• Required No. of Employee's : 1
  • Salary : 0.00
  • Duration of Employment : Full Time
  • Prefered Sex : Male/Female
  • Sector of Vacancy : ECONOMIC AFFAIRS

Qualification/Work Experience :

  • Education Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in economics or related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with 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 with a focus on regional integration and other transboundary issues, spatial development and value chain analysis is required. Experience in delivering advisory services to member States and Regional Economic Communities (RECs) as well as exposure to inter-governmental processes is an advantage. Languages 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. Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview. Special Notice Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures. The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential.

Job Description:

  • This post is located in the Sub-regional Office for Central Africa (SRO-CA) of the Economic Commission for Africa in Yaounde, Cameroon. Responsibilities Under the supervision of the Director of the Sub-regional Office for Central Africa, and the direct supervision of the Chief of the Sub-Regional Initiatives Section, the incumbent is responsible for the following duties: Economic and/or sector analysis: •Designs and conducts studies of selected issues in economic development and draft resulting reports on regional integration and other transboundary issues, spatial development and value chain analysis. •Develops draft policy recommendations pertaining to selected global, regional, national or sectoral aspects of regional integration and other transboundary issues, spatial development and value chain analysis. •Attends international, regional, and national meetings to hold discussions with representatives of other institutions. •Organises expert group meetings, seminars, etc. on development issues. •Prepares speeches and other inputs for presentations by senior staff. Intergovernmental support: •Provides substantive support on economic issues to intergovernmental bodies (such as the General Assembly, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the Economic and Social Council, the Trade and Development Board, the Regional Coordination Mechanism (RCM), the Sub-Regional Coordination Mechanism (SRCM) and other subsidiary bodies of the Regional Commissions). • Organizes panels, round tables etc. on development issues for intergovernmental processes). •Represents organizational unit at international, regional and national meetings. Technical cooperation: •Designs and monitors technical cooperation projects. •Undertakes missions to member States, either or alone or as a participant in a diverse team, as part of the Organisation’s technical cooperation activities. •Prepares global, regional, national or sector analyses that provide a basis for advising national governments and Regional Economic Communities on economic development issues do with a focus on regional integration and other transboundary issues, spatial development and value chain analysis. •Conducts training, seminars and workshops for government officials and others. •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 organisational unit. •Performs other related duties as required, including a variety of administrative tasks necessary for the final delivery of the work unit's services. •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 economic and sustainable development with a focus on regional integration and other transboundary issues, spatial development and value chain analysis. Ability to conduct independent research on regional integration and other transboundary issues, spatial development and value chain analysis, determine suitability, validity and accuracy of data provided by different sources. Shows skill in developing 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. • PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently. • ACCOUNTABILITY: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable. Interested candidates should apply online via the web link, https://careers.un.org Closing date for applications, 19 March 2020

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