Friday, November 28, 2014

New academic opportunities from the UNCTAD Virtual Institute network as on 28th December 2014

Dear Vi friends,

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

I hope you find them of interest.

The Virtual Institute is looking for an intern with web programming skills to help us upgrade and further develop our virtual services for members (website, digital library and distance learning platform). The four- to six-month internship would begin in the first quarter of 2015.

Applicants must be enrolled in a Master's programme and have excellent skills in coding with PHP and SQL. Experience with MySQL, Joomla CMS, Greenstone DLS and Moodle LMS are an asset, as well as familiarity with Apache web servers.

As with all United Nations internships, this position is unpaid.

Applications must be submitted by December 15.

Interested Vi members should also forward their CV, letter of motivation and terms of availability to

The International Trade Centre is recruiting an economist to support the goals of the Office of the Chief Economist (OCE).

Requirements include: advanced university degree in economics (specialization in international economics, development economics or industrial organization), business studies or a closely related field; minimum of five years of professional experience in international economics, business administration, development economics, industrial organization or a related field.; advanced English is required, and intermediate knowledge of French, Spanish or other UN official languages is an asset.

Applications must be submitted by January 5.

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

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