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|Location :||Apia, SAMOA|
|Application Deadline :||12-Jul-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Initial 12 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||12 months (maximum 240 working);extension subject to funds availability and satisfactory performance|
UNDP supports countries around the world to formulate strategies, policies, and programme interventions that promote the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To advance these aims, UNDP provides technical policy advice and programming tools, especially to help address critical sustainable development challenges.
UNDP country offices work closely with government counterparts and other national stakeholders to support the introduction of inclusive and sustainable development policies that are aligned with the national context. National economists based in country offices across the Asia-Pacific region contribute to this work, including through support to policy dialogue with government officials and other partners, assistance in programme development, and production of research and analysis. These colleagues also collaborate and share experiences and practices across countries inside and outside the Asia-Pacific region.
The UNDP Multi-Country Office (MCO) in Samoa, which also implements programmes in Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau, is recruiting a Development Economist to help contribute to its overall work programme. The Development Economist will support the MCO by providing economic analysis and policy advice to management and government counterparts that favor inclusive development. This will also include advice on the integration of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SDGs into national plans and activities, and mapping of linkages between national plans and budgets and the SAMOA Pathway, aiming to strengthen policy coherence and whole-of-society approaches. The Development Economist will contribute to enhancing the value addition of UNDP’s programme in the four countries by identifying and promoting development solutions at scale. S/he is expected to contribute to knowledge generation through research and analysis, represent UNDP as required in policy discussions, and collaborate closely with the regional network of UNDP country economists on SDG integration, acceleration, and innovation.
UNDP's work in Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa and Tokelau is outlined as part of the 2018-2022 Sub-regional Programme Document for 14 Pacific Island countries and territories, which contributes to the joint UN Pacific Strategy.
The Development Economist will be based full-time in the UNDP MCO. Domestic and international travel will be required. S/he will work closely with the MCO senior management, programme and operations teams, the sub-regional Innovation Specialist and Accelerator Lab in the UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji, and colleagues in the Bangkok Regional Hub (BRH). S/he will also collaborate with the Asia-Pacific regional network of country economists. This will include systematic engagement with and oversight from the lead regional economic advisors based in BRH and Beijing. S/he is also expected to develop and maintain a network of counterparts across development partner agencies, government institutions, the private sector, and civil society.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Resident Representative with matrix reporting to the Regional Economic Advisor in BRH, the Development Economist will be primarily responsible for the following work streams:
1. Provision of support to UNDP MCO management, including to help strengthen programme development and implementation.
2. 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.
3. Representation, advocacy, and partner engagement to support UNDP’s institutional positioning and advance its mandate.
4. Contribution to UNDP’s work across the Asia-Pacific region, including collaboration with the regional economist network and analysis of priority regional thematic areas.
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Evaluation Method and Criteria:
Technical Criteria for Evaluation (70 points)
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UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.