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  EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA, BEIJING, CHINA
September 2015
 

JOB TITLE: COMMERCIAL AND INVESTMENT OFFICER (ONE POST)

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Commercial and Investment officer will be the principal assistant to the Commercial Counsellor, and will be expected to:

i. Assist in designing strategies to promote Kenya - China trade and investment cooperation;

ii. Assist with Designing and implementation of marketing strategies for Kenya’s products and services in China;

iii. Assist in organizing and participating in trade fairs, exhibitions, investment conferences and Expos;

iv. Facilitate export promotion including continuous assessment of market constraints with a view of easing them;

v. Special focus on promoting Kenya’s trade in agricultural products, including horticulture, floriculture, livestock, and fisheries though market research and export promotion, designing and implementing marketing strategies for these products

vi. Identify, attract and facilitate the flow of Foreign Direct Investment into Kenya;

vii. Liaise and engage with business associations, chambers of commerce and other bodies representing business interests; and

viii. Prepare reports, briefs and write-ups on trade and investment

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

i. A degree from a recognized university in any of the following areas: Business Administration, Commerce, Economics, Finance and Marketing, international Relations or International Studies.

ii. Minimum five years working experience in public or private sector in trade, investment, marketing and or commercial management,

iii. Excellent communication skills in spoken and written English and Chinese (preferably both Mandarin and Cantonese), including ability to translate and interpret in both languages,

iv. Good understanding of the commercial markets and financial dynamics in China, (experience of Kenya/ African - China trade and investment dynamics will be an added advantage)

v. Good research, analysis and report writing skills,

vi. Must be computer literate (Ms word, spreadsheet)

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

i. Certificate of good conduct or its equivalent

ii. Ability to work with minimum supervision

iii. Ability to work in a multi-racial and multicultural environment

iv. High level of integrity

 

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

The successful candidate will be engaged on Local Staff terms and will be offered a two years employment contract, renewable subject to satisfactory performance.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Applicants should submit an application letter to the Embassy enclosing the following:

i. Certified copies of academic certificates and testimonials

ii. Updated curriculum vitae

iii. Recent passport size photograph

 

Applications should be received not later than 28th September, 2015, and addressed to

The Ambassador

Embassy of the Republic of Kenya

No. 4 Xi Liu Jie, San Li Tun

Beijing - China, 100600

Fax: +8610 65321770

Email: info@kenyaembassy.cn
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