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NEW RECRUITMENT AT COMESA - FEB 2017


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE POST OF AGRICULTURE ECONOMIST (P3)
AT COMESA SECRETARIAT

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) is a regional grouping
of 19 African States which have agreed to promote regional integration through trade
development and transport facilitation. More information can be obtained from the
COMESA website www.comesa.int. Applications are invited from suitably qualified and
experienced professionals for the following posts:

Below are the requirements of the post (job description and job specification):
level.

1. JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE: Agriculture Economist

GRADE: Professional, Level 3 (P3)
SALARY SCALE: COM$ 48,575 – COM$ 59,703 per annum plus allowances
DIVISION: Investment Promotion and Private Sector Development
REPORTING TO: Director, Investment Promotion and Private Sector Development
PURPOSE OF THE JOB
Initiating ideas which when implemented will develop Agriculture, improve food security
situation as well as increase production and trade of Agricultural commodities in the
COMESA region.

TASKS
Under the direct supervision of the Director of Investment Promotion and Private Sector
Development, and the general guidance of the Assistant Secretary General
(Programmes) the incumbent will perform the following duties:
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1. Assist in implementing the provisions of the COMESA Treaty and Protocols
relating to Co-operation in Agricultural and Rural Development Sector.
2. Assist member States in promotion of agricultural development the would lead
to the production of surpluses in food, the establishment of adequate storage
facilities and strategic grain reserves;
3. Assist member States in prevention of pre-and post-harvest losses;
4. Assist member States to implement programmes in the livestock, forestry and
fisheries subsectors.
5. Promote the harmonization of policies, strategies and regulation relating to
phyto-sanitary and sanitary measures without impending the export of crops,
plants, seeds, livestock, livestock-products, fish and fishery products;
6. Assist in the development of agro-industries by fostering strong linkages
between agriculture and industry;
7. Assist member States in the promotion of a conducive and enabling
environment for the achievement of food security;
8. Mobilize resources for the implementation of projects in agriculture;
9. Assist in promoting the region as a destination for investment in agriculture;
10.Keep abreast with changes taking place at the World Trade Organization, and
other multi-lateral agencies, in the area of agricultural policy (including
intellectual property rights and bio-technology issues) and analyse the effects
these proposals will have on agriculture development in the region; and
11.Any other related duties that may be assigned to you by the Director of in
Investment Promotion and Private Sector Development or the Assistant
Secretary General (Programes) from time to time.

EDUCATION
At least a Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics or related field while a Ph. D
degree in Agricultural Economics would be an advantage.

EXPERIENCE
A minimum of ten (10) years’ experience working in the field of agriculture either in the
private sector or the public sector or both, as well as regional and international
organisations.

WORKING LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT

Must be fluent in English and/or French and/or Arabic (speaking and writing). A
combination of any two or all of these languages will be an added advantage.

ELIGIBILITY FOR APPLICATION
Applicants must be citizens of COMESA Member States.

FINAL DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS
Applications MUST be submitted through the COMESA Coordinating Ministries of
the respective member States on the prescribed COMESA APPLICATION FORM
which can be accessed on the COMESA website: http://www.comesa.int/,
Applications submitted directly to the Secretariat will not be considered and only
short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Accordingly, short-listing reports from the Coordinating Ministries attaching all the
relevant documents of the successful candidates should reach the address below by
Wednesday , 1st March 2017.

The Director of Human Resources and Administration
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa
COMESA Centre,
Ben Bella Road,
P.O Box 30051,
Lusaka
Zambia
Email: recruitment@comesa.int
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