Programme Manager, Export Capability Job Opportunity – TradeMark East Africa (TMEA)

Organization: TradeMark East
Africa (TMEA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
TradeMark East
Africa (TMEA ) is funded by a range of development agencies with the aim of
growing prosperity in East Africa through trade. We believe that enhanced trade
contributes to economic growth, a reduction in poverty and subsequently
increased prosperity. TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) works closely with East
African Community (EAC) institutions, national governments, the private sector
and civil society organisations to increase trade by unlocking economic
potential through:
Increased physical access to markets
Enhanced trade environment
Improved business competitiveness
Job Summary: The Programme
Manager, Export Capability will be responsible for the effective establishment
and delivery of market development programming under the key outcome of
improved export capability in line with TMEA project documents and the overall
TMEA Theory of Change (TOC).  The
incumbent will significantly contribute directly to TMEA’s third Strategic
Objective (SO3) of Improved Business Competitiveness. It will be developed
within a framework of key market systems of logistics and infrastructure,
standards, services and technology and will link with supplementary work being
done on enhancing the efficiency of trade logistics under SO3. Development of
the programming will be phased, initially addressing the potential of
landlocked national value chains for significant scaling up to a regional level
and supporting export capacity development for SMEs and women-led businesses.
The incumbent will play a focal role in managing the programme’s technical and financial
performance and will serve as primary liaison between partners, stakeholders
and TMEA.  Programming will focus on
improving the ability of firms to produce goods of sufficient quality and
quantity; the availability and quality of services that support trade and
technology that facilitates the production of goods and services. A specific
focus will be required to address the key needs of the landlocked countries of
the EAC that experience disproportionately significant costs and times of
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate should hold an undergraduate
degree in Economics, Political Science, International Development,
International Trade, Finance, Business Administration, Enterprise Management or
other relevant field. A post graduate degree will be an added advantage.
At least eight years’  experience in implementing or supporting the
implementation of projects, strong technical track record in developing and
managing private sector programmes and ability to those principles with MSMEs,
Strong stakeholder coordination and communication
skills are essential.
Excellent track record in developing and managing
private sector development programmes and ability to apply those principles
with MSMEs, good familiarity with market development and value chain
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join TMEA as the Programme
Manager, Export Capability should Apply Online at the Web link below.
Deadline: 25th September 2015,
5:00pm East Africa
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