Head of the support component of the Pan-African Free Trade Area

Full TimeInternship Greater Accra Region GIZ
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Head of the support component of the Pan-African Free Trade Area and the Alliance for Trade Facilitation

The project to support the Pan-African Free Trade Area (African Continental Free Trade Area, AfCFTA) works with the Trade and Industry Department of the African Union and partners, the International Trade Center and a large number of African actors to support the free trade negotiations in the area of ​​trade in goods and services, trade facilitation and customs cooperation. The project also works on the topics of industrialization, e-commerce, value chains, special economic zones, women in trade and other trade-related topics.

Your tasks
Advising the bilateral Ghanaian partners on the implementation of the AfCFTA as well as the establishment of the AfCFTA secretariat and the removal of obstacles in cross-border trade
Development of a component coordinated between the continental AfCFTA project and the Alliance for Trade Facilitation
Technical, administrative and organizational support as part of the project’s advisory services
Control of the implementation of specific trade projects in Ghana
Agile leadership of a team
Planning, organization and implementation of relevant events and multi-stakeholder formats on the topics of trade in services, trade in goods and investments
Administrative and content-related support for contractors and short-term specialists
Support with strategic alignment, planning and control as well as reporting and quality assurance
your profile
Completed university degree in economics, international economic or trade policy or comparable courses
Many years of professional experience in development cooperation in the retail sector
Many years of experience and knowledge in the field of trade, investment policy and employment policy as well as private sector development
First management experience as well as several years of international experience in Africa
Knowledge of impact-oriented monitoring and Capacity WORKS applications
Experience in financial management
Professional experience in the private sector as well as in the diplomatic and intergovernmental environment is an advantage
Business fluent German and very good English skills; a good knowledge of French is an advantage
Location information
The following link provides information about living and working in Ghana.

The security situation is tense. Special precautionary measures apply to GIZ employees on site. GIZ’s requirements for security measures must be followed at all times. Please also inform yourself about country-specific information from the Federal Foreign Office. A contact person for security risk management is named in the on-site GIZ office. The freedom of movement is restricted. There are no restrictions on the part of GIZ for family members to leave the country. If necessary, we ask you to find out which forms of relationship are legally and socially accepted in the country of assignment.

The fine dust pollution at the place of use exceeds the limit value permitted in Europe many times over. As part of the selection process and in the course of the employment examination, you will be informed about suitable protective and behavioral measures.

GIZ operates worldwide. As a GIZ employee, you are ready to work internationally and are happy to pass on your know-how.

The job is suitable for full-time or part-time staff.

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GIZ would like to increase the number of people with disabilities in the company. Therefore, we look forward to relevant applications.

Here you can get an overview of our service packages.

The prerequisite for the conclusion of the contract is the lifting of the restrictions on travel and business travel currently in force in the company to contain the Covid 19 virus that is spreading worldwide.

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