The United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society (UNU-CS) is seeking a Senior Research Officer to support the Director of UNU-CS in research and institutional activities.


Reporting to the Director of UNU-CS, the main duties and responsibilities of the Senior Research Officer include the following:

 Required Qualifications and Competencies:

Required qualifications and experience include:


We offer a competitive net salary (tax-exempted) at P-3/P-4 level and allowances including post adjustment. Salaries of P-3/P-4 will be from US$72,478 and US$88,351 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

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, with the combined duration of fixed-term appointments not exceeding six (6) years. 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.

Application Procedure:

Interested applicants should submit their applications by e-mail in the form of an Adobe Acrobat PDF file to Applications must include the following:

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).

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