Economic Affairs Officer, P3

Economic Affairs Officer, P3

UN ECLAC - Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

Santiago, Chile

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Non-Renewable Natural Resources Unit of the ECLAC Natural Resources Division. The Economic Affairs Officer reports to the Chief of the Non-Renewable Natural Resources Unit.

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean is one of the five regional Commissions of the United Nations. It was founded in 1948 with the purpose of contributing to the region's economic and social development. Its mission includes the design, monitoring and evaluation of public policies and the provision of advisory services, expertise and training to Governments, as well as support for regional and international cooperation and coordination activities.

Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of the Non-Renewable Natural Resources Unit., the Economic Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

Economic or sector analysis:

  • Develops socio-economic, institutional and legal databases and qualitative information necessary for specified recurrent or ad hoc assignments;
  • Interprets, applies and, as necessary, adapts quantitative and qualitative methods to determine trends, patterns and relationships in non-renewable natural resources and to analyse the effects of alternative policies and assumptions;
  • Elaborates technical papers and analytical studies on selected global, regional, national or sector aspects of natural resources and sustainable development, with special emphasis on non-renewable natural resources;
  • Identifies and analyses public policy proposals made elsewhere relating to assigned topics;
  • Attends international, regional, and national meetings to collect information and to hold discussions with colleagues in other institutions;
  • Assists in the organization and servicing of expert group meetings, seminars, etc. on natural resources and development issues;
  • Prepares speeches and other inputs for presentations by senior staff.

Intergovernmental support:

  • Prepares inputs for reports to intergovernmental bodies;
  • Follows intergovernmental meetings and prepares summary reports;
  • Prepares inputs to statements by members of the Bureau and Secretariat staff to such meetings;
  • Assists in the organization of panels, round tables etc. on development issues for intergovernmental processes.

Technical cooperation:

  • Participates in missions on development issues, usually as a member of a team;
  • Organizes training seminars for national experts;
  • Prepares documentation for technical cooperation programmes and projects;
  • Contributes to the preparation of material for the approval of regional, country or sector technical cooperation projects;
  • Monitors, backstops and assesses the implementation of technical cooperation programmes and projects.

General:

  • Performs other related duties as required, including a variety of administrative tasks necessary for the final delivery of the work unit’s services;
  • Undertakes on-the-job and other training activities, both internally and externally.

Competencies

  • Professionalism: Ability to apply economic theories, methods and concepts in different sectors of natural resources and sustainable development, with special emphasis on nonrenewable natural resources. Ability to conduct independent public policy oriented research on natural resources and sustainable development, determine suitability, validity and accuracy of data provided by different sources. Shows skill in developing sources for data collection and methodologies for data analysis. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed;
  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Education

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in economics 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.

Work Experience

  • A mínimum of five 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 in research and analysis on issues related with non-renewable natural resources is desirable;
  • Experience working in the public sector or a development organization in areas related with non-renewable natural resources is desirable;
  • Experience in project/programme management in the context of international cooperation or technical assistance on non-renewable natural resources is desirable;
  • Experience working in Latin America and the Caribbean is desirable.

Languages

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in Spanish and English is required.

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