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USAID East Africa Trade Hub Program
 
Chemonics International, a U.S. based international development consulting firm, is seeking expatriate and local experts for an anticipated USAID funded regional trade facilitation project. 

The project is expected to increase international competitiveness, regional trade, and food security in the East African region. 

The project will support national and regional bodies as they collaborate to facilitate intra-regional trade and improve economic integration. 

Expected specific activities include harmonization of regional trade policies, support to East Africa Community (EAC), and linking regional suppliers to US markets to take advantage of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). Positions may be long-term or short-term based in Nairobi with possible frequent travel to East African states.
 
We are seeking technical experts in the following areas:
  • Regional trade policy
  • Transit & customs facilitation
  • Regional trade association capacity building
  • Export-oriented value chain development & competitiveness
  • AGOA-targeted market linkages
Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in economics, international trade, business administration, agriculture or related field, with at least eight years of technical experience
  • Significant technical experience working in East Africa in private sector development, trade facilitation, or other economic growth projects
  • Strong communication skills and ability to liaise with various stakeholders
  • Experience working with international donor funded projects is preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • English fluency is required
Application Instructions:
 
Send electronic submissions to EastAfricaTradeRecruit@gmail.com by March 15, 2013, indicating area(s) of expertise in the subject line.
 
No telephone inquiries, please.
 
Finalists will be contacted.

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