United Nations Economic Commission for Africa Vacancy

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa(UNECA) invites qualified applicants for the following job positions.

ECA’s mission is to deliver ideas and actions for an empowered and transformed Africa; informed by the 2030 SDGs and Agenda 2063. The mission is guided by ECA’s five new strategic directions which are: advancing ECA’s position as a premier knowledge institution that builds on its unique position and privilege to bring global solutions to the continent’s problems and take local solutions to the continent; developing macroeconomic and structural policy options to accelerate economic diversification and job creation; designing and implementing innovative financing models for infrastructure, and for human, physical, and social assets for a transforming Africa; contributing solutions to regional and trans boundary challenges, with a focus on peace security and social inclusion as an important development nexus; advocating Africa’s position at the global level and developing regional responses as a contribution to global governance issues.

Economic Commission for Africa Careers:

Position 1: ECONOMIC AFFAIRS OFFICER

Education:

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in economics, in agriculture, agriculture economics or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with additional qualifying 2 years work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Successful completion of both degree and non-degree programs in data analytics, business analytics or data science programs is an advantage.

Work Experience

A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in economic research and analysis, policy formulation, application of economic principles in development programmes or related area is required.

Experience in climate change and agriculture, climate change and green transitions research and analysis is required. Experience in modelling and quantitative analysis related to climate issues, proven by publications in international peer reviewed journal is required. Two years or more of experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.

Experience working in multi-disciplinary, climate related institutions and organisations, and or directly with climate sensitive sectors that make use of climate information, seasonal forecasts, or climate projections in crafting policy or decision-making) is desirable.

Location: Addis Ababa 

Deadline: Jun 9, 2024

Position 2: Chief of Staff

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in economics, business or public administration, finance, accounting, law, social sciences, or related area is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Successful completion of both degree and non-degree programs in data analytics, business analytics, or data science programs is an advantage.

Work Experience: 

A minimum of fifteen years of progressively responsible experience in human resources management, public or business administration, logistics, general and financial management, budget, management, or related field is required. A proven track record of leadership and management in multicultural settings and coordination of interdisciplinary teams is required. Experience in streamlining and reorganizing organizational processes is required.

Experience serving in a senior advisory or managerial capacity in support of operations of the United Nations Common System or comparable international organization is desirable.

Experience in socioeconomic and development policy analysis, including at the international level is desirable. Experience in high-level dialogue on policy development with senior government representatives, and heads of bilateral or multilateral institutions is desirable. Demonstrable diverse regional experience is desirable.

Experience with development issues in Developing Countries is desirable. Experience in data analytics or related areas is desirable.

Location: Addis Ababa 

Deadline: Jun 9, 2024

Position 3: TRANSLATOR, FRENCH

Education:

A first-level degree from a university or an institution of equivalent status. Candidates for this position must have passed the relevant United Nations Competitive Examination for Translators/Précis-Writers or the relevant combined United Nations Competitive Examination for Translators/Précis-writers, Editors, and Verbatim Reporters; this requirement will be waived for candidates who passed one of the relevant United Nations competitive examinations held before 2017 for Editors or Verbatim Reporters, subject to an assessment test to be conducted by the hiring manager as part of the Inspira selection process. Successful completion of both degree and non-degree programs in data analytics, business analytics or data science programs is an advantage.

Work Experience:

A minimum of two years of experience in translation is required. Translation experience in the United Nations Common System or international organizations is desirable. Experience of translation in a broad range of subjects dealt with by the United Nations Common System or international organizations (social, economic, financial, administrative, scientific, and technical), with a recognized specialization in a particular substantive, technical or administrative area, is desirable. Experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.

Location: Addis Ababa 

Deadline: Jun 8, 2024

Position 4: INFORMATION SYSTEMS OFFICER

Education:

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in computer science, information systems, mathematics, statistics or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Successful completion of both degree and non-degree programs in data analytics, business analytics or data science programs is an advantage.

Work Experience:

A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in planning, design, development, implementation and maintenance of computer information systems or related area is required Management of VMWare-based data centers, SAN storage solutions, and advanced HVAC systems to ensure optimal operational environments is desirable. Proficiency in configuring and managing Cisco-based networking architectures, along with experience in deploying high-density Wi-Fi services in large venues, to support robust and scalable network infrastructures is desirable. Familiarity with Cisco Telepresence-based video conferencing and enterprise desktop management using Microsoft SCCM/SCOM is desirable. Significant cybersecurity experience, underscoring the ability to protect and secure information assets against evolving threats is desirable. Strong experience with cloud services such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Office 365 suite management indicating advanced cloud computing skills and the ability to leverage cloud-based solutions effectively is desirable. Experience using Splunk or equivalent monitoring tools for operational intelligence, providing insights into system performance and security is desirable. Experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.

Location: Addis Ababa 

Deadline: Jun 8, 2024

Position 5: CHIEF OF SECTION, SOCIAL AFFAIRS

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in economics, sociology, political science, development studies, business or public administration, finance, accounting, law, economics, social or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with two years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Successful completion of both degree and non-degree programs in data analytics, business analytics, or data science programs is an advantage.

Work Experience:

A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in administration, budget, finance, human resources management, or socio-economic development with a strong focus on gender and poverty-related issues is required. A strong research record and policymaking analysis experience and advising governments on economic and social policies are required. Experience in data analytics or related areas is desirable. Relevant experience in leading a professional team is desirable.

Location: Addis Ababa 

Deadline: Jun 23, 2024

Position 6: SENIOR PROGRAMME OFFICER

Education:

An advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, economics, or a related field is required. A first-level university 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. Successful completion of both degree and non-degree programs in data analytics, business analytics, or data science programs is an advantage. Coursework or a degree in economics or a related field is desirable.

Work Experience:

A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration, or related area is required. Experience in data analytics or related areas is desirable. Experience working on development-related issues is desirable. Experience working for or with multilateral institutions is desirable. Experience working with member States and/ or member State representatives is desirable.

Location: Addis Ababa 

Deadline: Jun 6, 2024

Position 7: Director

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in science, information technology management, information security, economics, development, business or public administration, finance, accounting, law, social sciences, or related area. A Doctorate is an advantage. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of fifteen years of progressively responsible experience in information technology management, infrastructure development, economics and policy research, analysis and international development human resources management, administration, logistics, financial management, budget, or related field is required. Senior-level experience in programme and project planning and management, including digital policies and digital transformation, digital inclusion and infrastructural development work is required. A strong research record and policy analysis experience are required. Extensive international experience is desirable. Experience with development issues in Developing Countries is desirable. Experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.

Location: Addis Ababa 

Deadline: Jun 6, 2024

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