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Country Representatives (Malawi, Eswatini/Lesotho, and Namibia), Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub
The USAID Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub (SATIH) project, a five-year trade and investment program for Southern Africa in its third year of implementation, is expected to increase global competitiveness and intra-regional trade and improve food security in Southern Africa. The Hub engages with partners across the region to increase sustainable economic growth, global export competitiveness, and trade in targeted Southern African countries. It supports these objectives by increasing exports from Southern African countries to South Africa and the United States (under the African Growth and Opportunity Act [AGOA]), boosting capital and technology flows from South Africa to other Southern African countries, and providing targeted trade facilitation support to Zambia. The Hub works with market actors to identify and resolve enterprise constraints and to implement sustainable solutions through market-based trade and investment facilitation services. The Hub partners with USAID bilateral missions through the USAID/Southern Africa Regional Economic Growth Office in the successful delivery of its objectives.
Going forward, in partnership with USAID, the Hub will narrow its activities to achieve the following three objectives:
In addition, the Hub will improve Zambia’s trade enabling environment as part of a buy-in from USAID/Zambia.
OBJECTIVES AND DUTIES
The Hub seeks three (3) Country Representatives (CR) in Malawi, Lesotho/Eswatini, and Namibia to work closely with the Deputy Chief of Party, Hub Portfolio Managers and specific Hub staff assigned to each task. The CR will manage the Hub’s portfolio of activities in country and facilitate coordination and collaboration with the USAID bilateral Mission and other private sector development initiatives in the host country, government partners, private sector partners and civil society organizations, to implement Hub activities in the host country. Implementation will be based on the approved Hub Country Implementation Plan, and the CR will serve as the Hub Point of Contact in the country.
The CR will have three principal roles in-country: (a) representation and high-level liaison, (b) portfolio identification, development and oversight, and (c) technical delivery and project team leadership. The CR shall also conduct the following tasks:
The CR will supervise short-term consultants and a Program Assistant.
BASE OF OPERATIONS:
1) Lilongwe, Malawi;
2) Maseru, Lesotho/Mbabane, Eswatini; and
3) Windhoek, Namibia.
The CR will report to the Deputy Chief of Party.
Applications for this position will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The final deadline for submission is December 20, 2019.
Candidates with citizenship in Malawi, Lesotho, Eswatini, and Namibia are encouraged to apply.
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