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Director of the Division on International Trade on Goods and Services, and Commodities




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Director of the Division on International Trade on Goods and Services, and Commodities, Geneva

Organization: UNCTAD - United Nations Conference on Trade and Development


Country: Switzerland

City: Geneva, Switzerland

Office: UNCTAD Geneva

Grade: D-2

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Closing date: Monday, 4 December 2017

Posting Title: Director of the Division on International Trade on Goods and Services, and Commodities, D2

Job Code Title: DIRECTOR, ECONOMIC AFFAIRS

Department/ Office: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

Duty Station: GENEVA

Posting Period: 29 November 2016-4 December 2017

Job Opening number: 16-ECO-UNCTAD-69875-D-GENEVA (R)

Staffing Exercise ID: N/A

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Special Notice

Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential.

This Job Opening is being reopened for additional 45 days in order to attract a larger pool of candidates. Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply. Candidates who have already applied to this job opening are being considered and need not re-apply

Organizational Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Secretariat of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The Director of the Division on International Trade on Goods and Services, and Commodities reports to the Secretary-General and Deputy Secretary-General of UNCTAD.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority and under the guidance of the Secretary-General (SG) and the Deputy Secretary-General (DSG) of UNCTAD, the Director will be responsible for the following.

Directs and manages the Division on International Trade on Goods and Services, and Commodities.

Contributes to the formulation of the department’s overall strategies and policies by participating in various committees, preparing documents on policy issues, and acting, as required, in an advisory capacity to the SG and DSG; contribute to the overall management of the Department’s activities and operations.

Provides leadership to the development of innovative and/or change management programmes, including inter alia, through conducting trade policy analysis and developing policy proposals in the field of international trade, in consultation with the Secretary-General and the Deputy Secretary-General of UNCTAD.

Provides strategic direction and implements the substantive work programme of the Division under his/her supervision, determining priorities, and allocating resources for the completion of outputs for research, technical cooperation and inter-governmental activities, and their timely delivery.

Oversees the management of activities undertaken by the Division, ensuring that programmed activities are carried out in a timely fashion and co-ordinates work in the different areas both within the Division and UNCTAD , and with other organizations of the United Nations System, donors and agencies as appropriate.

Co-ordinates and oversees the preparation of reports for presentation to intergovernmental bodies such as the General Assembly, Trade and Development Board and other United Nations decision and policy-making organs , as appropriate.

Reports to the General Assembly, Trade and Development Board and to other United Nations bodies on budget/programme performance or on programmatic/substantive issues, as appropriate, particularly those presented in biannual and/or annual reports.

Ensures that the outputs produced by the Division maintain high-quality standards; that reports are clear, objective and based on comprehensive data. Ensures that all outputs produced by the office/division under his/her supervision meet required standards before completion to ensure they comply with the relevant mandates.

Undertakes or oversees the programmatic/administrative tasks necessary for the functioning of the Division, including preparation of budgets, assigning and monitoring of performance parameters and critical indicators, reporting on budget/programme performance, preparation of inputs for results-based budgeting, evaluation of staff performance , interviews of candidates for job openings and evaluation of candidates.

Oversees the recruitment of staff for the Division, taking due account geographical and gender balance and other institutional values.

Manages, guides, develops and trains staff under his/her supervision; foster teamwork and communication among staff in the Division and across organizational boundaries.

Chairs meetings, seminars, etc., on substantive-related issues; represents the Organization at international, regional, inter-agency meetings, seminars and conference; provides programmatic/substantive expertise on an issue, or holds programmatic/substantive and organizational discussions with representatives of other institutions.

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