Country Director, Uganda & South Sudan
Jobs at:TradeMark East Africa (TMEA)
Deadline of this Job:
27 August 2021
Date Posted: Monday, August 02, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
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, which is funded by a range of development agencies, operates on a not-forprofit basis. TMEA is funded by the development agencies of the following countries: French Development Agency (AFD), Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Irish Aid, the Netherlands, Norway, United Kingdom, United States of America and the European Union. We work 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 and improved business competitiveness. We believe that enhanced trade contributes to economic growth, a reduction in poverty and subsequently increased prosperity. TMEA has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya with branches and operations in Arusha (at the East African Community), Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Hargeisa, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. TMEA is now expanding its trade facilitation programme and launching operations in Djibouti and Malawi. We are looking for high calibre, results-oriented and experienced professionals to join our team in the positions below.
Country Director, Uganda & South Sudan
The Country Director (CD) will lead the country programmes with overall responsibility for delivering quality and results of these portfolios, in line with TMEA's Strategy and Project Cycle Management (PCM) Guidelines. S/he will manage and maintain strategic relationships with Governments, the private sector, civil society, and the donor communities. In addition, the CD is responsible for managing the country teams to ensure good design and delivery of the programmes, and ensuring best practice is followed with TMEA corporate guidelines, procedures, and systems.
The CD will have the overall responsibility for leading the Uganda and South Sudan Country Programmes (UCP & SSCP) and developing, managing, and monitoring strategies and programme delivery. This will include the design, implementation, and delivery of programme activities in infrastructure development, trade facilitation, support to Government institutions and the private sector. S/he will develop and maintain effective programmes in line with TMEA's strategic plan, results framework and its management information and monitoring systems. The CD will identify opportunities for additional investments into TMEA's Uganda and South Sudan Programmes through fundraising from donors and other agencies. The ideal candidate will possess an undergraduate degree with at least 12 years of relevant working experience OR a Master's degree with at least 10 years of relevant working experience in addition, the s/he will have a minimum of five years' experience in leadership, three of which should have been gained in Eastern Africa or the other countries in which TMEA operates, primarily in managing economic development co-operation programmes related to regional integration, trade facilitation, trade and investment climate reform, transport sector development, and/or institutional reform. This post is open to Ugandan nationals only.
Education Requirement: No Requirements
Job Experience: No Requirements
Work Hours: 8
Job application procedure
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 2023 with the possibility of renewal. Please apply online through http://www.trademarkea.com/work-with-us/ by Friday, 27 August 2021, 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 September and October 2021.
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