United Nations University Job Vacancy: Junior Fellow – Tokyo, Japan


Posting Job


October 7, 2018

Expired Job


August 11, 2020



Applications are now being
accepted for the spring 2019 term of the Junior Fellows Internship
Programme at the Office of the Rector, United Nations University. The
spring 2019 term commences on 4 February and lasts until 31 May 2019.
The deadline for applications is 31 October 2018.

The underlying
principles of the Junior Fellows Internship Programme at the Office of
the Rector are centered on creating a dynamic, challenging and rewarding
experience for graduate level students and young professionals. Junior
Fellows are provided a monthly stipend and work full time during the
regular working hours of the University: 9:30–17:30, Monday to Friday.
Junior Fellows are provided office space and facilities as appropriate
for their work and enjoy free access to UNU Headquarters facilities,
including the library and gym.

The programme places a strong
emphasis on the training, guidance, and hands-on experience that form
the foundation of a successful and beneficial internship. Under guidance
of the programme supervisor and through working closely with UN
professional staff, Junior Fellows will learn about and provide support
to the following ongoing assignments, projects and initiatives within
the Office of the Rector:
  • Research and writing for institutional
    development: preparation of executive briefs on priority issues;
    background research and drafting of topical information briefs in
    support of internal policy development (i.e. related to the functioning
    of the University);
  • Planning: supporting the development of project management tools and systems;
  • Event coordination: supporting the organisation of lectures, conferences, workshops, and other public events;
  • Meeting coordination: logistical support and minute taking;
  • Editorial support: proof-reading reports and copy editing;
  • Communication: preparation and dissemination of newsletters, event summaries, and other communication documents.
qualifications which will be considered in the application process
include, but are not limited to, the following. The ideal candidate:
  • Is currently pursuing or has recently completed postgraduate studies
    (master’s or doctoral), preferably in a field related to the
    University’s work;
  • Is under 32 years of age at the time of application;
  • Must not have more than 5 years of work experience in their related field;
  • Has a native or near fluent command of written and spoken English;
  • Has excellent research, writing and analytical skills;
  • Can establish and maintain effective working relations with people from diverse backgrounds; 
  • Demonstrates resourcefulness and creativity in problem-solving;
  • Has advanced computer skills: sound, hands-on, knowledge of standard
    office software (word processing, spreadsheets, databases, etc.); and

  • Has a demonstrated interest in the work of the United Nations and more
    specifically, in the work of the United Nations University.

Salary Level:
Subsistence allowance: JPY 50,000/month;
Transportation allowance: JPY 10,000/month;

visit the application page for all required forms and detailed
instructions on the application process: CLICK HERE
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