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United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research

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Director of the Institute (D-2)

JOE ID Number: 2017-01_111457859
Date Posted: 06/07/2017
Date Inactive: 07/11/2017
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Director of the Institute (D-2)
Section: International:Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Helsinki, FINLAND
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
Development Economics Research Director
Salary Range: D-2
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The United Nations University (UNU) is an international community of scholars engaged in research, postgraduate training and dissemination of knowledge in furtherance of the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, its People and Member States (

The United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), located in Helsinki, Finland, is a leading global platform for development economics focusing on policy relevant research and capacity building ( We seek a highly qualified

Director of the Institute (D-2)

Required qualifications: Doctoral degree in Economics or a related discipline. Established track record of leadership in development economics or in economics with strong social influence. Background of research and publications on policy-related developmental issues. Administration and research leadership, demonstrating excellence, growth, and cost-effectiveness. Experience in developing policy-relevant research. Successful track record of fund raising. Capacity to formulate and articulate a shared vision and to persuade audiences. Ability to interact with colleagues of diverse cultural backgrounds. Commitment to issues of human development and welfare. Sensitivity to gender issues. Fluency in English and another UN language.

The position is based in Helsinki, deadline for applications is 10 July 2017. Please refer to the employment section at for further details.

Application Requirements:
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Application deadline: 07/10/2017