ASSOCIATE ECONOMIC AFFAIRS OFFICER, DSIT/WYVC

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Org. Setting and Reporting The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide an opportunity for delivering change, with women’s empowerment as a prerequisite for achieving the Goals. The Women and Trade programme delivers on ITC’s commitment to the SDGs, particularly Goal 5 (achieving gender equality and empowering women) and Goal 8 (inclusive and sustainable economic growth). The International Trade Centre (ITC) launched the SheTrades Initiative to ensure that the right capacities and conditions are present to foster inclusive and sustainable trade. Within the framework of the initiative, the outputs of the programme are:

- Facilitating the improvement of the policy and regulatory environment in which women entrepreneurs operate - Strengthening the institutional support framework and improve trade related support to women entrepreneurs - Developing sectors critical to the economic empowerment of women producers in target countries - Enhancing women entrepreneurs’ capacity and the competitiveness of their products and services - Making buyers and partners (including investors) more accessible to women entrepreneurs

Responsibilities Under the direct supervision of the Head, Women and Trade Programme, and within delegated authority, the Associate Economic Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

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 research. - Prepares briefing notes, inputs to speeches and similar material on trade and gender issues in a form that is meaningful to non-specialists; - Prepares first drafts of sector, country or regional components of analytical studies on trade and gender issues and policies. - Assists in the organization and servicing of expert group meetings, seminars, etc on trade and gender issues.

Advocacy: - Prepares inputs for and helps develop and implement, work programmes for key trade and gender networks.. - Follows key trade and gender meetings and networks and prepares summary reports - Assists in the organization of panels, round tables etc. on trade and gender issues.

Technical cooperation: - Compiles and analyses the data and other information necessary for the preparation of technical cooperation project proposals in the area of trade and gender. - 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.

  • 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.

  • ACCOUNTABILITY: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

    Education Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in economics, or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with four years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Work Experience A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in economic research and analysis, policy formulation, application of economic principles in development programmes or related area is required.

    Experience working on trade and gender issues is desirable.

    Languages For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

    Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which will be followed by competency-based interview.

    Special Notice The conditions of service are governed by the United Nations Staff Rules and Regulations. This is a fixed term appointment for an initial period of one (1) year. ITC champions workforce diversity, inclusion, gender equality and gender parity and considers all qualified persons - of all genders - equally, including those with disabilities, without discrimination or prejudice of any kind. ITC also offers attractive flexible work arrangements to help promote a healthy work/life balance and to allow all staff members to express and develop their talents fully. Applications from women and nationalities from developing and least developing countries are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants will be contacted only if they are under serious consideration. For information on salary and entitlements, please consult the International Civil Service Commission website: http://icsc.un.org

    United Nations Considerations In accordance with the United Nations Staff Regulations and Rules, 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 ITC 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.

Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Applicants are urged to carefully follow 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 based on the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable 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 in Inspira will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee ITC does NOT charge any fees or request money from candidates at any stage of the recruitment process, nor does it concern itself with bank account details of applicants. Requests of this nature allegedly made on behalf of ITC are fraudulent and should be disregarded.

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