Deadline: 5 April 2019
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Economic Affairs Officer in Santiago, Chile.
The Economic Affairs Officer will contribute to the region’s economic and social development.
ECLAC provide substantive secretariat services and documentation for the Commission and its subsidiary bodies.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Economic Affairs Officer will perform the following functions:
- Monitor economic developments in a defined area and identifies recurrent and emerging issues of concern to the United Nations in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SDGs.
- Provide technical cooperation services on planning for development and on the whole cycle of public management (formulation, implementation, budgeting and evaluation of public policies) including public investment and financing.
- Identify innovative modalities for capacity building and strengthening to mainstream the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals in development plans and strategies.
- Design and conducts studies of selected issues in economic development, public administration and planning for development and drafts resulting reports.
- Interpret and applies results of econometric modelling to analysis of economic prospects and policies.
- Develop methodologies and policy recommendations pertaining to area of work with emphasis on strategic planning, budgeting and linking national plans with budgets, public investment, multi-level planning and public policy formulation and evaluation.
- Provide substantive support on economic, planning for development, public administration and governance issues to ECLAC intergovernmental bodies.
- Design training material for strengthening the capacities of member states on planning for development and the whole cycle of public administration, with emphasis on open government and gender mainstreaming.
- Formulate proposals for sustainable development strategies, policies.
- Measure for presentation to intergovernmental bodies and others.
- Attend international, regional, and national meetings to hold discussions with representatives of other institutions.
- Organize expert group meetings, seminars, etc. on development issues.
- Prepare speeches and other inputs for presentations by senior staff.
- Represent organizational unit at international, regional and national meetings.
- Design and monitors technical cooperation projects.
- Undertake missions to member states, either alone or as a participant in a diverse team, as part of the Organization’s technical cooperation activities.
- Prepare global, regional, national or sector analyses that provide a basis for advising national governments 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.
Applicants must have:
- Advanced university degree in economics or public management is required.
- First level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
- Specialized advanced studies in development economics or planning is desirable.
- Minimum 7 years of progressively responsible experience in economic research and analysis, policy formulation, application of economic principles in development programmes or related area.
- Relevant experience at the professional level in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development plans and strategies both at the national and sub-national levels is required.
- English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
- Fluency in Spanish and Enlgish is required.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit ECLAC.