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UNFPA Career Seminar - Working in a UN Organization

2016-10-21 (Fri) 13:00 -

Osaka University East Asian Center for Academic Initiatives International Development Seminar Series
UNFPA Career Seminar: Working in a UN Organization

In Part 2 of the newly started "Osaka University East Asian Center for Academic Initiatives International Development Seminar Series," we've invited Michael Emery, Director of Human Resources, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), from their headquarters in New York, as well as SAZAKI Junko, Director of the UNFPA Tokyo Office, to give us some specifics on the hiring process and working in an international organization. Those who want to work in an international organization or who are interested in international cooperation are encouraged to attend.

Date and Place

Friday, October 21, 2016 - 13:00 ~ 15:30 (Scheduled)

Lecture Room 404, East Bldg., Graduate School of Human Studies, Osaka University Suita Campus (link in Japanese)


Prior applications are not required. Anyone may attend.


• Michael Emery (Director of Human Resources, UNFPA)

After being involved in Peace Keeping Operations of the United Nations for some 13 years, Michael Emery served as the Chief Recruitment Officer for the United Nations Development Program and the Director of Human Resources at the International Organization for Migration before arriving at his current position. In addition to the organization listed above, Mr. Emery also served at Care International and the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme.

Over his 20 year career, he has experience in important areas of human resource management such as personnel planning, recruitment, career development, staff training, and performance management in locations all over the world, such as West Africa, the Balkan States, East Timor, and UN Headquarters located in New York and Geneva.

Mr. Emery is also a leading expert in human resource management in international organizations and development aid, contributing to the further development of human resource management divisions in international organizations by holding career development roundtable meetings attended by over 70 international organizations and related agencies. Mr. Emery has a master's degree in organizational development and a bachelor's degree in education.

• SAZAKI Junko (Director, UNFPA Tokyo Office)

SAZAKI Junko has worked on population and development, reproductive health/rights, family planning, improving the position of women, gender equality, HIV/AIDS, governance, sustainable development, development and peace construction, disaster prevention management/disaster countermeasures, women and planning involving disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) and women, and volunteerism in Health, Nutrition, and Population Division in the World Bank (Washington), Population Division in the United Nations, United Nations Population Fund (New York), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)/United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme (Germany), as well as in the Asia-Pacific, Central Asia, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, and Africa.

Ms. Sazaki has also served as office representative, director, and vice representative in UNFPA, as well as Chief of the Asia-Pacific, Central Asia, and Eastern Europe divisions of UNV. Ms. Sazaki is proficient in Spanish, French, English, and Chinese. After graduating from Waseda University, she obtained master's degrees in International Relations and Population Development and Population Statistics from Georgetown University and Ohio University in the US.

*Ms. Sazaki will also be holding a lecture on "The Activity of UNFPA" at the same venue on Friday, November 25 from 13:00 ~ 15:30. Those interested are encouraged to attend!


English (Supplemental Japanese will be provided as necessary)


OTANI Junko (Director, Osaka University East Asian Center for Academic Initiatives/Professor, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University)

Organized by

Global Anthropology Major, School of Human Studies, Osaka University
Osaka University East Asian Center for Academic Initiatives (Shanghai Office)
UNFPA Tokyo Office

Co-hosted by

Osaka University Center for Global Initiatives

With support by

Japan Association for International Health


MOHACSI Gergely (Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University)

Email: mohacska[AT] (Please replace [AT] with @ when contacting this address.)

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