research fellow (psa) - United Nations University

Apr 16, 2016 - United Nations University – Center for Policy Research (UNU-CPR). Reference Number ... conducting library and online research; collecting and organizing data on relevant issues; carrying out literature ... An advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in public policy, political science,.
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LOCAL RECRUITMENT Tokyo, Japan

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

RESEARCH FELLOW (PSA) Organizational Unit

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United Nations University – Center for Policy Research (UNU-CPR)

Reference Number

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2016/UNU/CPR/PSA/RF/22

Applications to

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[email protected]

Closing Date

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16 April 2016

United Nations University Objectives: The UNU is an international community of scholars engaged in research, postgraduate training and the dissemination of knowledge in furtherance of the purposes and principles of the United Nations, its Peoples and Member States. The University functions as a think tank for the United Nations system, contributes to capacity building, particularly in developing countries, and serves as a platform for new and innovative ideas and dialogue. For more information please visit http://unu.edu. The Center for Policy Research: The Centre for Policy Research (CPR) in Tokyo was established in 2014 to generate policy research and inform major UN debates in the areas of security, development and humanitarian affairs. CPR is a small think-tank, with eight core staff, a few select fellows, and a broad network of partner policy analysts and researchers. CPR’s policy research agenda focuses in particular on the implications for the UN of the changing nature of conflict and violence as well as on making the UN fit for purpose to allow it to better contribute to the implementation of the Agenda 2030 for sustainable development. For more information on the Centre and its work, please visit http://cpr.unu.edu. Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Senior Policy Advisor and reporting to the Director of UNU-CPR, the Research Fellow will be supporting UNU-CPR’s programme on global development. As Research Fellow, responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following tasks:     

Conduct independent research and drafting on select CPR research projects, including in the form of policy briefs, research papers, meeting summaries, and conference reports; Provide research assistance to senior UNU-CPR personnel as required, including but not limited to conducting library and online research; collecting and organizing data on relevant issues; carrying out literature reviews; and providing drafting and editorial support; Provide substantive and administrative support for the organization of conferences, meetings and seminars Provide administrative support to the UNU-CPR team; Perform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications and Experience:      

An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in public policy, political science, law, international affairs, or a related field; At least 3 (three) years of progressively responsible experience in international relations, political affairs, conflict resolution, economic development; or law. A strong international research background and publications in areas related to peace, security, global governance, and/or public policy; Excellent drafting and communication skills; Knowledge of the UN and of its functions and activities is desirable; Fluency in spoken and written English.

Remuneration: Remuneration will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. Duration of Contract: The successful candidate shall work under a Personnel Services Agreement (PSA) for a fixed period of 1 year, with the possibility of renewal. The combined duration of appointments under PSA shall not exceed six (6) years. 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: 1 July 2016 Application Procedure: Interested applicants should submit their applications by email (to [email protected]) and must include the following:     

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