The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) seeks to recruit an outstanding researcher in the field of gender and development to coordinate its programme of work in this area.
UNRISD is an autonomous research institute within the UN system that undertakes multidisciplinary research and policy analysis on the social dimensions of contemporary development issues. Through our work, we aim to ensure that social equity, inclusion and justice are central to development thinking, policy and practice.
The Institute has long been recognized for its high-quality research on gender and development. Its research has had significant influence on academic debates in the field, and is widely used within the UN, policy making and advocacy communities. Within the context of the institute’s overall research agenda, which focuses on the social dimensions of economic and sustainable development, the Gender Programme addresses the gendered content and impacts of economic and social policies and processes, the gendered politics of policy making, including the role of women’s movements and organizations, and gender and sustainable development.
The Research Coordinator will join a small team committed to producing high-quality research that contributes to the realization of equity and social justice. Building on prior and ongoing research, s/he will lead the development of new research projects, identifying critical areas of concern for the UN system within the framework of the overall research strategy of the Institute.
The ideal candidate will have proven experience in conceptualizing, developing and implementing research programmes, with field research experience in developing countries. S/he will have a record of high-quality research outputs and experience in communicating research to diverse audiences, particularly in policy communities. S/he should be familiar with UNRISD research; some knowledge of the UN system would be an advantage.
For full details and to apply, visit www.unrisd.org/vacancies
. Closing date: 13 October 2013.
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