This position is located in the Innovation and New Technologies Unit, Division of Production, Productivity and Management (DPPM). The Economic Affairs Officer reports to the Chief of the Unit of Innovation and New Technologies.
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. Please visit our website at www.eclac.org for further information.
Under the overall supervision of the Chief of the Unit of Innovation and New Technologies, the Economic Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
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.
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 are required. Experience in the provision of technical assistance to different governments in the area of development is required. Experience in the collection, compilation and dissemination of statistical data is required. Experience in the formulation of policy proposals in the fields of innovation and digital economy is desirable. Experience conducting research studies in the area of development in Latin American and Caribbean region is desirable. Experience in providing advice to governments or international organizations in the field of new technologies for development within the Latin American and the Caribbean region is desirable. Experience working in international organizations and coordinating and implementing development projects in the Latin American and Caribbean region is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in Spanish and English is required.