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Head, Commodities Branch, DITC, D-1
DATE OF ISSUANCE : 18 February 2004
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. More Info...
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Under the general guidance of the Director, Division on International Trade in Goods and Services, and Commodities (DITC), the Head of Commodities Branch will be responsible for the following:
* To conceptualize the priority areas for research, technical cooperation and policy proposals, design UNCTAD's work programme in the area of commodities and ensure its timely and effective implementation. . To supervise the preparation of reports and formulation of policy proposals, clear documents and official correspondence.
* To undertake consultations with high level officials of Member Sates and intergovernmental bodies, make proposals to the intergovernmental machinery, provide briefings and maintain contacts with donor community for extrabudgetary activities.
* Administration and personnel management of the Branch, including the preparation and management of the Branch's resources from the regular budget and extrabudgetary sources, PAS procedures, selection and evaluation of candidates for vacancies.
* To ensure coordination and cooperation with other parts of UNCTAD as well as other international organizations active in the field of commodities and international trade, relevant civil society organizations and academic institutions.
* To represent UNCTAD at high level international meetings and contribute substantively to discussions and the outcome.
* Professionalism: Expert knowledge in the technical field of work in general and in the specific areas being supervised in particular; proven ability to produce reports and papers on technical issues; ability to review and edit the work of others.
* Planning and organizing: Proven ability to plan and organize work, requiring an in-depth understanding of its strategic direction and ability to integrate the work of the Commodities Branch into the Division's work programme.
* Communication: Excellent drafting ability and communication skills, both oral and written; ability to defend and explain difficult issues with respect to key decisions and positions to staff, senior officials and members of intergovernmental bodies; proven ability to communicate complex concepts orally; ability to prepare written reports that are clear, concise and meaningful. · Leadership - Proven track record of excellent management and technical leadership skills and ability to delegate appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority. Proven record of building and managing teams and creating an enabling work environment, including the ability to effectively lead, supervise, mentor, develop and evaluate staff and design training/skills enhancement initiatives to ensure effective transfer of knowledge/skills. Demonstrated flexibility in leadership by performing and/or overseeing change initiatives including the analysis of complex human resources, budgetary, financial or administrative management policy and programmatic issues.
Advanced University Degree (Ph.D. highly desirable) in economics with emphasis on development.
Work Experience
At least 15 years of post-graduate professional experience, with progressively higher levels of responsibility, in areas dealing with international commodity issues and commodity trade, covering analysis, consensus building and technical cooperation. Demonstrated ability to identify new issues of global importance relevant to the commodity sector and initating and implementing relevant work programmes. Familiarity with international trading system as it affects commodity trade. Experience in coordination and working with governments, international organizations and civil society.
Fluency and excellent drafting ability in English and very good working knowledge of French.
Other Skills
Comprehensive knowledge of relevant UN policies, procedures and operations. Familiarity with relevant computer technology.
The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
How to apply
All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement. Because applications submitted by United Nations (UN) staff members are considered first, provided the eligibility requirements set out in ST/AI/2002/4 are met and the application is submitted in a timely fashion, staff members should apply within 15-day or 30-day mark.
Online applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please go to “My UN” page and check the status of your application by clicking on “View Application History”, and resubmit the application, if necessary.
1.To start the application process, applicants are required to register by opening a "My UN" account. Go to Login, and Register as a User. Fill in the form and choose a User Name and Password.
2.After opening the account, applicants may apply for vacancies using the Personal History Profile (PHP) provided. Once the PHP has been completed for a particular vacancy, it can be saved and used for future applications. The PHP may be up-dated, when necessary, for future applications.
3.In completing the PHP, please note that all fields marked with an asterisk must be completed.
4.UN staff members must submit scanned copies of their two latest Performance Appraisal System (PAS) reports at the time of application to the appropriate Human Resources Office (HRO)/Personnel Office (PO) to the email address below, clearly indicating the vacancy announcement number. In case you have no access to the digitizing equipment, please submit hard copies of the two latest PAS reposts to the relevant HRO/PO via fax.
E-mail: hrms@unog.ch
Fax: 1-22-917- 0005