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PROJECT MANAGER (Assisting the Government of the Republic of Belarus in accession to the World Trade Organization through strengthening national institutional capacity and expertise)
|Location :||Minsk, BELARUS|
|Application Deadline :||30-Jul-10 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-5|
|Languages Required :||English Russian|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||till 1 November 2011|
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
Accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) is a priority of Belarus’ foreign trade policy, and a means to secure stable and transparent conditions of foreign trade with international community as well as commonly shared principles of operation for investors and national producers. This is a second phase of the joint project of UNDP and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus to assist the Government in its progress towards securing WTO membership for Belarus by supporting analytical studies leading to action-oriented recommendations on issues related to WTO accession; to support training activities and workshops for policy makers, and to target the business community and academia with a variety of awareness raising activities, as a way of promoting debate on the potential costs and benefits of WTO membership for Belarus.
The particular tasks of the second phase are (1) assessing national regulations and implementing practices to evaluate compliance thereof with WTO rules and procedures; recommending amendments to certain national rules and regulations; (2) conducting studies on improvement and harmonization of national foreign trade regulations with WTO practices; (3) assisting in the preparation of documentation related to WTO accession, including the Factual summary and the Report of the Working party on Belarus; (4) training a pool of national experts and consultants on Belarus’ integration in the world trade system and regional trade alliances; (5) debating a range of issues related to deepening regional trade cooperation in light of WTO accession.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Project Manager (PM) assumes overall responsibility for the successful implementation of the project activities and the achievement of the planned project outputs. He/she oversees the day-to-day development of the project. The PM works closely with the Implementing Agency (the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus), the UNDP Country Office (CO) and project partners.
The Project Manager works under direct supervision of the UNDP Country Office and in coordination with the National Project Coordinator.
Key functions of the Project Manager:
Required Skills and Experience
This is a locally recruited position
UNDP will use a transparent and competitive screening process, though will only contact those applicants in whom there is further interest.
No telephone inquires will be entertained. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted
All interested candidates should complete the UN PERSONAL HISTORY FORM (P11) at the following link:
http://un.by/pdf/P11form-6957.doc and attach it to the on-line application
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