The Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA unescwa.org) forms part of the United Nations Secretariat and, like the other regional commissions, operates under the supervision of the United Nations Economic and Social Council. ESCWA comprises 20 Arab countries in Western Asia and North Africa. ESCWA provides a framework for the formulation and harmonization of sectoral policies for member countries, a platform for congress and coordination, a home for expertise and knowledge, and an information observatory. ESCWA activities are coordinated with the divisions and main offices of the Headquarters of the United Nations, specialized agencies, and international and regional organizations, including the League of Arab States and its subsidiary bodies, and the Gulf Cooperation Council.
This position is in Cluster 1” ‘Climate Change and Natural Resources Sustainability’ of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA – unescwa.org). The objective of Cluster 1 is to advance climate action and integrated and sustainable policies in the areas of water, energy and food security. Under the overall supervision of the Cluster Lead, the incumbent reports to the Chief of the Energy Section.