Job Description

The International Trade Centre (ITC) is a joint agency of the United Nations and the World Trade Organization, focusing in particular on developing the export capabilities of small and medium-sized businesses in developing and transition economies. ITC is 100% "Aid for Trade", supporting trade that delivers inclusive and sustainable development results. ITC’s mandate covers all developing countries and transition economies with special emphasis on the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs), Small Island Developing States (SIDs) Fragile States and Sub-Saharan Africa. ITC Headquarters is located in Geneva, Switzerland. ITC projects and programmes contribute to the global efforts to achieve UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development and the Aid for Trade agenda. ITC works at three levels: • Strengthening the integration of the business sector of developing countries and economies in transition into the global economy,• Improving the performance of trade and investment support institutions for the benefit of small and medium size enterprises (SMEs), and enhancing the abilities of trade support institutions to better support them,• Improving the international competitiveness of SMEs. About the ReMIT Project: The ITC - Revenue Mobilisation, Investment and Trade Programme (ReMIT) is a component in the framework of a larger DFID-funded Technical Assistance (TA) to support Pakistan to implement reforms that lock-in macroeconomic stability and improve conditions for high and sustained growth, mutual prosperity, job creation and poverty reduction. This programme will provide technical assistance worth £5 million over four years (2020-2024) aimed to support Revenue Mobilisation, Investment and Trade in Pakistan, thus contributing to sustainable and inclusive economic development in the country. The ITC project aims to promote and enhance international trade competitiveness in Pakistan by enhancing the transparency of cross-border requirements, removing regulatory and procedural barriers, strengthening business capability to comply with trade formalities and standards, as well as by improving cross-border trade. The Action will operate through three areas of intervention:• Output 1 - Pakistan National Export Strategy: Developing and supporting the implementation of Pakistan’s National Export Strategy (NES) elaborated through public and private dialogue;• Output 2 - Trade Policy: Improving market access opportunities for Pakistani businesses by implementing trade policy reforms and addressing trade barriers, and;• Output 3 - Trade Facilitation: Implementing trade facilitation reforms reflecting public-private consensus and improving business compliance with cross-border requirements. The Action will target its technical assistance towards trade policymakers, trade-support institutions and businesses, with a special focus on women-led enterprises and their participation in international trade. The project will assist in addressing trade barriers faced by women-owned businesses in cross-border trade. For this, women businesses and associations will be key participants in capacity-building activities and consultations, mainstreaming their perspectives on trade barriers and including them in public-private dialogues to address them. ITC seeks to hire a seasoned professional to contribute in the design and implementation of the DFID funded -ReMIT project in Pakistan. The Trade Facilitation Advisor will assist in the project design and delivery in Pakistan and will be responsible for successful implementation of components of the project under the direct guidance of National Project Coordinator / Senior Technical Adviser and overall supervision of the ITC Geneva based Senior Project Executive in close cooperation with the ITC Geneva based Technical Specialists. The outputs expected from the ReMIT Trade Advisor (Trade Facilitation Specialist) are:• As a member of the management team, ensures the strategic direction relating to Output 3 (Trade Facilitation) of ReMIT is relevant• Oversee, contribute to and ensure quality control of the delivery of Output 3 activities of ReMIT• Represent ITC and maintain relationships with key counterparts for Output 3 of ReMIT with relevant stakeholders• Coordinate with ITC Geneva based Technical Specialists and ReMIT project management team• Ensure efficient budget management and coordinate development of technical reports• Develop and contribute to technical and financial reports for donors and project Steering Committee• Participate in and facilitate project monitoring and evaluation• Coordinate with UNDP and other partners for finalizing partnership arrangements and ensures procurement and local recruitment according to ITC rules• Coordinate and ensure operational arrangements and effective management• Represent/Replace the functions of the National Project Coordinator when absent/not available• Develop visibility material and contribute to project communications Duties and Responsibilities1. Function / Expected Results: Coordination of Output 3 project activities  • Manage relationships and engage regularly with counterparts (policy makers, regulators, governmental/administrative agencies/departments, private sector representatives/experts/implementing agencies/service providers, etc.) relevant to Output 3 of ReMIT to share and collect information and obtain support for Output 3 related activities;• Contribute in the preparation of and participate in project steering committee meetings for Output 3 purposes;• Contribute to project wide communication and outreach initiatives with the objective to ensure Output 3 visibility: e.g. drafting short articles, press releases, social media inputs and delivering media interviews in relation to Output 3;• Undertake any other tasks agreed with the Output 3 Lead in consultation with the National Project Coordinator aimed at ensuring efficient coordination of the project/Output 3.• Contribute in the Inception Phase design of Output 3 intervention;• Coordinate with ITC Geneva experts and supervise Output 3 project team and provide technical guidance to implement project workplan;• Ensure coherence and synergies with other Outputs and local projects during project implementation;• Participate in ReMIT Project working group meetings, assist in preparation of meeting agendas and other documents required for the review of the committee;• Assist in identifying risks to project implementation and suggest mitigation actions; 2. Function/Expected Results: Technical guidance • Coordinate technical delivery of Output 3 related activities with project technical leads, project staff and project partners;• Carry out and/or coordinate policy related research/Analysis/gap assessment of relevance for Output 3 related activities;• Produce and/or coordinate the production of briefs /technical reports/ presentations/speaking notes required for Output 3 related activities;• Organize, coordinate and participate in high level/technical meetings; workshops; public private consultations to deliver or/and ensure delivery of technical information about Output 3 related activities at federal level;• Review quality of Output 3 related outputs and ensure compliance with high standards;• Monitor progress, collect any evidence/means of verification through desk research, interviews, and questionnaires and produce monitoring reports required to assess Output 3 outcomes/impact;• Coordinate and contribute to the development and implementation of Output 3 related work plans and identify and ensure linkages and synergies across project activities and implementing partners. 3. Functions / Key Results Expected • Activities related to Output 3 of ReMIT are strategically designed and efficiently implemented as per work plan under the direct technical guidance and coordination with the National Project Coordinator;• Key counterparts for Output 3 of ReMIT are kept well informed;• Meticulous monitoring and reporting Impact of Results • Achievement of delivery targets and results as outlined in the project work plans for Output 3• Strong partnerships with national stakeholders and relevant government agencies and private sector• Good communication and positive image of Output 3/the project in Pakistan Competencies

