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Assistant Research Officer – International Trade Policy Young Professionals Programme

Location: London
Closing date: 28 February 2018

£28,500 pa gross

Based in Pall Mall, London SW1

The closing date is 28 February 2018, 5:00 pm GMT.

The Commonwealth Secretariat is proud to be supporting youth empowerment through our Young Professionals Programme (YPP). The YPP creates multiple opportunities for talented and qualified young people from across the Commonwealth to contribute to our core work through the transference of technical expertise, innovative ideas, specialist knowledge and fresh perspectives.

The Trade, Oceans and Natural Resources Directorate is responsible for the Secretariat’s programmes work on global, regional, and international economic issues and on small states. The Directorate’s International Trade Policy Section undertakes work directed towards promoting common approaches and courses of action on trade policy issues, with the aim of fostering multilateral trade, taking account of the special requirements of developing member countries. The International Trade Policy Section also analyses regional trade and integration issues to provide objective assessments and policy advice to promote effective national and regional strategies for regional co-operation. The Section also does analytical work on emerging trade and related development issues understand potential implications and generate practical policy advice. In addition, the Section conducts global advocacy work promoting trade and development and enhancing member governments capacity to adapt and develop trade policies to react to changes in global and regional trading systems and helps institutions in member countries to formulate and implement trade and development policies.  

To be considered for this role you must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country aged 27 years or younger at the time applications close, and possess a strong bachelor degree or equivalent in in economics and/or international trade or in any other relevant field. You will have at least one year’s experience of research in economics and/or international trade or any other relevant field. The work experience may be gained through a combination of paid employment, post graduate research, and placement or internship positions.

The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 52 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.

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