Under the direct supervision of the Head of the UNCTAD Regional Office for Africa, and the overall guidance of the Chief of the Office of the Secretary-General, the Economic Affairs Officer will perform the following duties:
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in economics or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
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. Prior experience in trade negotiations and advisory on economic and trade integration desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English or French (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.