The United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society (UNU-CS) is accepting applications for the 2019 Young Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD) Fellowship program. UNU-CS welcomes recent PhD graduates to join us and co-create exciting research projects together. Moreover, To this aim, they are establishing a Young Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD) Fellowship program.
Moreover, The United Nations University (UNU) is an international community of scholars engaged in research, postgraduate training, and dissemination of knowledge in furtherance of the purposes and principles of the United Nations, its peoples, and the Member States. It serves as a think tank for the United Nations system, contributes to capacity building, particularly in developing countries, and also, serves as a platform for new and creative ideas and dialogue.
The goals of the program are to:
- Firstly, contribute to the ICTs and sustainable development research field
- address global development issues in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
- Further, engage academic partners within the UN policy-making process
- increase their combined research capacity, global reach, and impact
- Also, keep UNU-CS research abreast of new and emerging scholarship on sustainable development
- Finally, foster an interdisciplinary intellectual community
- office space in their newly renovated office building, which is part of Macau’s rich cultural heritage
- free accommodation in UNU-CS’ staff apartment facility in the center of Macau, a 15-minute walk from the office; you will not pay rent but utilities only (continuous residency is required)
- economy travel to and from Macau on the first arrival and final departure
- a stipend, competitive with local market rates
- Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. UN income is not subject to taxes in Macau.
- a Ph.D. or equivalent degree completed in a relevant discipline in the last two years
- demonstrated experience conceptualizing and carrying out desk and field research in an area relevant to the ICTD field
- engagement in research relevant to UNU-CS’ research agendas
- excellent command of spoken and written English competencies
- Further, flexibility and the ability to work under deadlines
- the capacity for creative solutions and out-of-the-box thinking a results-driven mindset
- Finally, great team player with strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated by the ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity