Sustainable Development Officer

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United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs


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This position is located in the United Nations Project Office on Governance (UNPOG), Division for Public Institutions and Digital Governance (DPIDG), Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). The position is based in Incheon, Republic of Korea. The Office’s mandate is to assist countries in strengthening their public administration capacities to translate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other internationally agreed goals into institutional arrangements, strategies and programmes at the country level. Its projects aim to fulfill the objectives by implementing activities under three components: i) Research and Policy Analysis; ii) Capacity Development and iii) Networking and Outreach. The incumbent is under the overall guidance of the Director of the Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government (DPIDG) and under the direct supervision of the Head of UNPOG.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority and under the direct supervision of the Head of UNPOG, the Sustainable Development Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects of the Office on institutions, public administration and sustainable development issues; monitors and analyzes programme/project development and implementation; prepares relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and initiates corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; ensures follow-up actions.
  • Develops sustainable development databases and qualitative information required for recurrent or ad-hoc assignments.
  • Drafts inputs for technical papers and analytical studies on sustainable development issues.
  • Formulates, identifies and analyses project proposals on sustainable development issues.
  • Attends international, regional, and national meetings for consultations with colleagues in other institutions dealing with sustainable development, public administration, and governance issues.
  • Assists in the planning, organization, facilitating, and servicing of expert group meetings, seminars, workshops, etc. on sustainable development issues.
  • Plans, researches/analyses, and prepares publications, policy briefings, speeches and other inputs for the Office and/or presentations by senior staff on sustainable development, public administration, and governance issues.
  • Participates in missions on sustainable development issues, usually as a member of a team.
  • Organizes training seminars/ workshops for national experts addressing sustainable development issues.
  • Monitors, backstops and assesses the implementation of capacity building projects in sustainable development.
  • Undertakes on-the-job and other training activities both internally and externally.
  • Performs other duties as required, including administrative tasks.

Education

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in sustainable development, economics, public policy, public administration, governance, finance, business administration, natural resources management, engineering, law, social sciences or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, policy-oriented work in a broad range of sustainable development, public administration, and governance issues is required.
  • Experience in the organization and substantive servicing of capacity-building workshops, expert group meetings, seminars, webinars etc. on sustainable development, public administration, and governance issues is required. Experience in contributing to research, inputs for reports to intergovernmental bodies, interagency or expert group meetings, and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects related to sustainable development, public administration, and governance issues is required. Experience working in international organizations, such as the United Nations, is required. A minimum of two years’ experience at the international level is desirable. Experience in preparing training courses and other capacity development tools is desirable.

Languages

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

Source: https://careers.un.org/jobSearchDescription/230411?language=en

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