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Chief of Branch, D-1
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:   09 May 2005
DATE OF ISSUANCE:   10 Mar 2005
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT:   Department of Economic and Social Affairs
DUTY STATION:   New York
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER:   05-ECO-DESA-405676-R-NEW YORK (G)


 
Remuneration
Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and benefits package is offered.
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United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Responsibilities
Under the direction of the Director of the Office for Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Support and Coordination (OESC), the Chief of ECOSOC and Interorganizational Cooperation Branch directs, supervises and oversees the work of the Branch. He/She: • provides substantive support to intergovernmental bodies, particularly ECOSOC, specifically its high-level segment and general segment, and the General Assembly; • provides substantive support to the Ad Hoc Advisory Groups on African Countries Emerging from Conflict and on Haiti, ECOSOC negotiation committees; • assists the participation of organizations of the United Nations system in ECOSOC processes and develops collaborative relationships with the organizations of the UN system, relevant inter-agency secretariats, inter-agency units within other UN agencies and organizations for this purpose; • assists in promoting enhanced system-wide policy and programme coherence including through the preparation of reports and studies on system-wide issues; • undertakes substantive outreach activities of ECOSOC including with the use of information communication technology (ICT), development and management of ECOSOC and OESC websites, creation of power-point presentations and compact disks (CD) as well as publications on the deliberations of the High-Level Segment of ECOSOC; • organizes roundtables, panel discussions, and other meetings for ECOSOC and the General Assembly.

Competencies
• Professionalism – Proven professional expertise in economic analysis; • Planning and Organizing – Proven ability to plan and organize the work of a Branch requiring in-depth understanding of its strategic direction and ability to integrate the work of the Branch into the Division’s work programme; ability to organize and service intergovernmental bodies and technical meetings; • Communication – Effective written, oral and presentation skills and ability to present information in a concise and accurate manner; ability to develop consensus among people with varying points of view; • Judgment/Decision-making – Mature judgment and initiative; proven ability to plan and establish priorities, and to ensure an effective work structure to maximize productivity and achieve goals; a good understanding of ICT applications for improved management and outreach activities; • Teamwork – Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; ability to establish effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds; • Leadership – ability to manage the work of a Branch effectively and to take responsibility for line management.



QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Advanced university degree in economics, social sciences or in a related field. A first level degree with a combination of relevant academic qualifications and extensive experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience
At least 15 years of progressively responsible experience in economic and social development are required. Thorough knowledge and experience of the operation of the United Nations Inter-Agency system is required. Knowledge of and experience in administering financial and administrative policies and procedures of the organization is also essential. Experience in the substantive servicing of ECOSOC, the Second Committee of the General Assembly is highly desirable.

Languages
English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is desirable.

Other Skills


The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8).   English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.  The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, TRAINING OR ANY OTHER FEES). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON BANK ACCOUNTS.

PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

How to apply

All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement. Because applications submitted by United Nations (UN) staff members are considered first, provided the eligibility requirements set out in ST/AI/2006/3 are met and the application is submitted in a timely fashion, staff members should apply within 15-day or 30-day mark.

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