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Consultant - GENERAL AGREEMENT ON TRADE IN SERVICE

Job Category:
Governance
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Positions:
1
Agency / Project:
United Nations Development Programme
City/Location:
Islamabad
Country:
Pakistan
Posted On:
19 February, 2004
Last Date to apply:
29 February, 2004
Experience in years
2 to 4
Description:
 

Description (Experience TORs etc): The main purpose of the TSD is to prepare a strategic human development response to requests for liberalization of trade and investment under GATS. At the request of the GOP, all or most of the (12) services sectors will be covered under the study. The study will: a. Document existing human and institutional capacity problems, including data problems, affecting the GATS negotiations; b. Assess the immediate impact of existing services commitments and limitations (including, but not limited to, social services commitments) on livelihoods of people, especially on employment and other labor markets variables and employment generation; c. Review good practices of other developing countries; d. Analyze the existing strategies adopted by Pakistan, in response to the requests for liberalization in sectors covered by the GATS and try to locate gaps, if any, from a human development perspective; e. Analyze the potential for export diversification in the area of services with Pakistanís competitive advantages in the area in mind, with possible employment generating sectors to be including in export diversification schemes as the central theme. f. Prepare a set of recommendations for Pakistan to operationalize a strategic human development response to requests for liberalization of trade and investment under GATS and to formulate its requests and commitments with human development as the central concern; g. Include concrete and realistic recommendations for factoring in the constraints faced by developing countries in analysing offers and making requests into the negotiating process in general and into the individual requests made to developing countries in particular. h. Suggesting approaches to raise awareness at the grassroots level on the rules and mechanisms of the services agreement, negotiations, and outcomes for human development, so that a broad based and effective participation in policy formulation can take place for current and future trade deals. These policy level inputs, involving discussions among parliamentarians, civil society organizations, community groups and the private sector, would facilitate dialogue and consultations on regional and bilateral trade issue.


Education
Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesPHD/Masterís degree in economics, social sciences PostDoctorate

Skills
Must Title Level Description
YesCommunication & Analytical Skills / Computer Skill Excellent