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Adviser and Head, Trade Competitiveness Section
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Job Title: Adviser and Head, Trade Competitiveness Section
Location: London, UK
Company: Commonwealth Secretariat
Job Summary: To lead and manage the team on trade competitiveness issues, focusing on the needs of low income countries.
Job Description: We have an outstanding opportunity for an Adviser and Head, Trade Competitiveness Section in our Trade, Oceans and Natural Resources Directorate. The successful candidate, 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 lead and manage the team on trade competitiveness issues, focusing on the needs of low income countries, small and other vulnerable states. S/he will also lead and manage the Trade Competitiveness Section to deliver technical assistance projects provided through the Commonwealth Fund for Technical Co-operation (CFTC), ensuring that these projects meet agreed objectives and targets in a manner which achieves maximum impact and value for money.
Requirements: To be considered, you will need to have a Post-Graduate degree in in Economics, Law, Business Management or Commerce, and a post graduate qualification in either international trade, international economics, international law, MBA or other relevant disciplines. Also required are: A minimum of ten years’ experience in leading the development and delivery of private sector development programmes to enhance the capacities of developing countries to improve trade competitiveness, and experience in developing and managing technical assistance programmes and projects in developing countries, and in dealing with governments and project authorities at a senior level.
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How to apply: Please apply online: www.commonwealth.org
Closing Date: 17/04/2019
Additional information: 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 below. The closing date for applications is 17 April 2019, 17:00 BST
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