HillsTrade Project Manager Training Programs (PMTP) Job opportunity 2013 in Kenya

 

Project Manager Training Programs (PMTP)
Background
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 in the market place.
The training courses offered are aimed at empowering young men and women entrepreneurs to strengthen existing trading enterprises and/or enhance their capacity to nurture and develop existing trading businesses.

HillsTrade is focusing on events (seminars, workshops, conferences) 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
Assist in business development in the areas of trade facilitation, trade financing, trade in commodities, enhancing trade opportunities and capacity in selected markets, export documentation, clearing and forwarding and environmental impact assessment; providing strategic support for development of engagements with HillsTrade partners and clients in the above areas through building professional relationships:

a. Initiate and advise on opportunities for expanding HillsTrade training programs in regional and international trade;

b. Provide focus to HillsTrade training programs by maximizing value for clients by offering the most cost-effective and mutually beneficial courses on developing and sustaining an export business; export costing and documentation; customs procedures including clearing and forwarding; payment methods; etc.
c. Responsible for updating the design, development and implementation of the training programmes and courses; as well as building initiatives and delivering training tools and techniques to improve the quality of HillsTrade training services.
d. Provide authoritative high quality accurate and up to date advice, expertise and support on quality control of training for the courses and programmes provided by HillsTrade.
e. Provide authoritative advice on HillsTrade training programs and courses, on their content including costing and cost implications, implementation plans, milestones and benchmarks and adherence to government education standards, processes and procedures.
f. Provide substantive contribution to HillsTrade’s management practice focusing on continuous improvement; supporting priorities; and developing training tools, policy recommendations and sharing best practices.
g. Capture case studies;provide best practice experiences; develop client profiles; contribute to the community of practice; provide recommendations on policy and tools and support quality development and institutionalization of HillsTrade training programs.
Competencies
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 Training Programmes 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 7 years experience working on training in the field of trade and trade related issues is required.
Fluency in English is a must. Knowledge of French is an advantage.
Please state your current salary and employer.
Applications should be sent by email with copies of certificates and testimonials scanned and properly referenced to:info@hills-institute.com