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Dec 5, 2017

Export Promotion Council Chief Manager (Trade Information and Business Services)

Export Promotion Council (EPC) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Co-operatives. 

The primary mandate of the Council is to develop and promote export of Kenya’s goods and services. 

Exports are the primary driver of our national economy and the Council wishes to strengthen and enhance delivery of this mandate by recruiting a high calibre, results oriented, experienced and skilled professional for the following position:

Chief Manager, Trade Information and Business Services

Job Ref: EPC/2017/001: C 

1 Position

EPC Grade
Terms of Employment: Four (4) Years Contract Renewable Once Subject to Performance
Job Description: The Chief Manager, Trade Information and Business Services will be responsible to the CEO, for overall guiding in the development of exports and marketing facilitation portals and E-trade, stakeholder information sharing and providing quality, accurate and timely trade information to businesses.
The job description will entail:-
  1. Establishing and managing relationships/linkages with data sources, public and private organizations, trade promotion organizations, to facilitate acquisition and exchange of information;
  2. Coordinating the management of the Centre for Business Information in Kenya (CBIK) to ensure high efficiency and quality of service;
  3. Overseeing implementation and maintenance of informative, efficient and interactive trade information web portals.
  4. Overseeing the implementation and continuous review of a Customer Relationship Management system
  5. Overseeing the Implementation and monitoring of policies on use of E-Trade in export promotion;
  6. Overseeing the implementation of the exporters outreach and county engagement programme
  7. Developing and overseeing the implementation of income generating cost recovery opportunities in the department.
  8. Overseeing the implementation of E-trade marketing services;
  9. Coordinating development and implementation of annual budgets and work-plans for the department.
  10. Continuously reviewing the skills requirements and developing relevant training programmes for the department in liaison with head of human resource management division.
  11. Coordinating and supervising the work of the department’s staff and enforcing Council’s systems and procedures for monitoring, evaluating and appraising performance.
Appointment Specifications
For appointment to this grade a candidate must have:-
  1. Served a minimum period of twelve (12) years relevant work at least eight (8) years’ experience in a management position
  2. Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following: Economics, Commerce, Business Administration, International Trade or any other relevant and equivalent discipline from a recognized institution.
  3. Masters degree in any of the following disciplines: Commerce, Business Management/Administration, or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  4. Professional qualification and membership where applicable
  5. Certificate in Leadership Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution
  6. Project management skills
  7. Good communication, presentation and analytical skills
  8. Proficiency in computer operation.
  9. Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution
  10. Demonstrated professional competence and management capability.
How to Apply:

Candidates who qualify are advised to CLICK HERE to download and complete the Candidates’ Profile and Application Form. 

The completed Form should be submitted in MS Word Format, through email [email protected], so as to reach the EPC by close of business on Wednesday 20th December, 2017. 

Only one email will be allowed per applicant.

Candidates must also comply with the provisions of Chapter six of the Kenya Constitution, 2010. 

Applicants will be required to attach valid copies of clearance certificates from the following institutions:-
  1. Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  2. Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
  3. Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
  4. Directorate of Criminal Investigations Department (DCI)
  5. Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
The EPC is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and gender equality. 

Women, people living with disabilities and those from marginalised communities are encouraged to apply. 

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

DISCLAIMER: The EPC does NOT require applicants to pay any fee at whatever stage of the recruitment, selection and employment process.

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