Qualified Nigerians are required to apply for the position of Assistant Research Officer, International Trade Policy (ITP) Section in the Young Professional Programme (YPP) of the Commonwealth Secretariat.
This is contained in a publication by the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday 7 July signed by its Spokesperson, Ferdinand Nwoye.
According to the publication “interested applicants must have a degree in Economics, International Trade or any related discipline with minimum of one year working experience in the areas of Economics or International Trade.”
“You must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country aged 27 years or younger at the date applications close.”
Application deadline is Wednesday, 8 July 2020 by 17:00BST (4:00pm GMT).“
All applications should be made through the online application system.
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Reporting to the Adviser and Head of Section, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing the ITP Section with technical and administrative support for the delivery of analytical work, the organisation of advocacy meetings and capacity building workshops, and the preparation and documentation of policy work. The post-holder will also undertake policy research and provide support to the team in key areas of the Section’s trade policy work.
Other responsibilities entailed in this role include (but are not limited to):
- Assisting the ITP Section with literature reviews, data analysis, information gathering and analytical work on trade and trade-related development issues;
- Working with the relevant Advisers in conducting analysis on multilateral and regional trade negotiation issues of interest to member countries;
- Assisting the ITP Section in the preparatory processes for major publication projects and their dissemination;
- Assisting the Section in preparing analytical and briefing papers on issues of interest, such as multilateral and regional trade negotiations, supply chains, South-South trade, and other trade-related emerging and development issues;
- Assisting with and conducting other trade-related research as required, and contributing to speeches, presentations and talking points for senior officials.
For more details about the job visit Commonwealth website.
The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 54 member governments and provides guidance on policy making, technical assistance and advisory services to Commonwealth member countries. “We support governments to help achieve sustainable, inclusive and equitable development” according to Commonwealth.