Programme Associate

United Nations University (UNU)
Bonzalo, Italy
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
University/Academia/Research/Think tank
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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GLOMOS programme

UNU-EHS and Eurac Research have recently initiated a new joint research programme. The Global Mountain Safeguard Research (GLOMOS) programme combines the scientific profiles and capacities of both institutions involved and envisions the enhancement of disaster risk reduction (DRR), climate change adaptation (CCA), emergency response preparedness (ERP), and sustainable development in global mountain regions. GLOMOS seeks to increase the resilience of mountain communities towards natural and manmade hazards and disaster risks, to protect the wealth of biological and cultural diversity, and to support the sustainable development of these highly sensitive social-ecological systems. The GLOMOS mission is to turn science into action by strengthening solution-oriented and innovative management of disaster risks in mountains through an integrative approach fostering transdisciplinary research and technology transfer. The GLOMOS programme bridges science and global conventions: the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR), the Paris Climate Agreement, the New Urban Agenda, and the Sustainable Development Goals.


Under the authority of the Director of UNU-EHS and the Director of Eurac Research, and the supervision of Head of the GLOMOS Bolzano office, the successful candidate will be entrusted with the following tasks:

  • develop and design research questions and scientific projects with the GLOMOS team; contribute to fundraising activities for the GLOMOS programme
  • documentation and information management of scientific GLOMOS activities
  • support the administration and financial management of the GLOMOS programme in close collaboration with the GLOMOS office in Bonn
  • support the communication and dissemination of GLOMOS activities and project results including the provision of web content
  • support the planning, organisation, and documentation of GLOMOS events, conferences, and strategic meetings
  • support the establishment, maintenance, and documentation of networks and relationships with other international actors and institutions active in the area of mountain research
  • contribute to fundraising activities for the GLOMOS programme
  • support the implementation and administration of an academic PhD programme related to the research agenda of the GLOMOS programme

Required qualifications and experience

Required qualifications and experience include:

  • a Masters degree or its equivalent in a scientific discipline relevant to the thematic areas of GLOMOS
  • good communication and writing skills with respect to scientific and non-scientific texts
  • experience in research and scientific project management, preferably in an international and multi-cultural environment is desirable
  • familiarity with mountain environments and with existing international mountain research networks and related scientific institutions would be an asset
  • knowledge and experience of processes and procedures of United Nations agencies or international organisations is would be an asset
  • experience in the planning, organisation, and documentation of events, conferences, and strategic meetings would be an asset
  • interest to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity
  • fluency in English is required; fluency in German or Italian is highly desirable; knowledge in any additional language, especially French, Russian, or Spanish, is an asset

Applications from suitably qualified women candidates are particularly encouraged.


Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.