programme coordinator (personnel service agreement - psa)

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: United Nations University – Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)

Reference Number

: 2015/UNU/IAS/PSA/PC/67

Applications to

: By Post: UNU-IAS Director United Nations University, Headquarters 53-70, Jingumae 5-chome, Shibuya-ku Tokyo 150-8925, Japan. By Fax: +81 3 3499-2828 By Email: [email protected] (All applications/nominations will be acknowledged. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.)

Closing Date

: 27 November 2015

United Nations University Objectives: The UNU is an international community of scholars engaged in research, postgraduate training and the dissemination of knowledge in furtherance of the purposes and principles of the United Nations, its Peoples and Member States. The University functions as a think tank for the United Nations system, contributes to capacity building, particularly in developing countries, and serves as a platform for new and innovative ideas and dialogue. For more information, please visit United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) UNU-IAS is a new UNU institute, created in January 2014 through the consolidation of the former UNU Institute of Advanced Studies, Yokohama, and the UNU Institute for Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP), Tokyo. It is based at UNU Headquarters in Tokyo. The mission of UNU-IAS is to serve the international community through policy relevant research and capacity development focused on sustainability, including its social, economic and environmental dimensions. UNU-IAS builds on a strong tradition of UNU research and capacity development in Japan, undertaken in collaboration with a global network of professionals and scholars, particularly in Africa and Asia. For more information please visit

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Responsibilities: Under the overall supervision of UNU-IAS Director, and under the direct guidance and supervision of the Administrative Director of the Postgraduate Degree and Training (PDT) Programme, the Programme Coordinator shall perform the following tasks:       

Gather and disseminate recruitment information at UN agencies and other international organizations, International and National Universities to enhance career opportunities of students and alumni; Provide various career guidance and information to students and alumni including assistance with applications and interviews through career events, publications, and consultations; Develop and maintain contacts with UN agencies, international organizations, International and National Universities, and other concerned institutes/organizations; Collect and provide information on career seminars, trainings, and internship opportunities at UN agencies, international organizations, and other concerned institutes/organizations; Planning, organizing and implementing outreach projects to engage potential applicants in Japan and other countries for the postgraduate degree programme; Assist in preparing and disseminating information on the PDT Programme to universities, organizations and institutions in and outside of Japan; Perform any other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience: 

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Master’s Degree in Education or equivalent field of study and at least 7 year working experience with at least 2 years of work experience at higher education institutions, preferably in an international environment. Professional experience in career services or related field is desirable. Equivalent experience in combination with a Bachelor’s Degree will be considered ; Excellent written and spoken English and Japanese language communications skill is essential; Proficiency in MS Office Applications (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook). Experience in using ERP systems like PeopleSoft system is advantageous; Ability to establish priorities, work within tight deadlines and handle multiple concurrent activities; Good team player with strong interpersonal skills demonstrated by the ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

Remuneration: Remuneration will commensurate with qualifications and experience, and will be between 450,000 and 550,000 per month in Japanese Yen. There are no other fringe benefits. Duration of Contract: This is a full time employment on a Personnel Service Agreement (PSA) with UNU. Initial appointment will be for one (1) year with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory work performance, with the combined duration of appointments not exceeding 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. UNU does not sponsor a working visa for this position. Applications from suitably qualified women candidates are particularly encouraged. Starting Date: 1 February 2016 (negotiable) Page 2 of 3

Application Procedure: Interested applicants should submit their applications, preferably by email (to [email protected]) and must include the following:    

A cover letter setting out: (1) what are your motivations for applying for the post and (2) how your qualifications and experience match the requirements of the position; A curriculum vitae and a completed and signed UNU Personal History (P.11) form downloadable from the UNU website. Please avoid using similar forms provided by other United Nations organizations; A curriculum vitae in Japanese; An indication of the reference number of the vacancy announcement (2015/UNU/IAS/PSA/PC/67).

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