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2 New Jobs Vacancies at TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) July 2023

Nafasi za kazi TradeMark East Africa 2023

2 New Jobs Vacancies at TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) July 2023, Nafasi za kazi TradeMark East Africa 2023, JOBS at TradeMark East Africa (TMEA). The Results Manager will report directly to the Results Team Lead within the PDU. The job holder will manage two. TradeMark Africa (TMA), formerly TradeMark East Africa, is an Aid-for-Trade organisation that was established in 2010, with the aim of growing prosperity through increased trade.

Nafasi za kazi TradeMark East Africa 2023

TMA operates on a not-for-profit basis and is funded by: Belgium, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Canada, Denmark, the European Union, Finland, France, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. TMA works closely with regional intergovernmental organisations, including the African Union (AU), the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat, the East Africa Community (EAC), the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA), the Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU), national Governments, the private sector and civil society organisations.

1.Regional Director, East and Central Africa

  • Job title: Regional Director, East and Central Africa Line Manager title: Chief of Programmes (CoP) Countersigning Officer: CEO
  • Grade: JG3 Direct reports:
  • Country Directors for DRC, Kenya, Tanzania and
  • Uganda & South Sudan and Country Representative for Burundi
  • Department: Programme Department Location: Any office in East Africa

The Regional Director (East & Central Africa) oversees TradeMark Africa’s programme delivery in East and Central Africa at country level through developing and implementing TMA’s in-country strategies and programmes to generate the required results. S/he leads on co-ordinating implementation of TMA’s operations across country and regional programmes with the Chief of Programmes (CoP) – primarily “how” TMA does projects. S/he will be responsible for liaising with external partners and stakeholders and other major programmes of key development partners, to establish TMA as a significant and respected organisation and programme, in response to the challenges of regional trade and integration in East and Central Africa.

The role involves strategic quality assurance, management and oversight of TMA’s delivery system to deliver agreed organisational impact objectives and related Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). The Regional Director (East & Central Africa) will function with a high degree of responsibility, accountability and autonomy in reporting on key country programme deliverables to the CoP. The job holder will work with other SLMT members to develop and sustain a high-performance culture where TMA deliver results that demonstrate TMA’s expertise in trade and regional integration. S/he work with the CEO, CoP and the other members of the Senior Leadership & Management Team (SLMT) to ensure strong integration across all functional areas to improve TMA’s effectiveness and to drive a result-focus across the organisation; and institutionalise mechanisms that align people and resources to strategy to enable TMA to establish a reputation as a leading specialist agency which delivers results and positively impacts on prosperity for East and Central African citizens.

Roles and responsibilities

strategy development and implementation at Senior Leadership & Management Team level (20%) Work effectively and closely with the CEO, CoP and SLMT in developing and managing TMA’s development and strategy Actively participate in the continued implementation of TMA’s Strategy 2 Programme and in future programme development including potential geographical expansion with the CEO, CoP and SLMT. Contribute actively to regular SLMT meetings, highlighting key country programme portfolio issues for senior engagement. Lead Country Heads in developing annual business plans for capacity development, policy reforms, systems and infrastructure development for regional trade and integration in East and Central Africa in support of the broad TMA goals and objectives, for approval by the National Oversight Committees (NOCs), Board and Council.

Oversee and direct the development of national programmes as a central part of TMA’s overall activities and impact. Liaise with the Chief of Programmes in development of Project Appraisal Reports (PARs) outlining inputs, activities and outputs required to achieve TMA’s strategy and business plan, for approval by NOCs, Board and Council. Integrate on-going Development Partners’ support for regional trade and integration activities where aligned to TMA’s goals and objectives. With the CEO and CoP, take a leading role in developing TMA’s new long-term strategy and developing greater learning and accountability practices across the organisation. Work with SLMT on strategic analysis, portfolio analysis and stakeholder perceptions to inform future programming, and for reporting to the NOCs, Board and Council. Nafasi za kazi TradeMark East Africa 2023

2.Senior Director, Trade Environment 

A key member of TradeMark Africa’s (TMA’s) Senior Management Team, the Senior Director, Trade Environment is responsible for ensuring programme technical quality and operational delivery of TMA’s Trade Environment programmes and projects that aim to enhance market access by reducing barriers to trade for the growth of intra-Africa trade and trade between Africa and the rest of the world. In particular, s/he will ensure that TMA’s objectives, and associated strategic impacts, outcomes and outputs, are achieved around: improving the standards regime, implementing a Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) programme; improving trade processes and systems, including Information and Communications Technology (ICT); and improving the trade regulatory environment including reduction of Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs). The job holder will ensure alignment of trade environment goals to TMA’s strategy, and the linkages between interventions in trade policy and facilitation, standards and SPS, Continental and regional integration policies, and ICT are mainstreamed in all aspects of TMA’s work and practice, and clearly linked to organisational objectives at both national, regional/corridor and continental levels.

Roles and responsibilities

Strategic leadership and programme development As member of the Senior Management Team (SMT) and the Senior Leadership and Management Team (SLMT) support the process and engagements in setting the strategic direction of the organisation around strategy, people, operations, culture and corporate issues. This will include engaging in decision-making; taking collective responsibility for SLMT and SLT decisions, supporting and disseminating them; and actively promoting staff engagement and setting a kind, collaborative and professional culture. Oversee the design, development and delivery of a large, complex portfolio across Africa at continental, regional/corridor and national levels to improve Africa’s trade environment. This will include projects focused on improving the continental, regional and national Trade policy environment and enhancing the continental/regional investment climate and governance e.g.

support to the Continental and regional organs, supporting Ministries of Trade and investment in countries of TMA’s operations, standards harmonisation, elimination of NTBs and providing ICT support for trade facilitation; Continuously review programmes and projects within the portfolio and suggest refinements to TMA’s Theory of Change in liaison with the Senior Management Team; Develop trade environment programming strategies and oversee their implementation, including strategic planning, resources planning and allocation, project proposals and Project Appraisal Reports (PARs); Accountable for the achievement of the trade environment objectives and ensuring programmatic consistency, delivery and quality assurance across the entire portfolio of projects whilst demonstrating value for money and having clear mechanisms for measuring results.

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