Assistant Research Officer – Trade Competitiveness Section

£29,070 p.a + benefits       

We have an outstanding opportunity for an Assistant Research Officer in our Trade Competitiveness Section (TCS).

Reporting to the Adviser and Head of Section, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing technical and administrative support in the delivery of analytical work, organising advocacy meetings and capacity building workshops and undertaking policy research.

Other responsibilities entailed in this role include (but are not limited to):

  • Assisting with literature review, data analysis, information gathering and analytical work on trade competitiveness and trade-related development issues;
  • Working with the relevant Advisers in conducting analysis on multilateral, regional and national trade competitiveness issues of interest to Commonwealth member countries;
  • Assisting with the preparation of analytical and briefing papers on issues of interest, such as export diversification, trade completeness in the services sector, investment facilitation, national trade policies and the implementation of trade facilitation processes;
  • Supporting the wider Section with research and data analysis for use in papers and presentations in different forums.

To be considered you must have a degree in economics, law, international trade or a related discipline, and at least one year of professional experience in economics or in international trade. Candidates who have obtained a relevant post-graduate qualification, and those who have worked on international trade and investment competitiveness projects, will have an added advantage.

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.

To join us, you must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country and have the right to live and work in the UK.

Please apply by submitting a CV and cover letter. Covering letters should be structured to address the key criteria required in the person specification, giving clear examples.

Closing date: 8 December 2020, 1700hrs GMT

Apply here!