Within delegated authority, the Economic Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
Staff within work unit/section; counterparts in other UN, regional and global development organizations. Senior officials in government, academia and research institutions.
Prepares in-depth qualitative and quantitative analyses of diverse aspects of the development challenges faced by developing countries and economies in transition; formulates sound policy proposals; recommends project activities; develops well-designed programmes of analysis of development issues; provides guidance and leadership to less senior staff.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in economics or related field is required. Ph.D. in economics, business administration, statistics, or related field is highly desirable. A first-level university degree in combination with two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in economic research and analysis, policy formulation, application of economic principles in development programmes or related area is required. Experience at an international organization is required. Experience in analyzing trends and policy challenges emerging in developing countries and knowledge society is desirable. Experience in writing research and analytical policy papers is an asset.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written French is required. Working knowledge of English is desirable. Knowledge of another official language is an advantage.