UNIDIR has a core staff responsible for project and programme management, publications, administration and technical support. Research projects are undertaken either at the Institute or by outside experts or research organizations commissioned to undertake the work. The staff is complemented by visiting fellows, supported either by their national government or sponsored through our fellowship programme, and interns.


All positions at UNIDIR are posted here.

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Graduate and Professional Programme

UNIDIR offers a limited number of unpaid positions through its Graduate and Professional Programme. Applicants may be undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate students, or they may have completed their studies.

The specific requirements for a given position will depend on the needs of the programme or project seeking a candidate. Such vacancies will be found under "Open Positions" below.  

Open Positions

UNIDIR is currently seeking applications for the following positions:

Security and Technology Programme Lead

The deadline for applications for the Security and Technology Programme Lead position is 25 January 2019.

Team Assistant

The deadline for applications for the Team Assistant position is 27 January 2019.