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Chief Executive Officer - Trade Development Organisation Job Vacancy in Kenya

Job Ref. MN 4547

Our client, a national focal point for trade development and promotion activities within the East Africa Region, COMESA, and external markets, is seeking to recruit a dynamic and visionary Chief Executive Officer with exceptional leadership and change management skills that will be required to lead the organization.

The Chief Executive Officer will be responsible for the implementation of the Board’s decisions in a result oriented and timely manner to achieve the organization’s goals, objectives and agreed performance targets.

In addition, the Chief Executive will be required to develop appropriate strategies for market consolidation, diversification and expansion for Kenya’s exports, act as principal spokesperson on issues affecting exporters and improve the corporate image of the organization.

Job Profile
  • Developing and recommending long term strategies, business plans and budgets to the Board.
  • Ensure that appropriate policy, legal and regulatory frameworks are put in place to facilitate the expansion of trade.
  • Developing and maintaining productive relationships with other collaborative agencies, stakeholders and customers in order to ensure exporters get facilitation for their operations.
  • Fostering a corporate culture that promotes ethical practices and good corporate citizenship.
  • Ensuring export promotion linkages with other relevant Government Agencies, local business associations, Kenya embassies, trade attaches, foreign trade missions and international organisations.
  • Providing leadership and ensuring implementation of the organization’s corporate policies and programmes; and
  • Ensuring continuous improvement in the human resources and financial operations, stakeholder satisfaction and internal business processes.
Person Profile
  • Minimum of Masters degree in business, marketing, economics or other related fields from a recognized university.
  • At least 15 years relevant work experience, 5 of which must be at senior management level in a large and busy organisation.
  • Aged between 40 - 50 years.
  • Experience and exposure to international business and regional trade.
  • Knowledge of Government and international trade and investment policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated experience in marketing and financial management; and
  • Exceptional leadership, governance and team building skills with capacity to deal with local, regional and international organisations.
The ideal candidate for the position should have drive, policy advocacy abilities, excellent communication skills and strong organizational building capabilities. He or she will also be of high professional and ethical standing.

The successful candidate will be offered the position of Chief Executive officer on an initial 3-year contract renewable upon meeting performance targets.

Send your application with a detailed CV with a daytime telephone contact and copies of certificates.
Please also summarize yourself as follows:
  • Job Ref. No.
  • Your Name
  • Current/Past Salary: Year 2009 p.m, Year 2010 p.m
  • Year 2010 Benefits: If house, state market rent, If car state cc
Send your application by hand, courier, post or email so as to reach us by 12th October 2010. Limit email to maximum 3 pages A4 size CV and no attachments. Mark Job Ref. No. on top left of the envelope.
Send to:

Executive Selections Division,
Manpower Services (K) Ltd,
3rd Floor, Landmark Plaza,
Directly Opposite Nairobi Hospital Entrance,
P.O. Box 50736-00200, Nairobi.

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