Type d'offre

Type de contrat
Contrat de prestation de services

Domaines d'expertises
Facilitation des affaires et intégration économique régionale

Date limite de candidature
04/12/2022 23:59

Durée de la mission
Court terme

Indépendant / Entrepreneur Individuel

15 jours

Description de la mission

As part of the European Technical Assistance Facility to support the AfCFTA and regional integration, Expertise France is looking for (2-3) individual consultants/experts to draft an AfCFTA Training Manual with training modules to be used by the Ministry of Trade and Regional Integration  to deliver training on the negotiation and implementation of the AfCFTA in Ethiopia.

Tasks and responsibilities:

The individual consultants will be working closely with the lead Project Manager assigned for this activity by Expertise France along with the Ministry and GIZ. The individual consultants will, within their respective fields of expertise, conduct the following:

  • Draft a work plan, make an assessment of training needs and identify potential trainees (who will be trained by the manual and modules);
  • Prepare an outline of the manual and submit for approval;
  • Collect data, information and documents that will be used for the manual;
  • Prepare a first draft of the training manual and submit it for feedback;
  • Prepare a final training manual that includes different modules for different stakeholders and for trainees at different levels of expertise on AfCFTA;
  • Ensure that the content in the manual reflects the local context and state of play in Ethiopia’s international trade negotiations and the challenges that the stakeholders face.

Description du projet ou contexte

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), signed by 54 of the 55 African countries, is the first step to achieve the objective of a continental single market. The AfCFTA is expected to boost intra-African trade, to promote structural transformation and to generate significant employment opportunities in Africa, especially for women and young people. Despite the high political momentum and the strong economic rationale, realising the AfCFTA will require strengthening institutional capacities to complete negotiations and to implement and meet the obligations of the agreements, with the active involvement of the private sector and effective cooperation between stakeholders at continental, regional and national level.

The Team Europe Technical Assistance Facility to support the AfCFTA and Continental Economic Integration (TE TAF) seeks to contribute to the African economic Integration agenda through mainly the realisation of the AfCFTA. The TE TAF is meant to be an efficient, reactive and flexible mechanism to answer to the needs of the African Union (AfCFTA Secretariat, AUC and some AU Specialized agencies), RECs, AU Member States and other potential continental partners and regional private sector organisations, working on fostering the AfCFTA and economic continental integration.

Funded by the EU, Agence Française de Development, the German Ministry of Development Cooperation (BMZ) and Sweden, the Team Europe Technical Assistance Facility will be implemented by GIZ, Expertise France, and FIAPP under the guidance of the AfCFTA Secretariat.

Ethiopia is among the eight countries getting support from Programme Support to AfCFTA at the national level. Ethiopia ratified AfCFTA in March 2019 and the country is also preparing the required documents such as offers for trade in goods and trade in services while closely consulting with the relevant stakeholders at the national level. At the same time, preparations are underway for Phase II negotiations and implementation of commitments under AfCFTA.

For 2022, one of the support areas requested by the Ministry of Trade and Regional Integration was the preparation of an AfCFTA training manual that the Ministry can use to train its stakeholders. The Ministry’s stakeholders in the negotiation and implementation of AfCFTA include government agencies, private sectors, civic organizations, academic institutions, media and international organizations. The manual will be prepared in collaboration with the Ministry’s training department and will be used to deliver training on the negotiation and implementation of AfCFTA by tailoring it to the needs of the stakeholders receiving the training. The Ministry’s stakeholders are diverse and have varying levels of understanding or proximity to the AfCFTA Agreement. Therefore, the manual is expected to accommodate training modules for people with varying levels of understanding of the topic.

Profil souhaité

  • Academic Qualifications: PhD or at least a master’s degree in international law, trade, economics or related fields;
  • At least 10 years of experience in studying, researching, teaching or practicing international trade law, international trade economics, international business, institutional capacity development or related fields;
  • Proven experience in delivering knowledge products, trainings or preparing training manuals;
  • Proven experience of working on AfCFTA, WTO or other regional trade agreements;
  • Previous experience of working with either the Ethiopian government, intergovernmental organizations or private sector in Ethiopia on international trade-related issues is a requirement;
  • Work experience in other African countries is an added advantage;
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft Office Suite);
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a strong ability to work independently;
  • Excellent planning, organizational and reporting skills.
  • Fluency in English, Amharic is an asset.

Critères de sélection des candidatures

Le processus de sélection des candidats s'opérera selon le(s) critère(s) suivant(s) :

  • Formation/compétences/expériences du candidat
  • Connaissances du candidat du contexte local (pays ou région d’intervention)

Date limite de candidature : 04/12/2022 23:59

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