The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) is one of the 8 Regional Economic Communities (RECs) recognised by the Africa Union. It consists of nineteen member States that have agreed to co-operate and promote regional integration through
trade and investment development resources for the mutual benefit of their peoples.
The mission of COMESA is to achieve, over the long term, sustainable economic and social progress in member states through enhanced co-operation and integration in all fields of development especially in trade, customs and monetary affairs, transport,
communications and information, technology, industry and energy, gender, agriculture, environment and natural resources.
The 10th European Development Fund (10th EDF)
The 10th EDF Regional Integration Support Programme (RISP3) follows the two previous RISP programmes (I and II). The Contribution Agreement for the programme was signed on 20 December 2013 with an implementation period of 36 months. The programme has
been under implementation since 22 December 2014 and will close in December 2016. The programme is funded under the Focal area 1 “Regional Economic Integration” of the Eastern and Southern Africa – Indian Ocean (ESA-IO) Regional Strategy Paper and
Regional Indicative Programme 2008 – 2013 (RSP/RIP 2008-2013). The RIP envisages that EU cooperation will “assist ESA-IO Regional Organisations (ROs) in meeting the challenges of implementing their medium-term strategies”, providing also complementary
“support for member countries in participating fully in the regional trade arrangements”.
It is a requirement that a mid-term review of the programme is undertaken in order to provide COMESA and the EU Delegation to Zambia an independent assessment of the performance of the RISP 3 programme so far and provide recommendations that may be
used to improve and adjust the implementation of the programme, as well as to guide future programmes identification and formulation under the 11th EDF.
COMESA invites proposals from competent consultants to carry out the the mid-term review. The terms of Reference for the services required are contained in Annex 1.
ELIGIBILITY AND PROFILE OF CONSULTANTS
This consultancy is open to experts who have the nationality of one of the EU ACP COMESA countries, who have qualifications and sufficient experience that match the profiles indicated in the terms of reference.
Experts must provide their signed CVs.
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