VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT - Pricing Agent for the Cost of Life Survey

Duty station: 
Moscow, Russian Federation
Short term
Contract duration: 
01/03/2019 to 31/03/2019
DEADLINE: 18 February 2019 


UN entities in Russia are looking for Pricing agent to collect local market prices in terms of conducting Cost of life survey.

1.       Background:  A place-to-place survey involves price data collection activities performed by a pricing agent in retail outlets under the supervision of the UN staff members. It is carried out at least once every four years in all field locations where staff of the UN system is stationed. ICSC has scheduled a place-to-place survey for Moscow, Russia.

2.       Duration of Assignment: From 01/03/2019 to 31/03/2019 (One month)

3.       Proposed Payment: The authorized fee is 1,080 US dollars to be paid in Russian Rubles (currency) upon satisfactory completion of the contract.


Recommended profile of a Pricing Agent

1. Is an independent person with no past or present work experience with any of the organizations of the United Nations Common System and is not an immediate relative of a UN staff member (child, parent, spouse, etc.).

2. Has international shopping experience with knowledge of the local market.

3. Is preferably an expatriate who has lived at the duty station for at least one year.

4. Has the ability to get around the duty station to visit the outlets by either public transportation or their own means of transport if necessary.

5. Fluency in English to ensure proper interpretation of item specifications as provided on the pricing forms.

6. Is able to communicate effectively (preferably in the official language of the duty station) as the job requires interaction with outlet owners and workers.

7. Possesses a High School Diploma or equivalent.

8. Experience in the field of statistics, economics, project management, auditing, accounting and/or finance is an additional asset

9. Is available to complete the job within the given time frame.



Interested candidates can kindly send their CVs in English by e-mail to

Deadline to submit applications is 18/02/2019.