Economic Affairs Officer, P3

Economic Affairs Officer, P3

UNCTAD - United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

Geneva, Switzerland

Org. Setting and Reporting

This post is located in the Investment Policies Branch, Division on Investment and Enterprise (DIAE), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

Responsibilities

Under the general supervision of the Head of the Investment Policies Branch and the direct supervision of the Chief of the Investment Policy Review Section in DIAE, the Economic Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

Economic or sector analysis

  • Analyzes foreign direct investment trends (FDI), patterns and relationships, as well as strategies of international investors.
  • Identifies and prepares proposals for policy actions in the field of investment.
  • Interprets, applies and, as necessary, adapts models to analyse the effects of alternative policies and assumptions.
  • Drafts specified inputs for technical papers and analytical studies on selected global, regional, national or sector aspects of economic development.
  • 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.
  • Conducts policy discussions with policy makers, the private sector and civil society, including in French and Arabic speaking countries.
  • 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, including the Commission on Investment and Enterprise Development, expert group meetings and the Trade and Development Board.
  • Follows intergovernmental meetings and prepares summary reports.
  • Prepares inputs to statements by members of the Bureau and Secretariat staff to such meetings.
  • Assists in the organization of panels, roundtables etc. on development issues for intergovernmental processes.

Technical cooperation

  • Participates in missions on development issues, usually as a member of a team.
  • 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 work unit’s services.
  • Undertakes on-the-job and other training activities, both internally and externally.

Competencies

  • Professionalism: Ability to apply economic theories and concepts in different sectors of economic and sustainable development, including ability to apply theories related to foreign direct investment and activities of multinational enterprises. Ability to conduct independent research on economic topics, including international investment, to determine suitability, validity and accuracy of data provided by different sources. Shows skill in developing sources for data collection. 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.
  • Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
  • Planning& Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in economics or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying work 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. Experience in advisory services-related work in international investment for development is desirable. Experience of policy formulation in international investment for development is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English and French, (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of Arabic is desirable.

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