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Associate Economic Affairs Officer

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

The Young Professionals Programme examination in Economic Affairs covers a wide range of topics in the areas of fundamental concepts from microeconomics, macroeconomics, economics of growth and sustainable development, climate and ocean economics, economics of international trade and finance, quantitative economic analysis and econometrics, resources and environmental economics, and other areas of the economic discipline covered economic affairs arms of the United Nations. Those successful in the examination could be assigned to a job that covers any or a combination of these areas.
Some of the key responsibilities of an Associate Economic Affairs Officer include (These duties are generic and may not be carried out by all Associate Officers.):

Responsibilities

Economic and/or sector analysis:
• Collects, evaluates, interprets, analyses qualitative and quantitative socio-economic information obtained from a variety of sources and pertaining to particular sectors, countries, regions, or sustainable development topics.

• Prepares or helps to prepare drafts of analytical studies of economic and sustainable development issues pertaining to sector, country, region, and the world as a whole, and of policies necessary to deal with these issues (e.g., analysis of economic growth, resource efficiency, resilience to economic and environmental shocks, trends in implementation of the 2030 agenda and the SDGs).
• Prepares briefing notes, inputs to speeches, and other such material on topical economic and sustainable development issues in a form that is readily accessible by non-specialists.
• Maintains databases covering both quantitative and qualitative information and programmes necessary for management and organization of such databases.
• Assists in designing, testing, using, and carrying out necessary modification of econometric models and other sustainable development policy support tools.
• Assists in organizing and servicing expert group meetings, seminars, etc. on topical economic and sustainable development issues.
Intergovernmental support:
• Prepares inputs for reports to intergovernmental bodies.
• Follows intergovernmental meetings and prepares their summary reports and other relevant output.
• Prepares inputs to statements by members of the Bureau and Secretariat staff to various economic and sustainable development issue related meetings.
• Assists in organizing panels, round tables, etc. necessary for inter-governmental processes pertaining to economic and sustainable development issues.
Technical cooperation:
• Compiles and analyses data and other information necessary for preparing relevant technical cooperation project proposals in the area of economic and sustainable development. Uses systems analysis for integrated planning and development scenarios.
• Participates in drafting of technical cooperation programmes and projects.
• Prepares material necessary for approval of regional, country or sector specific technical cooperation projects.
• Monitors, backstops, supports the implementation of and assesses the implementation of approved technical cooperation programmes and projects.
General:
• 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.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 12 months
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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