Economic Affairs Officer, P3
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Economic Affairs Officer, P3

U.N.Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia

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:P3

工作地点:Beirut 截止日期:05 March , 2020

岗位信息网址:https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=131951&Lang=en-US

职位描述

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is under Subprogramme 7: ‘Conflict mitigation and development’ of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA - unescwa.org). Under the overall supervision of the Director of this subprogramme, the Economics Affairs Officer reports to the Chief of the Section.

Responsibilities

The Economics Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:


Economic or sector analysis

-Develops socio-economic databases and qualitative information necessary for specified recurrent or ad hoc assignments.

-Interprets, applies and, as necessary, adapts econometric models to determine trends, patterns and relationships and to analyse risks of conflict or threats to national development trajectories.

-Drafts specified inputs for technical papers and analytical studies on selected global, regional, national or sector aspects of economic development and on the identification of viable models to quantify risks.

-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.

-Assists in the organization and servicing of expert group meetings, seminars, etc. on development issues.

-Prepares speeches and other inputs for presentations by senior staff.


Intergovernmental support

-Prepares inputs for reports to intergovernmental bodies.

-Follows intergovernmental meetings and prepares summary reports.

-Prepares inputs to statements by members of the Bureau and Secretariat staff to such meetings.

-Assists in the organization of panels, round tables 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.

-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: 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. 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.


-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.


-TECHNOLOGICAL AWARENESS: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in economics, political economy, development, econometrics or related field in social sciences is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying 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

Applied research and data analysis on the Arab region desirable

Applied experience in risk assessment approaches and methodologies is desirable

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. In addition, Arabic is a working language at ESCWA. For this position, fluency in English is required

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.


-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.


-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.


-For this position, applicants from the following Member States, which are unrepresented or underrepresented in the UN Secretariat as of 30 November 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, 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.