This post is located in the Green Economy, Innovations and Technologies Section within the Climate Change, Environment & Natural Resource Management Division (CEND) of the Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The incumbent works under the direct supervision of the Chief of the Green Economy, Innovations and Technologies Section, and the overall guidance of the Director of CEND.
Within delegated authority, the duties of an Economic Affairs Officer are likely to fall mainly into one of the three functional areas below.
Work implies frequent interaction with the following:
Accurately analyses current and emerging economic development issues obtained by applying sound principles and concepts, by using valid data and, as necessary, by applying appropriate economic models; prepares reports and policy proposals that are useful to governments and other clients; engages in technical cooperation activities that contribute to economic development in recipient countries.
An advanced university degree (Master’s or Doctorate) in Economics or related fields is required. A first-level degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) in Economics with two additional years of relevant 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 is required. Experience of working in the area of green economy innovations and technologies will be added advantage .
Fluency in one of the working languages of the UN Secretariat, English or French, (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.