Economic Affairs Officer, P4

Economic Affairs Officer, P4

UNCTAD - United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

Geneva, Switzerland

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Investment Trends & Data Section, Investment Trends and Issues Branch of the Division on Investment and Enterprise of UNCTAD. The Economic Affairs Officer reports to the Chief of the Section.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Economic Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

Economic or sector analysis

  • Monitors economic developments in investment for development and identifies recurrent and emerging issues of concern to the United Nations;
  • Designs and conducts studies of investment for development and draft resulting reports;
  • Interprets and applies results of econometric modelling to analysis of economic prospects and policies;
  • 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 issues related to investment for development to intergovernmental bodies such as the Trade and Development Board and the Investment, Enterprise and Development Commission of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), as well as intergovernmental expert meetings established by the Commission;
  • Represents organizational unit at international, regional and national meetings.

Technical cooperation

  • Designs and monitors technical cooperation projects on international investment;
  • Undertakes missions to member states, either alone or as a participant in a diverse team, as part of the Organization’s technical cooperation activities;
  • Prepares global, regional, national or sector analyses that provide a basis for advising national governments on investment for development issues;
  • Conducts training seminars and workshops for government officials and others on investment for development;
  • 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 investment for sustainable development. Ability to conduct independent research on economic topics, determine suitability, validity and accuracy of data provided by different sources. Ability to identify and develop 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; 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;
  • Creativity: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the box”; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.

Education

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 experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in economic research and analysis, policy formulation, application of economic principles in development programmes, preferably in investment for development, or related area is required. A record of publications on international investment policies is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another UN language is an asset.

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