Within delegated authority, the duties of an Economic Affairs Officer are likely to fall mainly into one of the three functional areas below:
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in economics or related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
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. Experience working in an intergovernmental organization in the Latin America and Caribbean region is desirable. Experience in the provision of technical cooperation (technical assistance) in the context of development is desirable. Experience working on sustainable development issues is desirable. Experience working with statistics and indicators is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Spanish is desirable. Knowledge of Portuguese is desirable.