Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), in Santiago, Chile.
The Chief of CELADE Population Division reports to the Executive Secretary of ECLAC.
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. Responsibilities
provides programmatic / substantive reviews of the drafts prepared by others. Orients and monitors substantive activities of the Population Division.
acts as adviser to the Executive Secretary of ECLAC.
Co-ordinates the activities of technical secretariat of the Regional Conference on Population and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean and performs any other assignment requested by the Executive Secretary of ECLAC, including representation of the Commission at high-level population meetings.
Ensures that all outputs produced by the Division under his / her supervision meet required standards before completion to ensure they comply with the relevant mandates.
Ability to work in interdisciplinary / interdivisional teams. Creativity, vision and innovation. Skill in managing and overseeing work of less senior staff and external consultants undertaking report-writing or technical cooperation activities.
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.
demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.
conveys enthusiasm about future possibilities. Education Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business or public administration, finance, accounting, law, social sciences or related area, 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.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in economics or statistics or related area with specialization in demography or population is desirable.
A PhD in a related area is desirable. Work Experience A minimum of fifteen years of progressively responsible experience in population analysis and research or related are is required.
Experience in demography or in population issues in Latin America and the Caribbean is required.
Experience providing technical assistance in the area of demography or population issues to national governments in the Latin America and Caribbean region is required.
Experience leading projects related with demography or population issues is required.
Experience in co-ordinating the preparation of reports for presentation to intergovernmental bodies is desirable.
Experience establishing and maintaining institutional relationships with national governments and international organizations is desirable.
Experience in the preparation and implementation of a budget in the context of an international organization, such as the United Nations, is desirable.
Experience supervising the work of a large team (at least 10 staff) in the context of a public / non for profit organization is desirable.
Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in Spanish and in English is required.
Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of Portuguese is desirable.
NOTE : ’Fluency’’ equals a rating of ’fluent’’ in all four areas (speak, read, write, and understand) and ’Knowledge of’’ equals a rating of ’confident’’ in two of the four areas.
Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
Special Notice - Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
ECLAC is fully committed to the implementation of the UN system-wide strategy on Gender Parity introduced by the Secretary-General in September of 2017.
For full information on eligibility requirements, please refer to section 5 of ST / AI / 2010 / 4Rev.1 on Temporary Appointments.
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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, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts.
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The term sexual harassment means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship.
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The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity.
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2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.
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