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Comesa
Industry: Manufacturing
Country: Zambia
City: Lusaka
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  • Posted: 04 June 2015

COMESA's current strategy can thus be summed up in the phrase 'economic prosperity through regional integration'.

Project Manager

Description

The COMESA Sanitary and Phyto Sanitary and food safety (SPS) Unit will also provide technical support in implementing the training and counselling program for enterprise development. This is to ensure that selected business in the food supply business, are to meet the key agricultural practices demanded by the selected corporate industries in order to encourage local penetration into their formal supply chains .

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Requirements

Preparation of project budgets:

Assisting in the preparation of required budget revisions and drafting requests for disbursements of funds under the project.

Support to project audits;

Assisting in the compilation of required documentation for project audits.
Support the Project Manager in the implementation of the audit recommendations in a systematic manner;

Project implementation and monitoring;

Identify from the selected countries, national expertise in the various competence areas required for the efficient implementation of the Local Sourcing Project.
Coordinate and supervise the work of external consultants, as needed
Supporting the monitoring of project activities by previewing a variety of records, including control plans, progress reports, project inputs, budgets and financial expenditures;
Undertaking visits to project sites and preparing reports on them.
Prepare annual work plan with quarterly milestones for the Project, which includes the trainings, business counselling, MoU signings and market linkages programs.
Oversee the implementation of LSP Project in close cooperation with the associated partners (public and private sector).
Prepare monthly Project management team minutes and update Project plan each month.
Prepare Quarterly Report in collaboration with Project team, and ensure submission of Financial Report and statements.

Knowledge building and sharing;

Assisting in the preparation, updating and maintenance of project publicity materials such as brochures;
Distribution of project literature to all interested parties;
Facilitate effective and coordinated communication of information between all organizations and staff involved in project implementation

Event Management;

Organizing workshops and meetings:
Assisting in the organization of workshops, seminars, and round table meetings including making bookings for venues, accommodation, and transport;
Travel for all project staff.
Ensuring payment of per diems, and other legitimate payments related to the project;
Documenting of all project meetings and other activities as directed by the Project Manager

Any other duties as assigned by the CBC Coordinator.

 

Responsabilities

Recruitment and supervision of technical and training expertise as required for implementation of the project. Developing and maintaining close linkages with relevant sectoral SMES, Private sector associations, government agencies, and strategic partners of the project. Coordinating the project team in carrying out their duties at an optimum level through ensuring efficient and effective resource utilization Coordinating inputs of the project into annual results-based work plans and logical frameworks as endorsed by the management Preparing detailed annual breakdowns of the work plan for all project objectives, And preparation of quarterly work plans. Preparing all project reports as required (including Annual Project Reports, Inception Report, Quarterly Reports and the Terminal Report). Preparing quarterly status and financial reports for comments and approval by the Management Coordinate the establishment of sub-national project Task Teams in all six countries where project is to be implemented. Provision of Monitoring and Progress Controls: Maintenance of project records which includes compiling, analyzing, summarizing, recording and maintaining information on project activities and its financial data; General Administration: Handle all general administrative matters of the project as directed by the Project Director.

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    Zambia - Lusaka

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