Wednesday, September 11, 2013

TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) Country Director, Tanzania Job Vacancy

Exciting Career Opportunity in Trade and Regional Development in Tanzania
TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) is funded by a range of development agencies with the aim of growing prosperity in East Africa through trade. 

We believe that enhanced trade contributes to economic growth, a reduction in poverty and subsequently increased prosperity. 

TMEA works closely with East African Community (EAC) institutions, national governments, business and civil society organisations to increase trade by unlocking economic potential through:
  • Increased market access
  • Enhanced trade environment; and
  • Increased product competitiveness
TMEA has its headquarters in Nairobi with branches in Arusha, Bujumbura, Dar es Salaam, Juba, Kampala and Kigali. 

TMEA seeks a high calibre, results-oriented and experienced professional, preferably a Tanzanian national to provide leadership and strategic direction in implementing our programme in Tanzania.

Country Director, Tanzania

The Country Director will manage and monitor TMEA’s Tanzania programme. 

This includes strategy, planning, and delivery of expected results in regional trade, infrastructure development, modern customs systems, and institutional development of government institutions. 

The Country Director will develop an effective programme in line with TMEA’s strategic plan, sound management information and monitoring systems, and strong working relationships with Tanzanian partners including government agencies, the private sector, civil society and other East African counterparts.

The Country Director will identify opportunities for additional investments into TMEA’s Tanzania Programme, co-ordinating with other key partners. S/he will source technical experts to assist in the implementation of TMEA projects and external communications.

Tanzania is a demanding environment requiring high personal drive, political sensitivity, initiative and leadership. 

The ideal candidate will possess an undergraduate degree preferably in Economics, Development Studies, International Trade, Planning, Finance or Management. 

In addition, s/he must have at least five years’ management experience in establishing and leading economic development programmes, preferably in trade facilitation, private sector development, infrastructure development, or institutional capacity building. 

The successful candidate will be a strong leader, with proven inter-personal skills in managing multi-stakeholder relationships. 

The post also requires strong programme cycle and procurement management skills, with proven ability in preparing project documents, and monitoring and evaluation systems. 

Candidates should preferably possess senior experience in Tanzania, or within East Africa. Language skills in Kiswahili are desirable for this position.

Application Details

Please send us a cover letter and detailed CV, including your qualifications, experience, present position, and current remuneration. 

Your application should include names and addresses of three referees, a working e-mail address, and daytime telephone contacts. 

The forwarding e-mail and cover letter must clearly indicate ‘Country Director, Tanzania’ on the subject line. 

A detailed job profile for this post can be accessed

Send your application to by Friday, 27 September 2013 by 5.00pm East African time.Interviews will be conducted in mid/late October 2013 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Applications received after the deadline time and date will not be accepted. 

We reserve the right to accept or reject any application. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.