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 position is located in the Subregional Office for South and South-West Asia (SOSSWA) in New Delhi, which serves 10 countries within the subregion, namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Türkiye.
The incumbent reports to the Senior Economic Affairs Officer and Deputy Head.
Under the direct supervision of the Senior Economic Affairs Officer and Deputy Head, and overall supervision of the Head, ESCAP Subregional Office for South and South-West Asia, the incumbent is required to perform the following functions: