United Nations University (Spain) - UNU Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility (UNU-GCM) > Research assistant

The United Nations University (UNU) is an international community of scholars engaged in research, postgraduate teaching and capacity development, and dissemination of knowledge in furtherance of the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations. The mission of UNU is to contribute, through research and capacity building, to solutions to the pressing global problems that are the concern of the United Nations and its Member States.

The United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility (UNU-GCM) is one of several research and training institutes of the UNU. Based in Barcelona, it works to contribute to good governance, cultural diversity, democracy, and human rights through a better understanding of cultural mobility and diversity in the context of globalisation, focusing especially on the major cultural and social phenomena of migration and media. The institute fosters cutting-edge research in these areas at global and local levels.

The Research Assistant will work closely with the Senior Research Officer of UNU-GCM on identifying new research niches as well as designing and implementing a resource mobilisation strategy.

This is full-time employment on a Contract for Individual Contractor (CIC) with UNU-GCM. The appointment will be for three (3) consecutive months. No individual contractor shall provide services for more than nine (9) calendar months within a twelve (12) consecutive month period. UNU does not sponsor a working visa for this position.

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.

Deadline: 29 May 2017

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