ECONOMIC AFFAIRS OFFICER

UNITED NATIONS in New York, NY

  • Industry: Scientific Research - Economics
  • Type: Full Time
  • $128,740.00 - 128,740.00
position filled
Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in Operational Activities Policy Branch of the Office of Intergovernmental Support and Coordination for Sustainable Development of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs. The Economic Affairs Officer reports to the Chief of the Operational Activities Policy Branch (OAPB). More information can be found on the ECOSOC website: https//www.un.org/ecosoc/en/. Responsibilities Within delegated authority, the Economic Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

Economic or sector analysis:
?Monitors economic developments in a defined area and identifies recurrent and emerging issues of concern to the United Nations.
?Designs and conducts studies of selected issues in economic development and UN Operational Activities for Development (UN-OAD) and draft resulting reports.
?Designs and undertakes surveys, studies, analyses and reports on UN-OAD, including as related to funding
?Undertakes research and analysis on a continuous basis of statistical and other data, including with regard to standards on concepts, definitions and classifications.
?Formulates proposals, analyses and discussion papers on development concepts, strategies, policies and measures for presentation to intergovernmental bodies and others.
?Drafts policy recommendations, advisory notes and other documents to inform governments, UN Coordination Mechanisms, RCs and UN country teams and to feed into intergovernmental
processes on OAD and implementation of QCPR;
?Contributes to proposals on strategies and operational mechanisms to strengthen the implementation of UN-OAD;
?Drafts and/or finalizes reports on UN-OAD and the QCPR to ECOSOC, the General Assembly, and other bodies.
?Contributes to the branch?s support to substantive and organizational interface activities of the Division, including the High-level Political Forum (HLPF)
?Organizes and/or supports expert group meetings, seminars, working groups, task forces etc. on portfolio issues.
?Prepares speeches, briefing notes, discussion papers and other inputs for presentations by senior staff.
?Support the redesign and keeping up-to-date the UN-OAD segment of the OISC and ECOSOC website
?Attends international, regional, and national meetings to hold discussions with representatives of other institutions.

Intergovernmental support
?Provides substantive and organizational support on economic issues to intergovernmental bodies (such as the General Assembly, the Economic and Social Council, the regional
commissions and the subsidiary bodies of each).
?Establishes stakeholder partnerships, relationships and networks on UN OAD and QCPR implementation, including interagency and intergovernmental bodies; and finalizing reports
to ECOSOC and General Assembly on implementation of QCPR.
?Supports delegations of Member States in their consultations in this area;
?Represents organizational unit at international, regional and national meetings.

Technical cooperation:.
?Designs and supports the implementation of capacity development programmes, projects and activities at national, regional and global levels;
?Undertakes missions to member states, either alone or as a participant in a diverse team, as part of the Organization?s technical cooperation activities.
?Prepares global, regional, national or sector analyses that provide a basis for advising intergovernmental governance mechanisms and national governments on economic
development issues.
?Conducts training seminars and workshops for government officials and others.
?Formulates technical modalities for the evaluation of individual technical cooperation projects.

General
?Supports junior staff, reviewing their work and providing feedback.
?Participates in intra- and inter-Departmental undertakings of broader concern to represent the views or interests of the organizational unit.
?Performs other related duties as required, including a variety of administrative tasks necessary for the final delivery of the work unit?s service.;
?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. Ability to identify and develop 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) in economics or related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Work Experience A minimum of seven 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 in the United Nations system or a comparable international or intergovernmental organization is required.
Experience in supporting Member States and other stakeholders in intergovernmental processes is required.
Experience in monitoring, reporting and evaluation, including in results-based management is desirable.
Experience in development planning is desirable.
Experience in policy formulation is desirable.
Field experience in development cooperation and operations is desirable. Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, 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 The appointment or assignment and renewal thereof are subject to the availability of the post or funds, budgetary approval or extension of the mandate.

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.

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 31 October 2019, are strongly encouraged to apply: Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belize, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Central African Republic, China, Comoros, Cuba, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Monaco, Mozambique, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Suriname, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. 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.

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.


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