Applications are invited from qualified persons for the above vacant position.
EAST AFRICA TRADE AND INVESTMENT HUB
SCOPE OF WORK
COMPONENT 4 LEAD: SENIOR ECONOMIC POLICY ADVISOR
The East Africa Trade and Investment Hub (the Hub) boosts trade and investment with and within East Africa. It does this by deepening regional integration, increasing the competitiveness of select regional agricultural value chains, promoting two-way trade with the United States (U.S.) under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and facilitating investment and technology to drive trade growth intra-regionally and to global markets. The Hub supports the U.S. Government’s presidential Trade Africa and Feed the Future initiatives.
The Senior Economic Policy Advisor will provide leadership and day-to-day management for activities designed to improve competitiveness and the policy environment for trade, agriculture, and investment. S/he will design and facilitate activities to improve regional integration and investment. The Senior Economic Policy Advisor will engage with public and private sector partners and stakeholders across the East African Community to facilitate the harmonization, implementation, and uptake of policy reforms. The position is based in Nairobi, Kenya with extensive regional travel.
The Senior Economic Policy Advisor will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following detailed tasks:
Oversee and direct overall assistance to the EAC and the EAC Partner States and especially representative business associations, sector specific trade associations and other organized groups to support expanded trade and investment in the EAC region.
Oversee and direct overall assistance to the EAC and EAC Partner States to support stimulation, protection and retention of investment in the region, specifically through advancing investment-facilitating reforms.
Lead collaboration with other development partners and implementing institutions that support trade, investment and regional integration to leverage value in the implementation of trade policy assignments.
In coordination with the Hub’s Agriculture and Agribusiness component lead the provision of assistance to support the EAC Partner States in the implementation of WTO obligations on trade facilitation, technical barriers to trade and sanitary and phyto-sanitary measures.
Oversee and direct overall assistance to improve the regulatory management systems, procedures, and institutions in the region, including building networks to advocate and drive
Oversee technical assistance for EAC and other RECs to improve trading of goods and services, as well as the movement of capitals within the region.
Master’s degree in economics, public policy, international trade, trade law/policy, political economy
At least 10 years of relevant
At least 5 years of experience (strongly preferred over five years’ experience) analyzing, implementing, and working to improve trade policy and global competitiveness in Africa.
At least 5 years of experience managing and coordinating policy improvement and implementation activities considering stakeholder buy- in/consensus, advocacy for reform, and institutional change
Strongly preferred experience serving in an advisory capacity to high-level government officials on trade policy and global competitiveness issues.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with institutional and private sector partners and stakeholders in a multi-country
Outstanding writing and presentation skills are indispensable.
Excellent English writing and communication
East African nationals are encourage to apply.
The Senior Economic Policy Advisor will supervise the Component 4
Nairobi, Kenya REPORTING:
The Senior Economic Policy Advisor will report to the Chief of Party
About the Organization
DAI is an employee-owned global development company. For 40 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governments, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 60 countries. Our integrated development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines—crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS and disease control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.