ECONOMIC AFFAIRS ASSISTANT

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / YEAR
  • Job type:
    FULL_TIME
  • Posted:
    4 months ago
  • Category:
    Project Management
  • Deadline:
    22/11/2023

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Opening
Job Opening ID221607
Job Network : Economic, Social and Development
Job Family : Economic Affairs
Category and Level : Catégorie des services généraux et catégories apparentéesG-6

Duty Station : MEXICO CITY

Department/Office : Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
Date Posted : Nov 8, 2023
Deadline : Nov 22, 2023
Org. Setting and Reporting
The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean is one of the five regional Commissions of the United Nations. It was founded in 1948 with the purpose of contributing to the region’s economic and social development. Its mission includes the design, monitoring and evaluation of public policies and the provision of advisory services, expertise and training to Governments, as well as support for regional and international cooperation and coordination activities. Please visit our website at www.eclac.org for further information. This position is located in the Energy and Natural Resources Unit, in the Subregional Headquarters of ECLAC in Mexico City. The Economic Affairs Assistant reports to the Chief of the Energy and Natural Resources Unit.
Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of Chief of the Energy and Natural Resources Unit, the Economic Affairs Assistant will be responsible for the following duties: • Assists in identifying and monitoring substantive aspect of the work of the Unit in various regions/countries. Selects and evaluates a variety of documents, summarize pertinent material, collects and analyses data and prepares background materials for assessment papers, studies, briefs and reports. • Systematically follows through and retrieves, highlights and compiles information from a wide variety of information sources; prepares input for the electronic database and the internet and co-operate with research institutes and organizations in the collection of data. Assembles and examines original statistical material to ensure accuracy, clarity and validity; makes appropriate adjustments. Designs, prepares and maintains a country profile for each country assigned to the Unit. • Collect and analyze data to identify trends or patterns and provide insights through graphs, charts, tables, and reports using data visualization methods to enable data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation and reporting. • Prepares a variety of reports, presentations, tables, lists, charts, data sets, and/or diagrams for information in order to facilitate the in-depth analysis of the retrieved information by the supervisor and other users. • Participates in the substantive and policy discussions of the Unit. • Maintains and expands contacts with other departments in the Secretariat, as well as the UN agencies and programmes and other organizations relevant to the region, and co-ordinate the input of other departments in the collection of data for assignments received. • Prepares, maintains and updates files (electronic and paper) and internal databases; designs and generates a variety of periodic and ad hoc reports, statistical tables, charts, graphs, and other background materials/notes to facilitate inspection and other reviews. • Drafts programme/project summaries, co-ordinates review and clearance process and co-ordinates with editor, translation services, etc., on finalization and publication of reports in multiple languages. • Identifies the organizational requirements for conferences and meetings and assists in the preparation of documentation and reports for these meetings. • Attends a variety of meetings to follow discussions, takes notes and prepares summary report, notes for the file, correspondence, etc. • Provides guidance and training to new/junior staff • Performs other related work as required.
Competencies
• Professionalism: The ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making. Knowledge of research methodologies, data collection and maintenance. Ability to identify, extract, analyse and format data from a wide variety of standard and non-standard sources. 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. • Commitment to Continuous Learning: Keeps abreast of new developments in own occupation/profession; actively seeks to develop oneself professionally and personally; contributes to the learning of colleagues and subordinates; shows willingness to learn from others; seeks feedback to learn and improve.
Education
High school diploma or equivalent is required.
Job – Specific Qualification
Supplemental technical or university courses in a field of Engineering and/or Energy or related fields is required. Successful completion of both degree and non-degree programs in data analytics, business analytics or data science programs is desirable.
Work Experience
Seven years of progressive experience in collecting or researching data across various areas of social and economic development, sustainable development, natural resources and/or the energy sector or related area is required. The minimum years of relevant experience is reduced to five for candidates who possess a first-level university degree or higher. Two (2) years of experience in database maintenance is desirable. Experience in projections, forecasts and scenario building is desirable. Experience in the subregion (Central America, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Haiti and/or Mexico) is desirable. One (1) year of experience in data analytics or related area is desirable
Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat; and Spanish is a working language of ECLAC. For the position advertised, fluency in English and Spanish is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is a desirable. Language levels will be tested unless supported by a certificate from a recognized institution. NOTE: ‘Fluency’’ equals a rating of ‘’fluent’’ in all four areas (speak, read, write, and understand) and ‘’intermediate knowledge’’ equals a rating of ‘’confident’’ or “fluent’ in two of the four areas.
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