Development Economist (National)
|Location :||Port Moresby, PAPUA NEW GUINEA|
|Application Deadline :||30-Jun-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||349d 9h 43m|
|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 :||261 working days from 1st July,2019 to 30th June 2020, Direct supervision by Resident Representative|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||261 working days from 1st July,2019 to 30th June 2020, Direct supervision by Resident Representative|
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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.
The UNDP country office works 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.
UNDP Papua New Guinea is recruiting a national Development Economist to help contribute to its overall work programme. The Development Economist will support the country office by providing economic analysis and policy advice to management and government counterparts that favor inclusive development, including the integration of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs into the Government’s Medium Term Development Plan 3 (MTDP3), the Strategy for Responsible Sustainable Development (StaRS) and the District Development Plans. S/he will also work closely with all programme teams and be responsible for helping develop large-scale development solutions and activities aimed at enhancing UNDP’s programmatic support to PNG. The Development Economist is expected to contribute to knowledge generation through research and analysis, represent UNDP as required in policy discussions, and work closely with the country programme teams and the regional network on SDG integration, acceleration, and innovation.
The Development Economist will be based full-time in the UNDP country office. Domestic and international travel may be required. S/he will work closely with the programme and operations teams in the country office, UNDP’s support to achieving the SDGs in PNG, 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 Bangkok and Beijing. S/he is also expected to develop and maintain a network of colleagues across development partner agencies, government institutions, the private sector, and civil society.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the RR with matrix reporting to the Regional Economic Advisor in Bangkok Regional Hub, the Development Economist will be primarily responsible for the following work streams:
Provision of support to UNDP country office management, including to help strengthen programme development and implementation.
Provision of technical policy advice to national government counterparts, especially in support of the 2030 Agenda and the introduction of sustainable and inclusive economic policies.
Representation, advocacy, and partner engagement to support UNDP’s institutional positioning and advance its mandate.
Contribution to UNDP’s work across the Asia-Pacific region, including collaboration with the regional economist network and analysis of priority regional thematic areas.
________________________________________________1. Provision of support to UNDP country office management, including to help strengthen programme development and implementation.
Collaborate across UNDP teams, especially to ensure linkages to the work emerging from the network of acceleration labs;
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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Development and Operational Effectiveness:
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Required Skills and Experience
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Resources ProvidedThe Consultant will be provided with office space, access to internet and other tools to complete his or her deliverables successful.
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Completed proposals should be submitted using no later than 30th June 2019
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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.
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