This post is located in the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Sub-Regional Office for North Africa (SRO-NA) in Rabat, Morocco. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Director, Sub-Regional Office (D1), and overall guidance of the Deputy Executive Secretary (Programme).
Within delegated authority, the Chief of Employment & Skills for Balanced Development Section will be responsible for the following duties:
Work implies frequent interaction with the following:
Produces high-quality outputs on key issues related to Employment, skills and balanced development. Effectively assists, guides and supports programme managers in meeting their objectives and outputs. Provides substantive support in the servicing of various committees and intergovernmental bodies. Effectively develops staff under his/her supervision, including their on-going learning and development.
Advanced university degree (Master’s or Doctorate) in economics, business or public administration or related field is required. A first level university degree in combination with additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in academia or economic/public policy related to jobs, economic research and analysis, policy formulation, application of economic principles in development programmes or related area is required. Experience in social and economic structural transformation in the context of Africa is desirable. Knowledge of employment and skills development in emerging countries is desirable. Qualifying years of experience are calculated following the receipt of the first-level university degree recognized by the United Nations.
English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. 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 Arabic is an advantage.