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Economic Affairs Officer, Economic Commission for Africa



Closing date: Sunday, 6 November 2016

Posting Title: ECONOMIC AFFAIRS OFFICER, P3
Job Code Title: ECONOMIC AFFAIRS OFFICER
Department/ Office: Economic Commission for Africa
Duty Station: LUSAKA
Posting Period: 8 September 2016-6 November 2016
Job Opening number: 16-ECO-ECA-65280-R-LUSAKA(G)
Staffing Exercise ID: N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Special Notice
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. UNECA is committed to promoting geographical distribution and gender equality within its Secretariat. Therefore, women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected.
Organizational Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Southern Africa Sub-regional Office - Lusaka, Zambia. The Economic Affairs Officer reports to the Director, Southern Africa Sub-regional Office.
Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the Economic Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties: ECONOMIC AND/OR SECTOR ANALYSIS:
  • Develops socio-economic databases and qualitative information necessary for specified recurrent or ad hoc assignments.
  • 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 economic development.
  • Identifies and analyses policy proposals made elsewhere relating to assigned topics.
  • 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 development issues.
  • Prepares speeches and other inputs for presentations by senior staff.
  • Collect, compile and analyze quality, comparable and harmonized statistics on Southern African countries, prepare country and sub-regional profiles and carry out policy and risk analysis to inform policy advice and for monitoring socio-economic developments in the sub region. INTERGOVERNMENTAL SUPPORT:
  • Prepares inputs for reports to intergovernmental bodies.
  • Follows intergovernmental meetings and prepares summary reports.
  • Prepares inputs to statements by members of the Bureau and Secretariat staff to such meetings.
  • Assists in the organization of panels, round tables etc. on development issues for intergovernmental processes.TECHNICAL COOPERATION:
  • Organizes and delivers training seminars for national experts on statistics and country profiles
  • Prepares documentation for technical cooperation programmes and projects.GENERAL:
  • Performs other related duties as required, including a variety of programmatic/administrative tasks such as preparation of budgets, evaluation of staff performance (e-Performance), and recruitment, necessary for the final delivery of the Office's services.
  • Undertakes on-the-job and other training activities, both internally and externally.

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