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 Trade, Investment and Innovation Division (TIID) assists developing countries in the region through providing advisory services, developing tools and organizing capacity building activities, carrying out research and analysis and supporting intergovernmental cooperation on trade, investment and innovation in support of sustainable development.
This position is located in the Trade, Investment and Innovation Division. The incumbent reports to the Deputy Executive Secretary for Programme.
Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Executive Secretary for Programme and overall supervision of the Executive Secretary, the incumbent is required to perform the following functions: