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Senior Regional Technical Officer at United Nations Office for Project Services(UNOPS )- Ajira Portal

Division of Country Programmes (DCP) is the operational arm for ITC’s technical cooperation. It has primary responsibility for liaison with countries benefiting from ITC assistance, for coordinating ITC’s field-level activities, including relations with field-based donors and ensuring responsiveness of ITC’s programmes to national and regional trade promotion needs and priorities. The Division leads and coordinates ITC’s “Needs assessment and programme design” core service and its functions involve all areas of ITC’s mandate. The Division is responsible for the programming and overall management of regional and country-specific, multi-disciplinary projects which are implemented in close coordination with the other substantive divisions.

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The Office for Africa (OA), one of DCP regional offices, has developed the Market Access Upgrade Programme (MARKUP). MARKUP aims to contribute to economic development in the East African Community (EAC) through boosting trade and regional integration. MARKUP’s outcome is to improve regional market access to EU and the East African region for five EAC partner countries for selected value chains: coffee, tea, cocoa, avocado, spices and horticulture. The project will cover activities in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi through the provisions of partnerships with national, regional and international institutions.

The MARKUP projects implemented by the ITC are part of a bigger MARKUP programme for which other partner organizations are involved and working all under the same umbrella. More specifically, ITC has the responsibility to implement a regional component for the EAC (EAC-Window) as well as country specific components (Tanzania and Burundi Windows) which are all integrated and delivered as one and in close collaboration with other programme stakeholders.

With regards to ITC’s involvement, MARKUP covers the following interventions:


• Enhanced capacity to advocate for the removal of sector trade barriers

• Export competitiveness enhanced for sector SMEs

• Business development capacities improved for sector SMEs

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Tanzania Window:

• Enhanced awareness on sector enablers through market analysis and research

Burundi Window:

• National Quality Infrastructure framework, inspection and certification services strengthened

• Laboratory testing capacities for coffee/tea improved

• Quality related extension services strengthened

The Programme will be implemented in close collaboration with the German International Cooperation Agency (GIZ), with a Project Coordination Unit (PCU) to be set up in Arusha, Tanzania, and with a backstopping unit based in Headquarters. The PCU in Arusha will consist of a Coordinator, a Senior Regional Technical Officer, an M&E Officer, a Standards and SPS Expert and two Programme Assistants. At Headquarters, located within the Office for Africa, there will be a Programme Management Officer, a Project Officer and a Programme Assistant. A National Coordinator will appointed in each EAC member state, seconded by an Administrative Assistant (only in Burundi and Tanzania).

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The function of National Coordinator requires a combination of managerial and technical skills relevant to a capacity-building programme in regional trade and selected value chains. The incumbent shall be capable of working with a broad range of national, regional and international institutions that are involved in the successful execution of the MARKUP programme.
Purpose and Scope of Assignment
The Senior Regional Technical Officer will assume full responsibility for the ef…
Functional Responsibilities
The function includes a mix of management and key technical responsibilities and…
Monitoring and Project Controls
Outputs and Delivery Timelines: – …
Education/Experience/Language requirements
a. Education Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in…
Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and ex…
Functional competencies
Knowledge of Trade Policy and Trade Facilitation. Fully computer literacy (Micro…
Contract type, level and duration
Contract type: Local Individual Contractor Agreement (LICA) Co…
Additional Considerations
Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time Applications …
Background Information – UNOPS
UNOPS supports the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuildin…

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