United Nations
Head of Office, Economic Affairs
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Job Type

Full Time

Closing Date

Jun 12 2021


About the Organization:

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Position: Head Of Office, Economic Affairs


Under the direct supervision of the Executive Secretary or their designate, the incumbent is required to perform the following functions:

  • Acts as the representative of ESCAP in the South and South-West Asian subregion, including promoting the active participation of member governments in the subregion in the work of ESCAP.

  • Provides inputs to ESCAP’s overall deliverables, including those of substantive divisions, related to countries of the subregion through:

  • Coordinating with government officials, UN entities, UN Country Teams, subregional organizations and other stakeholders, to identify needs and priorities for technical assistance and cooperation

  • and to facilitate the implementation of those programmes.

  • Providing support for missions, intergovernmental meetings, workshops, ESCAP flagship publications, training and other relevant activities held in the subregion; and

  • Acting as knowledge sharing centre in the subregion for ESCAP matters and activities.

  • Ensures that the outputs produced by the Subregional Office maintain high-quality standards and are consistent with ESCAP work programme; that reports are clear, objective and based on comprehensive data.

  • Ensures that all outputs produced by the Office under his/her supervision meet required standards before completion to ensure they comply with the relevant mandates.


  • Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in economics, social sciences, development or related areas. A doctorate in any of the above fields will be an advantage.

  • A relevant first-level university degree in the above fields in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience:

  • A minimum of 15 years of progressively responsible experience in international or regional economic, social or environment affairs or sustainable development is required.

  • Research and analysis in the above fields is desirable.

  • Experience in leading and managing a work unit with more than five persons is desirable.

  • Working experience, outside of the home country, in Asia and the Pacific region is highly desirable.

  • Experience in advocacy fundraising and establishing public and private sector partnerships is desirable.

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