can be found at https://cs.unu.edu
2019 UNU-CS Priorities
In 2019, UNU-CS will continue to communicate its value, and its relevance and impact for the UN system and Asia Pacific Region as an ICTD think-tank. In particular, the Institute will focus its effort on strengthening and broadening their stakeholders’ engagement in the Pearl River Delta Region, China in general, and other countries in the region.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Director of UNU-CS, the Communications Manager will lead a small team. S/he is expected, but not limited to, perform the following responsibilities:
Required qualifications and experiences:
Remuneration: Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. UN income is not subject to taxes in Macau.
Duration of contract:
This is a full-time position on a one (1) year Personnel Service Agreement (PSA) contract with UNU, with the possibility for renewal subject to performance and funding availability. The combined duration of appointments shall not exceed six (6) years.
This is a contract position falling outside of the United Nations Common System. 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.
Starting date: As soon as possible
Interested applicants should submit their applications by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 22 March 2019, and must include the following:
Please note that applications received after the closing date will not be considered and only short-listed candidates will be offered the opportunity to take the written tests and/or interview for this position.
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).