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Full-time Communications Manager

at TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) in Nairobi

Communications Manager at TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) in Nairobi – Kenya Jobs, Careers and Vacancies

TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) is funded by a range of development agencies with the aim of growing prosperity in East Africa through trade. We believe that enhanced trade contributes to economic growth, a reduction in poverty and subsequently increased prosperity. TMEA works closely with East African Community (EAC) institutions, national governments, business and civil society organisations to increase trade by unlocking economic potential through: Increased market access; Enhanced trade environment; and Increased product competitiveness. TMEA has its headquarters in Nairobi with branches in Arusha, Bujumbura, Dar es Salaam, Juba, Kampala and Kigali. TMEA is seeking to recruit high calibre, results-oriented and self-driven experienced professionals to join our team in the positions listed below.

The Communications Manager will be responsible for implementing TMEA’s communications program and activities in the assigned portfolio. S/he will work closely with both external stakeholders and the focal points of internal teams to increase awareness and understanding of TMEA programmes and results. In addition, s/he will communicate the organisation’s message and ensure the overall continuity of TMEA’s corporate brand consistency and image. The job holder will also support TMEA programme teams in maintaining partnerships with external organisations and funders, which will involve occasional travel around East Africa.

The ideal candidate will possess an undergraduate degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Communications, Marketing or other relevant field. In addition, s/he must have at least five (5) years’ of progressive relevant work experience in a communications, marketing or journalistic role, in a busy and demanding environment. This post requires a proactive and self-motivated individual with demonstrable expertise in the field of public relations and release of information for publication.

Application Details
These positions are available on initial 2-year contracts with attractive salary and benefit packages.

The Communications Manager position will be based in any of the East African Community (EAC) countries or South Sudan, while the Finance & Administration Officer will be based in Nairobi, Kenya. Please send us your cover letter and detailed CV, including your qualifications, experience, present position and current remuneration.

Your application should also include names and addresses of three referees, a working e-mail address and daytime telephone contacts.

The forwarding e-mail and cover letter must clearly indicate the position title on the subject line.

Detailed job profiles for these posts can be accessed on

Send your application to by Friday, 18 October 2013 by 5.00pm East African time.

Interviews will be conducted in late November 2013 in Nairobi, Kenya.

Please note that we can only accept applications received by email.

Applications received after the deadline time and date will not be accepted.

We reserve the right to accept or reject any application.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

TradeMark East Africa is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to open and transparent recruitment processes.

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