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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Programme Manager, Business Competitiveness Job at Trademark East Africa (TMEA) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Programme Manager, Business Competitiveness 

Jobs at:
Trademark East Africa (TMEA) 

Deadline of this Job:
4th January 2019 

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda 

Date Posted: 7th December 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time

Trademark East Africa (TMEA) is an aid-for-trade organization 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, Finland, the 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 organizations. TMEA, with an annual expenditure of around US$100 million, is now the leading aid-for-trade facility in the world. TMEA has its headquarters in Nairobi with vibrant and successful operations in EAC- Arusha, Burundi, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Uganda and Rwanda.
The first phase of TMEA delivered exceptional results which directly contributed to substantial gains in East Africa's trade and regional integration environment in terms of 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 maximize 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 caliber, results-oriented and experienced professionals to join our team in the positions below.
Programme Manager, Business Competitiveness
The Programme Manager will support the development and implementation of programmes under TMEA's Business Competitiveness portfolio. This will include: integrating public-private dialogue for trade and investment; increasing efficiency in private sector logistic service provision; increasing the export capacity of East African businesses; and ensuring more inclusive trade, particularly through enhancing the ability for women to effectively participate in trade. The ideal candidate will possess an undergraduate degree with at least seven years of proven experience in programme/project/grant management in private sector development, value chain, logistics and/or private sector or civil society engagement in East Africa OR a postgraduate with at least five years of relevant experience.
This position is open to Kenyan nationals only.
Job application procedure
The detailed job profiles for these posts can be accessed on our website  These positions are available on contract to 30 June 2020 with the possibility of renewal. Please apply online through  by Friday, 4th January 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 February and March 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 short-listed 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.