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Economic Affairs Officer

Economic Affairs Officer

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PAGE is an alliance of five UN agencies, eight funding partners and 20 countries that work together to transform economies into drivers of sustainability. It supports nations and regions in reframing economic policies and practices around sustainability to foster economic growth, create income and jobs, reduce poverty and inequality, and strengthen the ecological foundations of their economies. Due to this integrated approach and support of a wide range of partners, PAGE is increasingly recognized as a model to deliver coordinated support to countries for achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets of the Paris Agreement. The incumbent will work under the overall supervision of Head of the Secretariat of the Partnership for Action on Green Economy that is hosted by the Resources and Markets Branch as follows:

Responsibilities

  • Economic or sector analysis:
  • Monitors economic developments in a defined area and identifies recurrent and emerging issues of concern to the United Nations Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE).
  • Designs and conducts studies of selected issues in green economic development and draft resulting reports.
  • Interprets and applies results of econometric modelling and informs national economic policies.
  • Develops and oversees implementation of draft policy recommendations pertaining to area of work.
  • Formulates proposals for 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.

Technical cooperation:

  • 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.

General

  • Supports junior staff, reviewing their work and providing feedback.
  • Participates in intra- and inter-Departmental undertakings of broader concern to represent the views or interests of the organizational unit.
  • Performs other related duties as required, including a variety of administrative tasks necessary for the final delivery of the work unit’s service.;
  • Undertakes on-the-job and other training activities, both internally and externally.
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Organization: United Nations Environment Programme
Deadline: June 2, 2021
External website link: https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=151012&Lang=en-US
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