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Consultants & Individual Contractors

The Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) is one five regional commissions of the United Nations Secretariat with a mandate to promote cooperation and integration in the region. ESCWA seeks to support Arab countries in Western Asia and North Africa through normative and analytical research, standard-setting, innovative projects and technical advice. The Commission sometimes calls on the expertise and skills of consultants for short-term assignments. Necessary professional skills include:

  • Research and/or field work to produce thematic reports
  • Analysis and substantive contributions to ESCWA
  • Advisory support for member countries
  • Capacity-building and/or training

These assignments cover the range of thematic areas in which ESCWA works:

  • Economic, social and sustainable development
  • Gender and the empowerment of women
  • Information and communications technology for development
  • Governance and post-conflict recovery
  • Statistics

If you have proven expertise in any of ESCWA’s thematic focus areas and professional skills, you may apply via