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Details of the Post - Senior Project Officer Trade Data OTN FINAL 21 3 12

Details of the Post - Senior Project Officer Trade Data OTN FINAL 21 3 12

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CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY SECRETARIAT
DETAILS OF THE POST OFSENIOR PROJECT OFFICER, TRADE DATAOFFICE OF TRADE NEGOTIATIONS (OTN) - BARBADOS
 
Applications are hereby invited from interested and suitably qualified nationals of CaribbeanCommunity (CARICOM) Member States and Associate Members of the CaribbeanCommunity to fill the abovementioned position in the Caribbean Community Secretariat withassigned duty station in Barbados.
2.
 
FUNCTIONS OF THE POST
The general objective of the services to be provided by the Senior Project Officer,Trade Data is to enhance the utility of
CARI-traC 
, a trade database developed by theCARICOM Secretariat, to make it more accessible to CARICOM Member States as aneffective tool in the negotiations of market access commitments in trade agreementswhich they negotiate.The specific objectives of the services to be provided by the Senior Project Officer,Trade Data are:
(i) To populate
CARI-traC 
with current data on tariff and trade for all CARIFORUMStates.(ii) To provide training to trade and other relevant officials in CARIFORUM States inthe use of
CARI-traC 
.(iii) To improve the operational features of
CARI-traC,
as necessary
,
to ensure easein its use and its relevance to the needs of CARIFORUM countries.
3.
 
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
 Candidates should possess the following:(i) A Bachelors Degree in Economics, Trade Policy, Computer Science or arelated discipline
plus
a minimum of five years’ experience working in a dataanalysis environment
OR
(ii) A Masters Degree in a related field
plus
a minimum of three years’experience working in a data analysis environment.
 
Candidates should also possess sound working knowledge and training in:(i) Data manipulation and analysis;
(ii) Project Management;(iii) Report Writing;(iv) Team Work, Management and Supervisory skills;(v) Sound conceptual and analytical skills; and(vi) Computer Proficiency in a Statistical Software (e.g. SPSS, SAS etc.), MicrosoftOffice Suite (MS Word, Excel), Microsoft Project 2000, Adobe Acrobat andSearch Engines.
Candidates with the following experience would be at a distinct advantage:(i) Working experience with trade, business or economic data in CARIFORUMStates; and(ii) Familiarity with the process of developing market access offers and requestsin CARIFORUM/CARICOM, particularly for trade in goods.
4. NATURE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION
 Under the guidance of the LDC Trade Policy/Technical Adviser, the
Senior ProjectOfficer
,
Trade Data
will be required to:
(a) IDENTIFY, COLLECT, PREPARE AND COLLATE
all relevant tariff and tradedata for CARIFORUM States consistent with the format used in
CARI-traC; 
 
(b) POPULATE
all segments of
CARI-traC 
with the data which has been prepared;
(c) UPLOAD
data on CARICOM/CARFORUM market access offers and requests ingoods for all trade agreements covered in
CARI-traC 
;
(d) REVIEW AND REVISE
as appropriate, the operational features of
CARI-traC 
;
(e) DEVELOP
a training module for training of national trade and other officialson the use of
CARI-traC 
;
(f) CONDUCT
training activities at the national level for trade and other relevantofficials in CARICOM Member States;
(g) PROVIDE
telephone or online support to the OTN and Member States usersof the database;
(h) PROVIDE
telephone or online support to address technical matters related tothe operation of the data base, if necessary; and
(i) UNDERTAKE
any general maintenance and update of the database, asnecessary.

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