Research Assistant

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UNESCWA - Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia

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Application deadline 6 months ago: Friday 15 Jul 2022 at 23:59 UTC

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Result of Service The ultimate result of the service is to facilitate the development of knowledge toolkits and interactive training modules for supporting SMEs and the technology community of practice in the Arab region.

Work Location Amman

Expected duration The assignment is expected to begin on 1 August 2022 until 1 February 2022. If conditions warrant an extension of the dates to complete the assignment, the assignment’s duration may be longer.

Duties and Responsibilities An Individual Contractor (IC) services are needed to assist ESCWA Technology Centre (ETC) in implementing its project activities. And carry out desk research and analyses on developing knowledge toolkits and interactive training modules with a focus on technology and entrepreneurship and other associated tasks as mentioned below.

The IC will work under the supervision of the Executive Director of The ESCWA Technology Centre (ETC).

In particular, the Research Assistant will be tasked to do the following:

  • Work on the implementation of ETC's project for supporting the community of practice in the Arab region.
  • Systematically follows through and retrieves, highlights, and compiles information on technology in the Arab region from a wide variety of information sources; prepares inputs on the subject as required;
  • Coordinate, and follow up on the process of collection of knowledge and training material to be included in ETC's interactive toolboxes;
  • Attends meetings and follows discussions on related issues to reflect the discussions in the required input;
  • Prepares statistical tables and graphs and assists in the preparation of presentations and background substantive material for ETC projects related deliverables;
  • Assists in the preparation of agenda, info notes, presentations, substantive background material for ETC meetings;
  • Drafts routine correspondences (emails, letters, memos...) to relevant stakeholders as needed;
  • Respond to or draft responses to a range of correspondence and other meeting-related communications in English;
  • Performs other related tasks and duties as assigned.

The individual contractor will also assist in various administrative services through coordination and support of consultation meetings on the above subject.

Qualifications/special skills Competency: 1. Familiarity with goals and expectations of the UN ESCWA Technology Centre, and critically their role in attaining the SDGs by 2030 in the ESCWA region; 2. Outstanding drafting and editing skills, including the ability to write lengthy reports that are easy to read and meet high professional standards, edit documents to reduce repetition and simplify text, and proofread to eliminate grammar and formatting errors and inconsistencies; 3. Experience in reviewing and compiling multiple data sets and a strong understanding of quantitative and qualitative analysis; 4. Experience in strategic planning and project management. 5. High - level of commitment, professionalism, accountability, and leadership. Skills: - Strong communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to conduct consultations and interviews, summarize conversations, and articulate ideas in a clear and concise style. - Sound knowledge in Microsoft Office tools. Academic Qualifications: The successful candidate must be in possession of a first-level university, preferably in technology, science, business studies, marketing, or sustainable development-related fields. Experience: Two years of relevant experience in the field of research and analysis is required. Experience and knowledge of technology, regulations, natural resources, finance, UN tools and platforms, data collection and analysis, or sustainable development are desirable. Proven experience in drafting Arabic comprehensive reports and publications. Language: High level of professional fluency in both written and spoken English, including proficiency with academic and technology terminology.

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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