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Director Industry and Agriculture

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade

Job Type

Full Time



Description :

JOB TITLE: Director Industry and Agriculture

DIVISION: Industry and Agriculture

REPORTING TO: Assistant Secretary General (Programmes)


(i) Firstly, to enhance productive capacities across economic sectors of the region by mobilizing domestic and foreign investments;
(ii) Secondly to promote competitiveness of regional products and services through effective participation of the private sector.
Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Secretary General (Programmes) and the overall supervision of the Secretary General, you shall perform the following functions:



(i) Appraise staff within the Division;
(ii) Prepare guidelines for the creation of an enabling environment for private sector investment;
(iii) Promote and advocate environmental measures for entrepreneurship and private sector development;
(iv) Promote regional value-chains and agribusiness for increasing added value to raw materials in the region;
(v) Promote initiatives and mechanisms to facilitate small-and medium scale industries including sub-contracting and other partnership relations between larger and smaller firms;
(vi) Mobilise resources for the implementation of projects in agriculture, industry, mining and services sectors;
(vii) Promote and advocate the effective participation of women and youth in business activities;
(viii) Promote, advocate and conduct agricultural programmes on agroindustry, mining beneficiation and other defined priority sectors;
(ix) Develop or initiate platforms to link up domestic with foreign investors;
(x) Promote and conduct analysis of productivity in agriculture, industry, mining and the services sector;
(xi) Take day to day decisions on personnel matters in the Division;
(xii) Design training programme for the division with assistance from the Personnel Division; and
(xiii) Carry out any other related duties that may be assigned to you by the Assistant Secretary General (Programmes) or the Secretary General from time to time.


Post graduate degree in Economics, Social and Economic Law, MSc Development Studies or Business Administration.


10 years’ experience in working on industrial and agricultural development with a strong private sector background in a leadership role. Engagement with Development Partners (such as UNIDO and FAO) in dealing with industrial and agricultural development would be an added advantage.


Must be fluent in English and/or French and/or Arabic (speaking and writing). A combination of any two or all these languages will be an added advantage.


Applicants must be citizens of a COMESA member country and not more than 56 years of age at the time of submitting the application.


How to apply

To apply

Candidates are required to submit the following with their applications:

(a) a copy of their Curriculum Vitae detailing the requisite qualifications and experience, and demonstrating suitability for the job;
(b) at least 3 referees with contact details;
(c) COMESA APPLICATION FORM which can be accessed on the COMESA website: https://www.comesmintkategory/opportunities/.
(d) Certified copies of certificates and transcripts.

Qualified and interested candidates should apply to the following address with a clearly marked envelope for the post being applied for by Monday, 16 September 2019:

The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
Munhumutapa Building
Cnr. Samora Machel Avenue and Sam Nujoma Street
P. 0. Box 4240
Harare, Zimbabwe

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