Posted on :
26 Apr, 2023
26 Apr, 2023
FAO’s mandate is to raise levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity, better the lives of rural populations and contribute to the growth of the world economy. The Organization provides this kind of assistance to help people and nations help themselves. In a complex world of competing needs, FAO provides a neutral meeting place and the background knowledge needed to reach consensus. The Regional Office for Africa (RAF) serves as FAO’s focal point for addressing region-wide food and agriculture issues and maintaining/developing relations with region-wide institutions notably the African Union Commission and the Regional Economic Communities.
RAF leads the organization’s agricultural trade work in sub-Saharan Africa, through the coordination and facilitation of an integrated set of activities to strengthen the capacity of African countries and their RECs to develop trade strategies, design and carry out trade policies and to negotiate trade agreements that will enable them to support the implementation of agricultural and food security strategies and investment plans. RAF supports the implementation of the Malabo Declaration that made clear commitments to Boosting Intra-African Trade in Agricultural Commodities and Services, which have been reinforced recently by the launch of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
The consultant will contribute to this mission, notably through the provision of evidence-based policy analysis and advice; and capacity development activities at regional, sub-regional, and country levels.
Job Title: Trade Policy Specialist
The consultant will report to the Senior Policy Officer/Programme Manager and work in close collaboration with members of other RAF Programme Areas of Work.
The consultant will contribute to the activities and outputs of PPA-205: Transparent Markets and Trade, providing technical support to FAO member countries for effective formulation of trade policies and participation in trade negotiations through the provision of the evidence base, capacity development and facilitation of fora for policy dialogue.
Tasks And Responsibilities
In close collaboration with all team members the consultant is expected to:
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
FAO Core Competencies