ITC’S VALUES are: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

ITC’S CORE COMPETENCIES are: Communication, Teamwork, Planning & Organizing, Accountability, Creativity, Client Orientation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Technological awareness. ITC’S MANAGERIAL COMPETENCIES are: Vision, Leadership, Empowering Others, Managing Performance, Building Trust, and Judgment/Decision making.For further information on competency-based interview, please visit: www.intracen.org. Functional Competencies:- Excellent interpersonal and advocacy skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships- Proven ability to lead and work collaboratively in teams, with colleagues and encourage sharing of knowledge to achieve organizational goals- Strong Problem Solving and analytical skills- Ability to identify priority activities and assignments; adjust priorities as required- Ability to work with accuracy under time constraints and pressure in a stressful environment; with patience, tactfulness, maintain confidentiality, take initiative and exercise good judgment- Ability to plan own work and use time efficiently, manage conflicting priorities and work under pressure of tight and conflicting deadlines Technical Competencies:- Demonstrated knowledge and experience in working on issues related to trade facilitation, customs and policy formulation on economic and trade related matters in Pakistan;- Very good understanding of policy formulation processes and institutions (e.g. mandates, SOPs) in Pakistan;- Good understanding of the private sector needs and expectations in Pakistan- Extensive experience in working with government and private sector counterparts- Knowledge of result-based project management concepts.- Excellent drafting and communication skills- Previous experience with the Government of Pakistan at senior management and policy level, in country and outside Pakistan and the UN System/development partners would be an asset Required Skills and Experience

Education & Work Experience:

• Master Degree or equivalent in international trade, Business/public Administration, Economics, Development Studies or related field.With a minimum of 7 years of experience in trade development, Institutional reform, trade facilitation and capacity buildingIncluding some experience in project formulation and management in senior position OR • A Bachelor’s degree in International Trade, Law, Business Administration, Economics, Development Studies or related fieldWith 9 years of experience in trade development, SME development, trade facilitation, Institutional reform and capacity buildingIncluding some experience in project management , administration or related field in senior position Language Requirements: • Advanced English and Urdu with excellent written and oral communication skills is essential• Knowledge of local languages is desirable Required knowledge and skills: • Proven knowledge and experience of addressing tariff and non-tariff measures to trade and capacity to work collaboratively with public and private sector stakeholders for trade facilitation and international trade development• Demonstrated knowledge of customs operations and challenges to international trade in Pakistan• Sound knowledge of international trade regime and regulatory reform concerning trade facilitation and trade development• Demonstrated capacity to evolve in large, complex and multi-dimensional projects and senior management positions• Very good understanding of public institutions in Pakistan and their mandates as well as of private sector needs and expectations• Very good understanding of result-based project design, management and coordination• Proven leadership, advocacy and management skills and ability to operate in multi-stakeholder contexts• A track-record of successfully implementing projects especially customs and trade facilitation reforms and automation• Excellent drafting and communication skills Desirable knowledge and skills:  • Knowledge of the UN system and procedures or experience of technical assistance projects of customs and trade facilitation reforms with government and development partners at international level would be an assetDisclaimerHEC attested degrees are a prerequisite for employment at UNDP. During the recruitment process candidates will be required to present HEC attested degrees.Foreign Qualified Candidates: Foreign degree holders shall be required to:(i) Present a verification/certification letter from the university verifying the degree & student enrollment, or(ii) Foreign degree Equivalence Letter from HEC.UNDP provides Equal Opportunity for all equally qualified male & female including the physically challenged candidates; female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply (local and internal VA).United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) does not charge fee at any stage of the recruitment.UNDP has zero tolerance towards Sexual Harassment (SH) and Sexual Exploitation & Abuse (SEA).
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