Trade Adviser for Kosovo Business Enabling Environment Program (BEEP)

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CARANA Corporation
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Apply by 10 May 2010
Senior-level , Long-term consulting assignment
Posted on 19 April 2010

Job Description

Vacancy: Trade Adviser for Kosovo Business Enabling Environment Program (BEEP)

Location: Kosovo

Duration: 3 years

CARANA Corporation (), a contractor for USAID, designs and directs innovative economic growth strategies to help countries and businesses compete globally, reducing poverty and raising living standards around the world. For 25 years, we have specialized in market-led solutions to development challenges in more than 80 countries, packaging our expertise with on-the-ground resources for continuing, cost-effective results.

CARANA seeks a Trade Adviser for a USAID-funded project focusing on public and private sector reforms to improve the business enabling environment on the national and local levels. The Trade Adviser will work closely with national ministries and local municipalities to implement activities that will lead to the reduction of trade barriers affecting Kosovo’s business community, the building of institutional capacity, and the implementation of international “best practices” in trade-related disciplines for good governance. This project is pending funding and is anticipated to begin in August 2010.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A proven understanding of the WTO and its Agreements, EU economic integration requirements, regional free trade agreements, bilateral investment treaties, and other international conventions and organizations relevant to international trade (e.g. WCO protocols, IPR conventions, international standard setting bodies, etc.);
  • Fifteen years experience in international government-to-government trade negotiations, working with host governments at the highest levels on trade policies, laws and agreements, and/or donor funded programs in international trade governance or trade capacity building;
  • Prior work on WTO accession and trade issues in East or Southeast Europe;
  • Prior experience in Central, Eastern or Southeastern Europe preferred;
  • Prior development experience with donor funded programs;
  • Ability to interact professionally with high level counterparts;
  • Communication and diplomatic skills, and;
  • MBA or Master’s in a related field.

To apply: click on the following link to our consultant registry and select Trade Adviser – Kosovo from the drop down menu of current open positions.

No phone calls please. CARANA is an EOE.