This post is located within the Governance and State-building Section in the Emerging and Conflict Related Issues Division (ECRI) of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). The Economic Affairs Officer reports directly to the Chief, Governance and State-building Section and will be under the overall supervision of the Director of ECRI.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in economics or related field. first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in economic research and analysis, governance and development, policy formulation or related area is required. Work experience in governance and development in the Arab Region is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Arabic is also a working language of ESCWA. For this post, fluency in written and spoken English is required. Fluency in written and spoken Arabic is desirable.