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Post Manager Job Vacancy in Uganda

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.
To ensure that TMEA delivers on these strategic objectives, we seek to recruit a high calibre, results-oriented and self-driven Ugandan national to coordinate and manage our One Stop Border Post (OSBP) activities in Uganda.

One Stop Border Post (OSBP) Manager

The OSBP Manager will be responsible for coordinating OSBP activities in Uganda and ensuring the timely implementation of the OSBP programme in Uganda. 

The OSBP Manager will also work closely with the OSBP lead Ministry and with the lead agencies responsible for overseeing construction projects on behalf of the Government of Uganda. 

S/he will collaborate with the line manager, Uganda Country Team and with OSBP Managers in adjoining countries to effectively coordinate these activities. 

This will include working with stakeholders to identify and resolve pre-construction and construction issues, and ensuring that all preparatory activities necessary to make the OSBPs operational are completed in a timely manner to facilitate immediate operationalisation of completed OSBPs. 

Key areas of focus will include the legal, regulatory and institutional frameworks, procedures and processes, human resources and training, communication and information exchange, ICT infrastructure and equipment, information management and risk analysis, and enhancing integrity.
 We are looking for an individual who possesses high personal drive, political sensitivity, initiative and leadership. 

The ideal candidate will possess an undergraduate degree preferably in Economics, Law, International Trade or related discipline. 

In addition, s/he must have at least seven years’ experience with a major border agency and a strong understanding of the roles of different border agencies at the border.

International experience will be an added advantage. 

Demonstrable experience in trade and transport facilitation, customs procedures or freight logistics is essential. 

Strong programme cycle management skills, proven ability in preparing terms of reference and project documents, and monitoring and evaluation skills are essential. 

In addition, the role requires sound knowledge of the concept of OSBP.
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 ‘OSBP Manager, Uganda’ on the subject line. 

A detailed job profile for this post can be accessed

Send your application to by Friday, 28 September 2012 by 5.00pm East African time. 

Interviews will be conducted in October in Kampala, Uganda.
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.

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