Development Economist, Bangkok, Thailand with possible travel

Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

Country: Thailand

City: Bangkok, Thailand

Office: UNDP Regional Centre in Bangkok

Closing date: Friday, 26 July 2019

Development Economist

Location : Bangkok, Thailand with possible travel, THAILAND

Application Deadline : 26-Jul-19 (Midnight New York, USA)

Type of Contract : Individual Contract

Post Level : National Consultant

Languages Required : English

Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 02-Aug-2019

Duration of Initial Contract : 15 July 2019 to 30 June 2020

Expected Duration of Assignment : maximum 261 working days within an initial 12-month contract duration

Background

UNDP supports countries around the world to formulate strategies and policies that promote human development, reduce inequality and poverty, and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To advance these aims, UNDP provides technical policy advice and programming tools to help address critical and inter-linked sustainable development challenges such as inequality, climate change, and natural disaster. In that regard, a network of expertise across the SDGs, within and beyond UNDP, has been established to influence, shape and activate platforms for intersectional collaboration for complex, multi-faceted, and ‚frontier‘ issues in sustainable development. In particular, SDG Integration teams are being formed to curate and coordinate support on SDG implementation on the ground and ensure that UNDP’s offers/integration services are informed by the experiences with implementation on the ground and by the broader debates and analytical advances on SDG implementation.

At the country level, UNDP Offices work closely with government counterparts and other national and subnational stakeholders to support the introduction of integrated, inclusive and sustainable development policies that are aligned with the national context. National Economists based in UNDP country offices across the Asia-Pacific region contribute to this work, including through support to policy dialogue with government officials and other partners, assistance in programme development, and production of research and analysis. These colleagues also collaborate and share experiences and practices across countries inside and outside the Asia-Pacific region. At the core of this support is a focus on complex problems that relate to multiple thematic/SDG areas in defining their complexity, scalability, entry points as well as the integration of policy, data and analytics, innovation, and finance.