WTO Coordinator (Re-advertisement)

  • Added Date: Friday, 03 July 2020
  • Deadline Date: Monday, 13 July 2020

The overall objective of the โ€˜Aid for Trade in Uzbekistanโ€™ project is to foster inclusive and sustainable economic growth in Uzbekistan by promoting trade and increasing competitiveness.

The project endeavors to support the Government of Uzbekistan to enhance national capacities and bringing international expertise to support the countryโ€™s World Trade Organization (WTO) accession process, as well as building productive and export capacities for niche products, which will be identified in the agricultural, agro-industrial, and also in other employment-rich and potentially green sectors, to contribute to more economically, socially and environmentally sustainable growth patterns.ย 

To achieve the overall objective, the project is structured around three complementary and mutually reinforcing components:

  • enhance national capacities and bringing international expertise to support the countryโ€™s WTO accession process,

  • supporting an enabling environment for job-rich growth in Uzbekistan through a) enabling policies and regulations for inclusive and trade oriented private sector development and b) enhancing capacities of trade support institutions to provide efficient services to the private sector,

  • supporting market opportunities for all through more efficient and competitive producers and processors, which contribute to sustainable human development.

enhance national capacities and bringing international expertise to support the countryโ€™s WTO accession process,

supporting an enabling environment for job-rich growth in Uzbekistan through a) enabling policies and regulations for inclusive and trade oriented private sector development and b) enhancing capacities of trade support institutions to provide efficient services to the private sector,

supporting market opportunities for all through more efficient and competitive producers and processors, which contribute to sustainable human development.

The project will be implemented by the UNDP country office in Uzbekistan. The national implementing partner for the project is the Ministry of Investments and Foreign Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

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Under the direct supervision of the Project manager, WTO coordinator will be responsible for the implementation of component 1. He/She is expected to:

  • Participate in elaboration and supervising execution of the Projectโ€™s Annual Plan of Activities for component 1, work plan, analyze emerging problems and propose adequate measures to ensure timely fulfillment of envisioned tasks;

  • Analyze the most recent trends in WTO rounds of negotiations;

  • Collect and analyze data on WTO related issues/trends for elaboration of policy papers and other analytical documents;

  • Provide assistance in carrying out research and in developing and facilitating the knowledge products and analytical outputs of the Project pertaining to WTO;

  • Coordinate organization of WTO-related workshops, study tours, exchange visits and trainings needed during the project;

  • Coordinate WTO-related publications and articles;

  • Provide substantive inputs and lead when necessary discussions during WTO-related meetings organized by the project and/or where project participates;

  • Contribute to the review of materials prepared by the experts;

  • Coordinate the process of raising public awareness and PR about the Project and its outputs, related to WTO, including organizing trainings/seminars/workshops with participation of representatives from the Government, private sector, Non-Government Organizations, mass media;

  • Ensure that the business community is engaged in a broad-based dialogue with trade negotiators throughout the WTO Accession process;

  • Participate in assessment of the Project output in the area of support to WTO accession process and Project activities;

  • Prepare terms of reference for projectโ€™s national consultants and subcontractors in line with relevant UNDP rules and procedures;

  • Provide to the Project team advice and guidance on WTO-related issues;

  • Serve as a resource person on WTO issues;

  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as requiredย  related to the scope of the current position.

Participate in elaboration and supervising execution of the Projectโ€™s Annual Plan of Activities for component 1, work plan, analyze emerging problems and propose adequate measures to ensure timely fulfillment of envisioned tasks;

Analyze the most recent trends in WTO rounds of negotiations;

Collect and analyze data on WTO related issues/trends for elaboration of policy papers and other analytical documents;

Provide assistance in carrying out research and in developing and facilitating the knowledge products and analytical outputs of the Project pertaining to WTO;

Coordinate organization of WTO-related workshops, study tours, exchange visits and trainings needed during the project;

Coordinate WTO-related publications and articles;

Provide substantive inputs and lead when necessary discussions during WTO-related meetings organized by the project and/or where project participates;

Contribute to the review of materials prepared by the experts;

Coordinate the process of raising public awareness and PR about the Project and its outputs, related to WTO, including organizing trainings/seminars/workshops with participation of representatives from the Government, private sector, Non-Government Organizations, mass media;

Ensure that the business community is engaged in a broad-based dialogue with trade negotiators throughout the WTO Accession process;

Participate in assessment of the Project output in the area of support to WTO accession process and Project activities;

Prepare terms of reference for projectโ€™s national consultants and subcontractors in line with relevant UNDP rules and procedures;

Provide to the Project team advice and guidance on WTO-related issues;

Serve as a resource person on WTO issues;

Perform other duties and responsibilities as requiredย  related to the scope of the current position.

