Research Positions in Digital Peace
Multiple Levels

The United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society (UNU-CS) is seeking to hire research staff for its Digital Peace Lab. Successful candidates will work closely with the Information and Communication Technology Division of the Department of Field Support, UN Peacekeeping in collaborative research with UNU-CS. Though exceptional applicants from all backgrounds will be considered, candidates with skills, experience and passions in one (or more) of these three broad technical areas will be given special attention:


Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Director of UNU-CS, or other research staff members, successful candidates shall be closely involved in the planning and implementation of research programmes in the area of Digital Peace. Responsibilities will be based upon the level of appointment. Duties for all appointments are to include:

 For Research Fellow positions additional responsibilities include:

Required Qualifications and Competencies:

Required qualifications for all positions:


Starting monthly remuneration of a Research Assistant is USD$1,996; while for Senior Research Assistant it is USD$2,505; Research Fellow is USD$3,907; and Principal Research Fellow is USD$5,641. Remuneration will also be commensurate with qualification and experience of the successful candidate.

Internationally recruited personnel receive rent-free housing in Macau (subject to availability). UN income is not subject to taxes in Macau. Please review important details on your full compensation package here.

Duration of contract:

This is a full time employment on a one (1) year Personnel Service Agreement (PSA) contract with UNU with the possibility for renewal subject to requirements, satisfactory work performance and funding availability, with the combined duration of appointments not exceeding six (6) years.

Employment are contract positions falling outside of the United Nations Common System. 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

Starting date: As soon as possible.

Application Procedure:

Interested parties for Research Assistant positions should submit their applications by email to and to for Research Fellow positions. All applicants must include the following:

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).


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