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Vacancy for an Analyst/Developer

The IGC, an intergovernmental commodity body based in London, focuses on providing independent and authoritative information on world grains, rice and oilseeds market developments for dissemination to member governments, subscribers and the public. The Council, which administers the Grains Trade Convention, also monitors national grain policies, conducts surveys of the international grain economy and fosters co-operation between governments and the industry.

The IGC Secretariat has a vacancy for an Analyst/Developer.

Duties and responsibilities will include:

Contributing to daily reporting of grains/oilseeds markets, dry bulk freight and industry-related subjects

  • Maintain and develop in-house databases, models and analytical tools
  • Contribute to the IGC's suite of daily, weekly and monthly reports
  • Continuously seek to automate and streamline processes
  • Present at intergovernmental meetings;
  • Participation at industry-related meetings and international conferences

Qualifications: The successful candidate should have:

  • Microsoft Office and VBA programming skills
  • Ability to write clear, well-documented and scalable Python code, including: Data collection (from various sources incl. web-based and APIs) and processing Visualisation (dash, plotly, matplotlib)
  • Knowledge of basic SQL syntax and databases
  • Web development: HTML, CSS
  • Cloud services: Azure
  • Knowledge or interest in agri-commodity markets is an advantage.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a team and under limited supervision
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills

Minimum requirements:

  • Quantitative degree from a university in agricultural economics or economics
  • Minimum two years’ experience in market analysis in the commodities sector. Exceptional recent graduates will also be considered;
  • Citizenship of one of IGC’s member states*
  • Excellent written, communication and presentation skills in English
  • Knowledge of another IGC’s working languages (French, Spanish, Russian) is a plus

Compensation: Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Please send a letter of application accompanied by a c.v. to:

Executive Director
International Grains Council
1 Canada Square
Canary Wharf London
E14 5AE

Emailed applications should be sent to: igcrecruit2024@igc.int

Closing date for applications: 21st May 2024

Details can also be found on the IGC website: www.igc.int

NB: Only short-listed candidates will receive an acknowledgement.

*IGC Member States:
Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Canada, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, European Union, India, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea (Rep), Morocco, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Senegal (Rep), Serbia, South Africa, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City.