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Exciting Career Opportunities in Regional Integration

TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) is an organisation funded by a range of development agencies to promote regional trade and economic integration in East Africa.

TMEA works closely with the East African Community (EAC), national governments, business and civil society organisations.

Headquartered in Nairobi with branches in Arusha, Bujumbura, Dar es Salaam, Juba, Kampala and Kigali, TMEA seeks to support East African integration through:
  • A reduction in transport and related costs along the key corridors in East Africa;
  • Supporting EAC institutions to develop a comprehensive framework for regional integration;
  • Supporting partner states to substantially increase the implementation of a comprehensive framework for regional integration; and
  • Engaging private sector and civil society to positively influence regional integration policies and practices for growth in trade.
TMEA is seeking to recruit high calibre, results-oriented and self-driven experienced professionals to join our team in the positions listed below.

Senior Director, Arusha Programme

The Senior Director, Arusha Programme will lead and oversee TMEA’s support to the TMEA Arusha programme and manage the relationships and synergies of TMEA country and regional portfolios with the EAC Secretariat and other EAC organs. 

Working closely with TMEA’s Chief Executive Officer, the role is primarily strategic, diplomatic and representational, to ensure that TMEA’s strategy and multi-year programme meets the needs of the EAC in Arusha, and is based on close, collaborative partnerships between TMEA and EAC organs.

The ideal candidate will posses a Masters degree preferably in Economics, Development Studies, International Trade, Planning, Finance or Management. 

Knowledge of regional integration, trade facilitation and trade issues and a deep working understanding of the EAC and its organs, processes and procedures, or similar experience
with other regional economic communities are essential for this position. 

We are looking for at least seven years experience (five in Southern and East African countries) in leading and managing economic development programmes, preferably in regional integration, trade facilitation, trade and investment climate reform, transport sector development, and/or institutional reform for development partners.

Manager, Ports Projects

The Manager, Ports Projects will support the Infrastructure Director in managing TMEA’s work programme with Kenya Ports Authority (KPA). 

This will include working with the Director to draft and update TMEA’s work programme with KPA and other key stakeholders, including Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Kenya Maritime
Authority (KMA), Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA), shippers and labour groups among others.

S/he will work with port authorities and TMEA procurement to engage consultants and will be responsible for managing the consultants and reviewing their outputs. 

In addition, the job holder will be expected to assist in negotiations with private developers/operators for port facilities.

The successful candidate will possess an undergraduate degree in Business Administration, Economics, Maritime Studies, International Trade, Planning, Finance, Engineering or a related field. 

A relevant Masters degree or other professional qualification will be an added advantage. 

The candidate will have at least five years work experience in maritime transport, transport logistics, engineering or a related field. Significant experience with one or more major seaports is essential for this role.

Knowledge and Results Programme Manager

The Knowledge and Results Programme Manager will be responsible for assisting TMEA develop and maintain a strong results and learning focus.

Working with project teams, s/he will assist them to clarify outcomes, develop and implement monitoring and evaluation plans and develop their monitoring and evaluation capacity.

A postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline such as evaluation, social science, or economics, preferably with a strong research component and specific training in monitoring and evaluation are vital for this position. 

The individual will have at least five years experience in managing monitoring and evaluation systems and teams on large development programmes and sound knowledge of different monitoring and evaluation approaches and methods. 

The candidate must have proven experience in developing clear outcomes, indicators and measurement plans and in developing and using evaluation tools such as questionnaires, interview guides and assessment rubrics. 

In addition to proven ability to work as a change agent within a programme, experience in and ability to identify and implement innovative solutions to overcome resistance to monitoring, evaluation and learning is critical.

Application Details

Please send us a cover letter and detailed CV, including your qualifications, experience, present position, and current remuneration. 

Your application should 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 job title on the subject line. 

The detailed job profiles for these posts can be accessed on

Send your application to by Friday, 16 March 2012 by 5.00pm East African time. 

Interviews will be conducted in mid April 2012 in Nairobi, Kenya.

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.

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