Since 2004, the European Commission (EC), the Commonwealth Secretariat and Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) have recognised the scale of the trade development challenges facing many ACP member countries and provided assistance through The Hub & Spokes Project. The Commonwealth Secretariat is responsible for the implementation of the Hub & Spokes Project in Eastern and Southern Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific regions as well as at the African Union Commission.
The overall goal of the Hub & Spokes Consolidation Phase is to contribute to sustainable economic development and poverty reduction in ACP countries through closer regional integration and increased participation in the global economy. This will be achieved by enhancing the capacity of ACP countries to formulate suitable trade policy, participate effectively in international trade negotiations and implement international trade agreements.
As Communication and Programme Analyst for the Hub and Spokes Project you will assist in developing lobbying strategies to secure funding and strengthen collaboration, assist in the development of a Roadmap for implementation of the consolidation phase, provide support in developing initiatives relating to institutional trade capacity building, design customised programmes to meet regional trade capacity needs, produce reports on project results, and keep the project website updated
To be considered for the role you will need to have a degree in Economics, International Trade, Trade Law or a related discipline, a minimum of 5 years experience and knowledge of trade policy issues, particularly WTO and EU/ACP issues.
You must be able to operate effectively in our multi-cultural setting and be a national of a Commonwealth country.
We are the inter-governmental body of the Commonwealth, comprising 52 sovereign states. Our aim is to provide sustainable and people-centred democratic culture and development through professional advice, transfer of best practice, and the enhancement of skills and knowledge, all to the betterment of over two billion citizens. Our efforts are concentrated where we have a clear advantage to add global value.