Director Trade & Customs – P5

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Lusaka

Job Summary

FunctionsUnder the direct supervision of the Assistant Secretary General (Programmes) and the overall supervision of the Secretary General, you shall perform the following functions:

KEY TASKS

Skills and Qualifications

FunctionsUnder the direct supervision of the Assistant Secretary General (Programmes) and the overall supervision of the Secretary General, you shall perform the following functions:

KEY TASKS

  • You will be the focal point of the Division responsible for providing leadership, direction and ultimately coordinating all activities of the Trade and Customs Division;
  • Promote partnerships with International and Regional Institutions and other stakeholders for effective implementation of trade arrangements and related programmes; and
    You will be the focal point of the Division responsible for providing leadership, direction and ultimately coordinating all activities of the Trade and Customs Division;Promote partnerships with International and Regional Institutions and other stakeholders for effective implementation of trade arrangements and related programmes; andBe responsible for supervising officers in the Trade and Customs Division, ensuring that targets and objectives are met.
Duties And Responsibilities
  • Co-ordinate the implementation of the Customs Union with a Common External Tariff, Free Circulation of Goods and Revenue Sharing;
  • Co-ordinate the consolidation of the Free Trade Area, with the elimination of non-tariff barriers for the successful implementation of the Customs Union;
  • Co-ordinate and monitor customs systems and procedures aimed at facilitating the movement of goods across borders, including the implementation of a Common Customs Regulation and Common Tariff Nomenclature;
  • Co-ordinate the implementation of the COMESA Services Liberalization Programme;
  • Assist the Secretariat in co-ordinating and promoting joint programmes with other Regional Economic Communities (RECs);
  • Assist the Secretariat in negotiating trading arrangements with other economic groupings or countries;
  • Provide advice on World Trade Organization negotiations;
  • Supervise the administrative structure for managing the Customs Union;
  • Provide overall guidance and technical inputs into activities of the Division;
  • Ensure timely preparation of annual work plans in close collaboration withother Divisions of the Secretariat;
  • Provide technical support to the business community on trade policies, trade strategies and practices as well as market access in COMESA and in the global economy;
  • Co-ordinate and facilitate preparation of project documents for donor support;
  • Co-ordinate timely and quality preparation of reports on implementation of programmes;
  • Provide managerial and methodological support to the Division;
  • Design training programmes for the Division with assistance from the Human Resources Department;
  • Supervise technical studies undertaken in the Division; and
    Co-ordinate the implementation of the Customs Union with a Common External Tariff, Free Circulation of Goods and Revenue Sharing;Co-ordinate the consolidation of the Free Trade Area, with the elimination of non-tariff barriers for the successful implementation of the Customs Union;Co-ordinate and monitor customs systems and procedures aimed at facilitating the movement of goods across borders, including the implementation of a Common Customs Regulation and Common Tariff Nomenclature;Co-ordinate the implementation of the COMESA Services Liberalization Programme;Assist the Secretariat in co-ordinating and promoting joint programmes with other Regional Economic Communities (RECs);Assist the Secretariat in negotiating trading arrangements with other economic groupings or countries;Provide advice on World Trade Organization negotiations;Supervise the administrative structure for managing the Customs Union;Provide overall guidance and technical inputs into activities of the Division;Ensure timely preparation of annual work plans in close collaboration withother Divisions of the Secretariat;Provide technical support to the business community on trade policies, trade strategies and practices as well as market access in COMESA and in the global economy;Co-ordinate and facilitate preparation of project documents for donor support;Co-ordinate timely and quality preparation of reports on implementation of programmes;Provide managerial and methodological support to the Division;Design training programmes for the Division with assistance from the Human Resources Department;Supervise technical studies undertaken in the Division; andPerform any cognate activities which may be assigned to you by the Secretary General or the Assistant Secretary General (Programmes) from time to time.
Academic Qualifications
      A minimum of a master’s degree in international trade, commerce or business administration with adequate knowledge of monetary economics. with good communication skills and inter personal relations.
    Professional Experience
    • 10 years minimum experience in international trade and economic related areas with proven track record of management.

    Skill tags

    Software,Transport,Transport,Administrative,Human Resource

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