Economic Affairs Officer, P-3
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 25 May 2010
DATE OF ISSUANCE: 26 Mar 2010
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT: Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
DUTY STATION: Mexico City
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 10-ECO-ECLAC-424063-R-MEXICO CITY (G)
Priority consideration for vacancies at the P3 level will be given to internal candidates and candidates who have passed a competitive examination. 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.
Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and benefits package is offered.
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
ECONOMIC AFFAIRS OFFICERPOST UNA-020-03100-EP-30002ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT UNITECLAC SUBREGIONAL HEADQUARTERS IN MEXICOUnder the general supervision of the Chief of the Economic Development Unit, of the ECLAC Subregional Office in Mexico, the incumbent performs the following duties: Carries out analytical studies and drafts papers on selected global, regional, national or sectoral aspects of economic development; Identifies and analyzes policy proposals; Assists in the organization and servicing of expert group meetings and seminars on development issues; Prepares speeches and presentations; Provides support to intergovernmental processes dealing with economic development issues; Participates in missions on development issues; Organizes and participates in training seminars for national experts; Prepares documentation for technical cooperation programmes and projects; Monitors, backstops and assesses the implementation of technical cooperation programmes and projects.
PROFESSIONALISM – Knowledge of the sub-region would be an asset. 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.COMMUNICATION – Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.TECHNOLOGICAL AWARENESS – Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.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.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in economics. First-level university degree in addition to relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree. Ph.D is highly desirable.
At least five years of progressively responsible professional experience in a field of economic development, gained through involvement in policy formulation or economic research as evidenced by a record of relevant publications, are required.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, advanced level of oral and written Spanish and English is required, as verified through relevant exams, if necessary. Knowledge of French would be an asset.
Proficiency in commonly used office software and econometric software is required.
The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations – Chapter 3, article 8). English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, TRAINING OR ANY OTHER FEES). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON BANK ACCOUNTS.PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
How to apply
All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement. Because applications submitted by United Nations (UN) staff members are considered first, provided the eligibility requirements set out in ST/AI/2006/3 are met and the application is submitted in a timely fashion, staff members should apply within 15-day or 30-day mark.
Online applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please go to “My UN” page and check the status of your application by clicking on “View Application History”, and resubmit the application, if necessary.
1. To start the application process, applicants are required to register by opening a “My UN” account. Go to Login, and Register as a User. Fill in the form and choose a User Name and Password.
2. After opening the account, applicants may apply for vacancies using the Personal History Profile (PHP) provided. Once the PHP has been completed for a particular vacancy, it can be saved and used for future applications. The PHP may be up-dated, when necessary, for future applications.
3. In completing the PHP, please note that all fields marked with an asterisk must be completed.
4. UN staff members must submit scanned copies of their two latest Performance Appraisal System (PAS) reports at the time of application to the appropriate Human Resources Office (HRO)/Personnel Office (PO) to the email address below, clearly indicating the vacancy announcement number. In case you have no access to the digitizing equipment, please submit hard copies of the two latest PAS reports to the relevant HRO/PO via fax.
Please see the Frequently Asked Questions, if you encounter problems when applying.
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