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UNU-IIGH Postdoctoral Fellowship

UNU-IIGH Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme 2021

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The United Nations University International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH) calls application for the 2021 UNU-IIGH Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme. The United Nations University International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH) is one of 14 research and training Institutes that comprise the UNU system. UNU-IIGH was established in 2005 with the mission to advance evidence-based policy on key issues related to sustainable development and global health. UNU-IIGH aims to build knowledge and capacity for decision making by UN agencies, UN programs, and Member States towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

As a neutral convener, and leveraging its position within the UN, UNU-IIGH works with a network of academic, policy and civil society experts to serve as a platform for critical thinking and exchange of knowledge and tools for policy influence and consensus-building.


Postdoctoral Fellows at UNU-IIGH are within five (5) years of graduation with a PhD or Professional Doctorate. The Postdoctoral Fellowship provides fellows the opportunity to expand their career beyond the academic research environment to engage with policy application, translation, and dissemination. UNU-IIGH offers an excellent multicultural environment for interaction with scholars from different countries and diverse educational backgrounds.


Candidates must have the following criteria for UNU-IIGH Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 2021

  • Applicants must be within five (5) years of completion of a PhD in public health or a related discipline.
  • Professional experience in public health research, policy, or programming.
  • Familiarity with gender-responsive research and/or programming.
  • Familiarity with systematic approaches to searching and evaluating scientific literature.
  • Demonstrated experience in research design.
  • Proven experience with quantitative and/or qualitative research techniques.
  • Experience with policy-relevant research, including formulating policy-relevant research questions, undertaking policy analysis, and writing policy briefs.
  • An analytical approach to defining policy-relevant research questions.
  • Demonstrated ability in conducting data analysis and interpretation.
  • Experience in writing peer-reviewed manuscripts.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English as well as excellent time management skills.


The UNU-IIGH Postdoctoral Fellowship Program will have the following benefits

  • This is employment under a Personnel Service Agreement contract (PSA) with a monthly tax-exempted (in Malaysia) remuneration of USD 3,028.92.
  • The successful candidate will not hold international civil servant status nor be a ‘staff member’ as defined in the United Nations Staff Rules and Regulations.
  • No relocation allowance applies.
  • This position carries an annual leave entitlement of 2.5 working days per month (a total of 30 days of paid annual leave), and private health insurance coverage.

Application Form


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline19 October,2020
Open toAll
OrganizerUnited Nations University



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