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Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates commitment to UNDPโ€™s mission, vision and values;

  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;

  • Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity;

  • Demonstrates corporate knowledge and sound judgment, self-development, initiative-taking.

Demonstrates commitment to UNDPโ€™s mission, vision and values;

Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;

Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity;

Demonstrates corporate knowledge and sound judgment, self-development, initiative-taking.

Functional Competencies:

Communication and Networking:

  • Has excellent oral communication skills and written communication skills, with analytic capacity and ability to synthesize project outputs and relevant findings;

  • Demonstrates maturity and confidence in dealing with senior and high ranking members of national and international institutions, government and non-government.

Has excellent oral communication skills and written communication skills, with analytic capacity and ability to synthesize project outputs and relevant findings;

Demonstrates maturity and confidence in dealing with senior and high ranking members of national and international institutions, government and non-government.

Knowledge Management and Learning:

  • Demonstrates Leadership and Self-Management;

  • Focuses on results and responds positively to feedback;

  • Consistently approaches work with energy and in a positive, constructive attitude;

  • Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure.

Demonstrates Leadership and Self-Management;

Focuses on results and responds positively to feedback;

Consistently approaches work with energy and in a positive, constructive attitude;

Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure.

Development and Operational Effectiveness:

  • Organizes and completes multiple tasks by establishing priorities;

  • Handles when necessary a large volume of work possibly under time constraints.

  • Results-oriented.

Organizes and completes multiple tasks by establishing priorities;

Handles when necessary a large volume of work possibly under time constraints.

Results-oriented.

Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise:

  • Understands the main processes and methods of work regarding to the position;

  • Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning;

  • Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments;

  • Content specific skills: experience in trade policy and development, private sector development;

  • Excellent knowledge of the country and regional context;

  • Research skills: ability to search and analyze the relevant information.

  • Project management skills: the ability to manage project/tasks for results, including the ability to translate strategic aims into achievable targets; monitor progress of delivery; and prepare reports in a timely manner.

Understands the main processes and methods of work regarding to the position;

Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning;

Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments;

Content specific skills: experience in trade policy and development, private sector development;

Excellent knowledge of the country and regional context;

Research skills: ability to search and analyze the relevant information.

Project management skills: the ability to manage project/tasks for results, including the ability to translate strategic aims into achievable targets; monitor progress of delivery; and prepare reports in a timely manner.

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Education:ย ย  ย 

  • Universtiy degree in a relevant discipline โ€“ business, economics, finance, international economics or development;

Universtiy degree in a relevant discipline โ€“ business, economics, finance, international economics or development;

Experience:ย ย  ย 

  • At least 2 years of relevant experience in business, government or international organizations with preference to WTO, trade promotion/development

At least 2 years of relevant experience in business, government or international organizations with preference to WTO, trade promotion/development

Language Requirements:ย ย  ย 

  • Fluency in written and spoken English, Russian and Uzbek

Fluency in written and spoken English, Russian and Uzbek

Others:ย ย ย 

  • A solid understanding of international trade and the WTO system, good knowledge/understanding of potential costs/benefits of WTO accession on the national economy;

  • Ability to work collaboratively with institutional and private sector partners and stakeholders in a multi-partner setting;

  • Excellent writing and presentation skills;

A solid understanding of international trade and the WTO system, good knowledge/understanding of potential costs/benefits of WTO accession on the national economy;

Ability to work collaboratively with institutional and private sector partners and stakeholders in a multi-partner setting;

Excellent writing and presentation skills;

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Important applicant information

All posts in the SC categories are subject to local recruitment.

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Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.ย  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.

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Contract Duration: 6 months (with possible extension subject to satisfactory performance)

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