Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa Jobs

Location: Kenya.

Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) is a national focal point for trade development and promotion activities within the East and Southern Africa Region and external markets.

They seek to recruit for the following positions:

1. Chief Editor P4

Qualifications:

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in languages law or social sciences.
  • A first level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • A minimum of eight years of progressively responsible experience in drafting, proofreading/publishing or related field.
  • Experience in an International Organization as a Proofreader/Production Editor will be an added advantage.
  • Fluency in English or French is required.
  • Working knowledge of the second language will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent writing and linguistic skills;highest standards of accuracy, consistency and faithfulness to the spirit, style and nuances of submitted documents.

    2. Immigration Expert P3

    Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Economics, Business Administration or any other related subjects and a minimum of 6 years relevant work experience, preferably from within the COMESA and EAC regions.
  • Good communication skills and fluency in written and oral English are essential as is a high level of competency in the use of all common software packages.
  • Candidates must be fluent in either English or French while a working knowledge of the other language is a distinct advantage.

    3. Adjustment Support Expert P4

    Qualifications:

  • Ability to work across boundaries in flexible teams of diverse disciplinary backgrounds, appreciation for team work, technical excellence and drive for results are core to the position.
  • He/she will possess at least a Degree in Economics or a related field.
  • A Masters Degree in Economics, Business Administration or related field will be an added advantage.
  • He/She will have at least 8 years of relevant professional experience in macroeconomics and/or public finance and/or economic planning.
  • Excellent command of English or French and report writing skills are required.
  • He/she must be computer and internet literate.
  • Knowledge of the second language will be an added advantage. 4. Monitoring and Evaluation Expert P3

    Qualifications:

  • The candidate must have a minimum of a Master’s Degree in Development Studies or any relevant discipline from a recognised University.
  • Additional training in Project Management and Research is essential.
  • At least 8 years of post-graduate, professional experience in Research and Development gained in regional or international organisations.
  • Experience in the COMESA as well as a proven experience of international donor funded cooperation programmes will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent command of English and report writing skills are required. Knowledge of French will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent research skills and analytical ability.
  • Resourcefulness, initiative, a high sense of responsibility and demonstrated capacity to work effectively, rapidly and accurately under pressure for extended periods and meet strict deadlines.

    5. Assistant RISP Programme Coordinator P2

    Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Economics, Business Administration or any other related subjects and a minimum of 6 years relevant work experience, preferably from within the COMESA and EAC regions.
  • Good communication skills and fluency in written and oral English are essential as is a high level of competency in the use of all common software packages.
  • Candidates must be fluent in either English or French while a working knowledge of the other language is a distinct advantage.
    All applications should be submitted to the Secretary General (Attention: Director of Administration). E-mail: recruitment [at] comesa.int.

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