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REOI/ APRM/ME /GH/04/2021
INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT: HIGH-LEVEL INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW EXPERT FOR THE AFRICA PEER REVIEW MECHANISM (APRM)
Country: South Africa
Duty station: AfCFTA Secretariat, Accra, Ghana
Description of the assignment: High Level International Trade Law Expert
Period of assignment/services: 2 Months
The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) is an autonomous entity of the African Union. It is an instrument voluntarily acceded to by Member States of the African Union as an African self–monitoring mechanism. According to the APRM Statute (2020) the APRM has the mandate to promote and facilitate self-monitoring by the participating member states. To this end, the Secretary General of the AfCFTA, seized the opportunity to request for support from the APRM Secretariat to develop a tool for Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting that will assist in tracking the implementation of the AfCFTA agreement among the African Union Member states.
The overall objective of this consultancy is to support the AfCFTA Secretariat to achieve its core mandate by APRM availing its tools, processes, and structures (continental and National structures) in monitoring the continental agreements, particularly the AfCFTA agreement in the AU member states, specifically at the national level.
To build strategic partnership between the two vital institutions to pave way for MOU negotiations and signing by the two entities to materialize this vision.
To support the APRM and the AfCFTA to jointly produce a comprehensive ME&R tool that will be used to track efforts made by AU member states to implement the AfCFTA agreement at the national level.
To develop clear indicators along the core objectives of the AfCFTA Agreement and its annexes that will be used by member states to report on progress made towards domestication and implementation of the AfCFTA agreement at national level.
To develop a broad-based questionnaire that will be sent to member countries to track progress undertaken in implementing the agreement.
To develop a survey tool.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
A master’s degree in International Trade law, International Economic Law, International Trade Law, or related field. A PhD in International Trade Law will be an added advantage.
Must have ten (10) years’ working experience in providing services to law firms, national governments, international organizations, or teaching and researching in this area at recognized academic institutions.
Proven experience working with national governments and international organizations on issues of international economic law and policy.
Expert knowledge of the multilateral trading system of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and regional trade agreements within the African continent.
A track record of high-level research and publications in the field of international trade law and policy in general and African economic law, policy, and negotiations.
Should be able to work under minimum supervision, Good interpersonal skills.
Has networks with various national, regional, and global organizations.
Only shortlisted candidates will be subjected to technical evaluation.
Interested Consultants may obtain further information through Email: tender[email protected]. during office hours 8.00 -1700hrs South Africa time. Any clarification to the bid shall be published on APRM Website. Clarification should be sought not less than seven day to the date of closing the bid.
SUBMISSION OF BID: Expressions of interest must be submitted by email [email protected]. on or before 11 of June 2021 11.00 hours South Africa time). Submissions to be titled: EOI/ APRM/ME /GH/04/2021 “Expression of Interest for an Individual High Level International Trade Law Consultant for Ghana.
African Peer Review Mechanism
Private Bag x09, Halfway House, 1685
Physical Address: 230 15th Street, Randjies Park, 1st Floor
Midrand, South Africa
Tel: +27 11 256 3400/01/29
Fax: +27 256 3456
E-mail: [email protected]