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Programme Manager, Export Capability

  • Advertised by Trade Mark East Africa
  • Published under Opportunities

The Programme Manager will be responsible for the effective establishment and delivery of market development programming under the key outcome of improved export capability in line with TMEA project documents and the overall TMEA Theory of Change (TOC).

The ideal candidate will possess an undergraduate degree in Economics, Political Science, International Development, International Trade, Finance, Business Administration, Enterprise Management or other relevant field. A post graduate degree will be an added advantage.

S/he should have a minimum eight (8) years' experience in implementing or supporting the implementation of projects, strong technical track record in developing and managing private sector programmes and ability to those principles with MSMEs, good familiarity with market development and value chain programming. Strong stakeholder coordination and communication skills are essential.

Job summary:

Reporting to the Strategic Objective Leader for Improved Business Competitiveness, the Programme Manager (PM) will be responsible for the effective establishment and delivery of market development programming under the key outcome of Improved Export Capability in line with TMEA project documents and the overall TMEA Theory of Change (TOC).

The work will contribute directly to TMEA’s third Strategic Objective (SO3) of Improved Business Competitiveness It will be developed within a framework of key market systems of logistics and infrastructure, standards, services and technology and will link with supplementary work being done on enhancing the efficiency of trade logistics under SO3. 

Development of the programming will be phased, initially addressing the potential of landlocked national value chains for significant scaling up to a regional level and supporting export capacity development for SMEs and women-led businesses.

The PM will play a central part in managing the programme’s technical and financial performance and will serve as primary liaison between partners, stakeholders and TMEA. 

Programming will focus on improving the ability of firms to produce goods of sufficient quality and quantity; the availability and quality of services that support trade and technology that facilitates the production of goods and services. A specific focus will be required to address the key needs of the landlocked countries of the EAC that experience disproportionately significant costs and times of transportation.ck record in developing and managing private sector development programmes and ability to apply those principles with MSMEs, good familiarity with market development and value chain programming. Strong stakeholder coordination and communications skills are essential. 

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  • Deadline: Wednesday, 30 September 2015
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