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Dec 5, 2017

Export Promotion Council Chief Manager (Corporate Strategy, Research and Advocacy)

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, Corporate Strategy, Research and Advocacy


Job Ref EPC/2017/002

1 Position

EPC Grade 2
 
Terms of Employment: Four (4) Years Contract Renewable Once Subject to Performance
 
Job Description: The Chief Manager, Corporate Strategy, Research and Advocacy will be responsible to the Chief Executive Officer for directing, controlling and coordinating technical and administrative activities of Corporate Strategy, Research and Advocacy. 

Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail: -
  1. Coordination of formulation and implementation of strategy to promote exports
  2. Coordination of the Council’s input in national and sectoral planning processes;
  3. formulation, implementation and review of internal research policies and strategies;
  4. formulation and implementation of risk policies and framework, analyze risk and compliance appropriately and recommend on mitigation measures; and
  5. Identifying and adopting benchmarked research tools to enhance efficiency and service delivery;
  6. Liaising with Government authorities and key stakeholders on relevant trade policy issues to advocate for favourable export environment;
  7. Overseeing the implementation of impact assessment framework for Council activities;
  8. Coordination of development and implementation of monthly, quarterly and annual performance reports from implementing departments/ divisions;
  9. Coordinating development and implementation of annual budgets and work-plans;
  10. Commissioning studies/research geared towards export promotion and development;
  11. liaison with the government, producers/ manufacturers and other stakeholders on implementation of research findings; and
  12. Overseeing the preparation of annual operational plans and budgeting for the department.
Appointment Specifications
 
For appointment to this grade an officer must have: -
 
(i) Served in the grade of Manager, Strategy and Performance Management or Manager, Research and Advocacy or Manager, Partnerships for a minimum period of three (3) years
 
OR
 
A minimum of twelve (12) years relevant work experience eight (8) of which must have been in a senior management position in the public or private sector;
 
(ii) Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following: Micro or macroeconomics, Econometrics, Statistics, Planning, Commerce, Business Administration, International Trade or any other relevant and discipline;
 
(iii) Masters degree in any of the following disciplines Micro or macroeconomics, Econometrics, Statistics, Planning, Commerce, Business Administration, International Trade or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
 
(iv) Certificate in Leadership Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
 
(v) Demonstrated thorough understanding of national goals, policies and development objectives and ability to align them to EPC policies and programs.
 
(vi) Participated in formulation, development of trade policy, sector strategy and export development;
 
(vii) Membership to a Professional Body
 
(viii) Critical thinking
 
(ix) High aptitude in problem solving
 
(x) Decision making aptitude
 
(xi) Teamwork and Relationship building
 
(xii) Demonstrated competence in work performance
 
(xiii) Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution
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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