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. Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Director, the Research Fellows will: Contribute effectively to the Institute’s research programme, 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-WIDER’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.
Study Subject (s): The fellowship is awarded in the economics discipline at UNU-WIDER in Finland.
Course Level: This fellowship is for pursuing research programme at UNU-WIDER in Finland.
Scholarship Provider: United Nations University-World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)
Scholarship can be taken at: Finland
Eligibility: -PhD in Economics, Development Economics, Political Science or a related Social Science field;
-A minimum of five (5) to seven (7) years of progressive relevant professional work experience, including the management of research and training programs;
-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 in areas related to the Institute’s research programme;
-Teaching and research supervision experience;
-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.
-Applications from suitably qualified women candidates and those from developing countries are particularly encouraged.
Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: International Citizens are eligible for this research fellowship. Applications from suitably qualified women candidates and those from developing countries are particularly encouraged.
Duration of award(s): This is a full time fixed-term appointment. The initial appointment will be for a period of two (2) years with the possibility of renewal on a fixed-term appointment basis, subject to satisfactory work performance, with the combined duration of fixed-term appointments not exceeding six (6) years. The mandatory age of retirement for United Nations staff is 62 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.
What does it cover? The institute offers a competitive net salary (tax-exempted) at P-3/P-4 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.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline for applications is 31st July 2013.