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TRADE POLICY ADVISOR (THIP)

Job Category:
Governance
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Positions:
1
Agency / Project:
Trade Initiatives from a Human Development perspective (TIHP)-UNDP
City/Location:
ISLAMABAD
Country:
Pakistan
Posted On:
01 November, 2004
Last Date to apply:
12 November, 2004
Experience in years
2 to 4
Experience:

At least 10 years experience of working in an advisory position.

Experience and familiarity with gender and poverty issues and their link with trade policy.

Description:
 

Duties and responsibilities:

The responsibilities of the Trade Policy Advisor will include the following:

Providing strategic advice and expertise in all phases of the project cycle from identification, formulation and implementation and monitoring and evaluation. This should include developing a mechanism to evaluate trade policy capacity building. This should also include working closely with the Ministry of Commerce and other stakeholders to develop a medium term trade policy.

Liaise with Government agencies, international donors, civil society organizations, and academic institutions on the issue of trade and WTO implications.

Facilitate joint financing of projects, coordination of technical assistance and strengthen in general the coordination between government, civil society and the international donors. This will include leading on implementing agreed policy recommendations emerging from on-going and planned trade policy research and analysis being supported by by key donors.

Provide strategic advice to the Ministry of Commerce based on the research and the technical support documents and effect policy making. This advice should include information on the impact of trade policies on the poor.

Advise and assist in the development and implementation of the GOP strategy, which would be produced as a result of institutional review of Trade Related Capacity Building (TRCB) in Pakistan;

Develop and implement systems for monitoring and assessing the impact of TRCB activities in Pakistan;

Record lessons of experience and feed these back into the continuous development of the TRCB strategy and the medium term trade strategy;

Duty Station
The Duty Station will be in Islamabad with travel. Within country and abroad.

Reporting
She / he will report to NPD.

NOTE: Candidates who have applied earlier for this position need not to apply again.

 


Education
Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesPost GraduateMasters DegreePost-graduate degree or Ph. D in trade related issues.

Skills
Must Title Level Description
YesCommunications, Computers etc. Excellent  Excellent written and spoken English/Urdu. Computer literate. Should be familiar with Internet. Knowledge of the UN system and current donor initiatives preferred. Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.