Industrial Policy Advisor at The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) June 2018
Post Level: ISA-Specialist
Vacancy Announcement No: VA2018_ISA_EXT_000057
Duty Station: URTanzania
Type of Appointment: Individual Service Agreement
Employment Fraction: NonStaff-When Act. Employeed
Date of Issuance: 22 May 2018
Closing Date: 12 June 2018
UNIDO is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability. Its mission is to promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) in developing countries and economies in transition. The relevance of ISID as an integrated approach to all three pillars of sustainable development is recognized by the recently adopted 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will frame United Nations and country efforts towards sustainable development in the next fifteen years.
UNIDOs mandate in SDG-9, calls for the need to Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation. Accordingly, the Organizations programmatic focus is structured in three thematic priorities: * Creating shared prosperity * Advancing economic competitiveness * Safeguarding the environment.
UNIDO delivers its services through the following four complementary and mutually supportive core functions: (a) technical cooperation activities; (b) analytical and policy advisory services; (c ) standard-setting and compliance and (d) convening and partnership role. Such core functions are carried out in Departments/Offices in its Headquarters, Regional Offices and Hubs and Country Offices
The Research and Industrial Policy Advice Division (EPR/PRS/RPA) conducts integrated applied economic research on themes related to UNIDOs mandate at the international, regional, country and sector level, and disseminates the findings thereof. On this basis, it provides strategic and specific industrial policy advice to Member States to accelerate industrial development. The Division also supports Member States in the identification, design, implementation and evaluation of policies that aim at expanding and diversifying their productive capacity, and advocates for sustainable industrialization strategies at the global, regional and national level. In discharging these responsibilities, it implements projects and collaborates closely with other relevant organizational entities of UNIDO, including those providing technical cooperation services.
The Industrial Policy Advisor works under the overall guidance of the Senior Coordinator of the Research and Industrial Policy Advice Division and under the framework of Component 2 of project 180028 Programme for Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development which is implemented with the allocation to UNIDO from the funds earmarked by SIDA for the Economic Growth and Employment Outcome of UNDAP II. This component is led by the Research and Industry Policy Advice Division of UNIDO and it will ensure that capacities in the Government are improved to collect and analyze necessary information and statistics that can inform decision makers and calibrate policy making up to a detailed level that provides the necessary enabling conditions for businesses in the industrial sector to grow to meet local demand and to be able to export.
Duty Station: Dar es Salam
INTEGRITY: To work honestly, openly, impartially and in accordance with the values of the United Nations.
PROFESSIONALISM: To work in a competent, committed and calm manner.
RESPECT FOR DIVERSITY: To work effectively, respectfully and inclusively with people from different backgrounds and with different perspectives.
RESULTS ORIENTATION AND ACCOUNTABILITY: To be accountable and responsible for achieving results and meeting.
PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: To plan, organize and manage work effectively and efficiently.
COMMUNICATION AND TRUST: To communicate effectively and build trust.
TEAM ORIENTATION: To cooperate at various levels.
CLIENT ORIENTATION: To be responsive towards those to whom services are provided internally and externally.
ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION: To realize continuous improvement, support innovation, share knowledge and skills and learn from others.
University degree at Master's level and in Industrial/Economic Development, Economics, Political Science or a related area.
Fluency in English required. Working knowledge of other official language(s) of the United Nations, an asset.
Field of Expertise
Employees of UNIDO are expected at all times to uphold the highest standards of integrity, professionalism and respect for diversity, both at work and outside. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for jobs at UNIDO.
All applications must be submitted online through the Online Recruitment System Correspondence will be undertaken only with candidates who are being considered at an advanced phase of the selection process. Selected candidate(s) may be required to disclose to the Director General the nature and scope of financial and other personal interests and assets in respect of themselves, their spouses and dependants, under the procedures established by the Director General.
NOTE: The Director General retains the discretion to make an appointment to this post at a lower level.
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