April Jobs at COMESA Zambia – Ending Soon


The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) is a regional
economic grouping comprising 19 member states that have agreed to promote
regional integration through trade development and developing their natural and
human resources for the mutual benefit of their people. Its vision is to be a fully
integrated economic community that is prosperous, internationally competitive, and
ready to merge into the African Economic Community. In order to realize its
objectives, COMESA has also established a number of semi-autonomous institutions
based in different Member States to support integration. (More information on
www.comesa.int).
Since 1998, COMESA has been collaborating with United State Agency for
International Development (USAID). In 2012 COMESA and USAID signed the
extension of the Integrated Partnership Assistance Agreement (IPAA) which is a five
year program that consolidated all USAID resources into one agreement. The
resources support various activities in the Secretariat namely: Trade and Investment,
Agriculture and Environment among others. In September 2016 COMESA and USAID
also signed a new agreement “Regional Development Objective Grant Agreement” of
which the completion dates is 30th September, 2021. The Agreement will focus on
two main Development Objectives (DO). DO 1: Sustainable regional economic
integration advanced and DO 2: East African institutions’ leadership and learning
strengthened.
The two Development Objectives set forth below reflect the Development Objectives
under USAID’s Regional Development Cooperation Strategy RDCS (2016-2020) and
are aligned with COMESA’s Medium Term Strategic Plan 2016-2020. The MTSP
articulates the COMESA’s five-year development strategy and goal of: creating an
enabling trade and investment environment, with a focus on market integration,
infrastructure development, industrialization (including small and medium enterprise development and regional industrial clusters), institutional and regulatory policies, and
capacity development.
In order to actualize the set out development objectives, the USAID intends to recruit
a Programme Communications Officer.

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