- Organization: UNDP
- Location: Iran
- Type: Consultancy
- Job Title: Development Economist
- Close on: 27 Feb 2023
A UN body, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), has the responsibility of assisting nations in eradicating poverty and achieving sustainable economic growth. To lessen inequality, implement the Paris Agreement on climate change, and accomplish the Sustainable Development Goals, it works in 170 nations and territories. Since its founding in 1965, the UNDP’s governing council has made decisions or adopted new tactics to direct the achievement of its objectives.
About UN Careers-Development Economist
UNDP helps nations build plans of action that advance human development, lessen inequality and poverty, and accomplish Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNDP offers technical policy guidance and programming instruments to assist in addressing important and interconnected sustainable development concerns like inequality, climate change, and natural disasters in order to further these objectives. In order to influence, create, and activate venues for intersectional collaboration for complex, multifaceted, and “border” issues in sustainable development, a network of knowledge across the SDGs has been established, both within and outside of UNDP.
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To curate and coordinate support for SDG implementation on the ground, as well as to make sure that UNDP’s offers and integrated services are informed by the lessons learned from implementation on the ground and by more extensive discussions and analytical advancements on SDG implementation, SDG Integration teams are being formed in particular. To promote the implementation of integrated, inclusive, and sustainable development policies that are in line with the local context, UNDP Offices at the national level collaborate closely with counterparts in government and other national and subnational stakeholders.
National Economists working out of UNDP country offices all around the Asia-Pacific region contribute to this effort by helping to establish programs, supporting policy and programming with partners including the government, and conducting research and analysis. Also, economists from both inside and outside the Asia-Pacific area collaborate and exchange ideas. In order to define their complexity, scalability, entry points, and the integration of policy, data and analytics, innovation, and finance, difficult problems that relate to various thematic/SDG areas are at the center of this support.
In light of the aforementioned, UNDP Iran is looking to hire a development economist to assist with its ongoing and future programs in accordance with its Country Programme Document (CPD) for Iran (2023-2027). By offering economic analysis and policy recommendations to the management of the UNDP Country Office and to the government counterparts who support inclusive development, including the integration of the 2030 Agenda and the national and subnational plans and activities, the development economist will assist the country office. He or she will also be in charge of aiding in the creation of initiatives meant to improve UNDP’s programmatic support.
The development economist is also expected to represent UNDP as needed in policy talks and to contribute to knowledge creation through research and analysis. At the UNDP Iran Country Office in Tehran, the development economist will hold a full-time position. It can be necessary to travel both domestically and abroad. He or she will collaborate closely with the operations and program teams in the local office. Additionally, s/he will work with the Asia-Pacific national economist network, including ongoing communication with Bangkok-based regional economic advisors. Also, s/he should establish and maintain professional ties with businesses, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and civil society organizations.
UN Careers-Development Economist Requirments
- a master’s degree in statistics, economics, econometrics, or a related field.
- a master’s degree in statistics, economics, sociology, or a related field is required.
- extensive research and policy analysis experience. direct knowledge of giving technical guidance to government representatives. knowledge of planning, observing and assessing development programs. knowledge of computer systems and office suites, including statistical analysis of data programs.
- Fluency in English is required.