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Vacancy for Academic Officer at United Nations University in Germany

Vacancy for Academic Officer at United Nations University in Germany

Country: Germany
City: Bonn
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Apply for Vacancy for Academic Officer at United Nations University in Germany. The deadline for this job is 9th June 2021.


The United Nations University (UNU) is the academic and research arm of the United Nations. It is headquartered in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan, with diplomatic status as a UN institution. Since 2010, UNU has been authorized by the United Nations General Assembly to grant degrees. Also, it also provides a bridge between the UN and the international academic, policy-making and private sector communities.


  • Developing and overseeing partnerships with implementing agencies, donors, and academic institutions
  • Also, managing staff supporting research and implementation activities, as needed
  • Ensuring the quality of MCII publications
  • Likewise, representing UNU-EHS and MCII at high-level meetings, conferences, and other events
  • Carrying out other activities as needed to ensure excellence in MCII implementation and policy work
  • Furthermore, participating in UNU-EHS processes on behalf of the MCII section
  • Engaging in strategic planning and execution

Qualifications and experience

  • A PhD in economics, development, finance, or other field related to disaster risk finance in vulnerable and developing countries
  • Also, a minimum of two (2) years experience in successful project management in the context of the disaster risk finance science-policy interface and in coordinating with a broad range of actors is required
  • Experience working at the intersection of research, implementation, and policymaking
  • Likewise, peer-reviewed publication record in resilience, disaster risk reduction and management, disaster risk finance, and/or climate change adaptation
  • Record of publications aimed at non-academic audiences, including institutional reports, policy briefs, blog posts, etc., that communicate rigorous concepts and evidence to non-technical implementation and policy actors and decision-maker audiences
  • Experience in proposal development, partner negotiations, and working with funding institutions
  • Additionally, previous experience teaching at the MSc level
  • Fieldwork experience in different developing country contexts
  • excellent writing, presentation, and communication skills with fluency in spoken and written English
  • Furthermore, track record of professional representation at international fora with a specific focus on presenting research results to interdisciplinary audiences
  • Strong team player with strong interpersonal skills demonstrated by the ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity
  • Similarly, experience in gender mainstreaming or the implementation of gender policies and practices
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of Stata, Matlab, and other quantitative software
  • This position entails a high degree of travel.

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Type of Opportunity General Job
Deadline09 June,2021
Company Name United Nations University



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