Posted on :
30 Oct, 2018
30 Oct, 2018
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Job Title: Research Fellow (Green Economy)
UNU Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA)
UNU-INRA is one of 14 research and training centres and programmes (RTC/Ps) established by UNU worldwide. The mission of UNU-INRA is to strengthen the capacity of Africa’s universities and research institutions to conduct research and produce well-trained, well-equipped, and motivated individuals, capable of developing, adapting, and disseminating technologies that advance food security and promote conservation and efficient use of the continent’s natural resources for sustainable development.
We are looking for an outstanding individual with strong commitment and the potential to bring a significant contribution to the activities of the institute, and contribute to the enablement of a transition towards a green economy that is widely perceived as the solution towards environmental sustainability, energy efficiency, and a pathway towards greater resource efficiency.
Both Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and Agenda 2063 place a great deal of emphasis on the importance of enhancing the capacity of Member States to formulate, design, and foster green policies in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication. Opportunities abound in natural resource sectors that can enable Africa’s trajectory toward an inclusive green economy and the adoption of a transformational development agenda that will enable leap-frogging technologies and enable Africa to tap into low-carbon and resource-efficient technologies in agriculture, energy, forestry, waste, and mining industries. For more information please visit www.inra.unu.edu.
Under the supervision of the Director of UNU-INRA, the Research Fellow will:
Required qualifications include:
Remuneration will be commensurate with academic qualifications and experience.
Duration of contract
This is full time employment on a one (1) year Personnel Service Agreement (PSA) contract with UNU-INRA, with the possibility for contract renewal subject to satisfactory work performance. The combined duration of appointments shall not exceed six (6) years.
This is a locally recruited post; no relocation expenses or allowances apply. The successful candidate will be employed under a local contract and will not hold international civil servant status nor be a “staff member” as defined in the United Nations Staff Rules and Regulations.
Applications from suitably qualified women candidates are particularly encouraged.