Economic Affairs Officer, P3

Economic Affairs Officer, P3

UN ECLAC - Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

Santiago, Chile

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Innovation and New Technologies Unit, Division of Production, Productivity and Management (DPPM). The Economic Affairs Officer reports to the Chief of the Unit of Innovation and New Technologies.

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean is one of the five regional Commissions of the United Nations. It was founded in 1948 with the purpose of contributing to the region's economic and social development. Its mission includes the design, monitoring and evaluation of public policies and the provision of advisory services, expertise and training to Governments, as well as support for regional and international cooperation and coordination activities. Please visit our website at www.eclac.org for further information.

Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of the Unit of Innovation and New Technologies, the Economic Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

SECTOR ANALYSIS

  • Develops socio-economic databases and qualitative information for recurrent or ad hoc assignments in areas related to innovation for sustainable development.
  • Applies and, as necessary, adapts economic analysis to determine trends, patterns and relationships and the effects of alternative policies and assumptions.
  • Drafts technical papers and analytical studies on topics related to his (her) field of specialization.
  • Identifies and analyses policy proposals made elsewhere relating to assigned topics.
  • Attends international, regional, and national meetings to collect information and to hold discussions with colleagues in other institutions.
  • Assists in the organization and servicing of expert group meetings, seminars, etc. on development issues.
  • Prepares speeches and other inputs for presentations by senior staff.

INTERGOVERNMENTAL SUPPORT

  • Prepares inputs for reports to intergovernmental bodies.
  • Follows intergovernmental meetings and prepares summary reports.
  • Assists in the organization of panels, round tables etc. on sustainable technologies for intergovernmental processes.

TECHNICAL COOPERATION

  • Participates in missions related to the fields of innovation for sustainable development
  • Organizes training seminars for national experts.
  • Prepares documentation for technical cooperation programmes and projects.
  • 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 Unit’s services.
  • Undertakes on-the-job and other training activities, both internally and externally.

Competencies

  • PROFESSIONALISM: Advanced knowledge of quantitative methods for economic policy analysis. Ability to apply economic concepts in areas related to innovation for sustainable development. Ability to conduct independent research, determine suitability, validity and accuracy of data provided by different sources. Shows skill in developing sources for data collection. A good publication record. 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

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.

Work Experience

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 are required. Experience in the provision of technical assistance to different governments in the area of development is required. Experience in the collection, compilation and dissemination of statistical data is required. Experience in the formulation of policy proposals in the fields of innovation and digital economy is desirable. Experience conducting research studies in the area of development in Latin American and Caribbean region is desirable. Experience in providing advice to governments or international organizations in the field of new technologies for development within the Latin American and the Caribbean region is desirable. Experience working in international organizations and coordinating and implementing development projects in the Latin American and Caribbean region is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in Spanish and English is required.

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