20 August, 2013

4328 Trade Economist

Office of the Chief Trade Adviser




Port Vila, Vanuatu.

Job Hours:

Not Stated

Due Date:


Job Description:

The Office of the Chief Trade Adviser is seeking for a successful candidate to fill the position mentioned above.

The position will involve the following key tasks:

• Assess the fiscal and customs revenues implications of tariff reductions/liberalisation and assist in the development of FICs’ trade in goods offers;

• Assist in the development of rules of origin adapted to FIC’s production capacities;

• Quantify services and investments opportunities and contribute to related negotiating offers.

• Collect, compile and analyse statistical data on trade and trade-related economic statistics

• Verify statistical suitability, validity and accuracy of trade data

• Liaise with trade, customs and statistical officers and other government officials

• Contribute to OCTA’s development of relevant databases, web publishing tools and other software for collection, storage of statistical data.

• Participate in technical assistance and training activities

To obtain a copy of the Position Description for this position, please contact: Email: info@octapic.org or Tel: +678 25003


- An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in economics, preferably related to international trade from a recognised institution.

- Thorough background in economic research on regional and international trade and policy issues; Ability to apply economic theories and concepts in different sectors of economic development especially in relation to


- Skills and experience in conducting tariff analysis, including in dealing with high volume trade data, in using appropriate software and databases, and in interpreting and using the results of data analysis.

- Good knowledge/working experience in international trade and the areas of customs tariffs and HS nomenclature classifications and computer software for applied statistics (e.g. Stata), including MS Excel and database

management systems, particularly MS Access applications and SQL language.

- An understanding of international trade policy issues affecting small developing countries and the trade, economic and other issues facing the FICs; Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines; Ability to

build working relationships with FIC officials and national and regional stakeholders; Commitment to working as part of a team.


AUD90,000-AUD102,000 per annum




How To Apply:

Apply via post, email or in person.

Contact Name:

Not Stated


+678 25003




PO Box 561, Air Vanuatu House, Port Vila, Vanuatu



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