Government Fellow (2024)

    UTC +1

    The UNU-EGOV Core Research Programme 2020-2024 is dedicated to the theme of “Governance and digital transformation for inclusive, resilient and sustainable societies”. It aims to consolidate and exploit the existing knowledge as well as to explore new learning to reach inclusion, development, sustainability and security worldwide.

    Furthermore, it investigates the current and new digital governance challenges for a resilient society.

    Research topics approached in the Core Research Programme include:

    • Governance models and strategies for digital transformation of the public sector and society at large;
    • Smart and sustainable cities and communities;
    • Standards and regulatory issues related to interoperability, usability, data and privacy protection;
    • Technology-enabled innovation including models, capacities and specific emerging concepts and technologies;
    • Big data and AI including data capture, maintenance and data exchange;
    • Technological service delivery, administrative burden reduction and anti-corruption, etc.

    For more information, please visit our Career Page.

    Remuneration and Duration of contract

    The successful candidate shall work under a Consultant Contract (CTC) for a fixed period of three (3) months. The successful candidate will be based in Guimarães, Portugal and will not hold international civil servant status nor will he/she be a “staff member” as defined in the United Nations Staff Rules and Regulations.

    A monthly payment of EUR 745 and free accommodation in Guimarães (except utility costs) will be provided, upon availability. However, it is expected that the applicant’s own organization will cover the costs related to travel between the home location and Guimarães as well as medical, life and travel insurance.

    How to Apply:

    To apply to UNU, you will not need an account. Instead, we ask that you to:

    • use the “APPLY” link below.
    • submit a UNU P11 Form. Applicants must indicate in section 28 how their experience matches the requirements of the position. Please avoid using similar forms provided by other United Nations organizations.
    • submit a curriculum vitae.
    • provide a supporting letter from the applicants’ own organization, pledging to support the application if successful and explicitly stating the interest of the organization in this fellowship and further collaboration with UNU-EGOV.



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    Campus de Couros, Rua de Vila Flor 166
    4810-445 Guimarães,

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