Economic, Social and Development
Drug Control and Crime Prevention
Nature of the work
Job opportunities in the Economic, Social, and Development Network (DEVNET) are mostly found in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs in New York as well as in the United Nations’ five regional economic commissions headquartered in Addis Ababa, Bangkok, Beirut, Geneva and Santiago. Overall, staff members in this network contribute to the promotion of socio-economic development.
The majority of jobs in economic affairs entail analysis of economic sectoral development at global, regional and national levels. Staff members working in this area undertake empirical and substantive research along with analysis of trends, developments and related policy issues relevant to their specific mandate. They draft inputs for studies and prepare reports and publications to support the work of the Economic and Social Council.
Many jobs in this network specialize in intergovernmental support, organization of international conferences and forums, and preparation of summary reports. In addition, jobs in the area of technical cooperation include drug control and crime prevention, organization of training seminars for national experts and coordination of capacity building projects. The network also includes jobs in statistics, demographics and population affairs with a focus on research, analysis and reporting on socio-economic indicators.
Sociology, Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Demography, Public Administration, Governance, Political Science, Business Administration, Law, Public Finance, and other social sciences or related fields.
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Job Title Level Job ID Job Network Job Family Department/Office Duty station Deadline
Associate Programme Management Officer P-2 100279 Economic, Social and Development Programme Management United Nations Environment Programme GENEVA 05/12/2018
Environmental Management Officer P-3 104909 Economic, Social and Development Programme Management Economic Commission for Africa ADDIS ABABA 02/12/2018
CHIEF OF SECTION, EMPLOYMENT & SKILLS FOR BALANCED DEVELOPMENT [Cancelled] P-5 104243 Economic, Social and Development Economic Affairs (and Sustainable Development) Economic Commission for Africa RABAT 30/11/2018
Economic Affairs Officer P-4 105124 Economic, Social and Development Economic Affairs (and Sustainable Development) Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia BEIRUT 30/11/2018
INTER-REGIONAL ADVISER ON SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT P-5 104142 Economic, Social and Development Social Affairs Department of Economic and Social Affairs NEW YORK 28/11/2018
ECONOMIC AFFAIRS OFFICER P-3 104060 Economic, Social and Development Economic Affairs (and Sustainable Development) Economic Commission for Africa NIAMEY 28/11/2018
Nature of the work
The Public Information and Conference Management Network (INFONET) plays a central role in fostering greater understanding of the work of the United Nations. This network brings the core messages of the United Nations to the world using various communication tools, including radio, television, print, the internet, videoconferencing and other new information technologies, as well as through its global network of United Nations Information Centres. Another significant group of functions in this network relates to managing the annual sessions of the General Assembly and on-going sessions of its various bodies and organs at United Nations Headquarters in New York, which includes providing simultaneous interpretation, as well as translation and distribution of parliamentary documents in the six official languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish).
Jobs in this network involve planning, managing and evaluating public communication campaigns; building and facilitating strategic contacts; and forming partnerships to ensure effective public communication. Specifically, jobs include writers, photographers, illustrators, producers for radio, film and video, editors, verbatim reporters, translators, interpreters, précis-writers, revisers, terminologists, reference assistants, copy-preparers, proof-readers, text processors, and printing and distribution officers. The network also offers non-language related jobs such as conference room officers and protocol employees, which may include various aspects of planning, coordinating and servicing of meetings, conferences, committees and other bodies.
Business Administration, Communication, Journalism, International Relations, Management, Political Science, Social Sciences, Public Administration or other related fields.
Language-related jobs require a perfect command of the main required language (normally a mother tongue) and excellent knowledge of two other official languages of the United Nations. One of the key requirements for entry-level language staff is the United Nations competitive language exam.