The UNCTAD Virtual Institute is recruiting a project management intern for its Geneva-based team.
Eligible candidates must be Master's students, students in their last undergraduate year, or recent graduates who can commit to work five days per week (35 hours) for four to six months beginning mid April. Priority will be given to applicants with skills in filming, video-editing and distance learning development, as well as English-language drafting.
The third edition of the Virtual Institute online course on trade and gender, held January 9 to February 26, trained government officials, UN staff and civil society representatives from 55 countries on the implications of gender for trade.
"I was not aware of the many and crucial dimensions of this important matter and its relevance to international trade, and how it is directly related to my professional activity," said Victoria Francolino, Deputy Permanent Representative of Uruguay to the WTO, UNCTAD, WIPO and ITC.
The course was delivered by the Vi and the Trade, Gender and Development Programme, as part of a capacity-building project on trade and gender funded by the governments of Finland and Sweden.
Nigeria's University of Port Harcourt (UniPort) in the Virtual Institute today as our 134th member.
Located in the heart of Nigeria's oil industry, the Rivers State, the University of Port Harcourt was founded in 1975 with the aim of enlightening students through training and research to aid in the development of Nigeria.
The university offers a Master's in International Trade and Development, which features courses in econometrics, entrepreneurship, international law, trade negotiations, and history of African trade. The Ph.D. in Trade and Development Finance builds on topics in microeconomics, development economics, international trade, finance, global economy and regional economic integration.
Academics, policymakers and representatives of civil society in developing countries and countries with economies in transition are invited to apply for participation in the first edition of the Virtual Institute online course on structural transformation and industrial policy.
The seven-week course, scheduled March 6 to April 23, is open to candidates involved in research, teaching, policy formulation and implementation, or field work in the area of development.
Applicants must hold a Master's degree in economics, international relations or political science, with coursework in development economics. Excellent knowledge of English, including technical terminology, is also required.
Candidates must complete the online application process, as well as submit a photo, current CV and nomination letter from their institution, by February 10.
The Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (UPB) joined the Virtual Institute today. The 19th member from Colombia, UPB's membership extends the Vi's affiliate network to 54 institutions in 19 countries.
Founded in 1936, the university aims to provide comprehensive training for social and human transformation.
UPB offers a four-year programme in International Business Administration, and courses on international trade relations, trade logistics, enterprise competitiveness and foreign direct investment. It also offers double degrees with universities in Milan and Paris, and has a language centrer in Accra, Ghana, to train Colombian diplomats and African government officials.
The Virtual Institute has an excellent established network of academic institutions and capacity building framework. Partnering with the Virtual Institute has enabled us to reach more beneficiaries and use our resources most efficiently.
Helen Lassen, Manager, Capacity Building Programmes
International Trade Centre