Academic Programme Advisor, United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability, Tokyo, Japan. Deadline: 31 January 2023.
The United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) is one of 14 research and training Institutes that comprise that think tanks in the UNU system and is based at the university’s headquarters in Tokyo, dedicated to advancing global efforts towards a more sustainable future. UNU-IAS serves the international community through policy relevant research and capacity development focused on sustainability, integrating its social, economic, and environmental dimensions. The activities of the institute are in four thematic areas: i) governance for sustainable development, ii) biodiversity & society, iii) water & resource management, and iv) innovation & education. The work of UNU-IAS is directed towards priority issues for the UN system and Member States, contributing to high-level policymaking and debates to address problems of global concern. For more information, please visit http://ias.unu.edu.
Under the supervision of the UNU-IAS Director, the Academic Programme Advisor will manage a set of academic programmes and projects and develop relevant activities in the institute’s four thematic areas, serving as Academic Director. Advanced university degree (Ph.D.) in international development, sustainability, or a field related to sustainability science expected. Specific responsibilities include:
- Manage the UNU-IAS postgraduate degrees and training programmes
- Lead academic and research activities
- Run fundraising activities for the institute
- Advance outreach activities
- As a manager, participate in the regular academic and management meeting of UNU