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Vice-Rector in Europe / Director UNU Institute for Environment and Human Security (m/w/d)
United Nations University (UNU)
VICE-RECTOR IN EUROPE/DIRECTOR UNU Institute for
Environment and Human Security (D-1)
Duty Station: Bonn, Germany
The United Nations University (UNU) has been a go-to think tank for impartial
research on the pressing global problems of human survival, conflict prevention,
development and welfare, for the past four decades. 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 in
furtherance of the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations.
UNU-EHS Director and UNU Vice-Rector in Europe
UNU is recruiting a Director for the UNU Institute for Environment and Human
Security (UNU-EHS) who will concurrently serve as UNU‘s Vice-Rector in Europe,
dividing his/her time equally between both positions.
The Institution: UNU-EHS aims to carry out cutting edge research on risks and
adaptation related to environmental hazards and global change. The Institute‘s
research promotes policies and programmes to reduce these risks, while taking
into account the interplay between environmental and societal factors.
The Position: The Director is the chief academic and administrative officer of
UNU-EHS. The UNU Vice-Rector in Europe (UNU-ViE) represents the UNU Rector
outside of Japan in selected high-level UN forums, in meetings with Member
States and donors, and vis-à-vis UNU institutes located in Europe and Africa.
Qualifications: The Director should have academic qualifications that lend to
UNU-EHS prestige in the international scholarly community; guarantee scientific
excellence; and provide leadership and guidance for activities at UNU-EHS and
Experience: Strong research background and publications in areas related to
addressing risks and societal change. Demonstrated administration experience.
Successful influencing of policymakers. Strong contributions to knowledge
sharing communities. Strong international fundraising skills and past success in
securing support from multiple funders. Proven sensitivity to gender factors.
Fluency in English is required. Fluency in German and official languages of the
United Nations is desirable
Application deadline: 12 January 2020
Full details of the position and how to apply:https://unu.edu/about/hr