UNDP, Accra Ghana Recruiting in 2013

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Job Description

Under the over all guidance of the Country Director and direct supervision of the Economic Advisor, the Economic Analyst will analyse macro-economic policies and trends and their relevant linkages to UNDP Programmes. The Analyst will contribute significantly to the analysis for formulation of strategies and briefings to Senior Management.

Under the direct supervision of the Economic Advisor, the Economic Analyst works with Government and counterparts to identify alternative macro-economic policy options and to enhance the policy impact of UNDP projects and programmes. The Economic Analyst maintains a network with colleagues from UNDP, UN Agencies, IFIs, Government officials, multilateral donoes and civil society.

Job Title: Economic Analyst

Key Functions Include:

  • Advise and support UNDP management on economic and development issues
  • Advise and facilitate knowledge building on economic development issues
  • Create strategic partnerships and support to resource mobilisation
  • Advocate and promote UNDP’s mandate and mission
  • Provide relevant information, reports, tools and other references to facilitate technical preparation and implementation of National, District HDRs, MDGR, Development Plans as well as other papers required to promote human development

Remuneration: Competitive and in accordance with UN Guidelines

Required Skills or Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Economics with at least 2 years of relevant experience at the national or international level, experience in research and policy-level analysis and some experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects
  • Experience in the use of computers and office software packages and handling of web based management systems and advanced programmes for statistical analysis of data

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards; Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP; Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability and treats all people fairly without favoritism
  • Share knowledge and experience and contributes to UNDP Practice Areas and works actively towards continuing personal learning and development. Ability to provide top quality policy advice services on economic issues and in-depth practical knowledge of inter-disciplinary development issues
  • Good knowledge of economics and current development issues particularly those pertinent to UNDP’s Practice Areas
  • Ability to apply economic theory to the specific country context and carry out high quality economic research
  • Strong IT skills and ability to lead implementation of new systems (business side) and affect staff behavioural/attitudinal change
  • Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback and consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills, remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure and demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities

How To Apply

Qualified candidates are requested to send their application marked “Economic Analyst” with supporting resume including telephone numbers and email address below:

The Human Resource Unit
U.N.D.P Office
(Next to the Ghana National Fires Service Hqtrs)


Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. Detailed Job Descriptions are available on request at the UNDP Security Gate

Offer valid till: 18 Feb, 2013


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