|Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Economics Advisor, the Economist (Sectoral Economics and Sustainable Development) advises UNDP Senior Management on policies and institutional issues related to sustainable economic development, combating poverty and overall achievement of MDGs. His/Her principal areas of thematic focus include agricultural economics and rural development, environment and climate change, trade and industry, urban and development, and informal economy. Within these thematic areas, the Economist (Sector Economics and Sustainable Development) works with Government and non-Government counterparts (including other UN agencies, IFIs, multilateral and bilateral donors and civil society) to identify issues, develop collaborative analytical work, and generate advice on alternative sector economic policy interventions to promote eth achievement of national development goals. |
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of key functions:
1. Provides advice and support to UNDP management, programmes and projects focusing on achievement of the following results:
2. Address cross cutting themes in the above analysis, focusing on the following:
3. Provides advice to UNDP and counterparts, and facilitation of knowledge building focusing on achievement of the following results:
4. Ensures creation of strategic partnerships and support to resource mobilization focusing on achievement of the following results:
5. Advocacy and promotion of awareness of UNDP’s mandate and mission focusing on achievement of the following results:
Impact of Results
The key results of the post strengthen UNDP’s contributions to the national policy dialogue and enhance the policy impact of UNDP and Government programmes and projects to assist Zambia to attain sustainable agriculture and rural development, trade and industry diversification and technological upgrading, environmental protection and resilience and adaptation to climatic change.
Knowledge Management and Learning
Development and Operational Effectiveness
Management and Leadership
Required Skills and Experience
Long listed candidates will be requested to submit written samples of their research work, covering issues related to the thematic area defined in the Description of Responsibilities above.
A written technical test will be administered prior to the interview.
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.
National Economist - Sector Economics & Sustainable Development