Post Title: Expert - Micro, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (MSME)
Office: Department of Structural Economic Transformation and Trade
Supervisor: Assistant Secretary General (ASG-SETT)
Duty Station: OACPS Secretariat, Belgium
Posting period: 21 September to 15 November 2021
Post Number: ACP/41/080/21/AFHR/HR/CNA
No. of Vacancies: 1
I. Organizational Context
Under the guidance and supervision of Assistant Secretary General for Structural Economic Transformation and Trade (SETT), Expert, Micro, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (MSME) is responsible for programmes and projects in the area of MSME and overall private sector development, and provides technical and general support (analyses, technical advice, preparation of speeches and briefs) for Member States of the OACPS.
He/she operates within the OACPS governing organs (Subcommittee on Investment and Private Sector, Committee of Ambassadors and Council of Ministers) with regard to private sector development in Member States of the OACPS and provides assistance in the preparation of the Private Sector Strategy for the Member States of the OACPS. The incumbent also works with the European Commission and other international organizations on matters pertaining to investment and the private sector and establishes networks to help advance key issues of interest to the OACPS.
The Expert collaborates with the relevant thematic leads, mainly within the same department, but also with the sectoral Heads of the other Departments of the Secretariat of the OACPS.
The Expert ensures high quality, accurate and coherent work and promotes a client-oriented approach consistent with rules and regulations of the Secretariat of the OACPS.
The Expert also supervises along with others the work of a secretary and carries out her performance assessment on an annual basis.
II. Functions / Key Results Expected
Summary of Key Functions:
III. Impact of Results
The key results have an impact on the competitiveness of the Private Sector of the Member States of the OACPS and on the attractiveness of the business environment in the Member States of the OACPS.
V. Recruitment Qualifications
Master’s degree or equivalent in Economics, Trade, Finance, Law, Management and/or in related areas
At least eight (8) years experience, at increasing levels of responsibility in the area of international trade, investment and/or the private sector, three of them being at national or international level.
Good command of English or French or Portuguese or Spanish. A working knowledge of at least one of the other three would be an added advantage.
Candidates for the post must be nationals of Member States from the African, Caribbean and Pacific Regions and must therefore attach a copy of their valid passport for proof of nationality. Applications from non-OACPS nationals will not be considered.
Staff Members of the OACPS are subject to the authority of and duties assigned by the Secretary General and will discharge their functions under conditions established by the Secretary General.
All employment decisions are made on the suitability of the candidate and the needs of the OACPS. Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible.
The appointment to this position is for an initial period of 3 years and renewal thereof is subject to the needs of the OACPS and availability of the post or funds.
Applications for this post should be sent by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org and must reach the Secretariat by midnight on the deadline date.
Applications must be accompanied by an updated curriculum vitae completed in the following format: https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/editors/en/cv/compose. Applications in another format will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further evaluation. Applicants must provide copies of degrees, diplomas, certificates and any other documents attesting to their competence and professional experience.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and those under serious consideration will be subject to reference checks.
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