Tuesday, November 25, 2014

New academic opportunities from the UNCTAD Virtual Institute network as on 25th November 2014

Dear Vi friends,

I am pleased to forward the following academic opportunities from the Vi and partner, the International Trade Centre..

I hope you find them of interest.

Last week to apply! Virtual Institute online course on trade and gender
The latest Vi online course, "Trade and Gender," will take place January 19 to March 8, 2015. The deadline for applications is December 1.

The course aims at enhancing the knowledge about the links between trade and gender among academics (from universities and research centres), policymakers and representatives of civil society in developing and transition countries. Applicants must hold a Master's degree in Economics, Law, Political Science or related area, as well as excellent knowledge of English. Qualified women candidates, as well as candidates from sub-Saharan Africa and the least developed countries, are particularly encouraged to apply.

Sponsored by the Government of Finland, course participants will be exempt from the fees associated with access to the course and the e-tutoring services provided. Participants will also receive the course materials on a DVD free-of-charge.

Participants with passing grades in the course will receive a certificate of completion. Top course graduates will become part of the UNCTAD trade and gender consultancy roster, and may be considered for future assignments in this area and/or participation in intergovernmental meetings on trade and gender organized by UNCTAD. In addition, course graduates from academic institutions in the least developed and lower-income countries of sub-Saharan Africa, who hold a Master's degree in Economics and possess knowledge of statistics/econometrics and basics of the statistical software Stata, will be considered for participation in a follow-up five-day regional workshop on trade and gender. 

NB: We have received a large number of applications but several are incomplete. If you are interested in participating, please ensure that you have completely filled out the application form, and uploaded your photo, CV and letter of institutional support, and confirmed your application to me at susana.olivares@unctad.org. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Attention, Vi online course on Non-Tariff Measures graduates:
Vi partner, the International Trade Centre, is looking for a consultant with the skills to classify non-tariff measures (NTMs), such as rules of origin, sanitary and phytosanitary measures and other technical regulations according to an international nomenclature, using MS Excel. Experience with other database tools such as SAS is an asset. Candidate must be fluent in English, French and Arabic and have a knowledge of international trade.

The six-month consultancy requirements include: Advanced degree in economics, international law, international relations, statistics or related field; six months or more of related professional experience; strong proficiency in MS Office applications, especially Excel. Knowledge of market requirements and rules of origin, as well as other data programming tools such as SAS and Stata, is an asset.

To apply, contact Ms Olga Solleder (solleder@intracen.org).


Best regards,

Susana Olivares
Virtual Institute
UNCTAD - United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Division on Globalization and Development Strategies
Palais des Nations
1211 Geneva 10 - Switzerland
Phone: +41 22 917 5823 Fax: +41-22 917 0050
Web: http://vi.unctad.org


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