Deadline: 1 February 2021
UN Women is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of National Economist in Abuja, Nigeria. The duration of this post is 1 year.
UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women.
Key Job Responsibilities
The National Economist will perform the following functions-
- Project management
- Act as focal point for the program “Engendering Fiscal Stimulus Packages and Recovery Efforts Adopted in Response to the COVID-19 Health and Economic crises” in Nigeria.
- Collaboration with the regional feminist economist and other national focal points, contribute to the development of a work plan to operationalize the global project “Engendering Fiscal Stimulus Packages and Recovery Efforts Adopted in Response to the COVID-19 Health and Economic crises” for West and Central Africa in 2021.
- Lead the implementation of work plan activities in Nigeria.
- Monitor project progress in Nigeria according to the work plan, and draft Nigeria focused inputs to regional monitoring and donor reports.
- Technical assistance and advice on engendering fiscal stimulus packages
- Design, under the oversight of the regional feminist economist, strategies to integrate gender in Nigeria national fiscal stimulus package and recovery policies.
- Provide ongoing technical assistance and support to Government counterparts in Nigeria in implementing those strategies including, conducting gender analysis of fiscal stimulus packages, organizing events to discuss and disseminate results and recommendations, support different stakeholders in the implementation of policy dialogues and advocacy strategies to promote recommendations to engender fiscal stimulus packages, and other technical support and advice as needed.
- Foster partnership and ongoing liaison with women-owned businesses in Nigeria and facilitate dialogue and consultations between women-owned businesses and government counterparts.
- Provide technical assistance and support to Government counterparts in the process of piloting, implementing and adapting existing Gender responsive budgeting initiatives to integrate gender priorities in post-COVID19 recovery strategies.
Applicants must have:
- Master’s Degree or equivalent in development economics, feminist economics or any other relevant field of economics or public policy.
- 5 year’s of experience and record of accomplishment promoting economic policy reform in the area of development economics, gender and economics, poverty reduction, social protection or women’s economic empowerment policies in the context of Nigeria.
- Experience with economic policy analysis and mastery of quantitative and qualitative analysis and methods.
- Experience working in other countries in West and Central Africa is an asset.
- Experience working in the UN System is an asset.
- Fluency in English is required.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit UN Women.