UNECA Chief of Section Jobs 2023 – Ethiopia NGO Jobs

UNECA Chief of Section Jobs 2023 – Ethiopia NGO Jobs. UNECA Ethiopia looking for “Chief of Section“. Applicants with a degree in Advanced University Degree may apply on or before 8th March 2023.

Established by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (UN) in 1958 as one of the UN’s five regional commissions, ECA’s mandate is to promote the economic and social development of its member States, foster intra-regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa’s development. Made up of 54 member States, and playing a dual role as a regional arm of the UN and as a key component of the African institutional landscape, ECA is well positioned to make unique contributions to address the Continent’s development challenges.

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UNECA Chief of Section Jobs 2023

The UNECA has published a job vacancy announcement on 23rd Feb 2023 for qualified Ethiopians to fill in the vacant post of Chief of Section to be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Recruiter United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
Position Chief of Section
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Country Ethiopia
Total Vacant Post N/A
Qualification Advanced University Degree
Experience Required Minimum Ten years
Application Deadline 8th March 2023

UNECA Job Vacancy 2023

Job Responsibilities: Under the overall direction of the Director of GPSPD, the incumbent will serve as the Chief of the Social Policy Section and carry out the following functions:

  • Leads the delivery of authoritative technical and policy advice and assistance to intergovernmental and non-governmental bodies, Member State officials, international and other organizations on planning, evaluating and implementing social policy strategies, policies and programmes which impact socio-economic development at global, regional or national levels.
  • Manages the performance of institutional mandates/actions plans; influences the development and evolution of the UN approach to social development issues; leads substantive contributions to the design and implementation of significant policy and programme changes to address country, regional, global social-economic concerns, including gender considerations.
  • Leads the development of policy research agendas on social policy; oversees the development of and/or conceptualizes formulates and manages major projects/studies; analyzing key trends and changes in socio-economic structures and related issues (e.g. demographic patternspoverty, inequality, health, youth, migration, etc.) at regional or national levels; assesses implications and develops proposals with respect to social sector development plans, programmes and projects.
  • Leads team members’ efforts to collect and analyze data and provides insight to identify trends or patterns for data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation, and reporting. Ensures that everyone can discover, access, integrate, and share the data they need.
  • Takes the lead in establishing partnerships with other experts and stakeholders (e.g. governments, research institutes, academia, UN system and other international organizations, NGOs, the private sector, etc.) to discuss emerging topics related to social development, exchange views on latest findings, policy guidelines, new models of development, etc.
  • Plans and directs, in consultation with relevant parties, targeted campaigns to facilitate social policy knowledge sharing and appropriate dissemination of information, etc. and ultimately ensures that the latest thinking is incorporated into development programmes and other initiatives.
  • Writes and/or supervises preparation of a variety of studies, reports, etc. on social and socioeconomic issues for publication within the UN system and in other publications.
  • Represents the organization at national and international fora and presents institutional views/policies; coordinates and chairs and/or contributes substantively to sectoral seminars, general training programmes, workshops and expert group meetings.
  • Coordinates provision of substantive services to regional and global inter-governmental bodies (e.g. Committee on Gender, Poverty and Social Policy; the General Assembly, the Economic and Social Council, the Commission for Social Development, etc); facilitates the negotiation process and promotes constructive dialogue and collaboration; coordinates and facilitates the establishment of and liaison with various groups in civil society; oversees the preparation of analytical reports and other documentation for such bodies.
  • Manages the work unit’s contribution to the preparation and management of meetings of intergovernmental bodies.
  • Represents the organizational unit at international, regional and national meetings on social policy issues.
  • Develops and maintains relations with senior officials of member governments and ensures a response to requests for advice and/or assistance on social policy issues and strategies.
  • Leads engagement with donor and recipient governments on technical assistance programmes and projects.
  • Organises and coordinates cooperation among Member States on social policy programmes or issues.
  • Designs, monitors, backstops and assesses the implementation of technical cooperation programmes and projects.
  • Leads or participates in technical cooperation missions.

Position in Organization:

  • Posting Title: Chief of Section, Social Affairs, P5 (Temporary Job Opening)
  • Department/Office: Economic Commission for Africa
  • Duty Station: ADDIS ABABA
  • Posting Period: 22 February 2023 – 08 March 2023
  • Job Opening Number: 23-Social Affairs-ECA-201127-J-Addis Ababa (G)
  • Staffing Exercise: N/A


  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or Doctorate degree, or equivalent) in sociology, economics, demography, other social science, or related fields is required. A first-level degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in the specified fields of studies with two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


  • A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in socio economic development, policy analysis, sociological research or related area is required.
  • Economic policy analysis and research is desirable.
  • Field experience and Africa-specific knowledge is desirable.
  • Experience with international technical cooperation projects is desirable.
  • Prior supervision experience is desirable.
  • Experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.

How to Apply UNECA Chief of Section Jobs 2023

Note: Before you apply, please download (link is given below) the full advertisement and read it carefully.

Then to apply, go to https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=201127

The Closing Date: 8th March 2023.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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