The vacancy is in the Development Policy Branch (DPB) of the Economic Analysis and Policy Division (EAPD), United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. The Division is mandated to provide strategic/policy support to the UN’s Committee for Development Policy (CDP), which advises ECOSOC on emerging development challenges and monitors the eligibility of countries for Least Developed Country (LDC) status, as well as the situation of graduating and graduated countries. The capacity development activities in DPB are focused on improving access to and utilisation of LDC-specific international support measures for enhancing the development progress of these countries towards graduation form the LDC category.
The Adviser will be member of DESA’s IRA Network. The services of the IRA need to comply with intergovernmental guidance on the use of the Regular Programme on Technical Cooperation (RPTC), when appropriate, and with strategies and guidance concerning capacity development activities endorsed by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs and supported by the Capacity Development Programme Management Office (CDPMO).
The services of the IRA aim to ensure the provision of high-level technical expertise, the transfer of knowledge from global entities to Governments on policy-related issues and development strategies and the formulation, assessment or evaluation of projects and programmes.
The successful incumbent is expected to adhere to and practice the three core values of the UN system (integrity, professionalism and respect for diversity) and in particular possess the following competencies: