Economic Affairs Officer, P3

UN Conference on Trade and Development
  • Location
    Geneva, Switzerland
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
    Feb-17-2023
  • Posted
    Jan 20

Position description

Org. Setting and Reporting

This post is located in the Sustainable Stock Exchanges Programme (SSEP), Division on Investment and Enterprise (DIAE), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The Economic Affairs Officer reports to the Programme Coordinator of the SSEP.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

Economic or sector analysis:

  • Develops socio-economic databases and qualitative information necessary for specified recurrent or ad hoc assignments pertaining to responsible investment for sustainable development, including on the role of stock exchanges;
  • Interprets, applies and, as necessary, adapts econometric models to determine trends, patterns and relationships and to analyse the effects of alternative policies and assumptions;
  • Drafts specified inputs for technical papers and analytical studies on selected global, regional, national or sector aspects of sustainable finance for development;
  • Identifies and analyses policy proposals made elsewhere relating to responsible investment for sustainable development;
  • Attends international, regional, and national meetings to collect information and to hold discussions with colleagues in other institutions;
  • Assists in the organization and servicing of expert group meetings, seminars, etc. on international investment and sustainable finance issues;
  • Prepares speeches and other inputs for presentations by senior staff.

Intergovernmental support:

  • Prepares inputs for reports to intergovernmental bodies on responsible investment for sustainable development;
  • Assists in the organization of panels, round tables etc. on sustainable finance issues for intergovernmental processes.

Technical cooperation:

  • Participates in missions on sustainable finance issues, usually as a member of a team;
  • Organizes training seminars for national experts, stock exchanges and security market regulators;
  • Prepares documentation for technical cooperation programmes and projects;
  • Contributes to the preparation of material for the approval of regional, country or sector technical cooperation projects;
  • Monitors, backstops and assesses the implementation of technical cooperation programmes and projects in the area of sustainable finance.

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.

Competencies

  • PROFESSIONALISM: Ability to apply economic theories and concepts in different sectors of economic and sustainable development. Ability to conduct independent research on sustainable finance for development, determine suitability, validity and accuracy of data provided by different sources. Shows skill in developing sources for data collection. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • PLANNING & ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently;
  • CLIENT ORIENTATION: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Education

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in economics, business administration, finance or related field is required. A first-level degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree) in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in economic research and analysis, policy formulation, application of economic principles in development programmes or related area is required;
  • Experience in stock exchange practices is desirable;
  • Experience in security market regulations is desirable;
  • Experience in the field of sustainable finance is desirable.

Languages

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.

Application instructions

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