|Description UNO Development Coordination Officer Economist Jobs In Bridgetown 2022|
UNO Development Coordination Officer Economist Jobs In Bridgetown 2022 The position is located in the United Nations Resident Coordination Office (RCO) for Barbados and the OECS (Bridgetown duty station), in a Multi-Country Office setting covering seven countries in the Eastern Caribbean region: Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and three British Overseas Territories: Anguilla, British Virgin Islands and Montserrat. The incumbent, under the overall guidance of the Resident Coordinator, reports to the Senior Development Coordination Officer, Strategic Planning and RCO Team Leader.
|Job Details UNO Development Coordination Officer Economist Jobs In Bridgetown 2022|
|Job Title||DEVELOPMENT COORDINATION OFFICER, ECONOMIST|
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|Posting Period:||15 April 2022 – 29 April 2022|
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As a Multi-country Office, the Resident Coordinator leads the United Nations Sub-regional Team (UNST) for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean comprising eleven resident UN Agencies based in Barbados and seven non-resident UN Agencies. The Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS) despite their significant progress in human development is constantly challenged by recurrent climate change events, economical and fiscal shocks, among many other threats which hamper their overall sustainable development progress, hence facing the uncertainty of its macroeconomic stability with growth, equity and environmental sustainability both from a country and regional perspective. Regardless of these challenges, the region has great potential and has demonstrated its commitment to seeking balanced fiscal and financial sustainability policies and opportunities for development in the areas of blue and green economy, and creative economy, among many other emerging areas.
The Blue Economy, founded in line with the concept and principles of, and mutually supportive of the Green Economy, is a concept that offers specific mechanisms for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and coastal countries to address their sustainable development challenges. It promotes a frame of reference to support SIDS in developing their economies in a way that promotes social inclusion, improves livelihoods, and ensures the sustainable management of coastal and ocean resources. Several SIDS have already adopted or are in the process of designing national blue and green economy strategies, including in the Eastern Caribbean. This long-term sustainable development approach represents an excellent opportunity for the entire UN system to provide coherent and joint policy and programmatic support to SIDS under the umbrella of the Resident Coordinator and the UN Development System reform, in line with the SAMOA pathway.
Responsibilities: Within delegated authority, the Economist will be responsible of the following duties:
Summary of Functions
- Plans, facilitates and consolidates evidence-based Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) analysis in support of a shared understanding by the UN Sub-regional Team (UNST) of sustainable development trends, challenges and opportunities in SIDS programme countries
- Provides substantive advice on innovative economic (eg. Blue, green economy, creative economies and fiscal policies for SIDS) and SDG policies to Resident Coordinators (RC) and UNCTs, as well as to national counterparts in government and other relevant partners
- Coordinates the development by the UNST of a new generation of SDG programmes with a strong investment orientation and focus on acceleration towards achieving the SDGs in the SIDS context.
- Plans and directs SDG knowledge generation and management
Description of Functions:
1. Plans, facilitates and consolidates evidence-based SDG analysis in support of a shared understanding by the UNST of sustainable development trends, challenges and opportunities in programme countries with SIDS context.
- Researches analyzes, consolidates and presents SDG-related data, as well as information on emerging best practices in sustainable development, blue economy, green economy paying special attention to gender and capacity development, and proposes policy options to RCs/UNSTs;
- Identifies and analyzes issues that impact multiple SDGs and their targets and proposes ‘accelerator interventions’ that can help unlock and accelerate progress towards sustainable development across multiple areas in SIDS;
- Assesses and highlights sustainable development trade-offs and risk factors, as well as early-warning indicators that may undermine the achievement of SDG targets and impact the UN’s role and programme in the country and suggest appropriate measures to address them;
- Collects and analyzes data on UN regional, sub-regional and country-level operations in support of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, identifies gaps and proposes follow-up actions;
- Research develops and presents policy papers, guidance notes and other knowledge based-tools and direct discussion in country-level forums to help influence and advance policy dialogue on achieving the SDGs;
- Coordinates the preparation of UN flagship reports, including the analysis of data and ensures the provision of evidence to build the case for policies and interventions on SDGs;
- Monitors regional and global economic trends and issues analyze their implications for the realization of the SDGs at the country level and recommend additional issues for consideration.
2. Provides substantive advice on innovative economic and SDG policies to RCs and UNSTs, as well as to national counterparts in government and other relevant partners
- Guides substantive support to the RC/UNST on SDG-related and climate change-related issues, particularly on policies to accelerate the achievement of the SDGs in SIDS, including through Mainstreaming, Acceleration and Policy Support (MAPS) and similar processes, and evaluates and highlights potential trade-offs between SDGs;
- Identifies issues and proposes recommendations for the UNST on how UN country-level operations can be optimized and better respond to sustainable development needs and emerging trends in the country;
- Elicits, evaluates and consolidates policy options proposed by UNST members, ensuring an integrated approach to the UN’s policy advice to national counterparts in government and other external partners.
- Plans and directs the work of the in-country UN Joint Policy Team (or equivalent) and drives cross-pillar nexus approaches in-country to policy, analysis and assessment.
3. Coordinates the development by the UNST of a new generation of SDG programmes with a strong investment orientation and focus on acceleration towards achieving the SDGs in SIDS
- Guides the development and implementation of the UN Multi-country Sustainable Development Framework (UN MSDF) and Country cooperation frameworks to ensure that the UN’s sub-regional and country-level operational activities effectively support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda in-country;
- Provides substantive support to programme formulation and revision throughout the UN MSDF and country cooperation plans cycle, based on sound SDG and the economics of SIDS analysis;
- Contributes to the UN joint programming process to strengthen the formulation of a new generation of UN joint programmes that are aligned with the SDGs, oriented towards investment, and have an impact at the national level;
- Assists UN MSDF results groups and the SDG-Programme Team in the MCO in the implementation of joint work plans to ensure SDG-relevant and SDG-responsive UN operational activities for development;
- Proposes recommendations to enhance UN support to governmental and multi-stakeholder processes on SDG policy development and capacity development.
4. Plans and directs SDG knowledge generation and management
- Plans, facilitates and contributes to local, regional and global communities of practice and knowledge networks and promotes collaboration, peer support, innovation good practices, lessons learned, needs, and opportunities in the area of sustainable development;
- The research analyzes and presents best practices and lessons learned from the implementation of UNST projects and programmes, with a view to advising the RC and UNST on actions to strengthen the policy orientation of the UN;
- Monitors and analyzes best practices and successful models implemented by the UN in-country and suggests options for developing these into bankable national SDG investment policies and programmes;
- Provides advice on global/corporate guidelines, tools and other materials related to sustainable development policy.
- Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view;
- An advanced university degree (Master’s or Doctorate degree, or equivalent) in related fields is required. A first-level degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in the specified fields of studies with two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
- A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in sustainable development policy, economic analysis, or project/programme management in the context of development cooperation is required.
- Three years of experience in environmental economic analysis is desirable.
- Three years of experience in blue or green economics is desirable.
- Experience in economics and fiscal policy challenges in Small Island Development States context is desirable.
- Knowledge of climate change challenges in the Small Island Development States context is desirable.
- Working experience in the Caribbean/SIDS context and/or middle-income country is desirable
English and French are the two working languages of the UN Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable.
“Fluency equals a rating of “Fluent” in all Four (4) areas (Read, Write, Speak, Understand) And “knowledge of equals a rating of Confident in two of the four areas.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by a competency-based interview.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic background or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.
How To Apply
Interested individuals are advised to Apply Online at; https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=179358&Lang=en-US