This position is located in the Unit for Economic Cooperation and Integration among Developing Countries (ECIDC) in the Division of Globalization and Development Strategies (DGDS), at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Geneva. The Economic Affairs Officer reports to the Senior Economic Affairs Officer of the Unit.
Within delegated authority and working directly with the Senior Economic Affairs Officer of the Unit, the incumbent will undertake research and analysis and provide advisory assistance on the emerging Southern economies and their economic interdependence, the development opportunities and policy challenges this creates and the links between South-South integration and regional and global economic developments. The incumbent will perform the following specific duties:
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.
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible professional experience related to economic development issues, including in particular cooperation and integration among developing countries. Experience in economic research and policy analysis of trade and industrial development with a focus on economic integration and development is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of Chinese would be an advantage.