TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) is an aid-for-trade organisation that was established with the aim of growing prosperity in East Africa through increased trade. TMEA operates on a not-for-profit basis and is funded by the development agencies of the following countries: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, European Union, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, United Kingdom, and United States of America. TMEA works closely with East African Community (EAC) institutions, national governments, the private sector and civil society organisations.

TMEA, with an annual expenditure of around US$100 million, is now the leading aid-for-trade facility in the world. TMEA has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya with vibrant and successful operations in EAC (Arusha), Burundi (Bujumbura), Democratic Republic of Congo (Bukavu), Ethiopia and the Horn (Addis Ababa & Hargeisa), Rwanda (Kigali), South Sudan (Juba), Tanzania (Dar es salaam) and Uganda (Kampala). The first phase of TMEA delivered exceptional results which directly contributed to substantial gains in East Africa’s trade and regional integration environment in terms of reduced transit times, improved border efficiency, and reduced barriers to trade.

We are now in the second phase and we aim to deliver even more large-scale impact to maximise the potential benefits of aid-for-trade interventions which lead to sustainable and inclusive prosperity through job creation, poverty reduction and enhanced economic welfare. To find out more, please visit our website www.trademarkea.com

TMEA is seeking to recruit a dynamic and visionary individual with strategic leadership experience, professional networks and regional influence to join TMEA’s Board as a Non-Executive Director. The Board oversees the strategy, policy, and direction of TMEA to facilitate the achievement of its mission, objectives, and impact.

TMEA aims to have a diverse board and is therefore seeking an individual with expertise in audit, finance and/or risk.


The detailed job description and more information about TMEA can be found on our website www.trademarkea.com

If you have the relevant qualifications and experience, please apply online through https://oxfordhr.co.uk/candidates/all-roles/africa-roles/ by 5.00pm East African time on Monday, 16 March 2020, noting to attach your cover letter and CV. In your letter, please indicate your specific area of expertise and interest, as well as your nationality.

Preliminary interviews will be conducted on 26 and 27 March and final interviews on 23 April 2020. All interviews will be conducted by telephone, video conference or through Microsoft Teams. The successful candidate will be offered a three-year contract, with the possibility of renewal for a further three years. The successful candidate will be expected to attend induction between 2 and 5 June and a Board of Directors meeting scheduled for 23 and 24 June 2020. Both events will be in Nairobi.

Please note that we will only consider applications received on-line through the link provided above. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted. We reserve the right to accept or reject any application. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Qualified women, persons living with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply. There is already very good representation on the Board from Kenya, and we would particularly welcome applications from nationals of TMEA’s other countries of operation.

Diversity & Inclusion is our pulse !

TMEA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to open and transparent recruitment processes. We are committed to a culture that supports, celebrates and respects the unique and authentic self of each of our employees and partners. We believe that our work is better accomplished, success achieved, and mission realised when we fully embrace the value in our differences by establishing a workforce that reflect the communities we work with. We are therefore committed to diversity across race, cultures, ethnicity or national origins, religious and political beliefs, age, disability, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, social or economic class, marital status or educational background; so that all are free to be who they are, and freely express their views and beliefs. We do so knowing that diversity and inclusion have tangible benefits not only to our organisation, but also to the communities we work with

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