2 Jul 2013

Full-Time TRADE AND INVESTMENT SPECIALIST

LAO JOBS VACANCYVientiane, Vientiane Prefecture, Laos

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Job Description

Chemonics International, a leading international consulting firm based in Washington, D.C., seeks qualified Lao national and expatriate candidates for the anticipated USAID-funded Lao PDR–U.S. International and ASEAN Integration Plus (LUNA Plus) project. This anticipated USAID-funded project aims to assist Lao PDR to increase trade liberalization and strengthen the institutional capacity of both the public and private sectors and civil society organizations. The project will continue technical support for Lao PDR adoption of the legal framework necessary for compliance with WTO membership, ASEAN Economic Community realization, and U.S.-Lao PDR Bilateral Trade Agreement compliance.

Seeking the following technical specialists:

Trade and Investment Specialist
• Expertise in WTO compliance and WTO consistent trading rights and technical barriers to trade (TBT) as well as issues related to regional and global economic integration (i.e. market access, intellectual property rights, legal transparency measures)
• Proven ability to facilitate public-private sector dialogues, especially in the provinces, to focus on expanding trade and investment opportunities by taking advantage of trade agreements

Qualifications
• Relevant university degree required; Masters in economics and/or trade policy
• Experience working with USG agencies, Lao PDR government officials, private sector stakeholders, multilateral institutions (WTO, ASEAN, APEC), and/or other donors required
• Work experience in Lao PDR required
• Prior USAID experience preferred; must have experience with donor and/or development-related organizations
• Fluency in both written and oral English

How to Apply

Please submit and expression of interest and CV to (chemonicslaolunaplus@gmail.com) by July 15, 2013. In-person interviews will be held June 26 – July 4, 2013. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No telephone inquiries please.
Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

Job Categories: SPECIALIST. Job Types: Full-Time.

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