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Dec 5, 2017

Export Promotion Council Manager (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:

Manager, Research and Advocacy

Job Ref: EPC/2017/007

1 Position
EPC Grade 3
Terms of Employment: Four (4) Years Contract Renewable Subject to Performance
The Manager, Research and Advocacy will be responsible to the Chief Manager, Corporate Strategy, Research and Advocacy. 

Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:
Job Description
  1. Coordinating the undertaking of applied market research in East Africa / European markets for the benefit of exporters;
  2. Disseminating research findings to all stakeholders;
  3. Coordinating the preparation of budget of the section in consultation with the Chief Manager;
  4. Coordinating the preparation of budget for implementation of the strategic plan on the shortterm in collaboration with all other sections;
  5. Analyzing constrains in sector identified in the National Export Strategy and disseminating findings in stakeholders forum;
  6. Prioritizing research projects and funding;
  7. Ensuring implementation of research findings;
  8. Coordinating, monitoring and evaluation of research projects;
  9. Coordinating publication and disseminating of research findings;
  10. Representing EPC in trade policy and research meeting
  11. Reviewing Trade agreements and preparing briefs for policy interventions;
  12. Coordinating activities of Trade Point in collaboration with manager E-trade; and
  13. Secretary to Specific sectoral panels and in charge of developing the sector positional papers in liaison with respective units.
Appointment Specifications
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
  1. Served in the grade of Principal officer, Research and Advocacy or in a comparable and relevant position for at least three (3) years;
  2. Bachelors degree in any of the following: Economics, Statistics, Planning, Public Policy or any other relevant and equivalent discipline from a recognized institution;
  3. Masters degree in any of the following: Economics, Statistics, Planning, Public Policy or any other relevant and equivalent discipline from a recognized institution;
  4. Proficiency in Statistical Package for Social Science and any other relevant statistical package;
  5. A minimum period of ten (10) years relevant work with at least five (5) years’ experience in a supervisory capacity
  6. Membership in a professional body
  7. Certificate in Leadership Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution
  8. Fulfilling the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution
  9. Demonstrate managerial and professional competence and exhibit a thorough understanding of national goals, policies and development objectives and ability to alling them to EPC policies and program.
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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