Building on the success of the first review, the Secretariat is preparing the next report to be launched at CHOGM in London in 2018. The 2018 Review seeks to further expand analysis on the ‘Commonwealth effect’ by examining how more effective trade governance could lead to increased trade, as well as gains from trade, in the Commonwealth. The report will also consider how Commonwealth countries can harness digitisation and new technologies to grow future trade and investment, within this context.
The Secretariat is seeking the services of qualified Consultant/s with relevant experience in the areas of international trade, investment and publishing, with a solid understanding of the Commonwealth and its 52 member states to prepare and consolidate an integrated report.
A draft report is to be submitted by 1 November 2017 for comments by the Secretariat. The Consultant/s will deliver a final report, which incorporates all suggestions and comments provided by the Secretariat, by no later than 24 November 2017.
To be considered, you will need a strong understanding of the Commonwealth. You will also need an advanced degree in Economics or related subject; At least 10 years of working experience on International Trade and/or Investment issues; a good track record of drafting trade and/or Investment reports for publications; and an advanced knowledge in performing econometric and statistical analysis of trade and investment issues.
Please apply by using the button below, ensuring that you submit a CV, cover Letter, and a proposal outlining your approach to the consultancy. Please refer to the attached terms of reference for full details.