This position is in the Economic Governance and Planning Section (EGPS) of the Economic Development and Integration Division (EDID) in the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). The Economic Affairs Officer reports directly to the Chief, EGPS, under the overall supervision of the Director, EDID.
Within delegated authority, the Economic Affairs Officer will carry out the following responsibilities:
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in economics, business administration 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.
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional experience is required, including experience in economic research and analysis, policy formulation, application of economic principles in development programmes or related area. Experience in developing and implementing regional or national economic development programmes is desirable. Experience in projects involving various stakeholders is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Arabic is also a working language of ESCWA. For this position, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Arabic is desirable.