This post is located in the Natural Resources Management Section, CEND of the Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Natural Resources Management Section, the incumbent is responsible for the following duties:
Within delegated authority, the duties of an Economic Affairs Officer are likely to fall mainly into one of the three functional areas identified below.
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 development economics, public policy, natural resources management environmental and resources law and public administration or related field is required. A first-level degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) in 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.
Fluency in one of the working languages of the UN Secretariat, English or French, (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.