Job Opening

Posting Title: Research Project Assistant – COVID19 DA UNCTAD Projects
Department/Office: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 23 May 2022 - 27 May 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-United Nations Conference on Trade and Development-180619-Individual Contractor
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

The contractor's service will support the closing and finalization of Phase 3 activities of the project of COVID19 DA Projects on Social Protection and SME Surge.

Work Location

Home-based

Expected duration

Contract duration: 27 May 2022 – 31 July 2022
Effective working time: 2 months and 5 days
Place of work: Home-based

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the co-project managers in charge of the UN-DA COVID Project entitled "Global Initiative towards post-COVID-19 Resurgence of the Micro-, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Sector" Component 2: Cluster F- Access to Markets (hereinafter referred as "UN-DA COVID on MSME Surge") as well as the UN Social Protection Project - 2023Y: Strengthening Social Protection for Pandemic Responses: Identifying the Vulnerable, Aiding Recovery and Building Resilience “Strengthening consumer protection in the provision of health services (including e-health) in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.” (hereinafter referred as "UN-DA COVID on Social Protection") and the overall guidance of the Head of the UNCTAD's Competition and Consumer Policies Branch; the incumbent will support the Project team in the following specific activities:

1. Overall assistance to Project managers in the closing and finalization of activities undertaken under the UN-DA COVID on MSME Surge and the Social Protection.
2. Support the Project Managers in the implementation of Phase 3 of the UN-DA COVID on MSME Surge and Social Protection in coordination with the second contractor hired under the same UN DA COVID projects.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Law or Economics or related field is a requirement.
Experience: Candidate should have a minimum of 3 years of experience in working with competition authorities and work experience in competition policy/law and SME development are required. Within those 3 years of work experience, the candidate should have worked with a permanent/diplomatic representation to the UN, for any period of time. Experience in writing reports and drafting complex legal-economic documents, along with organizing events is required. Experience of the functioning of the UN Secretariat is desirable.
Language: Fluency in oral and written English and French is required. Other UN official language is an asset.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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