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  • Economic Commission for Africa

Economic Affairs Officer, Lusaka

Organization: UNECA - Economic Commission for Africa


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City: Lusaka, Zambia

Office: Economic Commission for Africa

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Closing date: Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Posting Title: Economic Affairs Officer, P4

Job Code Title: ECONOMIC AFFAIRS OFFICER

Department/ Office: Economic Commission for Africa

Duty Station: LUSAKA

Posting Period: 16 October 2017-29 November 2017

Job Opening number: 17-ECO-ECA-87252-R-LUSAKA(G)

Staffing Exercise ID: N/A

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

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 is Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

For this position, applicants from the following Member States, which are unrepresented or underrepresented in the UN Secretariat as of 31 July 2017, are strongly encouraged to apply: Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belarus, Belize, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Comoros, Cyprus, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Monaco, Mozambique, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Suriname, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and Viet Nam.

Organizational Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Sub-regional Office for Southern Africa (SRO-SA) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in Lusaka, Zambia. The Economic Affairs Officer incumbent reports to the Director, Southern Africa Sub-regional of the Office.

Responsibilities

Under the general guidance of the Director and the supervision of the Chief, Sub-Regional Initiatives Unit, the incumbent contributes to the implementation of the approved work programme of SRO-SA by performing the following functions: ECONOMIC AND/OR SECTOR ANALYSIS:

Monitors social and economic developments in Southern Africa and identifies recurrent and emerging issues of concern region and the United Nations.

Designs and conducts studies on economic development and governance issues in Southern Africa and drafts resulting reports.

Interprets and applies result of econometric modelling to analysis of social and economic prospects and policies.

Develops draft policy recommendations pertaining to areas of work;
Formulates proposals for development strategies, policies and measures for presentation to intergovernmental bodies and other stakeholders.

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.

TECHNICAL COOPERATION AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL SUPPORT: The office works closely with SADC and COMESA and member-states in the region on recurring and emerging socio-economic development issues, hence the incumbent will be required to:

Design and monitor technical cooperation projects, especially with SADC, COMESA and the Member-states.

Undertake missions to member states and the RECs, either alone or as a participant in a diverse team, as part of the Organization’s technical cooperation activities.

Undertake consultative studies and make proposals to member States and the RECs on issues of industrialization, private sector development, regional integration and economic development generally.

Prepare global, regional, and national or sector analyses that provide a basis for advising national governments and the RECs on economic development issues.

Conduct training seminars and workshops for government officials and others.

Formulate 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.

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