18 Mar 2019

TradeMark East Africa Jobs in Tanzania : Senior Director, Transport

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TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) is an aid-for-trade organisation that was established with the aim of growing prosperity in East Africa through increased trade. TMEA operates on a not-for-profit basis and is funded by the development agencies of the following countries: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, European Union, Finland, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, United Kingdom, and United States of America. TMEA works closely with East African Community (EAC), institutions, national governments, the private sector and civil society organisations.

TMEA, with an annual expenditure of around US$100 million, is a leading aid-for-trade facility globaly. TMEA has its headquarters in Nairobi with vibrant and successful operations in EAC-Arusha, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. The first phase of TMEA delivered exceptional results which directly contributed to substantial gains in East Africa’s trade and regional economic integration contributing to reduced transit times, improved border efficiency, and reduced barriers to trade.

We are now in the second phase and we aim to deliver even more large-scale impact to maximise the potential benefits of aid-for-trade interventions which lead to sustainable and inclusive prosperity through job creation, poverty reduction and enhanced economic welfare.

We are looking for high calibre, results-oriented and experienced professionals to join our team in the positions below.

Senior Director, Transport

The Senior Director, Transport is responsible for ensuring programme quality and delivery TMEA’s portfolio around Transport, related to Improved sustained efficiency and capacity of transport infrastructure”. S/he wil ensure that TMEA’s strategic objective of reduced infrastructure-related trade barriers, and associated strategic impacts, outcomes and outputs are achieved, aligning infrastructure and international trade practices and goals to TMEA’s strategy. S/he will ensure that the linkages between trade facilitation and infrastructure development are mainstreamed across all aspects of TMEA’s work and clearly linked to organisational objectives at both the national and regional levels.

The ideal candidate will possess an undergraduate degree preferably in Development Studies, Economics, International Trade or other relevant disciplines with at least 15 years’ relevant working experience, OR a postgraduate degree with at least 13 years’ relevant experience. S/he will have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in leading the development and delivery of infrastructure programmes, particularly those related to surface transport, and trade and trade facilitation development programmes to enhance the capacities of developing countries in trade policy development, formulation and implementation trade reforms, regional integration, and support to national governments. In addition, s/he will have a minimum of seven years’ relevant leadership and management experience.

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How to Apply

The detailed job profiles for these posts can be accessed on our website www.trademarkea.com.

These positions are available on contract to 30 June 2020 with the possibility of renewal. Please apply online through https://www.trademarkea.com/work-with-us/  bv Friday, 12 April 2019,5.00pm Kenyan time. Attach your cover letter and detailed CV, including details of your qualifications, experience, and present position. Your application should also include a working e-mail address, daytime telephone contacts, and names and contact details of three referees. Interviews will be conducted in May and June 2019,

Please note that we will only consider applications received on-line through the link provided above. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted, We reserve the right to accept or reject any application. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

TMEA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to open and transparent recruitment processes. Qualified women and persons living with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply


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