The mandate of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is to promote sustainable and inclusive development and regional connectivity in the Asian and Pacific region. ESCAP’s role as a regional development arm of the United Nations Secretariat is to support its membership with policy oriented research and analysis, normative support and technical assistance and capacity building, to respond to the development priorities and changing needs of the Asian and Pacific region.
The objectives of the Energy Division (ED) is to support member States in enhancing energy security and the sustainable use of energy through regional cooperation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the SDG7 on affordable and clean energy in Asia and the Pacific.
This position is located in the Sustainable Energy Development and Utilization Section, in the Energy Division. The incumbent reports to the Chief of Sustainable Energy Development and Utilization Section.
Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Sustainable Energy Development and Utilization Section, and overall supervision of the Director of Energy Division, the incumbent is required to perform the following functions:
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.