Economic Adviser – (Multilateral Trade)

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 3 July 2019
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Job Description

We have an outstanding opportunity for an Economic Adviser in our Trade, Oceans and Natural Resources Directorate.

Reporting to the Head of the International Trade Policy Section, the Economic Adviser will monitor and analyse key trade-related developments at the multilateral level, especially the WTO, UNCTAD, WIPO, OECD and G20, and develop advice and recommendations to benefit Commonwealth members, especially small states, LDCs and countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. The post-holder will also be responsible for taking forward the Section’s applied trade policy work in selected areas and disseminating the findings strategically for maximum impact.

The post-holder should have a mix of skills including, amongst others, knowledge of international trade theories and applied policy research techniques utilising data from secondary sources; familiarity with multilateral and major regional trade negotiation issues and the interests of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable countries; ability to communicate technical analysis in a manner that would be comprehensible to different stakeholder groups; and ability to work in a team under a multicultural environment

To be considered, you will need to have a Post-Graduate degree in Economics/International Relations/International Law with a strong applied policy research component and sound quantitative skills. Also required are: A minimum of seven years’ experience in the areas of trade policy analysis and/or trade negotiations. Experience in managing analytical and advocacy projects and familiarity with key trade-related developments and current debates on trade, development and the SDGs at the multilateral level.

We are the inter-governmental body of the Commonwealth, comprising 53 sovereign states. Our aim is to provide sustainable development through professional advice, transfer of best practice, and the enhancement of skills and knowledge, all to the betterment of over two billion citizens. Our efforts are concentrated where we have a clear ability to add global value.

To join us, you must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country.

About the Organization

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