Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Intern and economist positions available at the Virtual Institute

Dear Vi friends,

The UNCTAD Virtual Institute is recruiting an economist/econometrist and a project management intern to join our Geneva-based team.

The first position is a three- to six-month (as of January 2016) consultancy to substantively and administratively backstop Vi technical cooperation services for academic institutions in developing and transition countries. Applicants must have a Master's degree in international or development economics and at least two years of relevant teaching and research experience; a completed PhD or an advanced stage of PhD studies would be an asset. They must also have very good drafting and oral skills in English, as well as good knowledge of French. Also required is a strong background in econometrics and knowledge of econometric software, in particular Stata.

Interested candidates must submit a CV and brief motivation letter to by September 20

The second position is a four- to six-month (as of October 12) internship for Master's students or recent graduates. The Vi intern will receive training and mentoring to enable their contribution to the development of multimedia teaching resources and online courses, as well as to report on programme events through the Vi the website, newsletter and social media outlets. The intern will also be responsible for the maintenance of the Vi's digital library, assisting with the organization of training events and videoconference, as well as managing the distribution of end-of-year publications to our members.

Applicants must submit a CV and brief motivation letter to by September 20.

Theses posts, as well as several recent news items and announcements are now available on our new Facebook and LinkedIn pages, created by our fabulous intern, Farah Jerrari. We hope you will become loyal followers!

I hope you find this information useful and that you will circulate widely among your professional contacts.

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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