Women are highly encourage to apply
Duty Station: Home based with frequent Travel to Jerusalem(The position is open for Nationals and internationals)
Deadline: 6 DEC 2022
Financial stability is crucial to the robustness and sustainability of the Palestinian Authority (PA), its ability to govern well, and the overall welfare of Palestinian society. As one of the core issues of the Office of the Quartet (OQ), we work with the parties and international partners to facilitate ongoing PA–GoI dialogue related to Annex IV of the Interim Agreement, governing economic relations between the PA and Israel (the “Paris Protocol”).
The Paris Protocol covers a range of economic sectors and establishes a mechanism for Palestinian-Israeli economic consultation and tax collection. The Protocol explicitly mentions five economic sectors (labour,agriculture, industry, tourism and insurance
A comprehensive review of the Paris Protocol, and in particular performance of its trade, taxation, monetary relations, and labour elements.
The OQ seeks a consultant (hereinafter the “Consultant”) with demonstrated experience and knowledge in economics law, public policy, and knowledge of trade relations to complete a comprehensive assessment.
The consultant will prepare a paper that situates the Paris Protocol in the present political, legal and economic context and will recommend a constructive path forward to tangibly improve economic relations. The paper will reflect on actual implementation, and indeed realistic implementability of the Protocol, and will thoughtfully recommend potential updates to provisions.
The OQ has set a target for completion of the work product by mid-April 2023. The shortlistedcandidates will be required to provide technical and financial proposal later during the recruitment process.
- At least a Master's level is required preferably in law, economics, public policy, international trade, taxation, or a similar field.
- Bachelor’s Degree preferably in law, economics, public policy, international trade, taxation, or a similar field may be accepted in combination with 2 additional years of experience.
At least 7 years’ experience working on issues of diplomacy, international relations, economics, international trade, or a similar field;
demonstrated experience in trade facilitation and both public and private sector engagement is required.;
ability to both prepare high-quality persuasive written documents and key concepts in English and to and verbally present in English is required.
experience in advising senior government officials on trade related issues at an international level is highly desired.
First-hand experience with international trade agreements negotiations and drafting is desired;
strong knowledge and understanding of international trade agreements and arrangements as well as engagement with senior government officials e.g., Ministers is highly desired This experience can be gained by exposure to international organisations, or the international aspects of a private sector entity is highly desired; and
excellent knowledge of the trade arrangements between the Palestinian Authority and Israel is highly desired.
Excellent command of written and spoken English is required.
Knowledge of Arabic and Hebrew is desirable.