The position is located in the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Trade, Environment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development Branch, Division on International Trade in Goods and Services, and Commodities. The Economic Affairs Officer reports to the Head of Branch.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in economics or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with 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, policy formulation, application of economic principles and development programmes or related area, preferably at the national and international levels. At least five years of experience working with small and medium enterprises on value chain development in biodiversity markets is an advantage. Experience in fund-raising is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of Spanish is an advantage.