POSITION TITLE: PRINCIPAL REGIONAL INTEGRATION OFFICER - NEPAD, REGIONAL INTEGRATION AND TRADE
POSITION N°: NA
The objective of the Regional Integration and Trade Division is to implement activities that support regulatory and policy reforms and institutional capacity development to ensure movement of goods and services across borders to facilitate Africa’s economic integration and global trade. The division’s priority focus areas include: a) trade facilitation and services, b) trade policy and investment attraction, c) trade finance, and d) monetary and financial integration.
The incumbent is expected to strengthen the division’s general regional integration agenda focusing on trade policy and investment attraction. Furthermore, he/she is expected to deepen the Bank’s engagement with Regional Member Countries, Regional Economic Communities and other international organizations. Within the Bank, the candidate is expected to lead and provide technical support to regional and cross border infrastructure operations and develop tools and knowledge products that are operationally relevant.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the supervision of the Division Manager Regional Integration and Trade, and in collaboration with other staff of the division, the Principal Regional Integration Officer will perform the following duties:
Strengthen the trade policy and investment attraction work-stream with emphasis on developing projects/programs that are operationally relevant for Bank intervention;
Support the Division’s other priority work streams;
Conduct policy oriented trade policy research, produce reports and briefs;
Assist in further defining and expanding the trade integration agenda in the Division and to mainstream activities into the Bank’s operational and analytical work;
Provide technical and advisory services to RMCs, RECs and the private sector, in order to assist them, implement programs/projects that will move the regional and trade integration agenda on the continent forward;
Build partnerships and coalitions within and outside the Bank;
Provide support as requested.SELECTION CRITERIA
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience
At least a Master’s degree or equivalent in Law, Economics, International Trade/Relations, or related international development fields,
Preferably a minimum of six (6) years of relevant professional experience on issues related to trade and regional integration; Operational experience in Africa will be an advantage.
Strong client orientation with commitment to results on the ground;
Proven ability to conduct research, analyze and produce reports. Publications on topics related to trade and regional integration would be an added advantage.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrated ability to communicate ideas effectively.
Ability to work effectively in a matrix management environment, both as a team leader and team member, EXCELLENT COMPUTER SKILLS: Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: proficiency in English or French, with a good working knowledge of the other. Proficiency in the two working languages of the Bank will be an advantage.CLICK LINK TO APPLY
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CLOSING DATE: 15/04/2012