The International Trade Centre (ITC) is a joint agency of the United Nations and the World Trade Organization, focusing in particular on developing the export capabilities of small and medium-sized businesses in developing and transition economies. ITC is 100% "Aid for Trade", supporting trade that delivers inclusive and sustainable development results. ITC’s mandate covers all developing countries and transition economies with special emphasis on the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs), Small Island Developing States (SIDs) Fragile States and Sub-Saharan Africa. ITC Headquarters is located in Geneva, Switzerland. ITC projects and programmes contribute to the global efforts to achieve UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development and the Aid for Trade agenda. ITC works at three levels:
• Strengthening the integration of the business sector of developing countries and economies in transition into the global economy,
• Improving the performance of trade and investment support institutions for the benefit of small and medium size enterprises (SMEs), and enhancing the abilities of trade support institutions to better support them,
• Improving the international competitiveness of SMEs.
About the ReMIT Project:
The ITC - Revenue Mobilisation, Investment and Trade Programme (ReMIT) is a component in the framework of a larger DFID-funded Technical Assistance (TA) to support Pakistan to implement reforms that lock-in macroeconomic stability and improve conditions for high and sustained growth, mutual prosperity, job creation and poverty reduction.
This programme will provide technical assistance worth £5 million over four years (2020-2024) aimed to support Revenue Mobilisation, Investment and Trade in Pakistan, thus contributing to sustainable and inclusive economic development in the country.
The ITC project aims to promote and enhance international trade competitiveness in Pakistan by enhancing the transparency of cross-border requirements, removing regulatory and procedural barriers, strengthening business capability to comply with trade formalities and standards, as well as by improving cross-border trade.
Education and Work experience:
• Master Degree or equivalent in international trade, Business Administration, Economics, Development Studies or related field;
With a minimum of 7 years of experience in trade development, Institutional reform and capacity building, including some experience in project formulation and management in senior position
• A Bachelor’s degree in International Trade, Business Administration, Economics, Development Studies or related field;
With 9 years of experience in trade development, SME development, Institutional reform and capacity building, including some experience in project management , administration or related field in senior position
• Advanced English and Urdu with excellent written and oral communication skills is essential
• Knowledge of local languages is desirable
Required knowledge and skills:
• Sound knowledge and understanding of trade policy design and implementation including the international best practices and participating institutions in Pakistan
• Proven knowledge and experience of managing trade policy cycle including policy design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
• Substantial knowledge and experience of supervising and conducting policy research
• Demonstrated capacity to evolve in large, complex and multi-dimensional projects
• Proven knowledge of trade related institutional assessment and capacity building
• Very good understanding of vertical and cross cutting trade support public and private sector institutions, their needs and expectations
• Very good understanding of result-based project design, management and coordination
• Proven leadership, advocacy and management skills and ability to operate in multi-stakeholder contexts
• A track-record of successfully implementing trade development projects
• Previous experience with the Government of Pakistan in country and outside Pakistan and the UN System would be an asset
• Excellent drafting and communication skills
Desirable knowledge and skills:
• Knowledge of the UN system and procedures or experience of DFID-related projects would be an asset
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In Pakistan, United Nations Development Programme started in February 1960 as United Nations Special Fund to promote social progress and better standards of life and advance the economic, social and technical development of Pakistan. UNDP, as we know it now, was established in 1965 by the General Assembly of the United Nations.
UNDP works with the Government and people of Pakistan to develop local solutions to development challenges. In an evolving development context, we support Pakistan’s efforts to build a more equitable, prosperous, peaceful and resilient society, and to achieve its SDGs and COP21 targets. UNDP promotes transformational change by fostering strategic partnerships with national counterparts in the federal, provincial and regional governments, civil society, the private sector and the local and international community. UNDP supports transformational change by providing technical assistance focusing on developing capacity within national and local authorities, providing solutions with strong monitoring and evaluation tools, and delivering programmes with maximum efficiency, transparency and accountability.
UNDP’s ultimate goal is to improve the lives of the people of Pakistan through the broad thematic areas of democratic governance, environment and climate change, crisis prevention and recovery, development policy, poverty reduction and the empowerment of women.