The Secretariat has an opening for the position of Economist. The economist leads the economic investigations of the Secretariat, with particular emphasis on topics related to cotton prices, the impacts of government measures on cotton prices, and demand for cotton and cotton textiles. The economist must be a skilled econometrician able to develop models that are theoretically sound and provide pragmatic results to enhance the transparency of the world cotton market.
The economist will interact with other international organizations in the development of models of the world fiber market and demand for fibers at the retail level. The economist will provide support to the International Forum for Cotton Promotion, a private sector organization that facilitates demand enhancement activities at the retail level.
The economist is responsible for developing monthly and annual reports on world cotton use and for making both written and oral presentations to the Standing Committee in Washington, each Plenary Meeting and to world cotton industry organizations as requested.
The working language of the Secretariat is English. The office of the Secretariat is in Washington, DC. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in the cotton sector. The economist must be from a member country of the ICAC and preferably fluent in Spanish. Employees of the ICAC are eligible for G4 visas to work in the United States.
Applications packages including letter of intent, CV and contact information for three references should be sent electronically to email@example.com
by February 28, 2014. Top ranked candidates will be contacted by March 7 to schedule in-person interviews during the first week of April. The successful candidate will join the Secretariat in Washington DC on May 1, 2014.