ORGANISATION/COMPANYInstitute for Global Environmental Strategies
RESEARCH FIELDEconomicsEducational sciencesJuridical sciencesPolitical sciencesPsychological sciencesSociology
RESEARCHER PROFILERecognised Researcher (R2)
APPLICATION DEADLINE24/11/2019 23:59 - Asia/Tokyo
LOCATIONJapan › Kanagawa
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEKSee description
IGES Sustainable Consumption and Production Area (SCP) contributes to the actions of the governments, business, and civil society toward enabling sustainable consumption and production through conducting divers researches and leading international programmes and projects.
In particular, IGES aims to strengthen its research capacity on plastics and circular economy for ASEAN and South Asian countries to contribute to the further accelerated response to the plastic issues in the region. To this end, IGES established an institution-wide taskforce on plastic comprising staff members from different units.
IGES calls for a researcher (professional staff) working on the plastic issues and circular economy.
(Duties and responsibilities)
The new researcher will work for the following tasks.
1. Support the director of SCP Area for overall coordination of IGES-wide Taskforce on Plastics.
2. Conduct research on plastics and circular economy focusing on the following topics.
a. Analyse international policy trend on plastics and circular economy, particularly in ASEAN countries and South Asian countries
b. Analyse technology trend on plastics and circular economy, particularly in ASEAN countries and South Asian countries.
3. Publication of research outputs from the above analysis.
4. Supporting the director of SCP Area in planning and implementing projects for prevention of leakages of plastic waste to the environment, particularly to the ocean.
5. Supporting the director of SCP Area in planning and coordinating a new programme/projects, including fund-raising with Director of SCP, in relation to plastics and circular economy.
For the above tasks, the new researcher will be required to collaborate closely with partners such as UN agencies, aid agencies, regional organisations, national and local governments, business, and civil society organisations.
･Employment period for staff without tenure status is up to the end of the 7th Phase period period (end of June 2021).
･Contract renewal is dependent on performance.
･Starting date is negotiable
･A probationary period of six months is applicable for all staff members.
･Retirement age/Age limit of fixed-term contract: 60 years old
(Place of Work)
2108-11 Kamiyamaguchi, Hayama,
Kanagawa, 240-0115 Japan
1. Salary and Benefit Schemes:
･Salary is determined based on the responsibilities and assignments in accordance with the IGES Regulations on Remuneration, taking into consideration the applicant's expertise, experience, responsibilities and achievements from his/her previous work.
･The performance for the year is reflected by a bonus and/or other form.
･Twenty days paid leave is provided per fiscal year.
･Special holidays including summer holidays as well as other leave, such as sick leave, are provided in accordance with internal rules.
･Insurance (health, employee pension, unemployment and workers' accident compensation) is partly covered by IGES.
･Allowances are provided such as commuting allowance, housing (rent) allowance, retirement allowance, etc.
･Transportation expenses for appointment relocation will be covered by IGES in accordance with IGES Regulations.
2. Other Conditions
･Type of employment: Full-time
･Hours of work: Discretionary Work System (see Annex 1).
･Holidays: Saturdays and Sundays, the end and the beginning of the year (29, 30, 31 of December and 1, 2, 3 of January) and national holidays
･Health conditions: The applicant should be in good health, physically and mentally.
･Mission Travel: The applicant should be capable of traveling for missions (abroad as well as within Japan). Frequency of travel expected is dependent on responsibilities. Frequent travel is expected for most professional staff members in the research and operation units.
EURAXESS offer ID: 458036
Posting organisation offer ID: D119101145
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