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Economic AffairsOfficer at United Nations, Geneva

Economic Affairs Officer at United Nations, Geneva

Country: Switzerland
City: Geneva
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Economic Affairs Officer at United Nations, Geneva position is located in the Investment Policies Branch, Division on Investment and Enterprise (DIAE), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The incumbent will report to the Chief of the Investment Policy Review Section in DIAE.

Responsibilities of Economic Affairs Officer at United Nations, Geneva

Under the general supervision of the Head of the Investment Policies Branch and the direct supervision of the Chief of the Investment Policy Review Section in DIAE, the Economic Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

Economic or sector analysis

  • Analyses foreign direct investment trends (FDI), patterns and relationships, as well as strategies of international investors.
  • Identifies and prepares proposals for policy actions in the field of investment.
  • Interprets, applies and, as necessary, adapts models to analyse the effects of alternative policies and assumptions.
  • Drafts specified inputs for technical papers and analytical studies on selected global, regional, national or sector aspects of economic development.
  • Identifies and analyses policy proposals made elsewhere relating to assigned topics.
  • Attends international, regional, and national meetings to collect information and to hold discussions with colleagues in other institutions.
  • Conducts policy discussions with policymakers, the private sector and civil society.
  • Assists in the organization and servicing of expert group meetings, seminars, etc. on development issues
  • Prepares speeches and other inputs for presentations by senior staff.

Intergovernmental support

  • Prepares inputs for reports to intergovernmental bodies, including the Commission on Investment and Enterprise Development, expert group meetings and the Trade and Development Board.
  • Follows intergovernmental meetings and prepares summary reports.
  • Prepares inputs to statements by members of the Bureau and Secretariat staff to such meetings.
  • Assists in the organization of panels, round tables etc. on development issues for intergovernmental processes.

Technical cooperation

  • Participates in missions on development issues, usually as a member of a team.
  • Organizes training seminars for national experts.
  • Prepares documentation for technical cooperation programmes and projects.
  • Contributes to the preparation of material for the approval of regional, country or sector technical cooperation projects.
  • Monitors, backstops and assesses the implementation of technical cooperation programmes and projects.


  • Performs other related duties as required, including a variety of administrative tasks necessary for the final delivery of the work unit’s services.
  • Undertakes on-the-job and other training activities, both internally and externally.

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Type of Opportunity General Job
Deadline03 November,2021
Company NameUnited Nations



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