UNU Job Opportunity! UNU-INRA is looking for a Research, Administration, and Business Development Analyst: Apply Now!

United Nations University (UNU) is offering a unique opportunity for qualified individuals to join its team as a Research, Administration, and Business Development Analyst (PSA) at the UNU Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA) in Accra, Ghana.

About UNU

UNU is a global community of scholars dedicated to policy-oriented research, capacity development, and knowledge dissemination to address pressing global challenges in alignment with the principles of the United Nations Charter. With over 40 years of experience and more than 400 researchers in 12 countries, UNU focuses on issues such as human survival, conflict prevention, sustainable development, and welfare.


UNU-INRA is one of the 14 Research and Training Centers/Programs of UNU, aiming to bridge the gap between science and natural resources management policies in Africa. The institute is dedicated to contributing to the sustainable development of Africa’s natural resources while maintaining environmental quality and improving livelihoods.


The Research, Administration, and Business Development Analyst will have diverse responsibilities, including:

  • Performing general administrative tasks such as event planning, procurement, and human resources coordination.
  • Providing project management support for research initiatives.
  • Facilitating communication and collaboration between research and administrative teams.
  • Assisting in proposal development and business development activities.
  • Planning and organizing activities to achieve programmatic goals.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

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Candidates should possess:

  • Advanced university degree (master’s) or first-level university degree (bachelor’s) in administration or relevant social sciences.
  • Up to two years of experience (with master’s) or at least four years of experience (with bachelor’s) in administration, research, and business development.
  • Strong administrative, research, and networking skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Fluency in English; knowledge of another UN official language is an asset.

Remuneration and Contract Details

The successful candidate will be employed under a national PSA contract with an attractive compensation package, including an annual net salary ranging from USD 2,234 to USD 2,390, based on experience and qualifications. The initial contract duration is one year, with the possibility of renewal.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should apply via the provided link, fill out the UNU P11 Form, provide a motivation statement, and answer tailored questions. The application deadline is April 27, 2024.

Find full details HERE.

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