This position is located in the NEPAD Section of the Regional Integration and Trade Division of the Economic Commission for Africa. Under the direct supervision of the Chief of NEPAD and overall guidance of the Director of the Division, the incumbent will report directly to the Chief of the Section.
Within delegated authority, and in the context of United Nations (UN) system-wide support to the African Union (AU), its bodies and development frameworks, including NEPAD, Regional Economic Communities (RECs) Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs), and Agenda 2063, UN-AU cooperation frameworks, Agenda 2030, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
Prepares in-depth qualitative and quantitative analyses of diverse aspects of the development challenges faced by developing countries and economies in transition; formulates sound policy proposals; recommends project activities; develops well-designed programmes of analysis of development issues; provides guidance and leadership to less senior staff.
An advanced university degree (Master’s or Doctorate) in economics or related fields is required. A first-level degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) in the specified fields with two additional years of relevant work 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 in development programmes or related area in Africa.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English or French with knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.