ASSOCIATE ECONOMIC AFFAIRS OFFICER

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / YEAR
  • Job type:
    FULL_TIME
  • Posted:
    4 months ago
  • Category:
    Project Management
  • Deadline:
    16/11/2023

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Opening
Job Opening ID220838
Job Network : Questions économiques et sociales et développement
Job Family : Affaires économiques
Category and Level : Professional and Higher CategoriesP-2

Duty Station : GENEVA

Department/Office : United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Date Posted : Nov 8, 2023
Deadline : Nov 16, 2023
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Trade Analysis Branch, Division on International Trade in Goods and Services, and Commodities of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Head of the Trade Analysis Branch, the Associate Economic Affairs Officer will perform the following duties: Economic and/or sector analysis: • Collects, evaluates, interprets, analyses specified statistics and qualitative socio-economic information obtained from a variety of sources and pertaining to particular sectors, countries, regions or development topics. • Identifies relevant data sources and collects and organizes trade and trade policy data for producing indicators and summary statistics in relation to sustainable development. • Prepares briefing notes, inputs to speeches and similar material on economic or sector issues in a form that is meaningful to non-specialists. • Prepares first drafts of sector, country or regional components of analytical studies on development issues and policies. • Assists in the organization and servicing of expert group meetings, seminars, etc on development issues. Intergovernmental support: • Prepares inputs for reports to intergovernmental bodies. • Follows intergovernmental meetings and prepares summary reports and similar material. • Assists in the organization of panels, round tables etc on development issues for inter-governmental processes. Technical cooperation: • Compiles and analyses the data and other information necessary for the preparation of technical cooperation project proposals in the area of economic development. • 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: Knowledge of economic theories and their application. Ability to identify and develop sources for data collection. Ability to undertake research, analyse data, make recommendations and write reports. 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. • 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
An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in economics or related field 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. A first-level university degree and no experience will be accepted for candidates who have passed the United Nations Young Professionals Programme Examination (YPP), the United Nations National Recruitment Examination (NCRE) or the General Service to Professional Examination (G to P).
Job – Specific Qualification
Not available.
Work Experience
A minimum of two 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 in organization meetings and webinars is an asset. Work experience relating to trade issues, including voluntary sustainability standards is desirable. Experience in econometric coding using statistical packages (Stata and/or R) is desirable. Experience in Standards, Social Regulations and Sustainable Development is desirable.
Languages
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.
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