Deadline: 18 August, 2022

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

United Nations (UN) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Economic Affairs Officer.

The United Nations is an intergovernmental organisation that aims to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international cooperation, and be a centre for harmonising the actions of nations.


  • Monitor economic developments in relation to social and health policies and identify recurrent and emerging issues of concern to the UN
  • Design and conduct studies of social and health issues in economic development and draft resulting reports
  • Interpret and apply results of econometric modelling to analysis of economic prospects and policies related to Africa’s social and health priorities
  • Develop draft policy recommendations pertaining to social and health development in Africa
  • Formulate proposals for development strategies, policies and measures for presentation to intergovernmental bodies and others
  • Attend international, regional, and national meetings to hold discussions with representatives of other institutions
  • Organise expert group meetings, seminars, etc, on key social and health development issues
  • Prepare speeches and other inputs for presentations by senior staff
  • Provide substantive support on economic issues to intergovernmental bodies
  • Represent organisational unit at international, regional and national meetings
  • Design and monitor technical cooperation projects related to social and health development in Africa
  • Undertake missions to member states, either alone or as a participant in a diverse team, as part of the organisation’s technical cooperation activities
  • Prepare global, regional, national or sector economic analyses that provide a basis for advising national governments on social and health development issues
  • Conduct training seminars and workshops for government officials and others
  • Formulate technical modalities for the evaluation of individual technical cooperation projects
  • Support junior staff, reviewing their work and providing feedback
  • Participate in intra- and inter-departmental undertakings of broader concern to represent the views or interests of the organisational unit
  • Perform other related duties as required, including a variety of administrative tasks necessary for the final delivery of the work unit’s service
  • Undertake on-the-job and other training activities, both internally and externally


  • Advanced university degree (master’s degree, doctorate degree, or equivalent) in Economics or a related field
  • First-level degree (bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in a related field with two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree
  • Seven years, minimum, of progressively responsible experience in economic research and analysis, policy formulation, and application of economic principles in development programmes or a related area
  • Experience in undertaking policy research in the areas of social and health development (desirable)
  • Experience in undertaking quantitative economic analysis (desirable)
  • Experience in technical assistance delivery to member states (desirable)
  • Work experience in the African region (desirable)
  • Fluency in either English or French
  • Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage

To apply and for more information, click here.

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