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Trade Advisor Job in Kenya - Denmark Embassy

Exciting Job Opportunity - Trade Advisor

Our client The Embassy of Denmark in Nairobi ¡s seeking to recruit a dynamic, qualified and experienced individual to fill the position of Trade Advisor to join the Business team within the Trade Council Unit. 

The team acts as the entry to the one stop shop for the Danish companies and Kenyan business partners to the resources, instruments and services available at the Danish Embassy.

Reporting to the Counselor, Business Sector, the role of the Trade Advisor will be to provide high level strategic advice to Danish companies wishing to enter the Kenyan market or to invest in various sectors of the economy in Kenya. 

The Advisor will be expected to apply private sector and entrepreneurial skills as well as insights in helping Danish companies develop appropriate strategies for entering the market and/or investing in the country.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Advise Danish companies on potential market opportunities and investments in Kenya;
  • Assist the companies identifying potential partners and business opportunities;
  • Carry out in-depth analysis of market and business conditions;
  • Assist Danish companies in the development of business models, strategies and financial solutions;
  • Develop solutions on issues facing Danish companies and their Kenyan partners and solve concrete issues related to local requirements for establishment of new businesses; and
  • Undertake high level outreach and networking and initiate and maintain an active client contacts list.
Person Specifications:

The ideal candidate should possess the following:
  • A Bachelors degree in Business or related field. A Masters degree would be an added advantage;
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in the private sector, ideally in a complex business environment;
  • Ability to work in a team and experience of living and working in different cultures;
  • An understanding of financial and investment instruments and broad investment regulatory framework of the country;
  • Ability to promote and advise new business as well as experience in strategic and operational issues;
  • Proficiency in IT systems, customer relations management; financial systems and social media platforms; and
  • Personal drive, excellent commercial, written and oral communication and demonstrated networking skills.
Having lived and worked in Kenya, understanding of its private sector, good political insights, as well as knowledge of Danish language and of Danish companies will be added advantages.

If you believe you are the right candidate for position and can clearly demonstrate you meet the criteria, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, remuneration, e-mail and telephone contacts and quoting the reference number TAIl 1112. 

To be considered, your application must be emailed by 7 December 2012 and addressed to:

The Director
Executive Selection Division
Deloitte Consulting Limited
Deloitte Place
P.O. Box 40092 00100, Nairobi, Kenya

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