Ministry of Commerce Job Circular

Ministry of Commerce Job Circular Job Circular Particulars and Job Description are given below for National Programme Manager (NPM) and IT Support Staff.

Job Title: National Programme Manager (NPM)

The EIF is a multi-donor programme which supports LDCs to be more active players in the global trading system. The programme works towards a wider goal of promoting economic growth and sustainable development and helping to lift more people out of poverty. It assists LDC’s with the following objectives:

  • mainstream trade into national development strategies;
  • set up structures needed to coordinate the delivery of trade-related technical assistance; and
  • build capacity to trade, which also includes addressing critical supply-side constraints.

Under the Supervision of the EIF Focal Point, the guidance of the National Steering Committee (NSC), and in close collaboration with the NIU Coordinator the National Programme Manager will support the effective management of the WTO Cell of the Ministry of Commerce as the National Implementation Unit (NIU); the implementation of the Tier -1 action plan; enhance the participation of national stakeholders in the EIFs activities, including other ministerial departments, the private sector, civil society and development partners.
The NPM will assist to implement EIF Tier 1 projects; support the DTIS and Action Matrix update; and facilitate the mainstreaming trade in the national development plan and sectoral strategies. In addition, the NPM will provide technical assistance and lead the process of developing a Trade Policy Framework for Bangladesh.
The NPM will be responsible in particular, of the following:

  • Assist the NIU Coordinator in the formulation of a strategic approach to the plan of action and activities of the Tier 1 Project, in line with guidance provided by the NSC and the supervision of the Focal Point;
  • Develop and support in the implementation of a capacity development programme for members of the Tier 1 project and NSC for the management, monitoring, evaluation and analysis of trade-related programmes;
  • Support the EIF Coordinator in the management of the Tier 1 ’s day to day activities ;
  • Participate in the identification and formulation of EIF Tier 2 and other aid for trade programmes reflecting the priorities identified in the DTIS and its Action Matrix;
  • Assist the coordinator to development and maintain effective working relations with other technical ministerial departments, especially the Finance and Planning Ministry which play critical role in mainstreaming trade in the national development plan and in poverty reduction strategies; develop and deliver capacity development programmes on trade mainstreaming targeting planners in a “whole of Government” approach and non-government actors to trade policy implementation
  • Assist the Ministry of Commerce to develop and implement a coherent plan for the coordination of development assistance related to trade and mobilize resources for trade-related priorities as reflected in the DTIS and its Action Matrix;
  • Help in the development and implementation of a communications and outreach plan about the EIF activities, trade policy and its possible impacts in Bangladesh;
  • Support the NIU in technical aspects of project progress reports.


  • Master in Economics, international trade or related disciplines or proven relevant working experience equivalent to a university degree in economic development.


  • Knowledge of development projects and programmes, especially programmes financed by international development partners.
  • Strong knowledge of trade policy issues and policy formulation and analysis
  • Experience with development and delivery of capacity development programmes
  • Understanding of the unique situation in Bangladesh, its isolation and its barriers to trade
  • Ability to work under pressure and good team work skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities, ability to relate to stakeholders at all levels.

Working experience

  • At least five (05) years of relevant experience in trade policy development and capacity development experience.
  • Experience in project/programme management, including in the formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of trade-related programmes.
  • Knowledge of the multilateral trading system, trade-related international development programmes and the Enhanced integrated Framework, in particular.
  • Knowledge of trade agreements relevant to Bangladesh an advantage.


  • Excellent oral and written communication skill in Bangla and English.

Duty station
• Dhaka, Bangladesh

Salary & other benefits

  • Negotiable
  • Duration
    For the project period

Last Date of Application

  • 30 November 2016


Job Title: IT Support Staff

Responsible to:

NIU Coordinator, NIU Deputy Coordinator and National Program Manager

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to the NIU Chief Coordinator, Deputy Coordinator and National Program Manager in IT related activities.
  • Develop and maintain an e-filing system and back up of all files.
  • Any other duties and responsibilities as requested by the EIF Coordinator

Educational Qualification:

  • Graduate in Computer Science


Experience and other Qualification:

IT skill, in the following areas, would be given priority while selecting a candidate/ candidates:

  • Good computer skills, experience in Microsoft Word. Microsoft Excel, Power Point, Operating System and Internet Browsing.
  • 2 to 3 years’ work experience in a similar position
  • Good interpersonal skills.


  • Excellent oral and written communication skill in Bangla and English.

Duty station

  • Dhaka, Bangladesh

Salary & other benefits

  • Negotiable


  • For the project period

Last Date of Application

  • 30 November 2016

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