|Overview : |
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been supporting the African Union Commission on the process of establishing the African Inclusive Markets Excellence Centre (AIMEC) https://www.africa.undp.org/content/rba/en/home/about-us/AFIM/overview/AIMEC.html, as part of its effort to contribute to achieving SDGs and Agenda 2063. UNDP in collaboration with the AUC provided technical support in the conceptualization and design of AIMEC, including through a feasibility study and business plan https://www.tralac.org/images/docs/11444/business-plan-for-an-african-inclusive-markets-excellence-centre-december-2016.pdf that has been approved by the African Union Commission (AUC) Specialized Technical Committee (STC) on Finance, Monetary Affairs, Economic Planning and Integration Experts Meeting in 2017. The Executive Committee adopted AIMEC at the January 2018 AU Heads of States Summit. Subsequent to the identification of the host country, the African Union Specialized Technical Committee on Finance, Monetary Affairs, Economic Planning and Integration, Ministerial Declaration, held in May 2021 requested the African Union Commission (AUC) to finalise the structure of the AIMEC and its budget working with the Permanent Representatives Committee. Following the request and subsequent decisions, AUC through its private sector division reached out to the UNDP Africa Finance Hub to provide technical support to the operationalization of the Centre by way of updating the business plan, preparation of detailed TORs for the AIMEC Secretariat Structure, its Core Teams and communication materials, among others.
UNDP on behalf of AUC seeks the services of a senior international consultant to assist the operationalization of the AIMEC.
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