Call for Applications: Adviser, Trade Competitiveness, The Commonwealth


February 2, 2020

Location: Pall Mall, London SW1 Closing date: 7 February 2020
£73,171 p.a + benefits
We have an outstanding opportunity for an Adviser, Trade Competitiveness Section in our Trade, Oceans and Natural Resources Directorate. Reporting to the Adviser and Head of the Trade Competitiveness, the post holder will be operating within the framework of the Commonwealth Secretariat’s Strategic Plan 2017/18 to 2020/2021, and the Directorate’s delivery plans and priorities, will assist, within the given framework, in the design, development and management of technical assistance projects, focusing on one or more of the following areas: (i) Export and sectoral strategy development; (ii) Market development; and (iii) Trade facilitation. 
The post holder will provide consultancy services to member states and advise the Secretariat divisions in the above areas, besides managing a portfolio of projects. To be considered, you will need to have a First degree in Economics, Law, Business Management or Commerce, and a post graduate qualification in either International Trade, International Economics, International Law, or other relevant disciplines. Also required are: A minimum of seven years’ experience in one or more of the areas of export and sectoral strategy development; market development; and trade facilitation, acquired partly in developing countries.  Experience in appraising and managing technical assistance projects.
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. If you feel that you are suitable for the role, please apply using the buttons via this link. Closing date: 7 February 2020, 17:00 pm GMT