The United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society (UNU-CS) is seeking a Project Officer to support the Institute in financial and administrative functions.
Reporting directly to the Director of UNU-CS, the main duties and responsibilities of the Project Officer include the following:
- supporting the Director in managing the Institute’s finance and procurement functions in line with UN rules and regulations
- monitoring the institute’s budget and accounts, and ensuring that transactions are processed professionally
- assisting the Institute in monitoring and tracking research projects relevant to the work of UNU-CS
- assisting the Director in liaising with UNU Headquarters on managerial and administrative matters
- supporting the maintenance of the UNU-CS website and ensuring regular updates; managing the social media functions under the assistance of the relevant project manager(s)
- coordinating visits by academic partners and other guests of UNU-CS
- preparing and coordinating the logistics for institute events, such as meetings, workshops, and conferences
- providing logistical and travel support to institute staff and to event participants
- performing other tasks as assigned by the Director.
Required Qualifications and Competencies:
Required qualifications and experience include:
- masters degree in business administration, finance, public administration, management, or a computer or social science field related to the work of UNU-CS
- at least two (2) years of working experience in project management, preferably in an academic environment
- computer literacy; good familiarity with database maintenance and management; knowledge of Pelikan and/or Atlas is an asset
- knowledge of communication and social media applications
- excellent communications and interpersonal skills, with fluency in oral and written English; knowledge of other official UN languages is an asset
- strong ability to work independently and good time management skills
- excellent team player with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity
We offer a competitive net salary (tax-exempted) at P-1/P-2 level and allowances including post adjustment. Salaries of P-1/P-2 will be from USD$ 43,371 and USD$ 55,955 per annum, respectively. Post adjustment is subject to change.
The post carries the standard set of United Nations benefits and entitlements for international positions in the UN Common Systems, including participation in the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund, the possibility of participation in a health insurance programme, education grant, removal expenses and home leave. For more information about United Nations salary and entitlement/benefits, please visit http://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/salaries_allowances/salary.htm.
UNU reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a level below that advertised.
Duration of contract:
This is a full-time, fixed-term appointment. The initial appointment will be for a period of one (1) year with the possibility of renewal on a fixed-term appointment basis, subject to satisfactory work performance and availability of funds. The mandatory age of retirement for United Nations staff is 65 years.
Staff members of the United Nations University are international civil servants subject to the authority of the Rector, and may be assigned to any of the activities or offices of the United Nations University.
Starting date: As soon as possible.
Interested applicants should submit their applications by e-mail in the form of an Adobe Acrobat PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must include the following:
- a separate cover letter setting out how the qualifications and experience match the requirements of the position
- a curriculum vitae
- a completed and signed UNU Personal History (P.11) form; please avoid using similar forms provided by other United Nations organisations
- an indication of the reference number of the vacancy announcement (2017/UNU/CS/FTA/PO/27)
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations – Chapter 3, article 8).