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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority Seeks an Economic Adviser

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

From the press release:

The Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority (JCRA) is the competition law enforcement authority for Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands in between Great Britain and France. We are also the regulator for Jersey’s telecommunication and postal industries. Across all areas of work, our primary mission is to promote consumer welfare in Jersey. The JCRA is a member of the International Competition Network and takes a leading role in the development of competition law and policy in small economies.

The JCRA currently is recruiting an in-house Economic Adviser with a view to commencing in April 2009. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Economic Adviser leads all aspects of the JCRA’s economic analyses in complex investigations and regulatory matters. The Economic Adviser also assists in providing guidance on competition policy, which includes both internal and external training opportunities and the development of published guidelines and best practices.

The position requires an economist with a strong academic record and a minimum of four years experience in competition law and/or economic regulation. Experience in the telecommunications and/or postal sectors would be useful. The JCRA can offer a unique professional opportunity to work at the cutting edge of competition and regulatory policy, while living on a beautiful island with one of Europe’s highest qualities of life.

More information about the JCRA and a full job description are available at www.jcra.je. The closing date for applications is 31 October 2008. Letters of application, indicating skills and suitability for the job, together with a curriculum vitae, should be addressed to: Paul O’Toole, Finance and Operations Manager, JCRA, 2nd Floor Salisbury House, 1-9 Union Street, St Helier, Jersey JE2 3RF, Channel Islands. Applications can also be sent by e-mail to p.otoole@jcra.je.

Having just returned from Rosh Hashana services (lots of repenting to do this year), I discovered that Jersey has an active synagogue.  Maybe I should convince my wife and daughters that we are in need of an academic Sabbatical.

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