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Apr 1, 2016 - VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT. RESEARCH ... For more information please visit http://unu.edu ... partnership with the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) as part of the Science to Action (S2A) ...
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LOCAL RECRUITMENT Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

RESEARCH OFFICER (Personnel Service Agreement - PSA) Organizational Unit

: United Nations University International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH)

Reference Number

: 2016/UNU/IIGH/PSA/RO/24

Applications to

: By Post: Director, United Nations University International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH) HUKM Complex Jalan Yaacob Latiff, Bandar Tun Razak, 56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA. By Email: [email protected]

Closing Date

: Open until position is filled

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 International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH): UNU-IIGH undertakes research, teaching and capacity development and dissemination of knowledge related to key issues of human health. It aims to contribute to the development and strengthening of health policy frameworks and management actions, particularly for people in developing countries, and to support implementation of promotive and preventive approaches to human health. UNU-IIGH embraces an ecosocial view of health that recognizes its origins in ecological, economic and social contextual factors, and adopts a systems approach to understanding and addressing health challenges. For more information please visit http://iigh.unu.edu

Cardiff University, Sustainable Places Research Institute (CU-PLACE) Founded in 2010, CU-PLACE is an internationally recognised multidisciplinary Research Institute which progresses sustainability science for more sustainable places. It operates across all three colleges of Cardiff University, and brings together leading researchers at Cardiff University in the environmental field with a commitment to placebased solutions and innovation. As a key meeting place for researchers and stakeholders, PLACE examines the interdependencies and trade-offs between key resource sectors, such as energy, food, water, and waste, while working with place-based community, business, environmental and governance interests to find solutions and adaptations to the challenges of diminishing resources and a changing climate (http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/research/sustainableplaces/). Newton-Ungku Omar Fund On 5 December 2013 the UK Chancellor announced the creation of an Emerging Powers Research and Innovation Fund of £375 million over 5 years to support science and innovation partnerships with emerging powers. The Fund forms part of the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) commitment and its primary focus is to develop partner countries research and innovation capacity for long-term sustainable growth. The Fund covers three broad categories of activity: (i) People: capacity building, people exchange and joint centres; (ii) Programmes: research collaborations on development topics; and (iii) Translation: innovation partnerships. Under the Newton-Ungku Omar Fund in Malaysia, the British Council, as one of several UK delivery partners working with the Higher Education International Unit, is aiming to run programmes in the ‘People’ strand of Newton, in partnership with the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) as part of the Science to Action (S2A) initiative undertaken by the Government of Malaysia. Project: Systems Thinking and Place-based Methods for Healthier Malaysian Cities Cities are now the dominant human habitat, with more influence than ever on economies, environments and health. Despite progress, intr