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GFA recruiting Swiss Import Promotion Programme Manager


Switzerland, 02 May 2016

Project Title

Swiss Import Promotion Programme (SIPPO)

Project Description

The Swiss Important Promotion Programme (SIPPO) was created in 1999 to promote imports into Switzerland and the EU from developing and transition countries on behalf of the State Secretariat of Economic Affairs (SECO). The ongoing SIPPO mandate phase will be discontinued by the end of this year and subsequently replaced with the novel SIPPO Programme 2017 - 2020. The overall objective of this new programme is that business support organisations in developing countries and Swiss trade-related development assistance programmes add to the creation of sustainable jobs and to increased income in developing countries. In particular, the programme will be active (amongst others) in Peru, Colombia, South Africa, Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Balkan Region (i.e. Serbia, Albania, Macedonia, Bosnia & Herzegovina).

Focus of its interventions will be put on a limited number of high-potential export sectors:

  • Value Added Fish & Seafood

  • Processed Fruits & Vegetables

  • Natural Ingredients For The Food & Non-Food Sectors

  • Sustainable Tourism

  • Value Added Textiles

  • Wood Based Technical Products

Job Description:

  • Overall management and coordination of the programme

  • Management of the Programme Management Unit (PMU)

  • Liaison with the contracting authority

  • Liaison with the beneficiaries and other relevant institutions in the partner countries

  • Provide regular and ad-hoc consultations to the Contracting Authority, Beneficiary and recipient institutions;

  • Coordination with the relevant stakeholders and other donors/projects

Duration of assignment: 48 months.

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