Deadline: 10 February 2016
ESCAP is the regional development arm of the United Nations for the Asia-Pacific region.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Research Assistant performs the following functions-
- Assists in identifying and monitoring of financing for development and macroeconomic aspect of the work of the Section. Selects and evaluates a variety of substantive research documents; summarizes pertinent material related to financing and macroeconomic issues; collects and analyses large number of statistical data and prepares high-quality background research materials for assessment papers, studies, briefs and reports.
- Systematically follows through and retrieves highlights and compiles data and information from a wide variety of existing sources; prepares input for the electronic ESCAP-MPDD database and enhances collaboration with Government agencies, research institutes/think-tanks and organizations in the collection of data for the work of the Section.
- Assembles and examines original statistical material to ensure accuracy, clarity and validity; makes appropriate adjustments to use in the Divisions publications.
- Designs, prepares and maintains a country/sub-regional/regional profile for each country assigned to the Section.
- Prepares a variety of research reports, presentations, tables, lists, charts, data sets, and/or diagrams for information in order to facilitate the in-depth analysis of the retrieved information by the supervisor and other users.
- Participates in the substantive and policy discussions of the Section.
- Attends a variety of meetings to follow discussions, takes notes and prepares summary report, notes for the file, correspondence, etc.
- Provides guidance and training to new/junior staff.
- Performs other related work as required.
Applicants must have-
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- A first level university degree is desirable.
- A minimum of seven years of experience in collecting and researching data across various areas of economic, finance and sustainable development, or related areas, is required.
- Experience in analytical work in the area of economics and development is desirable.
- Fluency in English is required. English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
- Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.
How to Apply
Applications must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit ESCAP.