UNIDIR appoints a number of non-resident Fellows annually to:
Non-resident fellows may submit research for publication by UNIDIR and/or participate in UNIDIR public and private events and activities.
UNIDIR will provide travel support and a daily stipend for non-resident fellows to make one visit annually to the Institute in Geneva for a duration of up to 5 working days.
Interested applicants must have demonstrated authoritative expertise in areas relevant to UNIDIR’s mandate, research programmes and activities. Commitment to UNIDIR’s mission and principles is required. UNIDIR encourages diversity.
Required qualifications and experience include
Applicants should submit to firstname.lastname@example.org:
A letter from the UNIDIR Director informing candidates of their appointment to non-resident fellows will note that the candidates are not employees of the UN or UNIDIR. Any requests to represent UNIDIR, participate in events as a UNIDIR non-resident fellow or speak on behalf of the Institute should be consulted in advance with the Director of UNIDIR.
UNIDIR is establishing a Visiting Researcher programme and will collaborate with relevant research institutes to encourage diverse and high-quality candidates.
Visiting Researchers will spend three to four months in residence at UNIDIR in Geneva to explore research topics based on common interest, independently or jointly with a UNIDIR colleague. They will conduct high-quality research that can deepen knowledge, identify new areas of enquiry or offer fresh approaches to long-standing issues in the field of disarmament and international security. Research outcomes will inform mulitlateral policy deliberations in the field of disarmament and international security.
The goals of the programme are to:
The selected Visiting Researcher will receive the following benefits from UNIDIR:
UNIDIR will accept applications from qualified candidates on a twice-yearly basis. Selected candidates may be invited for a presentation/interview to elaborate on their proposed research as part of the selection process.
At the end of this position, Visiting Researchers are expected jointly or independently to produce one research publication and to provide one presentation to the disarmament community in Geneva that includes representatives from United Nations Member States, research institutions and other partners.
Required qualifications and experience include:
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this role, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is desirable.
The Visiting Researcher will receive a per diem from UNIDIR to support daily expenses in Geneva, including accommodation. It is expected that the Visiting Researcher’s salary will continue to be paid by the expert’s employer.
Duration of contract
This is a resident position of up to four months on a consultant contract with UNIDIR. The successful candidate will not hold international civil servant status nor be a “staff member” as defined in the United Nations Staff Rules and Regulations.
Periodic starting dates, to be negotiated between UNIDIR, its partner and the Visiting Researcher.
Applicants should submit:
UNIDIR promotes the core values of the United Nations: Integrity, Professionalism and Respect for Diversity. Women are encouraged to apply.