Trade Policy/Trade Economist/Researcher

Job Summary

Perform the duties of Trade Policy/Trade Economist/Researcher

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 1 year

Job Description

Internship Position


Vacant Positions: Trade Policy/Trade Economist/Researcher


Work Location: Accra, Ghana


CUTS is a non-profit research and advocacy public policy think tank based in Accra with mandates to the ECOWAS region (www.cuts-accra.org ). CUTS work in the areas of international trade and development, consumer protection and consumer safety, governance, competition, investment and economic Regulation. CUTS has distinguished itself over the years as an organization that is enable to engage the grassroots, policy makers and non-state actors. CUTS requires one intern to assist in the areas of research.  Internship position is non-paid. However, interns shall be provided with monthly stipend.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Key Responsibilities of the Research Assistants would include but not limiting to:

  • Undertaking literature review, analysis of data, and writing research reports
  • Writing policy briefs
  • Networking with researchers/research institutions for managing research
  • Writing proposals

 

Work Experience Requirements:

The candidate should be a Masters in Economics/Development from an institute of good repute. Candidates with years of experience in social sector, preferably in the area of Trade, Aid and Development, Competition, Investments, Governance, Market Research,  policy & advocacy, having leadership qualities will be preferred.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with internal and external clients
  • Excellent computer proficiency (MS Office – Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Ability to use Excel, SPSS, STATA to analyse large data sets
  • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary service
  • Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices  

Apply with

  • Detailed CV,
  • 2 References
  • Soft copies of any published works
  • Cover letter of 400 words expressing the interest of application 
  • An essay of 800 -1000 words on “The Significance of AfCFTA in the Attainment of SDGs”. The application should be emailed to: [email protected]

NB: Application without the essay and a cover letter will be rejected    

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