Specialist (coordination) of international economic analysis, Mexico At UNDP – United Nations Development Program

Closing date: Thursday, June 29, 2023

Job Identification : 10596

Locations : Mexico, Mexico

Posting Date : 06/21/2023, 08:36 PM

Apply before : 06/29/2023, 03:59 AM

Job Schedule : Full time

Agency : UNDP

Grade : NPSA-11

Vacancy Type : National Personnel Service Agreement

Practice Area : Governance

Bureau : Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean

Contract Duration : 6 months

Education & Work Experience : Master’s Degree – 7 year ( s ) experience OR Bachelor’s Degree – 9 year ( s ) experience

Other Criteria : Bachelor’s degree with 9 years of experience, or Master’s degree with 7 years of experience in law, economics, public administration or political science.

Required Languages Native Spanish and intermediate English.

Vacancy Timeline

1 Week

Job Description


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are core principles at UNDP: we value diversity as an expression of the multiplicity of nations and cultures where we operate, we foster inclusion as a way of ensuring all personnel are empowered to contribute to our mission, and we ensure equity and fairness in all our actions. Taking a ‘ leave no one behind ’ approach to our diversity efforts means increasing representation of underserved populations. People who identify as belonging to marginalized or excluded populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Learn more about working at UNDP including our values and inspiring stories.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

By presidential agreement, on May 3, 2019, the new activities to promote foreign trade and attract foreign direct investment to be carried out by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs ( SRE ) from the extinction of ProMéxico.

As a result of the Collaboration Agreement signed by the Government of Mexico and the United Nations Development Program ( UNDP ), the project is designed: “Global Economic Impulse”, which aims to support the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with compliance of its new functions of economic promotion, creating the General Directorate of Global Economic Impulse ( IEG ).

The General Directorate of IEG will work in three strategic areas of action: 1. Give continuity to the multilateral economic foreign policy. It seeks to find joint recommendations that allow economic inequalities in the world to be overcome to continue at the center of the multilateral economic agenda together with the priority issues of the 2030 Agenda.

2. Fulfill the international commitments acquired in economic matters acquired by the Government of the United Mexican States ( both depends on the Federal Public Administration and the three orders of government ) before the international community, specifically in Multilateral Forums.

3. Defend the economic and identity interests of the Mexican abroad through the Representations of Mexico abroad.

In a context of constant strengthening of multilateral policy at the global level, the actions planned for this vacancy will be carried out, which will contribute to strengthening the capacities of the DGIEG in terms of information analysis, databases and economic research.

Scope of work

  •  Research, compilation and analysis of information on national and international laws, regulations and regulatory frameworks that govern investment processes in Mexico and federal entities, including tax requirements and particular regulations of the industry and/or sector. Validation of changes in the Mexican and international legislation and regulatory framework on investment.
  •  Analysis of operational, financial and legal information of the possible investment objectives, for the decision-making of the DGIEG. Preparation of reports, according to the objectives of the Global Economic Impulse project.
  •  Analysis of investment risks evaluating the regulatory, financial, legal and operational environment, with the aim of issuing recommendations to the DGIEG.
  •  Assist in the review of contracts and negotiation of agreements ensuring that the terms and conditions comply with Mexican regulations, protecting the interests of the DGIEG.
  •  Design and supervision of the preparation of technical inputs ( studies, reports, synthesis, presentations ) on economic development and investments. Prepare files for each investment project with information on regulations, taxes and tax planning strategies.
  •  Review and validation of the necessary documentation to guarantee regulatory compliance for obtaining permits and licenses that government investment processes, in order to comply with the established legal framework.
  •  Coordination of work teams to carry out prospective analyzes based on investment objectives and international economic promotion, under the results framework of the Global Economic Impulse project.

Institutional Agreement

Due to the creation of the area, this vacancy will be under the direct supervision of the General Directorate of Global Economic Impulse and the coordination of the UNDP Global Economic Impulse project, who will evaluate the contractor’s performance at the end of the contract.


essential competence

  •  ACHIEVE RESULTS – LEVEL 3: Define and align challenging and achievable objectives for multiple projects, have a lasting impact.
  •  THINK INNOVATIVELY – LEVEL 3: Proactively mitigate potential risks, develop new ideas to solve complex problems.
  •  CONTINUOUSLY LEARNING – LEVEL 3: Create opportunities and act on them to expand horizons, diversify experiences.
  •  ADAPT WITH AGILITY – LEVEL 3: Proactively initiates and promotes change, manages multiple competing demands.
  •  ACT WITH DETERMINATION – LEVEL 3: Think beyond the immediate tasks/barriers and take action to generate greater/better results.
  •  ENGAGE AND PARTNER – LEVEL 3: Politically savvy/political savvy, navigates complex scenarios, promotes interagency collaboration.
  •  FACILITATE DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION – LEVEL 3: Appreciates the benefits of a diverse workforce and promotes inclusion.

Transversal and technical competences

  •  business management
    •  Risk management: Ability to identify and organize actions around mitigation and proactive risk management.
  •  Legal
    •  Legal Analysis: The ability to digest a large amount of information and facts to frame and understand an issue, apply the legal framework to the particular set of facts, and present a coherent and comprehensive analysis of the situation presented to provide meaningful and practical advice. This skill includes the ability to provide an objective assessment of the case, the organization’s best arguments for proceeding, and a recommended course of action. It also includes the ability to think creatively and flexibly, within the applicable legal framework.
  •  Audit and investigation – Investigación
    •  Collection and analysis of evidence: Ability to extract and analyze all types of relevant evidence and be able to draw reasonable inferences and conclusions.

Required skills and experience


  •  Bachelor’s or Master’s degree completed in law, economics, public administration or political science.

Years of relevant work experience

  •  For candidates with a bachelor’s degree: 9 years of experience in investment law and regulation and the economic environment.
  •  For candidates with a Master’s degree: 7 years of experience in laws and regulations on investment and the economic environment.

additional requirements

  •  Experience in public administration.
  •  Oral and written comunications habilities.
  •  Database management.

Additional Desired Skills

  •  Experience in the development and evaluation of public policies.
  •  Experience in systematizing information and preparing technical reports.
  •  Desirable experience generating favorable environments for institutional linkage and collaboration with different actors.
  •  Experience in research preferably on investment issues and economic environment.


  •  Native Spanish and Intermediate English.


Important applicant information

All posts in the NPSA categories are subject to local recruitment.

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