Research Assistant, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Organization: ESCAP - Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
City: Almaty, Kazakhstan
Office: ESCAP - Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific in Almaty
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Closing date: Wednesday, 28 March 2018
Posting Title: Research Assistant, G6 (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: RESEARCH ASSISTANT
Department/ Office: Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
Duty Station: ALMATY (ALMA ATA)
Posting Period: 8 March 2018-28 March 2018
Job Opening number: 18-SOC-ESCAP-93310-J-ALMATY (ALMA ATA) (X)
Staffing Exercise ID: N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Organizational Setting and Reporting
The mandate of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is to promote inclusive economic, social and environmental development and support regional cooperation and integration in the Asian and Pacific region. ESCAP’s role as a regional development arm of the United Nations Secretariat is to support its membership, through its analytical, normative and technical cooperation, to respond to the development priorities and changing needs of the Asian and Pacific region.
This position is located in the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Subregional Office for North and Central Asia (SONCA), Almaty, Kazakhstan. SONCA covers Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russian Federation, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
The incumbent reports to the Senior Economic Affairs Officer of SONCA.
Within delegated authority, the Research Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:
Assists in identifying and monitoring substantive aspect of the work of the Office in the subregion. Selects and evaluates a variety of documents, summarize pertinent material, collects and analyses data and prepares background materials for assessment papers, studies, briefs and reports.
Systematically follows through and retrieves, highlights and compiles information from a wide variety of information sources; prepares input for the electronic database and the internet and co-operate with research institutes and organizations in the collection of data.