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Tuesday 14 May 2013

Program Officer Private Sector & Civil Society - TradeMark East Africa in Kampala

Job Title:Program Officer, Private Sector & Civil Society

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. 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 market access;
• Enhanced trade environment; and
• Increased product competitiveness.

TMEA has its headquarters in Nairobi with branches in Arusha, Bujumbura, Dar es Salaam, Juba, Kampala and Kigali.

TMEA is seeking to recruit a high calibre, results-oriented and self-driven experienced Burundi national to join our team in the position below.

The job holder is responsible for all partnerships with the private sector, civil society and media in Burundi. S/he will oversee proposal development, implementation and reporting, and will take a lead role in developing and managing the private sector and civil society portfolio in Burundi. This will include establishing and managing stakeholder/partner relationships and preparing project plans, budgets and reports.

The successful candidate will possess a first degree in a relevant social science discipline and a minimum of five (5) years’ work experience with two (2) years’ proven experience in private sector or civil society engagement preferably in Burundi. In addition, knowledge of and experience/expertise in public-private dialogue and private sector advocacy; governance issues in Burundi and East Africa; and private sector development and international
trade are essential for this role.

How to apply
This is a demanding environment and requires a candidate with strong organisational and interpersonal skills with the ability to prioritise, multi-task and work under pressure amidst competing demands. The position is available on an initial 1-year contract with attractive salary and benefits packages, and is based in Bujumbura, Burundi with occasional travel around East Africa.

Please send us your cover letter and detailed CV (in English), including your qualifications, experience, present position and current remuneration. Your application should also include names and addresses of three referees, a working e-mail address and daytime telephone contacts. The forwarding e-mail and cover letter must clearly indicate the position title on the subject line.

The detailed job profile for this post can be accessed on www.trademarkea.com. Send your application to recruitment@trademarkea.com by Friday, 17 May 2013 by 5.00pm East African time. Interviews will be conducted by the end of May in Bujumbura, Burundi. Applications received after the deadline time and date will not be accepted. We reserve the right to accept or reject any application. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

TradeMark East Africa is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to open and transparent recruitment processes.

Deadline: 06/ 06 /2013