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Trade Officer

Global Communities is a global development organization committed to working in partnership with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable, impactful changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable. The mission of Global Communities is to create long-lasting, positive and community-led change that improves the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people across the globe.

Global Communities seeks qualified candidates for the Trade Officer position based in Nairobi for the USDA funded Agribusiness Investment for Market Stimulation (AIMS) program which seeks to bolster trade by increasing access to finance and expand markets for small and medium agribusiness enterprises. Responsibilities include identifying and profiling agribusiness small and medium enterprises, building and managing stakeholder relationships, enhancing SME capacity through linkages and stimulating value chain integration and building market linkages to increase volume and value of trade.

JOB ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Map key enterprises, production zones of the targeted value chains, organizations,venues and commodities.

Develop and understand key value chain linkages and promote more efficient aggregation and distribution channels.

Stimulate value chain integration able to meet end market demand and expand trade volume.  Organize business to business forum opportunities including trade fairs with partner organizations.  Organize and coordinate business advisory services for agribusiness SMEs.

  • Represent the program at designated trade forum.

Conduct regular visits to worksites to monitor the development and implementation

  • Ensure trade related program databases are up to date.
  • Develop and contribute to regular reports to monitor and share updates on progress.

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness, international trade, marketing and business development.

A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a field related to Agricultural commodity trade, value chain development and trade expansion

Advanced degree is an added advantage

Strong Presentation skills in English.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Excellent command of English and Kiswahili including written and spoken English

WORKING CONDITIONS

Based in the Nairobi office; travel within and outside the country as required to perform duties

Able to work at a computer keyboard for extended periods of time.

Kindly visit http://www.globalcommunitieskenya.org/careers/for a more detailed job description.

Apply via email to kevacancies@globalcommunities.orgPlease Quote the position title on the email subject while sending your application, attach your CV and cover letter, to be received not later than 12th February 2017.

Global Communities is an equal opportunity employer.

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