The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Secretariat and the European Union (EU) have signed a Grant Contribution Agreement amounting to €8million for the Support to Air Transport Sector Development (SATSD) in the Eastern Africa, Southern Africa and Indian Ocean Region. The SATSD is a four (4) year programme that aims at supporting the operationalization of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM); strengthening the regulatory and institutional capacity of civil aviation institutions; and improving air navigation efficiency in the EA-SA-IO region.
The overall objective of the programme is to contribute to the development of the air transport sector in the EA-SA-IO region. The specific objectives are to achieve the following:
- Single African Air Transport Market operationalised;
- Strengthened regulatory and institutional capacity of civil aviation institutions in EA- SA-IO region; and
- Improved air navigation efficiency in the EA-SA-IO region.
The program integrates three key result areas which will be implemented with sub result areas as follows:
Result 1: Single African Air Transport Market operationalised
Sub result 1.1: Supported signing of Solemn Commitment by Member States in the EA-SA- IO region
Sub result 1.2: Enabled operationalisation of joint competition rules and regulations
Sub result 1.3: Enhanced capacity for a regional model for sustainable air transport market development.
Result 2: Strengthened regulatory and institutional capacity of civil aviation institutions in the EA-SA-IO region
Sub result 2.1: Separation of Civil Aviation Authority regulatory functions from operational functions supported in number of fast-moving countries
Sub result 2.2: Enhanced managerial and technical skills for aviation oversight
Sub result 2.3: Improved gender sensitivity and environment mainstreaming in the aviation sector.
Result 3: Improved air navigation efficiency in the EA-SA-IO region
Sub result 3.1: Enhanced airspace coordination for Regional Seamless Upper air space
Sub result 3.2: Enabled data sharing through centralised regional aeronautical information databases.
The primary beneficiaries of the Support to Air Transport Sector Development (SATSD) programme will be Member/Partner States of the EA-SA-IO region, through improved quality of air transport services that will stimulate demand for air transport services. Increased demand for air transport services will contribute to increased employment, direct and indirect through the positive impact on downstream aviation sector industries which are sources of inputs like fuel, spare parts, consumables, equipment and other service providers. Other sectors of the economy that will benefit are the tourism sector, industrial and trade sectors which rely heavily on-air transport. Growth of these sectors will positively contribute to GDP growth. Citizens will have increased disposable incomes as a result of growth in GDP and GDP per capita hence can afford air travel especially given the potential reduction in air fares. The huge size of the continent and its many physical barriers coupled with limitations in land-based transport infrastructure will make air travel the preferred mode. Institutional reforms to be supported by the programme will result in efficient and accountable institutions that will be able to support sustained growth of the sector.
To implement the programme, the COMESA Secretariat will set up a Programme Implementation Unit to be based in the Infrastructure and Logistics Division.
The Programme Implementation Unit will be composed of staff as described in the job descriptions below and will also be supported by short-term experts where needed:
JOB TITLE: Administrative Assistant
GRADE: General Service (GS8)
SALARY : EUR 29,316 p.a
PROGRAMME: Support to all 11 EDF programmes at the Secretariat including Air Transport Sector Development (SATSD) in the Eastern Africa, Southern Africa and Indian Ocean Region
DUTY STATION: Infrastructure and Logistics Division, COMESA Secretariat, Lusaka, Zambia
CONTRACT DURATION : From date of signature of the contract up to the end of the programme duration, which is expected to end in December 2024. The initial contract period shall include a six (6) months probationary period.
REPORTING TO: Team Leader under the overall direction of the Director of Infrastructure and Logistics.
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Post expires at 6:00pm on Wednesday March 24th, 2021
Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Lusaka, Zambia
Category: International Job
Deadline: March 24, 2021
Company Name: COMESA