“UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in 177 countries and territories, UNDP offers global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations.”
UNDP works with developing countries in Asia Pacific to improve how sustainable development policies and programmes are designed and implemented. We help develop the capacity of governments to formulate strategies and public policies that promote human development, reduce poverty and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
UNDP responds to requests from countries to adapt the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with the SDGs at its core, to national sub-national and local conditions and realities, incorporating regional and global perspectives. It offers support to both national and local governments in localizing, mainstreaming, and accelerating the SDGs implementation as well as works to influence national policy-making with a view to creating an enabling environment for action at local and regional levels.
OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSIGNMENT
Under the overall guidance of the Deputy Country Director (DCD) and with technical oversight by the Asia Pacific Team Leader, Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development, the Development Specialist (Country Economist) will provide strategic high-quality economic and policy advice to facilitate the integration of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs into national development systems. S/he will collaborate with other programme colleagues in Country Office (CO) Indonesia and other COs in the region as well as staff of the Bangkok Regional Hub to exchange knowledge and share analysis in order to inform UNDP’s regional and global analysis and positioning on the 2030 Agenda. The Country Economist also works closely with Government counterparts to identify alternative macroeconomic policy options and to enhance the policy impact of UNDP projects and programmes. S/he will monitor economic policy developments and advises the Senior Management and other members of the UNDP and its partners on policy issues as well as contributes to UNDP’s policy dialogue with the Government and donors.