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Social Affairs Officer at United Nations, Bangkok

Social Affairs Officer at United Nations, Bangkok

Country: Thailand
City: Bangkok
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Application call for Social Affairs Officer at United Nations, Bangkok.  The deadline is 5th December 2021 and is open to all nationalities.

The mandate of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is to promote sustainable and inclusive development and regional connectivity in the Asian and Pacific region. ESCAP’s role as a regional development arm of the United Nations Secretariat is to support its membership with policy oriented research and analysis, normative support and technical assistance and capacity building, to respond to the development priorities and changing needs of the Asian and Pacific region.

This position is located in the Sustainable Demographic Transition Section, Social Development Division. The Social Affairs Officer reports to the Chief of Section.

Responsibilities at Social Affairs Officer at United Nations, Bangkok

Under the general direction of the Director, Social Development Division, and the direct supervision of the Chief, Sustainable Demographic Transition Section, Social Development Division, the Social Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

Social Analysis

  • Participates in the quantitative and policy analysis of social development issues at the regional and national levels; undertakes empirical research and analysis of trends and developments and related policy issues, with a focus on population and development issues, including migration and population ageing, migration and health as they relate to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; recommends proposals for inclusion in reports to intergovernmental bodies, member states, etc.
  • Develops indicators and methodologies for review and evaluation of specific topics and collects and analyzes data in this regard.
  •  Liaises with officials of governments, representatives of national, regional and global organizations, organizations of the UN system, etc. on selected social policy issues related to the implementation of specific programmes, action plans or other initiatives, and provides advice on a range of related matters, with a focus on population and development issues, including population ageing, migration and health.
  • Assists in the planning, organizing and servicing of technical and ad hoc expert group meeting; drafting reports and preparing summaries of meetings, etc.
  • Represents the work unit at international and other meetings; organize and participate in working groups, meetings, conferences, consultations with other agencies and partners on social and economic development related matters.
  • Prepares/contributes to the preparation of various substantive and evidence-based written reports, documents and communications, e.g. drafts reports or sections of analytical reports, studies, background papers, parliamentary documents, briefings, correspondence, etc.

Intergovernmental support

Provides support to intergovernmental processes dealing with social development issues by: preparing inputs for reports to intergovernmental bodies (such as the ESCAP Committee on Social Development, the ESCAP Commission session, other regional intergovernmental meetings in population and development, the General Assembly, the Economic and Social Council, the Commission on Population and Development and the Commission for Social Development); following intergovernmental meetings and preparing summary reports; preparing inputs to statements by members of the bureau and Secretariat staff to such meetings; assisting in the organization of panels, round tables, etc. on social development issues for intergovernmental processes.

Technical Cooperation

  • Develops and maintains databases on socioeconomic and demographic indicators and related policies.
  • Organizes training seminars for national experts on technical topics.
  • Prepares documentation for technical cooperation programmes and projects.
  • Contributes to the preparation of material for the approval of regional, country or sectoral technical cooperation projects.
  • Monitors, backstops and assesses the implementation of technical cooperation programmes and projects.
  • Participates in fact-finding and advisory missions to government and other activities in support of work programme.
  • Drafts project proposals and oversees implementation of projects, including monitoring of budgets and deliverables


  • Provides guidance to, and may supervise, new/junior staff.
  • 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
Deadline05 December,2021
Company NameUnited Nations



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