Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Trade Policy and Facilitation Section, and overall supervision of the Director of Trade, Investment and Innovation Division, the incumbent is required to perform the following functions:
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in economics or related field. Ph.D. degree in the above fields is desirable. A relevant first-level university degree in the above fields 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 experience in economic research and quantitative analysis, as well as policy formulation, and application of economic principles in development programmes in areas related to trade.
Experience with standard office computer application programmes, such as MS Office and software used in quantitative analysis is required.
Experience in trade or investment policy research is desirable. Experience in econometric analysis is desirable. Experience with Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) using Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) resources is desirable. Experience with STATA software or R programming is desirable. Experience in developing online databases and interactive e-learning tools is desirable. Experience in the United Nations Common System or international organizations is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage. Fluency in Russian is desirable.