Vacancies at UNU-INWEH
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Working for UNU-INWEH
UNU is an international community of
scholars, engaged in research, capacity development and
dissemination of knowledge in furthering the purposes and
principles of the Charter of the United Nations (www.unu.edu).
The core concern of the UNU’s Instituite for Water, Environment & Health (UNU-INWEH) is the global
water crisis and its links to human health. Its mission is
to “contribute, through capacity development and directed
research, to efforts to resolve pressing global water
problems that are of concern to the United Nations, its
Member States and their peoples.”
The UNU is not a traditional university in the sense of having a faculty, campus or students. It carries out its work in cooperation with other research institutions, international organizations and individual scholars and scientists throughout the world.
Appointments are limited to service with UNU-INWEH and staff cannot expect any transferability to other positions within the UN Secretariat or any other UN agency.
The working language of UNU is English. Consequently, fluency in written and spoken English is essential, and it is advantageous to be proficient in one or more of the other languages commonly used in UNU especially French, Arabic, and Spanish.
Salary and benefits:
The organization offers attractive remuneration packages and benefits to attract staff of the highest quality. Starting salaries are based upon academic and professional qualifications, as well as the level of the post. The base salary scales are set by the UN General Assembly.
Salaries and benefits are exempt from national income taxes. Other benefits include: paid annual leave at the rate of 30 days per year; 10 "UNU official holidays" in lieu of national holidays; and generous sick leave entitlements. For staff members employed as UN officials, the following conditions also apply: A UN "staff assessment" (a UN income tax) is deducted from gross salaries. Dependency allowances, in the form of higher net salaries for a dependant spouse or allowances for dependant children may be provided. Additional benefits include: a contributory health insurance scheme; and group life assurance coverage. All UN staff members are required to contribute to the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF). The mandatory retirement age is 62.
Assistance with visa formalities is provided to all staff members who need it. Please read the vacancy announcement carefully to understand if a relocation entitlement is included. In the case of new staff members who are internationally recruited, UNU-INWEH usually meets the costs of travel from the place of recruitment to the duty station for the staff member and their eligible dependants. In some cases, it may also meet the costs of shipping and insuring household effects.
How To Apply:
Remember, we only accept applications for advertised vacancies. We do not maintain a roster, nor do we hold applicant details on file, pending a suitable vacancy. If you have previously applied for a vacancy at UNU-INWEH, this does not mean we still have your details on file - if you see a new position for which you believe you are qualified, please send us another application.
Before making an application to the UNU-INWEH, have you read
the qualifications and requirements for the advertised
position in which you are interested? All applicants must
meet or exceed the minimum selection criteria for the
The application package must be submitted electronically and should include:
(a) a cover letter setting out how the qualifications and experience match the requirements of the position;
(b) a completed and signed UNU Personal History form <downloadable here>. Please do not submit your curriculum vitae, and avoid using similar forms provided by other UN organizations;
(c) full contact information of three referees (including e-mail addresses); and
(d) the reference number of the vacancy announcement.
Other requirements may be imposed for specific positions; please read the Vacancy Announcement very carefully. The cover letter must describe the ways in which the education and work experience of the applicant meet the requirements of the post. The application package should be prepared preferably as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file(s) and attached to an e-mail sent to the specified email address. Incomplete applications that do not include all of the requested information will not be considered.
The UNU Personal History Form can be downloaded here: <click here>. Please avoid using similar personal history forms used elsewhere in the UN system.
All offers of appointment are contingent upon the candidate passing a pre-employment medical examination.
Staff members are selected solely on merit. While recruiting only the most able and technically competent candidates, we strive for balance in gender and nationality representation. We do not set country or gender quotas, but we do try to ensure that the diversity of UN member states is reflected in the composition of our staff. Where competing candidates exhibit equal merit, preference is given to candidates from developing countries or regions and every effort is made to achieve a balanced gender distribution within the organisation.
Please visit the UN website on salaries, allowances, benefits and job classification for UN officials: http://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/salaries_allowances/index.html