Position: Junior Expert on Rules of Origin
After only 3.5 years of free trade negotiations amongst all 55 African countries, the African Continental Free Trade Area, in brief AfCFTA, was established. The AfCFTA was operationalized on 30th May 2019, 30 days after Sierra Leone and Sahara Republic deposited the last two necessary ratifications with the African Union (AU) for the AfCFTA to legally come into force for the ratifying countries. As of May 2023, 54 countries have signed the agreement and 46 countries have deposited their instrument of ratification. This landmark agreement offers significant promise for the continent’s transformation.
The AfCFTA will create a single African economic space of potentially 55 Member States (MS), comprising more than 1.2 billion people, and with a total GDP in excess of US$2.5 trillion. Services sectors contribute on average fifty percent (50%) to the GDP of African economies.
GIZ, on behalf of the German government, supports the AfCFTA through the GIZ Support project to the AfCFTA (GIZ AfCFTA). GIZ AfCFTA supports the AU Commission (AUC) Department of Economic Development, Trade, Tourism, Industry, Mining (ETTIM) as well as the AfCFTA Secretariat in Accra, Ghana in the AfCFTA negotiations and implementation. All activities of GIZ AfCFTA are closely coordinated across the continental, regional (East African Community (EAC), Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Southern African Development Community (SADC)) and country (Cote d’Ivoire, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Niger, Rwanda, Tunisia, Zambia) level to ensure that all levels are appropriately linked. The support is partly provided through the Team Europe Technical Assistance Facility to support the AfCFTA and African regional integration (EU-TAF), which is financed by the EU, Germany, France, and Sweden and jointly implemented with Expertise France and FIIAPP.
Further details of the assignment can be found in the Terms of Reference. Please request all tender documents by email from AU_Bidderquestions@giz.de by mentioning “83438327 _ Rules of Origin” on the subject email.
Period of assignment: 20 July 2023 until 19 July 2024 for up to 180 Working Days
Qualifications of key expert 1 •
Education/training (2.2.1): Bachelor’s degree in International Trade, economic sciences, development economics, international relations, international business, international law, political sciences or relevant disciplines •
Language (2.2.2): C1 – level language proficiency in English, B2 – level language proficiency in French •
General professional experience (2.2.3): Two (2) years of professional experience in the area of international trade •
Specific professional experience (2.2.4): Two (2) years of professional experience related to Rules of Origins • Leadership/management experience (2.2.5): N/A •
Regional experience (2.2.6): Work assignments in two different African sub-regions •
Development Cooperation (DC) experience (2.2.7): N/A • Other (2.2.8): 1 year of work experience for a government organization in a similar function
How to apply
Please request all tender documents via email from AU_Bidderquestions@giz.de by mentioning “883438327 _ Rules of Origin“” on your subject email.
Tender documents include:
- GIZ invitation letter,
- Bidding conditions,
- General Terms and Conditions of Contract (AVB local),
- Terms of reference (ToR) with description of tasks,
- Evaluation grid for technical evaluation of the offers,
- Price sheet for submission of financial offer,
- Eligibility self-declaration,
- Specimen association clause
- Extract from act against restraints on competition.