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UNU-EGOV International Recruitment for Government Fellows

UNU-EGOV International Recruitment for Government Fellows

Country: Portugal
City: Guimarães
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UNU-EGOV International Recruitment for Government Fellows has opened the application for the fellows to work on real-life case studies in digital governance. UNU-EGOV is recruiting 12 Government Fellows for a period of three months to contribute to its research, projects, and activities. Three (3) Government Fellows will be recruited for every period starting on 1 October 2018, 1 January 2019, 1 April 2019, and 1 July 2019. The successful candidates will be based in Guimarães, Portugal and will be provided with a monthly payment and free accommodation.


The successful candidate shall work under a Consultant Contract (CTC) for a fixed period of three (3) months. The successful candidate will be based in Guimarães, Portugal, and will not hold international civil servant status nor will he/she be a “staff member” as defined in the United Nations Staff Rules and Regulations.


Successful candidates will join international and multidisciplinary project teams supervised by UNU-EGOV staff and comprising research, postdoctoral, academic, and government fellows.

The responsibilities will include:

  • developing real-life case studies, supported by the experience of the applicant’s own organization and research developed at UNU-EGOV
  • translating research results into relevant policy instruments
  • applying and validating the instruments in the own organization/country
  • developing and reviewing project deliverables
  • disseminating project results in the own organization/country
  • contributing to further development of UNU-EGOV


Required qualifications and experience include:

  • completed bachelor’s or master’s degree in Informatics, Information Systems, Public Administration, Public Policy, Development Management, Economics, Communication Sciences, Sociology, Law, or a related discipline
  • civil servant or international civil servant status within public administration, government or intergovernmental organization, holding executive or professional responsibility for public sector technology, modernization, and innovation
  • national- or international-level policy and project experience
  • knowledge of the public sector and public policy issues
  • fluency in spoken and written English

Required competencies include:

  • ability to work in a team and result-orientation
  • excellent organizational and communication skills
  • ability to work in a multicultural and multi-ethnic environment
  • dedication to the core UN values – integrity, professionalism, and respect for diversity

Applications from suitably qualified women candidates are particularly encouraged.


Type of Opportunity Internships
Deadline22 July,2018
OrganizerUnited Nations University Electronic Governance (UNU-EGOV)
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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