RITD/ATPC Consultant – Trade Expert

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

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RITD/ATPC Consultant – Trade Expert

RITD/ATPC Consultant – Trade Expert

Position: RITD/ATPC Consultant – Trade Expert
Job ID: 231607
Job Network: Political, Peace and Humanitarian
Job Family: Electoral Affairs
Category and Level: Consultants, CON
Duty Station: ADDIS ABABA
Department/Office: Economic Commission for Africa
Date Posted: Apr 4, 2024
Deadline: Apr 10, 2024

Job Description:

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is seeking a Trade Expert Consultant to support the Regional Integration and Trade Division (RITD) and the African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC). The consultant will provide expertise in trade policy analysis and capacity-building initiatives to promote regional integration and economic development in Africa.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Trade Policy Analysis: Conduct analysis of regional and international trade policies, agreements, and trends, with a focus on their implications for African countries.
  2. Policy Recommendations: Provide recommendations to policymakers on trade policy reforms and strategies to enhance regional integration and competitiveness.
  3. Capacity Building: Develop and deliver training programs, workshops, and technical assistance activities to build the capacity of policymakers and stakeholders in trade-related issues.
  4. Research: Conduct research on trade-related topics, including trade facilitation, trade in services, and trade and gender, and contribute to the publication of research papers and reports.
  5. Stakeholder Engagement: Engage with government officials, regional organizations, and other stakeholders to promote dialogue and cooperation on trade matters.
  6. Project Management: Support the planning, implementation, and monitoring of projects and initiatives aimed at promoting trade and economic development in Africa.
  7. Knowledge Sharing: Contribute to knowledge-sharing activities within ECA and with external partners, including the organization of conferences, seminars, and expert meetings.


  • Education: Advanced degree (Master’s or equivalent) in economics, international trade, or a related field.
  • Experience: Minimum of seven years of professional experience in trade policy analysis, capacity building, or related areas, with a focus on Africa.
  • Skills: Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, excellent communication and presentation skills, ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment, familiarity with trade-related software and databases.
  • Languages: Proficiency in English required. Knowledge of French or another official UN language is an asset.

Duration: The consultancy is for a fixed-term period, with a duration to be determined based on project needs and funding availability.

Application Procedure:

Interested candidates should submit their applications through the United Nations Careers portal by the specified deadline. Applications must include a cover letter, resume/CV, and any other relevant documents or publications.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further consideration. ECA is committed to diversity and inclusion and encourages qualified individuals, including those with disabilities and from diverse backgrounds, to apply.


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