Secretary General

Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
  • Location
    Lusaka, Zambia
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Dec 21

Position description

The Secretary General shall be the Chief Executive of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), appointed by the Authority and duties include, but are not limited to:


  • Service and assist the Organs of the Common Market in the performance of their functions;
  • Act as the Secretary to the Authority of Heads of State and Government and the Council of Ministers and keep the functioning of the Common Market under continuous examination;
  • Ensure that the objectives set out in the COMESA Treaty are attained and shall, either on his own initiative or on the basis of a complaint, investigate a presumed breach of the provisions of the Treaty and report to the Council in accordance with an investigative procedure to be determined by the Council;
  • On his own initiative or as may be assigned to him by the Authority or the Council, undertake such work and studies and perform such services as relate to the aims of the Common Market and to the implementation of the provisions of the Treaty.



Post graduate degree in Economics, Management, Social Sciences or related disciplines.


15 years in management with a strong leadership role; experience in managing a large organisation essential. Experience with regional organisations is an added advantage.


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

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