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Full-time Project Manager Events and Conferences (PMEC)

at Hills Institute for Regional and International Trade in Nairobi

Project Manager Events and Conferences (PMEC) at Hills Institute for Regional and International Trade in Nairobi – Kenya Jobs, Careers and Vacancies


The Hills Institute for Regional and International Trade (HillsTrade), a Kenyan training institution, offers a wide range of services on trade to individuals, companies and public sector organizations with a view to empowering them to meet the challenges and exploit the opportunities. Events in the form of seminars, workshops and conferences are geared towards equipping trade operators and trade facilitators as well as trade policy makers with operational knowledge on trade policy and regulatory environment; specific country and regional market possibilities; and new global trends and challenges relating to trade. Trade exhibitions are aimed at bringing sellers and buyers together for more efficient business transactions. HillsTrade is focusing on events and in-house training courses for private and public sector personnel involved with county governments, the central government, private sector operators and interested governments and regional institutions. It offers certificates and diplomas on its own and in association with other institutions and organizations. To the extent possible HillsTrade uses case studies and teams of trainers, lecturers, researchers and experienced trade practitioners as facilitators. The core team is supported by part time trainers and guest speakers.

Functional Responsibilities
Provide on-going guidance, interpretation and technical support to management on marketing and communication with regard to Events, Conferences, Seminars, Trade Exhibitions, Marketing and Communication with regard to trade policy, regional and international trade, the legal frameworks of major regional and multilateral institutions and the trade regime of Kenya and her major trading partners:

  • Provide accurate and sound technical analysis with regard to budget planning, staffing, organization design, and change management.
  • Identify and analyze HillsTrade’s needs in the areas of trade facilitation, trade financing, trade in commodities, export documentation, clearing and forwarding, and enhanced trade opportunities and capacity, and design programmes to meet the identified needs.
  • Responsible for providing direction, management, coordination and efficient functioning of Events, Conferences, Seminars and Trade Exhibitionsorganized by or on behalf of HillsTrade in the areas under (b).
  • Undertake promotion and marketing activities of the events, conferences, seminars and trade exhibitions including:
    1. identifying key events, conferences, seminars and trade exhibitions;
    2. drafting proposals on events, conferences, workshops, seminars and trade exhibitions for consideration by HillsTrade management, clients and partners;
    3. developing methodology for implementing and marketing the events approved and proposing new guidelines to ensure consistency with established policies and current practices;
    4. sourcing, advertising, advising and recommending projects for implementation.

  • Raise the profile of HillsTrade among Governments; Regional and International Organizations (EAC, COMESA, IGAD, AU, ACP, EU, WTO, ITC, World Bank, IMF, etc.); private sector operators and organizations; NGOs; the media; major groups; children, youth and women; and business and society at large.
  • Oversee and manage HillsTrade relations and cooperation with members, partners and clients with particular relevance to communications and public information.
  • Develop and manage marketing collateral: website, advertisements, brochures, and other promotional materials for the effective promotion of HillsTrade.
  • Ensure the content of HillsTrade website is up to date and accurate and is visually appealing and dynamic and that relevant promotional materials meet high and evolving standards of design and messaging.
  • Conduct media monitoring and reporting with regards to global, regional and national issues relating to trade and trade related areas of interest to HillsTrade that arise in the media and public domain.
  • Identify key trade and finance media and develop partnerships to place messages, opinion-editorials and articles in important/influential media and conduct regular media briefings aimed at promoting HillsTrade.

The Project Manager acts as a surge capacity providing up to date, relevant and timely advice to address HillsTrade’s business needs and find solutions tailored to HillsTrade’s specific situation. The Project Manager Events and Conferences should contribute to enhanced accountability and transparency through delivery of services that at a minimum meet expectations and enhanced operational capacity through improved efficiency and effectiveness of HillsTrade’s practices and programmes.

Core values must be Commitment, Integrity, Professionalism, Efficiency and Trust.

Education and Experience

  • A Masters degree is required but a Bachelor degree with additional relevant work experience may be accepted.
  • A minimum of 5 years working experience in business, trade, marketing or events and conferences is required within a regional or international setting.
  • Fluency in English is a must. Knowledge of French is an advantage.
  • State your current salary and employer.

Applications should be sent by email with copies of certificates and testimonials scanned and properly referenced to:

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