Associate Economic Affairs Officer

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UNECA - Economic Commission for Africa

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Org. Setting and Reporting ECA's mission, objective and strategic directions:

ECA's mission is to deliver ideas and actions for an empowered and transformed Africa; informed by the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063. The mission will be guided by ECA's five strategic directions which are advancing ECA's position as a premier knowledge institution that builds on its unique position and privilege to bring global solutions to the continent's problems and take local solutions to the continent; developing macroeconomic and structural policy options to accelerate economic diversification and job creation; designing and implementing innovative financing models for infrastructure, and for human, physical and social assets for a transforming Africa; contributing solutions to regional and transboundary challenges, with a focus on peace security and social inclusion as an important development nexus; advocating Africa's position at the global level and developing regional responses as a contribution to global governance issues.

This position is located in ECA's Sub-regional Office for East Africa (SRO-EA) in Kigali, Rwanda. The incumbent reports directly to the Chief of the Eastern Africa Regional Integration and AfCFTA Section and works under the overall direction of the Director of the SRO.

Responsibilities Within delegated authority, the duties of an Associate Economic Affairs Officer fall into the functional areas below.

ECONOMIC AND/OR SECTOR ANALYSIS: - Collects, evaluates, interprets, analyses specified statistics and qualitative socio-economic information obtained from a variety of sources and pertaining to particular sectors, countries, regions or development topics. - Maintains databases and programmes for database management and organizes non-quantitative information. - Assists in the design, testing, operation and modification of econometric models. - Prepares briefing notes, inputs to speeches and similar material on economic or sector issues in a form that is meaningful to non-specialists; - Prepares first drafts of sector, country or regional components of analytical studies on development issues and policies. - Assists in the organization and servicing of expert group meetings, seminars, etc on development issues.

INTERGOVERNMENTAL SUPPORT: - Prepares inputs for reports to intergovernmental bodies. - Follows intergovernmental meetings and prepares summary reports and similar material. - Prepares inputs to statements by members of the Bureau and Secretariat staff to such meetings. - Assists in the organization of panels, round tables etc on development issues for inter-governmental processes.

TECHNICAL COOPERATION: - Compiles and analyses the data and other information necessary for the preparation of technical cooperation project proposals in the area of economic development. - Prepares documentation for technical cooperation programmes and projects. - Contributes to the preparation of material for the approval of regional, country or sector technical cooperation projects. - Monitors, backstops and assesses the implementation of technical cooperation programmes and projects.

GENERAL: - Performs other related duties as required, including a variety of administrative tasks necessary for the final delivery of the work unit’s services; - Undertakes on-the-job and other training activities, both internally and externally.

Competencies - PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of economic theories and their application. Ability to identify and develop sources for data collection. Ability to undertake research, analyse data, make recommendations and write reports. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

  • TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

  • PLANNING & ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

    Education A first-level university degree in economics or a related field is required. Candidates for this position must have passed the United Nations Young Professional Programme Examination (YPP) or the General Service to Professional Examination (G to P).

    Work Experience No experience is required for candidates who have passed the United Nations Young Professionals Programme Examination (YPP) or the General Service to Professional Examination (G to P).

    Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in either language is required; and knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

    Assessment As YPP and G to P candidates have been through a rigorous assessment process, no formal competency based interviews or assessment tests will be conducted.

    Special Notice This "Recruit from Roster" job opening is part of the quarterly YPP placements exercise and is only open to active YPP roster members who have passed the United Nations Young Professionals Programme Examination (YPP) or the General Service to Professional Examination (G to P). Only active YPP roster applicants who were placed on YPP rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible candidates receive an email inviting them to update their candidate profile. Staff members already appointed from the YPP/ NCRE/ G-P rosters are not eligible to apply for this “Recruit from Roster" job opening.

Should successful candidates refuse to participate in the placement exercise, which includes, but is not limited to declining a position after being selected, declining a formal written offer of appointment, withdrawing an application in Inspira, putting an application on hold in Inspira without prior approval from the Office of Human Resources Management, failing to respond to e-mails or phone calls from the United Nations concerning placement exercises within a reasonable time period or failing to make themselves available for placement, they shall be considered to have withdrawn their candidacy from the Young Professionals Programme and shall be removed from the roster.

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

United Nations Considerations According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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