Senior Private Sector Development Officer – P4

KEY TASKS Under the direct supervision of the Director Industry and Agriculture, and overall supervision of the Assistant Secretary General (Programmes), you shall perform the following duties:
(a) Assist in implementing the provision of the COMESA Treaty and Protocols relating to private sector development in the productive economic sectors;
(b) Work with relevant representatives of the private sector business community in promoting the regional integration agenda related to industrialisation & private sector development;
(c) Liaise with the Centre for Industrial Development (COl) on the promotion of joint ventures between foreign and COMESA investors;
(d) Develop a network between national chambers of commerce, the COMESA Business Council (CBC) and relevant organisations in Europe, Asia and USA (including the Corporate Council on Africa) that will allow regional businesses to attract investment into their businesses, facilitate technological transfer and sharing of information;
(e) Collaborate with COMESA Business Council to establish a network of national chambers in the region and relevant business chamber in Europe, Asia, America and Carribean Regions to promote COMESA as one investment area, facilitate peer to peer learning and transfer of technology;
(f) Facilitate dialogues between private sector operation and financial institutions to facilitate access to finance that enable business expansion and diversification;
(g) Assisting in the co-ordination and exchange of experiences, best practices and other business promotion mechanisms among private sector development agencies and Member States;
(h) Facilitate platforms of dialogue between governments and private sectors;
(i) Assist national governments to develop national industrial policies in line with regional industrial policies;
(j) Working with Member States to implement adopted regional industrial policies;
(k) Assist in harmonising policies on standards, quality, metrology and testing;
(l) Assist in the promotion of national and cross border business linkages between large and small business enterprises;
(m) Assist Member States and the private sector in mobilising resources needed for promoting regional industrialisation;
(n) Assist Member States to establish and expand on regional value chains based on comparative advantage;
(o) Work with Member States on industrial sector analysis to promote integrated regional manufacturing; and
(p) Perform any other duties that may be assigned to him/her by the Director of Industry and Agriculture or the Assistant Secretary General (Programmes) from time to time.

Minimum of a Master’s degree in Business Management, Industrial Development, Economics, Management, Law, International Trade and International Relations from an internationally recognised University. A Phd in the relevant fields will be an added advantage.

A minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in industrial development and private sector development & promotion at national or international level, with proven skills of negotiation and resource mobilisation. Knowledge of COMESA region is desirable.

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Post expires at 7:00pm on Friday August 21st, 2020

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