Economic Adviser – Trade Economist

£72,447 p.a + benefits

We have an outstanding opportunity for an Economic Adviser in our Trade, Oceans and Natural Resources Directorate.

Reporting to the Head of the International Trade Policy Section, the Economic Adviser will monitor and analyse the implications of key developments in international and regional trade for the Commonwealth and develop advice and recommendations to benefit Commonwealth members. The post-holder will also be responsible for contributing significantly to the development of the biennial Commonwealth Trade Review, which is prepared ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, developing and maintaining a Commonwealth trade, investment and GVC database, and identifying and leading new areas of quantitative research to deepen understanding of the Commonwealth Advantage in trade and investment.

The post-holder should have a mix of skills including, amongst others, knowledge of international trade theories and applied policy research techniques utilising data from secondary sources; extensive experience in trade econometrics and modelling; familiarity with multilateral and major regional trade negotiation issues and the interests of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable countries; ability to communicate technical analysis in a manner that would be comprehensible to policymakers and trade negotiators; and ability to work in a team under a multicultural environment. 

To be considered, you will need to have a Post-Graduate degree in Economics/International Economics with strong applied work on trade policy research. Also required are: A minimum of seven years’ experience in the areas of evidence-based trade policy analysis using econometrics and modelling. Experience in empirical and quantitative analyses of trade performance, trade negotiation outcomes, exchange rate behaviour, regional trading arrangements, economic growth and poverty, and trade and environment.

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.

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The closing date for applications is 8 May 2019, 17:00 BST.

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