For the implementation of the WTO TBT Agreement, the Secretariat has developed a number of online transparency tools that are aimed at facilitating - and making more effective - Members' implementation of the Agreement. This includes ePing - an alert mechanism for TBT and Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) notifications based on ongoing cooperation with the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA).. The incumbent will review ePing as well as other on-line tools currently used, such as the TBT Information Management System (TBT IMS), with the aim of enhancing and improving the service provided by the WTO. The incumbent is expected to combine expertise of working with databases, information technology, on-line tools and applications with good knowledge of the TBT and SPS Agreements. Supervised by senior staff in the Division, functions will include the following:
Advanced university degree in economics, international relations or another relevant field, preferably with a focus on trade, complemented with practical experience working with on-line tools, databases and surveys, is required. Alternatively an advanced university degree in business administration, information management or another relevant field complemented with knowledge and/or experience in the area of international trade.
A minimum of two years of professional experience in government, private sector, academia and/or international organisations, with experience of working with projects involving on-line tools, databases and surveys.
Excellent command of English, both oral and written, including the ability to deliver presentations, is essential (at a level corresponding or equivalent to a minimum of C1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)). A good command of either French or Spanish would be an asset.
Shortlisted candidates will be assessed on their language skills as part of the selection process and may be asked to provide proof of their language skills under a recognized framework (e.g. CEFR, IELTS, etc.).