UNU-WIDER is a leading international development economics think tank. The Institute provides economic analysis and policy advice with the aim of promoting sustainable and equitable development for all. It is a unique blend of think tank, research institute, and UN agency — providing a range of services from policy advice to governments, as well as freely available original research. For more information on UNU-WIDER and its work programme, please visit www.wider.unu.edu.
UNU-WIDER is looking for an outstanding individual with strong commitment and potential to take the lead of the Information Services Team of the Institute and has backstopping and quality assurance skills on all IT related activities.
Closing date: 6 July 2018, 23:59 (UTC+3)
Under the overall supervision of UNU-WIDER´s Chief, Administrative & Programme Services and in close coordination with the United Nations University Campus Computing Centre (C3), the Team Lead - Information Systems Associate will provide essential backstopping and quality assurance on all IT related activities at UNU-WIDER including the following:
1. Information Systems Management (60%)
2. Service Coordination (40%)
We offer a competitive net salary (tax-exempted in Finland) at GS-7 level on the UN Finland salary scale, plus the standard United Nations entitlements/benefits for General Service category position in the United Nations common system http://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/salaries_allowances/salary.htm.
The Rector reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a level below that advertised.
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. The mandatory age of retirement for newly recruited United Nations staff is 65 years.
This is a locally recruited post and is limited to persons residing in Finland; no relocation expenses or allowances apply.
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 email to IT-vacancy(at)wider.unu.edu and must attach 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).
is a leading international development economics think tank. The Institute provides economic analysis and policy advice with the aim of promoting sustainable and equitable development for all. It is a unique blend of think tank, research institute, and UN agency — providing a range of services from policy advice to governments, as well as freely available original research. For more information on UNU-WIDER and its work programme, please visit www.wider.unu.edu.
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