RESEARCH FELLOW (P-3)

Posted on 25 June 2018

Job Description

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

Reference Number: 2018/UNU/IIGH/FTA/RF/110023

Applications to: recruit.iigh@unu.edu

Closing Date: 25th July 2018

About UN University

For the past four decades, UNU has been a go-to think tank for impartial research on the pressing global problems of human survival, conflict prevention, development, and welfare. With more than 400 researchers in 13 countries, UNU’s work spans the full breadth of the 17 SDGs, generating policy-relevant knowledge to effect positive global change. UNU maintains more than 200 collaborations with UN agencies and leading universities and research institutions across the globe. For more information, please visit http://unu.edu.

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

UNU-IIGH is one of 14 research and training centres that comprise the UNU system. As a UN think tank, the mission of UNU-IIGH is to build knowledge and capacity for decision-making by UN agencies, programmes and member states about global health issues. The aim of UNU-IIGH is to contribute to the development and strengthening of health services policy frameworks and management actions, particularly for people in developing countries, and to support implementation of promotive and preventive approaches to human health. The UNU-IIGH’s research and capacity building in global health relates specifically to informing the policy debates and directions that ensure that in keeping with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) “no one is left behind”.

Fellows at UNU-IIGH are expected to develop programmes of research and capacity building, with a focus on generating knowledge and informing critical policy debates across UN agencies and member states.

To that end, we are looking for promising researchers who can work with relevant partners and stakeholders, to support new global interdisciplinary programmes in global public health that address issues of

marginalization from access to health and health care. Areas of interest include migration health, age and ageing, gender, indigeneity, rural and urban health, universal health coverage, global health governance, reproductive health, and human rights.

For more information about specific research areas, visit https://iigh.unu.edu/ or contact unu.iigh.director@unu.edu for application procedure.

Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Director, the Research Fellow will:

  • Contribute to the Institute’s research and policy analysis, and the publication of research outputs;
  • Manage research projects with external researchers and participants;
  • Participate in local and international research, policy and outreach events;
  • Assist in preparing and implementing conference, communications and meeting activities vis-à-vis UNU-IIGH’s target audiences;
  • Carry out teaching, training and supervision within the capacity building programme of the Institute, including guidance of junior researchers and PhD students;
  • Draft research and management reports;
  • Prepare presentations and speeches for specialist and non-specialist audiences;
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the Director.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • PhD in public health or related field;
  • A minimum of five (5) to seven (7) years of progressively senior professional work experience, including the management of research and innovation in training programmes;
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out and manage development research activities in an international environment;
  • A proven track record of academic and policy publications;
  • Good knowledge of the international research and policy agenda;
  • Good networking and resource mobilization skills;
  • Excellent communications and drafting skills, with fluency in both oral and written English. Knowledge of other official UN languages would be an asset;
  • Excellent team player with strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

Remuneration:

We offer a competitive net salary (tax-exempted) at P-3 level and allowances including post adjustment. Post adjustment is subject to change.

The post carries the standard set of United Nations benefits and entitlements for international positions in the UN Common Systems, including participation in the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund, the possibility of participation in a health insurance programme, education grant, removal expenses and home leave. For more information, please visit http://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/salaries_allowances/salary.htm

The Rector reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a level below that advertised.

Duration of contract:

This is a full time fixed-term appointment. The initial appointment will be for a period of one (1) year which can be extended subject to conditions established in the UNU guidelines, with the combined duration of fixed-term appointments not exceeding six (6) years. The mandatory age of retirement for United Nations staff is 65 years.

Staff members of the United Nations University are international civil servants subject to the authority of the Rector and may be assigned to any of the activities or offices of the United Nations University.

UNU-IIGH is an equal opportunities and diversity employer and is committed to a workplace that reflects the values of diversity and inclusivity embodied by the United Nations. Applications from developing countries and from women are strongly encouraged.
Staff members of the United Nations University are international civil servants subject to the authority of the Rector and may be assigned to any of the activities or offices of the United Nations University.

UNU-IIGH is an equal opportunities and diversity employer and is committed to a workplace that reflects the values of diversity and inclusivity embodied by the United Nations. Applications from developing countries and from women are strongly encouraged.

Starting Date: November 2018.

Application Procedure:

Information about how to apply is provided below.


Information about the work of UNU-IIGH is available on the website. For specific information about the activities of UNU-IIGH not available on the web site, enquiries should be sent to unu.iigh.director@unu.edu

Interested applicants should submit their applications online using recruit.iigh@unu.edu and must upload the following:

  • A cover letter setting out how the qualifications and experience match the requirements of the position;
  • A completed and signed UNU Personal History (P.11) form downloadable from United Nations University website at http://unu.edu/about/hr Please avoid using similar forms provided by other United Nations Organizations; and
  • A list of publications.

More information

Research Fellow_P3.pdf

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