Economic Affairs Officer (Energy) at ECE, Geneva, Switzerland

Deadline: 12 February 2017

Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Economic Affairs Officer in Geneva, Switzerland.

The Economic Affairs Officer will expect to carry out the work with a significant degree of independence, seeking advice from section chief when necessary.

ECE’s aim is to assess countries’ efforts to reduce their overall pollution burden and manage their natural resources, to integrate environmental and socioeconomic policies, to strengthen cooperation with the international community.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Economic Affairs Officer will perform the following functions-

  • Monitor developments in the field of energy and identifies issues of concern to the United Nations.
  • Conduct studies on selected issues in the field of energy and drafts resulting reports.
  • Develop draft policy recommendations pertaining to the sustainable development and use of energy, access to modern energy services, and the development and fuller integration of the energy economies and energy infrastructure of member countries.
  • Formulate proposals for development strategies, policies and measures, including the development of norms, standards, and guidelines, for presentation to intergovernmental bodies and others.
  • Attend international, regional, and national meetings to represent the Division and to hold discussions with representatives of other institutions.
  • Prepare speeches and other inputs for presentations by senior staff.
  • Prepare technical cooperation projects undertaken under the auspices of the Committee on Sustainable Energy to facilitate the convergence of legal, regulatory, and policy measures, including business practices of member States.
  • Undertake missions to member States, either alone or with a team on ECE’s technical cooperation activities.
  • Perform other related duties as required, including a variety of administrative tasks necessary for the final delivery of the Division’s services.
  • Undertake on-the-job and other training activities, both internally and externally.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Master’s degree or equivalent degree in economics, engineering (civil and electrical engineering) or related field.
  • A first-level university degree in any of these fields, in combination with 2 additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Minimum 7 years of progressively responsible experience in energy and sustainable development or related field is required.
  • Experience in servicing committees and activities for either intergovernmental organizations or the private sector is desirable.
  • Experience in managing energy projects and producing written publications on sustainable energy related topics is also desirable.
  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of French or Russian is desirable.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit ECE.

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