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Market Access Officer

Closing: Jul 21, 2024

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Published: Jul 5, 2024 (15 days ago)

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Essential qualifications, skills and experience  
  • Degree in business, economics, management, finance or related field
  • At least 3 years’ experience in government services and/or supporting private sector companies/organisations in doing business
  • Current knowledge of Kenya’s economy, government and business environment
  • Great communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent drafting skills
  • Fluency in the language of business and investment
  • A positive, resilient, flexible and adaptable “can-do” attitude that can see way through challenges.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, ability to work successfully in multicultural teams and across boundaries, to build networks across the region.
  • Knowledge of, and a keen interest in sustainable trade and economic development (additional training will be given)


Responsibilities
Essential qualifications, skills and experience  
  • Degree in business, economics, management, finance or related field
  • At least 3 years’ experience in government services and/or supporting private sector companies/organisations in doing business
  • Current knowledge of Kenya’s economy, government and business environment
  • Great communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent drafting skills
  • Fluency in the language of business and investment
  • A positive, resilient, flexible and adaptable “can-do” attitude that can see way through challenges.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, ability to work successfully in multicultural teams and across boundaries, to build networks across the region.
  • Knowledge of, and a keen interest in sustainable trade and economic development (additional training will be given)


  • Developing a market access strategy for Kenya: you will work with the pan-African market access team, trade advisers, UK businesses and the British Chamber of Commerce Kenya to develop and implement a market access barrier resolutions strategy for Kenya.
  • Market access analysis and prioritisation: you will be responsible for identifying and prioritising policy and regulatory trade barriers (cross-cutting and sector specific) that are/likely to impact UK-Kenya business investment and international trade growth, including monitoring and analysing changes in relevant Kenyan law. In addition, you will update the information on the Departments internal monitoring systems. You will work closely with the DBT team and wider BHC to develop strategies to address trade barriers facing businesses.
  • Manage key stakeholder relationships: you will develop and maintain relationships with existing and incoming business stakeholders, cross-High Commission teams, as well as officials and senior representatives of the Kenya government and relevant government agencies, facilitating meetings for His Majesty’s High Commissioner where appropriate.
  • Support delivery of the UK-Kenya Economic Partnership Agreement: you will support in the preparation and delivery of key events under the Association Agreement, including committee and council meetings. You will advise on motivations on policy decisions, implementation and advising on the wider economic and political context. This may also include providing support on engaging the Government of Kenya to work with the UK Government on trade policy issues.


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