Senior Export Promotion Officer Job Opportunities - East African Community (EAC)


Job Title:         Senior Export Promotion Officer
Organisation: East African Community (EAC)
Duty Station: Arusha, Tanzania
Reports to: Principal Trade Officer (International Trade)
REF: EAC/HR/2017-18/02

About US:
The East African Community is a regional intergovernmental organization comprising the Republic of Burundi, the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Rwanda, the United Republic of Tanzania, and the Republic of Uganda with its Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania. The EAC mission is to widen and deepen economic, political, social and cultural integration to improve the quality of life of the people of East Africa through increased competitiveness, value added production, trade and investments.

Job Summary: The Senior Export Promotion Officer will coordinate implementation of EAC's Export Promotion Strategy and programmes.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Facilitate the implementation of joint EAC Export and investment Promotion Strategy;
  • Harmonise export strategies incentives in the region;
  • Carry out research on best international export promotion practices;
  • Coordinate the harmonization of Export incentives in the region;
  • Implement Council decision and prepare progress report on export promotion;
  • Identify export capacity constraints in the EAC region and the Partner States and facilitate development of strategies for addressing the same;
  • Coordinate regional and international export promotion initiatives for Partner States, including the organization of export exhibitions in the region's major export markets in liaison with Partner States;
  • Review export promotion incentives provided by other regional economic blocks globally and make recommendations for creation of sustainable export promotion incentives in the region;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by Management from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant must hold a Master’s Degree in Business Administration or Economics or Finance or Marketing or Trade or any other relevant Master’s Degree.
  • At least eight (8) years of relevant experience, 3 of which should be at a senior level.
  • Excellent interpersonal relations and communication skills, analytical, project management and negotiation skills, proficiency in Computer applications
  • Age: Below 55 years.

Job Benefits: The established posts offer attractive fringe benefits including housing allowance, transport allowance, education allowance, a medical scheme, and insurance cover.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandan candidates are advised to send their applications, detailed curriculum vitae, photocopies of academic certificates, names and contact details of three (3) referees, and a copy of National Identity Card, Birth Certificate or Passport showing the date of birth. Please quote the respective reference number on both the application letter and the envelope. For electronic submissions, please quote the respective reference number on the subject of the email and forward to the address given below.

NB:
  • Please submit your application either electronically or in hard copy but not both.
  • Applications which do not: indicate nationality and age; the reference number; an application letter attached; have certified copies of their academic degrees and other professional certificates; or fail to provide three referees shall be disqualified.

The Secretary General,
East African Community,
P. o Box 1096 Arusha - Tanzania.

E-mail to: vacancies@eachq.org

Deadline: 25th April 2018

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