Economic Affairs Officer
Application deadline 19 days ago: Thursday 11 May 2023 at 23:59 UTCOpen application form
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Org. Setting and Reporting This position is in the Development Research Branch (DRB) of the Economic Analysis and Policy Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). The Division is mandated to provide strategic and policy support to Member States in the areas of economic and development policies. The Economics Affairs Officer reports to the Senior Economic Affairs Officer in the Development Research Branch. For more information, see: www.un.org/development/desa/dpad/
Responsibilities Under the general supervision of the Chief of the Development Research Branch, the Economic Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
Economic or sector analysis - Undertakes research and analysis of emerging development issues with global implications to provide inputs for publications that the Branch is assigned to prepare. - Interprets, applies and, as necessary, adapts econometric models to determine trends, patterns, and relationships and to analyse the effects of alternative policies and assumptions. - Identify appropriate data sources for analytics projects. - Drafts specified inputs for technical papers and analytical studies on selected global, regional, national or sector aspects of economic development. - Identifies and analyses policy proposals made elsewhere relating to assigned topics. - Attends international, regional, and national meetings to collect information and to hold discussions with colleagues in other institutions and keeps abreast with the academic research on the emerging development issues. - Assists in the organization and servicing of expert group meetings, seminars, etc. on development issues. - Prepares various research-based inputs for presentations by senior management.
Intergovernmental support - Assists in the preparation of inputs for SG reports and reports to intergovernmental bodies. - Follows intergovernmental meetings and prepares summary reports. - Prepares inputs to statements, briefing notes and talking points by Senior Management to such meetings. - Assists in the organization of panels, round tables, side events, etc. on development issues for intergovernmental processes.
Technical cooperation - Participates in missions on development issues, usually as a member of a team. - Organizes training seminars for national experts. - Contributes to the preparation of material for the approval of regional, country or sector technical cooperation 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: Ability to apply economic theories and concepts in different sectors of economic and sustainable development. Ability to conduct independent research on economic topics, determine suitability, validity and accuracy of data provided by different sources. Excellent analytical skills with the ability to analyze, model and interpret data in support of decision-making, and convey information succinctly to management. Shows skill in developing sources for data collection. 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 Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in economics or related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Work Experience A minimum of five 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 in preparing publications in development studies commensurate to the years of professional experience is required.
Experience in servicing expert group meetings and intergovernmental processes on issues related to the position is required.
Experience in tools managing version control such as Git is desirable.
Experience with database or programming languages (e.g., Python, R, Stata) is required.
Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.
Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
Special Notice 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.
Pursuant to section 7.11 of ST/AI/2012/2/Rev.1, candidates recruited through the young professionals programme who have not served for a minimum of two years in the position of their initial assignment are not eligible to apply to this position.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
For this position, applicants from the following Member States, which are unrepresented or underrepresented in the UN Secretariat as of 30 November 2022, are strongly encouraged to apply: Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belize, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, China, Comoros, Cuba, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Malta, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Monaco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu.
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.
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