Head, Inclusive Growth, New York, USA

Job Description

United States

Sunday, 19 May 2019

UN Office Development Policy

New York City

  • Innovation: Ability to make new and useful ideas work
  • Leadership: Ability to persuade others to follow
  • People Management: Ability to improve performance and satisfaction
  • Communication: Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform
  • Delivery: Ability to get things done
  • Development planning: Knowledge of development planning processes at the national and local level and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Knowledge of Sustainable Development Goals and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations
  • Sustainable development: Knowledge of sustainable development concepts, principles and issues and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations, covering the economic, social and environmental dimensions
  • Poverty and human development: Knowledge of poverty, human development and inclusive and sustainable growth issues and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations
  • Representation:Ability to productively share UNDP knowledge and activities (at UN and other venues)
  • Resource Mobilization:Ability to identify and organize programmes  and projects to implement solutions and generate resources
  • Partnerships: Ability to engage with other agencies and forge productive working relationships
  • Trends and emerging areas analytics: Ability to scan the horizon and identify approaches and initiatives to bring into policy and programme design
  • Collaboration: Ability to work together to achieve a unified understanding and/or results.
  • Green Economy and Green Growth: Knowledge of Green Economy concept and green growth issues, including green commodities, supply chains and poverty-environment nexus,  and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations
  • Advocacy: Ability to advocate a point of view and influence others
  • Knowledge Management: Ability to efficiently handle and share information and knowledge
  • Advanced university degree (PhD or equivalent) in economics.
  • 15 years of professional work experience leading teams, providing policy advice and advancing the development and implementation of inclusive growth/poverty alleviation approaches in different development contexts.
  • Proven track record and leadership experience in the UN System/multilateral organizations related to inclusive growth, poverty eradication.
  • Strong analytical skills in economic dimension of sustainable development.
  • Experience working in developing country settings is required.
  • Fluency in English, both written and oral. Working knowledge of another UN language is desirable.

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Workforce diversity

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Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension

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