工作地点：Santiago 截止日期：05 April , 2019
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Latin American and the Caribbean Institute for Economic and Social Planning (ILPES). The Economic Affairs Officer reports to the Chief Division. The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean is one of the five regional Commissions of the United Nations. It was founded in 1948 with the purpose of contributing to the region's economic and social development. Its mission includes the design, monitoring and evaluation of public policies and the provision of advisory services, expertise and training to Governments, as well as support for regional and international cooperation and coordination activities. Please visit our website at www.eclac.org for further information.
Under the direct supervision of the Director of ILPES, the Economic Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
- Monitors 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.
- Provides 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.
- Identifies 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.
- Designs and conducts studies of selected issues in economic development, public administration and planning for development and drafts resulting reports.
- Interprets and applies results of econometric modelling to analysis of economic prospects and policies.
- Develops 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.
- Provides substantive support on economic, planning for development, public administration and governance issues to ECLAC intergovernmental bodies.
- Designs 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.
- Formulates proposals for sustainable development strategies, policies and measures for presentation to intergovernmental bodies and others.
- Attends international, regional, and national meetings to hold discussions with representatives of other institutions.
- Organizes expert group meetings, seminars, etc. on development issues.
- Prepares speeches and other inputs for presentations by senior staff.
- Represents organizational unit at international, regional and national meetings.
- Designs and monitors technical cooperation projects.
- Undertakes missions to member states, either alone or as a participant in a diverse team, as part of the Organization's technical cooperation activities.
- Prepares global, regional, national or sector analyses that provide a basis for advising national governments on economic development issues.
- Conducts training seminars and workshops for government officials and others.
- Formulates technical modalities for the evaluation of individual technical cooperation projects.
- Undertakes on-the-job and other training activities, both internally and externally.
- Performs other related duties as required, including a variety of administrative tasks necessary for the final delivery of the work unit’s service
-Performs other duties, as required.
- PROFESSIONALISM: Ability to apply economic theories and concepts in different sectors of economic and sustainable development. Ability to conduct independent research on economic and planning for development topics, determine suitability, validity and accuracy of data provided by different sources. Ability to identify and develop sources for data collection. Ability to design methodologies for assessing development planning systems and processes. Ability to present and identify challenges and solutions to specific issues pertaining to strategic planning, public management, management for results, linkages between budgets and development plans and development strategies both at the national and local levels. Ability to design training material on the public planning cycle, methodologies for assessing the quality of planning exercises and evaluation of public policies and programmes. Ability to deliver technical presentations pertaining to the area of work for mid and high-level government authorities. 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.
- TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
- PLANNING AND 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.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in economics or public management is required. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Specialized advanced studies (e.g. Master, Certificate, Diploma) in development economics or planning is desirable.
A minimum of seven 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. Relevant experience at the professional level in the provision of policy advice and technical cooperation services to governments on sector and national planning is required. Relevant experience at the professional level on public investment and budgeting issues is desirable. Relevant experience at the professional level on evaluation of public policies, projects and programs is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in Spanish and Enlgish is required. Knowledge of Portuguese is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
- Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
- For this position, applicants from the following Member States, which are unrepresented or underrepresented in the UN Secretariat as of 31 January 2017, are strongly encouraged to apply: Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahrain, Belarus, Belize, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Comoros, Cyprus, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Monaco, Mozambique, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Suriname, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of
America, Vanuatu, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and Vietnam.
- The expression "Internal candidates", shall mean staff members who have been recruited after a competitive examination under staff rule 4.16 or after the advice of a central review body under staff rule 4.15. Please note that candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position.
- The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.
- For information on special post allowance, please refer to ST/AI/1999/17. For more details on the administration of temporary appointments please refer to ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1. The Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and administrative issuances governing staff appointments can be viewed at: http://www.un.org/hr_handbook/English
- Please note that candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.
- Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.
- Staff members are not eligible to apply for the current temporary job opening if they are unable to serve the specified duration of temporary need before reaching the mandatory age of separation.