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UNDP Economist 2024 (Nationals only) in Philippines | Paid Internship

UNDP Economist 2024 (Nationals only) in Philippines | Paid Internship

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UNDP Economist 2024 (Nationals only) in Philippines | Paid Internship

The UNDP Economist 2024 will provide technical advice to national government counterparts and partners to support the 2030 Agenda and sustainable, inclusive economic policies. They will represent, advocate, and engage with partners to advance UNDP’s mandate as directed by the Resident Representative. Additionally, they will contribute to UNDP’s efforts across the Asia-Pacific region, collaborating with the regional economist network and analyzing priority regional thematic areas.

Duties and Responsibilities

Advice the UNDP country office management and programme team to strengthen programme development and implementation:

  • Advise UNDP country office management with preparation and implementation of country programmes and strategies, including the development of country programme document, pipeline of projects and related analysis such as common country assessment.
  • Support UNDP country office teams to develop and manage portfolios towards the localization of SDGs.
  • Support the preparation of briefs, background notes, speeches, talking points, presentation materials, etc. on critical development issues within the SDG framework for senior management at the country and regional levels.

Provision of technical advice to national government counterparts and other partners, especially in support of the 2030 Agenda and the introduction of sustainable and inclusive economic policies:

  • Provide policy and programming advice and support for development planning and policy formulation at the national, sub-national and local levels.
  • Provide high level guidance and leadership to the UNDP’s emerging portfolio of innovation work ensuring documentation of learnings and its relevance to national agenda, enable the innovation portfolio position UNDP programmes to have optimal impact and application of systems thinking to development challenges and translate insights.
  • Leverage support and expertise from the UNDP’s global/regional Economist networks to assist in strengthening UNDP’s support on economic analysis and policy development to Government and the UN Country Team.

Representation, advocacy, and partner engagement to support UNDP’s institutional positioning and advance its mandate:

  • Contribute, in close collaboration with senior management, to the development and/or strengthening of partnerships with UN agencies, IFIs, bilateral development agencies, private sector entities, and civil society organizations.

Contribution to UNDP’s work across the Asia-Pacific region, including collaboration with the regional economist network and analysis of priority regional thematic areas:

  • Participate actively in the UNDP Asia-Pacific regional network of economists, through attending regional meetings (in-person and/or virtual), sharing relevant experiences, and conducting peer reviews.
  • Collaborate and contribute to regional publications, practice notes, and Regional Human Development Reports.
  • Substantively contribute as possible to UNDP regional knowledge products and development of programming  offers in regional priority areas (e.g., inequality, future of work, innovative financing).
  • Enhance UNDP’s understanding and design of new approaches to sustainable development across the region by acting as a regional thematic lead where possible.

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Required Skills and Experience for UNDP Economist 2024

  • Advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) in Economics or related fields with (7) years of experience is required or
  • A first-level university degree (Bachelor’s degree) in Economics in combination with additional (9) years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of the advance university degree.
  • Ph.D. in Economics will be an advantage.
  • Minimum of 7 years (with a Masters degree) or 9 yrs with a Bachelor degree of experience at the national or international level in relevant areas of economic research and policy and implementation support is required.
  • Extensive experience in research and policy-level analysis is desirable.
  • Proven policy, advisory and advocacy experience is an asset.
  • Experience in preparing high quality policy briefs and guidance notes for use by senior policy makers.
  • Experience of strategic visioning with strong technical and highly developed analytical capabilities.
  • Knowledge of the SDGs and their application at the national level, politically astute with demonstrated experience in stakeholder analysis and engagement is an advantage.
  • Experience in handling of web-based management systems and advanced programmes for statistical analysis of data is desirable.
  • Previous work experience in Asia and the Pacific region would be an asset.


  • Fluency in oral and written English and Filipino language is required.

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Type of Opportunity Internships
Deadline09 June,2024



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