UNDP Jobs – Economic Analyst at United Nations Development Programme

Job
Title:     Economic Analyst
Organization: United
Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Duty
Station:
Kampala, Uganda
Post
Level:
SB4
Reports
to:
National Economist
About
UNDP:
The United
Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations’ global development
network.  UNDP advocates for change and
connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build
a better life. The UNDP provides expert advice, training, grant support to
developing countries including Uganda with increasing emphasis on assistance to
the least developed countries.
Job Summary: The Economic Analyst will provide support
to the Strategic and Policy Advice Unit in promoting UNDP’s policy support and
practices, development management, partnership building and resource
mobilization.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Stay
    abreast with the latest trends and developments in the national
    socioeconomic environment and analyse their implications for national
    development as well as UNDP interventions.
  • Take
    part in and/or facilitate contributions to, and in-house discussions
    around, various corporate and UN-wide policy initiatives (SDGs, NLTPS,
    pro-poor policies, trade, globalization, global compact, etc.).
  • Actively
    participate in the conceptualization, planning and production of major
    publications and reports for which the team has responsibility.
  • Design,
    conduct, monitor and evaluate research activities, and review the work of
    independent consultants.
  • Provide
    substantive inputs to enhance the quality and relevance of research
    outputs, technical discussions and dialogue with partners.
  • Significantly
    contribute to the organization and implementation of strategic
    events/activities managed by the unit, and prepare timely activity reports
    thereof.
  • Create
    and maintain up-to-date inventory of major macroeconomic and human
    development statistics.
  • Process,
    consolidate, and transform data sets using appropriate statistical and/or
    economic models.
  • Prepare
    briefs and draft concept papers for the team and/or senior management as
    may be required. 
  • Carry
    out any other duties assigned by the office / National Economist
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the United Nations UN Economic Analyst should
    preferably hold a Master’s degree in economics or related fields.
  • A
    minimum of five years of progressive professional work experience
    conducting applied, policy relevant research
  • Language and IT Skills: Excellent written and spoken English
    essential. 
Personal Competencies:
  • Excellent
    knowledge and understanding of national and regional economic development
    issues and familiarity with current political trends and capacity
    development issues
  • Strong
    interpersonal and networking skills  
  • Strong
    analytical, writing, presentation and facilitation skills 
  • Strong
    teamwork skills and ability to work in complex multi-cultural environments
    is essential.
UNDP is
committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and
culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with
disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated
with the strictest confidence.
How
to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who so desire to join the United Nations
Development Programme, UNDP, in the aforementioned capacity should endeavor to
Apply Online by Clicking on the link below. Please further review job
requirements and if competent Click Apply Now.
Deadline:
17th June 2015

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