United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)



  • Organization TypeGovernment
  • Staff101-250
  • HeadquartersEthiopia
  • Founded1958
Established by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (UN) in 1958 as one of the UN's five regional commissions, ECA's mandate is to promote the economic and social development of its member States, foster intra-regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa's development.   Made up of 54 member States, and playing a dual role as a regional arm of the UN and as a key component of the African institutional landscape, ECA is well positioned to make unique contributions to address the Continent’s development challenges.   ECA’s strength derives from its role as the only UN agency mandated to operate at the regional and subregional levels to harness resources and bring them to bear on Africa's priorities. To enhance its impact, ECA places a special focus on collecting up to date and original regional statistics in order to ground its policy research and advocacy on clear objective evidence; promoting policy consensus; providing meaningful capacity development; and providing advisory services in key thematic fields.   ECA’s thematic areas of focus are as follows: Macroeconomic Policy Regional Integration and Trade Social Development Natural Resources Innovation and Technology Gender Governance ECA also provides technical advisory services to African governments, intergovernmental organizations and institutions. In addition, it formulates and promotes development assistance programmes and acts as the executing agency for relevant operational projects.   Specialized regional advisory services and meaningful capacity development support to member States is provided in the following priority areas: Promotion of industrialization Design and implementation of macroeconomic policy Design and articulation of development planning Supporting mineral resources contract negotiations Promoting the proper management of natural resources for Africa’s transformation    

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12Current jobs
244Total posted jobs

Job openings over the past year

Examples of past jobs

  • Secretary to the Commission, P-5
  • Secretary to the Commission
  • Security Officer
  • Inventory and Supply Assistant

Staff at United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) have experience in


  • economic policy
  • development
  • research & development
  • africa
  • monitoring / evaluation


  • world bank group


  • united states
  • ethiopia
  • burkina faso
  • niger
  • cameroon


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

Contact United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

Current staff

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  • Mercy Wambui
    External Communications & Media Relations Section
    +251 11 551 7200
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Former staff

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Company Offices
  • Ethiopia (headquarters)
  • Addis Ababa
  • Menelik II Ave. P.O. Box 3001


Primary sectors

Economic Policy
Research & Development
Anti-Poverty / Social Justice
Climate Change
Events / Training
Industry / Manufacturing
Monitoring / Evaluation
Economic Development
Data Management

Contract Awards