Lead, New Frontiers (LNF)

Lead, New Frontiers (LNF)


Nairobi (Kenya)


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TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) is an aid-for-trade organisation that was established with the aim of growing prosperity in East Africa through increased trade. TMEA operates on a not-for-profit basis and is funded by the development agencies of the following countries: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, United Kingdom, and United States of America. TMEA works closely with East African Community (EAC) institutions, national governments, the private sector and civil society organisations.

TMEA, with an annual expenditure of around US$100 million, is now the leading aid-for-trade facility in the world. TMEA has its headquarters in Nairobi with vibrant and successful operations in EAC-Arusha, Burundi, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Uganda and Rwanda. The first phase of TMEA delivered exceptional results which directly contributed to substantial gains in East Africa’s trade and regional integration environment in terms of reduced transit times, improved border efficiency, and reduced barriers to trade.

We are now in the second phase and we aim to deliver even more large-scale impact to maximise the potential benefits of aid-for-trade interventions which lead to sustainable and inclusive prosperity through job creation, poverty reduction and enhanced economic welfare.

We are looking for a high calibre, results-oriented and experienced professional to join our team in the position below.

Lead, New Frontiers

This Director level position will be responsible for designing new programmes in TMEA’s new countries of operations, known as ’New Frontiers’. S/he will push forward on the design of and fundraising for substantial new programmes in Southern Africa: in the first instance in 2020 in Zambia and Mozambique – and upon mutual agreement and extension – in the second instance in 2021-22 in South Africa, SACU countries and Zimbabwe.

The job holder will work with members of the Senior Leadership and Management Teams to develop and sustain a high-performance culture in the ‘New Frontiers’ to ensure that TMEA delivers results that demonstrate TMEA’s expertise in trade and regional integration.

The ideal candidate will possess an undergraduate degree with at least 12 years of relevant working experience OR a Master’s degree with at least 10 years of relevant working experience (i.e. experience gained in managing business units or development programmes, particularly in areas related to TMEA’s core focus areas). S/he will also have a minimum of five years of leadership and management experience. In addition, three years of senior level experience within East Africa or other developing economies are essential for this position.

Application details

The detailed job profile for this post can be accessed on our website www.trademarkea.com.

The position is available on contract to 30 June 2023 with the possibility of renewal. Please apply online through

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by Friday, 31 July 2020, 5.00pm Kenyan time . Attach your cover letter and detailed CV, including details of your qualifications, experience, and present position. Your application should also include a working e-mail address, daytime telephone contacts, and names and contact details of three referees. Interviews will be conducted in September/October 2020.

Please note that we will only consider applications received on-line through the link provided above. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted. We reserve the right to accept or reject any application. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Qualified women and persons living with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply.

Diversity & Inclusion is our pulse!

TMEA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to open and transparent recruitment processes. We are committed to a culture that supports, celebrates and respects the unique and authentic self of each of our employees and partners. We believe that our work is better accomplished, success achieved and mission realised when we fully embrace the value in our differences by establishing a workforce that reflect the communities we work with. We are therefore committed to diversity across race, cultures, ethnicity or national origins, religious and political beliefs, age, disability, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, social or economic class, marital status or educational background; so that all are free to be who they are, and freely express their views and beliefs. We do so knowing that diversity and inclusion have tangible benefits not only to our organisation, but also to the communities we work with.

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