Trade and Investment Senior Associate, IDAS, Job in Kenya

Position Summary

  • We are currently looking for a Trade & Investment Senior Associate to join our International Development Advisory Services team.
  • This is a full-time role, and the successful candidate will be supporting our growing portfolio of trade and investment projects and pursuits.

Key roles and responsibilities

  • Undertake research and analysis on key topics in trade and investment including trade facilitation, export promotion and development, trade policy, free trade agreements, regional integration, global value chains, market access and trade information, investment promotion and business/investment climate. 
  • Actively contribute towards KPMG’s IDAS business initiatives including delivery of client projects and business development. 
  • Contribute to developing and nurturing relationships with clients, project partners and other organizations. 
  • Support practice development, capacity building, thematic/sectoral coordination, and other initiatives. 
  • Any other tasks that shall be assigned to you.

Academic/Professional Qualifications and Experience:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in International Development, Economics, Business Administration and Finance or any other relevant field. 
  • Masters / professional qualification in any other relevant field is an added advantage. 
  • Minimum 4-6 years of experience in program management or analytical work with a regional or international development organization, management consultancy firm, non-profit, or academic institute working on international trade and investment issues. 

Technical skills and competencies:

  • Technical skills and knowledge in one or more of the following topics:
    • Trade: Trade facilitation, export promotion and development, trade policy, regional integration, value chain analysis, market access development.
    • Investment: Investment promotion, investment climate reforms, investment readiness, investor facilitation, transaction advisory, and market studies. 
  • Strong analytical, writing, and communication skills 
  • Understanding of global development issues 
  • Experience working in a complex, fast-moving environment and dealing professionally with multiple stakeholders 
  • Ability to build collaborative relationships with others inside and outside of the organization.

Personal attributes:

  • IT proficiency, especially Microsoft Office and recruitment software
  • An eye for detail
  • Team player with leadership capability
  • Excellent coordination and planning skills
  • Goal-driven and results-oriented mindset. 
  • Multicultural skills to operate across diverse African jurisdictions. 
  • Resilience, tenacity, and the ability to handle difficult client conversations. 
  • Comfort with multitasking, flexibility, open-mindedness, and the ability to make quick decisions. 
  • Unquestionable integrity.

We offer:

  • An exciting opportunity to work with a Big 4 firm on cutting edge clients across Africa. 
  • Continuous learning and development.
  • Exposure to multi-disciplinary client service teams. 
  • Unrivalled space to grow and be innovative.
  • Opportunity for international travel. 

How To Apply

If your career aspirations match this exciting opportunity, please use the link below to apply: Trade & Investment Senior Associate – IDAS – Candidate’s Summary.

Filling out the link is mandatory for consideration alongside your application to dasrecruit@kpmg.co.ke quoting ‘Trade & Investment Senior Associate – IDAS’ by 16 July 2024.