Regional Advisor, P-4 (TJO) ECLAC - SANTIEGO
|Posting Title:||Regional Advisor, P4 (Temporary Job Opening)|
|Job Code Title:||POPULATION AFFAIRS OFFICER|
|Department/Office:||Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean|
|Posting Period:||09 February 2018 – 15 February 2018|
|Job Opening Number:||18-Population Affairs-ECLAC-92941-J-Santiago (R)|
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position will be temporarily vacant for more than nine months.This position is located in the Population Division. The Regional Advisor reports to the Chief of Division.
The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean is one of the five regional Commissions of the United Nations. It was founded in 1948 with the purpose of contributing to the region’s economic and social development. Its mission includes the design, monitoring and evaluation of public policies and the provision of advisory services, expertise and training to Governments, as well as support for regional and international cooperation and coordination activities. Please visit our website at www.eclac.org for further information.
Under the overall supervision of Chief of Population Division, the The Regional Advisor will be responsible for the following duties:
1. Provides substantive support on population issues to intergovernmental bodies, such as the Regional Conference on Population and Development of ECLAC. This activity includes preparing reports or inputs for reports, attending meetings, preparing summary reports on meetings, assisting in the organization of panels or round tables.
2. Designs and provides technical support to technical cooperation projects in the area of demography and population information with particular emphasis in population and housing censuses and vital statistics.
3. Prepares population estimates and projections. This task includes the application of techniques of demographic analysis to estimate demographic indicators and to evaluate population data for completeness and accuracy so as to adjust the data as needed. It also includes the application and development of techniques or methods of population projections, and the provision of expert input to the periodic revisions of assumptions underlying the population projections.
4. Applies, adapts or develops methodologies for demographic analysis. Develops the tools for the appropriate implementation of methodology.
5. Designs and carries out technical studies on population trends, their relations to social and economic factors in specific topical areas such as fertility; health and mortality; population structure and composition. Writes substantive reports on the results of the studies carried out.
6. Oversees the development of appropriate software for the efficient use and management of data in databases.
7. Organizes expert group meetings, seminars, etc. on populatin-related issues.
8. Attends international, regional or national meetings on population issues to present results of demographic analysis and research.
9. Assists in the preparation of research proposals for external funding on population issues.
10. Performs other related duties as required, including a variety of administrative tasks necessary for the final delivery of the work unit’s services.
•Professionalism: Knowledge of methods of demographic analysis and theories pertaining to demographic change and population trends. Knowledge on population census process and the International Conference on Population and Development. Ability to produce reports and technical papers on population issues is required. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work
•Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
•Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in demography or sociology, statistics or economics, with specialization in demography or population studies is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in demographic analysis and research is required. Experience in population census and the Regional Conference on Population and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in Spanish and English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.
Applicants will be assessed based on the information provided in their PHPs. Short-listed applicants might be contact by the Hiring Manager for further assessment.
– This position will be temporarily vacant for more than nine months.
– A current staff member who holds a fixed-term, permanent or continuing appointment may apply for temporary positions no more than one level above his or her current grade.
– A current staff member who holds a fixed-term, permanent or continuing appointment may apply for temporary positions no more than one level above his or her current grade. However, a current staff member who holds an appointment at the G-6 or G-7 level may also apply to temporary positions in the Professional category up to and including the P-3 level, subject to meeting all eligibility and other requirements for the position. In its resolution 66/234, the General Assembly further “stressed that the Secretary-General should not recur to the practice of temporarily filling posts in the Professional and higher categories with General Service staff members who have not passed the General Service to Professional category examination other than on an exceptional basis, and requests the Secretary-General to ensure that temporary occupation of such posts by the General Service staff shall not exceed a period of one year, effective 1 January 2013…” Consequently, eligible candidates in the General Service or related categories for temporary job openings in the Professional category that have not passed the competitive examination may be selected only on an exceptional basis endorsed by the Office of Human Resources Management where no other suitable candidate could be identified.
– A staff member holding a temporary appointment shall be regarded as an external candidate when applying for other positions, and may apply for other temporary positions at any level, subject to section 5.7 below and staff rule 4.16 (b) (ii). Therefore, a staff member holding a temporary appointment in the General Service or related categories may only apply to positions within those categories.
– A staff member holding a temporary appointment who is recruited in the Professional and above categories, on a temporary appointment, and placed on a position authorized for one year or longer may not apply for or be reappointed to his/her current position within six months of the end of his/her current service. For full information on eligibility requirements, please refer to section 5 of ST/AI/2010/4Rev.1 on Temporary Appointments.
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– While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.
– The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.
– For information on special post allowance, please refer to ST/AI/1999/17. For more details on the administration of temporary appointments please refer to ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1. The Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and administrative issuances governing staff appointments can be viewed at: http://www.un.org/hr_handbook/English Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.
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