UN - Economic Commission for Africa Economic Affairs Officer Economic Affairs Jobs in Ethiopia

UN - Economic Commission for Africa Economic Affairs Officer Economic Affairs Jobs in Ethiopia


Economic or sector analysis:

• Monitors economic developments in a defined area and identifies recurrent and emerging issues of concern to the United Nations.
• Provide assistance on research studies on a broad range of science, technology and innovation topics such as digital technology and innovation policy for the SDGs
• Perform regional/sub-regional analysis in the area of ICT and Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) for sustainable development;
• Designs and conducts studies of selected issues in STI and ICT and draft resulting reports.
• Collect and analyse information/data
• Develops draft policy recommendations pertaining to area of work.
• Formulates proposals for development strategies, policies and measures for presentation to intergovernmental bodies and others.
• Attends international, regional, and national meetings to hold discussions with representatives of other institutions.
• Organizes expert group meetings, seminars, etc. on development issues.
• Prepares speeches and other inputs for presentations by senior staff.

Intergovernmental support

• Provides substantive support on economic issues to intergovernmental bodies (such as the General Assembly, the African Union and its NEPAD Programme, the Economic and Social Council, the regional commissions and the subsidiary bodies of each).
•Represents organizational unit at international, regional and national meetings.

Technical cooperation:

• Designs and monitors technical cooperation projects.
• Undertakes missions to member states, either alone or as a participant in a diverse team, as part of the Organization’s technical cooperation activities.
• Conducts training seminars and workshops for government officials and others.
• Formulates technical modalities for the evaluation of individual technical cooperation projects.

General

• Supports junior staff, reviewing their work and providing feedback.
• Participates in intra- and inter-Departmental undertakings of broader concern to represent the views or interests of the organizational unit.
• Performs other related duties as required, including a variety of administrative tasks necessary for the final delivery of the work unit’s service.;
• Undertakes on-the-job and other training activities, both internally and externally.

Competencies

• Professionalism: Ability to apply economic theories and concepts in different sectors of economic and sustainable development. Ability to conduct independent research on economic topics, determine suitability, validity and accuracy of data provided by different sources. Shows skill in developing sources for data collection. 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; works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; 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.

• Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

Education

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or Doctorate degree, or equivalent) in economics or related fields is required. A first-level degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in the specified fields of studies with two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Work Experience

  • A minimum 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 Africa or on African related issues is desirable.

    Languages

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in either language is required; knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; UN - Economic Commission for Africa Economic Affairs Officer Economic Affairs Jobs in Ethiopia


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