Senior Economic Affairs Officer, P5
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Senior Economic Affairs Officer, P5

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

岗位领域:经济管理 工作性质:长期工作

学历要求:本科及以上 岗位职级:P5

工作地点:Geneva 截止日期:25 February , 2018

岗位信息网址:https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=87990

职位描述

Org. Setting and Reporting

The post is located in the Business Facilitation Section of the Division on Investment and Enterprise (DIAE) in the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The Senior Economics Affairs Officer reports to the Director of DIAE.

Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Director, the incumbent will undertake the following duties:

 

Economic or sectoral analysis

•Leads or participates in the formulation, organization and management of mandated programmes of economic analysis on investment for development and the development of the private sector and the formulation of possible economic strategies, policies and actions for adoption by the international community.

•Leads or participates in the identification of new or emerging development issues of potential concern to the international community, particularly those of a regional or global nature, and designs and develops programmes to address them.

•Supervises a team of staff economists undertaking this work.

•Commissions economic studies and analyses on investment for Development and the development of the private sector that cannot be undertaken internally.

•Conceives, plans and manages expert group meetings, seminars and similar consultations that contribute to the finalization of the work unit’s outputs.

•Finalises reports on development for issuance by the United Nations.

•Prepares speeches for senior staff and makes presentations on economic issues for specialist or non-specialist audiences.

 

Intergovernmental support

•Provides direct substantive support on development issues to intergovernmental bodies, by offering strategic advice, giving technical guidance and assisting in developing a consensus.

•Manages the work unit’s contribution to the preparation and management of meetings of intergovernmental bodies.

•Represents the organizational unit at international, regional and national meetings on development issues.

 

Technical cooperation

•Develops and maintains relations with senior officials of member governments and ensures a response to requests for advice and/or assistance on issues and policies related to investment for development and the development of the private sector.

•Negotiates with donor and recipient governments on technical assistance programmes and projects.

•Leads or participates in technical cooperation missions.

 

Programme support

•Functions as the chief of the Business Facilitation Section..

•Contributes to the formulation of the medium-term plan, the programme of work and the budget of the unit and participate in the formulation of the organization's overall programme of work and other similar endeavours.

•Attends to various administrative matters concerning the Division.

•Performs other related duties as required.

Competencies

•Professionalism: Ability to apply economic theories and concepts in investment and private sector development. 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.

 

 

•Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

 

 

•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.

 

 

•Leadership: Serves as a role model that other people want to follow: empowers others to translate vision into results; is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; drives for change and improvements; does not accept the status quo; shows the courage to take unpopular stands. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.

 

 

•Managing Performance: Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; appraises performance fairly.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in economics or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with at least two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in economic research and analysis, policy formulation, application of economic principles in development programmes or related area, preferably managing programmes in the area of international investment and enterprise development.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English is required; knowledge of French is desirable.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which will be followed by a 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.

 

Staff members of the United Nations Secretariat must fulfill the lateral move requirements to be eligible to apply for this vacancy. Staff members are requested to indicate all qualifying lateral moves in their Personal History Profile (PHP) and cover note.

 

For this position, applicants from the following Member States, which are unrepresented or underrepresented in the UN Secretariat as of 31 July 2017, are strongly encouraged to apply: Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belarus, Belize, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Comoros, Cyprus, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Monaco, Mozambique, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Suriname, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and Viet Nam.

 

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.