20 Sep 2017

DAI Kenya Job Vacancy : Senior Economic Policy Advisor

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DAI is a global development company working on the frontlines of international development consulting. We are committed to shaping a more livable world. We tackle fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. We work with a wide range of clients, including national and local governments, bilateral and multilateral donors, private corporations, and philanthropies.

Objectives and Duties:

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 support 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 lverage 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 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 reforms.

– 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.


– Masters degree in Economics, Public Policy, International Trade, Trade Law/Policy, or Political Economy.

– At least 10 years of relevant experience

– 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 imporvement and implementation activities considering stakeholder buy-in/consensus, advocacy for reform, and institutional change management

– 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 setting

– Outstanding writing and presentation skills are indispensible

– Excellent English writing and communication skills

East African Nationals are encouraged to apply.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

– The Senior Economic Policy Advisor will supervise the Component 4 team.

Base of Operations:

– Nairobi, Kenya


– The Senior Economic Policy Advisor will report to the Chief of Party

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to DAI Kenya - Development Alternatives, Inc. career website on chm.tbe.taleo.net to apply

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