United Nations ECA Fellowship 2023

ECA is the regional arm of the United Nations in Africa. Its mandate is to promote the economic and social development of Africa. ECA’s dual role as a regional arm of the UN, and a part of the regional institutional landscape in Africa, positions it well to make unique contributions to member States’ efforts to address their development challenges. ECA has five sub-regional offices plus African Institute for Economic Development and Planning, (IDEP) across the Continent through which it supports regional development priorities and agenda and African countries in the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Agenda 2030 and Agenda 2063 of the African Union.

ECA is hereby inviting applications from qualified young African Professionals in the following thematic areas:

 Macroeconomic policy, development planning, Economic Governance & Public Finance;
 Industrialization and Economic Diversification Policies;
 Regional Integration; Infrastructure and Trade
 Private Sector Development & Finance, including Innovative Finance & Capital Markets;
 Poverty, Inequality and social policy;
 Food systems and food security
 Gender equality and women empowerment;
 Demographic Dynamics for Development;
 Innovation and Technology;
 Climate Change &Management of Natural Resources, including Green Economy;
 Labor Economics and Employment
 Communication and strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation;

This Fellowship programme aims to provide practical, on-the-job experience to the young professionals in their early and middle career in the academy, public sector or international development in providing them exposure and learning in a multicultural environment of the UN and contribute to the work of ECA. It will also provide the candidates with the opportunity to familiarize with the Commission’s broad programmes and services to member States and subregional bodies in addressing economic and social dimensions of Africa’s development priorities. This should expectedly improve their skills, capacity and intellectual ability

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Education: Advanced university degree (Master’s Degree or doctorate or their equivalents) in economics, development studies, political economy, international affairs, political and social sciences, , peace and human security, public administration, law, minerals and natural resources, engineering, and related field is required.

Experience: Academic research or academic work related to the focus thematic areas is required. Experience in research/analytical work in socio-economic and political development, natural resource management/law, regional integration, infrastructure development, governance, peace and related areas in the context of Africa, either in the academia, private, public or civil society organizations, is an advantage.

Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the fellowship advertised, fluency in either language is required and working knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

How To Apply?

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Application deadline: 26 January 2023 at 11:59 p.m. Addis Ababa time