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About UN Uni­versity
For the past four dec­ades, UNU has been a go-to think tank for impar­tial research on the press­ing global prob­lems of human sur­vival, con­flict pre­ven­tion, devel­op­ment, and wel­fare. With more than 400 research­ers in 13 coun­tries, UNU’s work spans the full breadth of the 17 SDGs, gen­er­at­ing policy-rel­ev­ant know­ledge to effect pos­it­ive global change. UNU main­tains more than 200 col­lab­or­a­tions with UN agen­cies and lead­ing uni­versit­ies and research insti­tu­tions across the globe. For more inform­a­tion, please visit

United Nations Uni­versity Insti­tute for Integ­rated Man­age­ment of Mater­ial Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES):
The mis­sion of UNU-FLORES is to con­trib­ute, through research, capa­city devel­op­ment and dis­sem­in­a­tion of know­ledge, to the res­ol­u­tion of press­ing chal­lenges in the area of sus­tain­able use and integ­rated man­age­ment of envir­on­mental resources (water, soil and waste), par­tic­u­larly in devel­op­ing and trans­itional coun­tries. It aims to serve within the UN as the think-tank on resources man­age­ment and be inter­na­tion­ally recog­nized as major hub and intel­lec­tual focal point pro­mot­ing integ­rated man­age­ment strategies address­ing in par­tic­u­lar the needs of devel­op­ing and emer­ging coun­tries. The Insti­tute is loc­ated in Dresden, Fed­eral Repub­lic of Ger­many. For more inform­a­tion please visit

Part­ner­ships and Liaison Officer (P-2)

Work­ing field:

Under the author­ity and super­vi­sion of the Dir­ector of UNU-FLORES, and in close cooper­a­tion with the Aca­demic Officers and the Fin­ance and Admin­is­trat­ive Officer, the Part­ner­ships and Liaison Officer will carry out the fol­low­ing tasks:

  • Con­trib­ute to the ana­lysis, map­ping and iden­ti­fic­a­tion of poten­tial oppor­tun­it­ies with part­ners such as other UN entit­ies or UNU insti­tutes, gov­ern­ments, NGOs, aca­demia, think tanks and private sec­tor;
  • Serve as offi­cial focal point between UNU-FLORES, part­ners and stake­hold­ers to facil­it­ate pro­grammes deliv­ery;
  • Ini­ti­ate and or par­ti­cip­ate in part­ner­ship meet­ings with poten­tial part­ners and ensure timely fol­low-up;
  • Build a net­work of key part­ners and con­trib­ute to the iden­ti­fic­a­tion, design, for­mu­la­tion and nego­ti­ation of new pro­jects and pro­grams, sup­port draft­ing concept notes and pro­ject pro­pos­als;
  • Con­trib­ute to the ongo­ing research, devel­op­ment and imple­ment­a­tion of best prac­tice and innov­at­ive approaches to max­im­ise per­form­ance and sus­tain achieve­ments in pro­ject and part­ner­ship devel­op­ment;
  • Con­trib­ute to the insti­tute’s know­ledge man­age­ment and sup­port with draft­ing internal guidelines;
  • Identify and mon­itor legal issues for the insti­tute and liaise with UNU-HQ;
  • Coordin­ate the pre­par­a­tion of doc­u­ments for internal/external upcom­ing meet­ings planned for the Dir­ector and provide sup­port to insti­tu­tional events (e.g. Advis­ory Com­mit­tee meet­ing, CON­DIR meet­ing, UN Day, Dresden Nexus Con­fer­ence);
  • Sup­port the devel­op­ment of an organ­isa­tional per­form­ance meas­ure­ment sys­tem;
  • In cooper­a­tion with Human Resources, enhance the Vis­it­ing Scholar Pro­gramme of the insti­tute;
  • Per­form other related tasks as assigned by the Dir­ector.


Required Qual­i­fic­a­tions and Com­pet­en­cies:
  • A PhD in a field con­nec­ted to the mis­sion of the insti­tute;
  • A min­imum of four (4) years of pro­gress­ively rel­ev­ant work exper­i­ence;
  • Exper­i­ence in devel­op­ing and imple­ment­ing part­ner­ship pro­grammes is required;
  • Exper­i­ence in man­aging and seek­ing research fund­ing from donors and inter­na­tional fund­ing agen­cies;
  • Skills in part­ner­ship build­ing, pro­ject pro­posal devel­op­ment and devel­op­ment man­age­ment are essen­tial;
  • Prior exper­i­ence in man­aging and coordin­at­ing multi stake­holder pro­jects is desir­able;
  • Abil­ity to com­mu­nic­ate clearly and effi­ciently with high level stake­hold­ers;
  • Proven skills to work in inter­dis­cip­lin­ary teams and to gen­er­ate innov­at­ive and prac­tical solu­tions to chal­len­ging situ­ations;
  • Excel­lent oral and writ­ten com­mu­nic­a­tion skills in Eng­lish and Ger­man; Know­ledge of other offi­cial UN lan­guage would be an asset;
  • Strong plan­ning and organ­iz­a­tion skills, abil­ity to work inde­pend­ently, take ini­ti­at­ives and pri­or­it­ize work tasks;
  • Strong pro­fi­ciency in Microsoft Office applic­a­tions;
  • Flex­ib­il­ity and abil­ity to work under pres­sure and com­plete tasks within given time­frames;
  • Good team player with strong inter­per­sonal skills demon­strated by the abil­ity to work in a mul­ti­cul­tural, multi-eth­nic envir­on­ment with sens­it­iv­ity and respect for diversity;
  • Will­ing­ness to travel.

What we of­fer:

We offer com­pet­it­ive net salary (tax-exemp­ted) at P-2 level com­men­sur­ate to level of exper­i­ence and allow­ances includ­ing post adjust­ment. 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 Sys­tem, 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

The UNU Rector reserves the right to appoint a suit­able can­did­ate at a lower level than that advert­ised.

Dur­a­tion of Con­tract:
This is a full-time, fixed-term appoint­ment and an inter­na­tion­ally recruited post. The ini­tial appoint­ment will be for a period of one (1) year with the pos­sib­il­ity of renewal on a rolling fixed-term appoint­ment basis, sub­ject to sat­is­fact­ory work per­form­ance. The com­bined dur­a­tion of fixed-term appoint­ments shall not exceed six (6) years. The man­dat­ory age of retire­ment for United Nations staff is 65 years old.
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.
Applic­a­tions from suit­ably qual­i­fied women can­did­ates and those from devel­op­ing coun­tries are par­tic­u­larly encour­aged.

Start­ing Date: as soon as pos­sible

How to ap­ply:

Applic­a­tion Pro­ced­ure:
Inter­ested applic­ants should sub­mit their applic­a­tions by email to and must include:

  • A cover let­ter;
  • A cur­riculum vitae;
  • A com­pleted and signed UNU Per­sonal His­tory (P.11) form down­load­able from UNU web­site. Please avoid using sim­ilar forms provided by other United Nations organ­iz­a­tions
  • Please insert the fol­low­ing ref­er­ence num­ber in the sub­ject: 2019/UNU/FLORES/FTA/PLO/98763

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)