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SENIOR MANAGER, (INTRA-AFRICAN TRADE FAIR & EXHIBITIONS), INTRA-AFRICAN TRADE INITIATIVE [CAIRO]   DETAILS

JOB NAME

Senior Manager, (Intra-African Trade Fair & Exhibitions), Intra-African Trade Initiative [Cairo]


POSTED BY: African Export and Import Bank AFREXIMBANK Egypt
REF:AFREXIM 128
Date Published:11 January 2022
Date of Expiration:10 July 2022
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LOCATION OF THIS JOB
 Egypt |  CAIRO in Egypt
INDUSTRY
DEVELOPMENT FINANCE INSTITUTIONS
JOB TYPE
Full-Time
MAIN JOB DESCRIPTION
1. Working time Full-time
2. Location Cairo, Egypt
3. Deadline 03/29/2022
4. Reference LEEBLR51

OVERVIEW:
The position holder as Head of the IATF and Exhibitions Unit will assist and support the Managing Director IATI in:
1. Conceptualizing, planning and implementing the Intra-African Trade Fairs which consist of a Trade Show, Virtual Trade Fair, Conference and B2B Exchanges;
2. Drawing up the framework and implementation procedures, and then
3. Deliberately Promote relationship with bilateral Trade Associations (e.g. Tunisia-Africa Business Council-TABC) across Africa.
4. Putting into place the tools and processes at operational level.
5. Developing programmes to ensure that transactions and Partnerships consummated during the B2Bs are monitored for execution.
6. Working with relevant departments to ensure the development of the Bank’s trade information portal

RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Assisting the Bank to set up a new Unit to handle Intra-African Trade Fairs and Exhibitions;
2. Preparing an annual Intra-African Trade Fair Work Plan and Budget for Management’s Approval;
3. Implementing activities in the approved work plan relating to the preparation and organization of bi-ennial trade fairs with key focus on:
1) Exhibitions;
2) Marketing and Promotion;
3) IATF Conference;
4) Business to Business Exchange;
5) the Virtual Trade Fair;
6) the Creative Economy; and
7) Sponsorship Mobilization and Fulfillment.
4. Develop policies and guidelines for Afreximbank’ s participation in third party Trade Fairs and Exhibitions including country solo exhibitions etc.
5. Develop and manage relationships with organised private sector focused on promoting Intra-African trade (e.g. Bilateral Business Councils, Pan-African Chamber of Commerce, Sub-Regional Business Councils).
6. Support the effective use of the exhibition spaces at Afreximbank-African Trade Centres.
7. Play an active role in trade and investment promotion activities in Africa, especially those directed towards intra-regional trade and investments.
8. Collaborate with the Trade Information function in the effective use of trade shows and exhibitions in generating trade information.
9. Managing high level relationship with stakeholders in relation to the trade fair and especially the African Union, Trade Fair Advisory Council and the Host country government etc.
10. Undertaking an evaluation of trade fairs and ensuring application of lessons learnt in subsequent trade fairs.
11. Ensure that the trade fair is run as a commercially viable and sustainable event;
12. As may be delegated by Senior Management, representing the Bank in high level meetings, fora and making presentations in conformity with the high standards for which the Bank has become known.
13. Carry out any other work related to the Intra-African Trade Fairs and exhibitions.
14. Any other duties as assigned by Management.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS JOB
REQUIREMENTS: QUALIFICATION AND SKILL
1. Bachelor’s degree and post graduate degree in Economics, Communications, Event Management, Social Sciences, International Trade, or other trade related disciplines from a recognized University;
2. A recognized post graduate professional qualification in a relevant area will be an advantage;
3. Sound experience of at least 10 years with a leading trade policy/promotion organization, think tank, or development/international finance institution and familiarity with the practical solutions on aspects of trade facilitation including trade promotion, trade shows and promoting Intra-African trade and investment;
4. Experience in Trade Shows and Exhibitions is absolutely essential;
5. Demonstrated experience in trade facilitation, trade promotion, organising trade and investment promotion events, Business to Business/Government Exchanges and conferences;
6. Demonstrated experience of general trade and investment issues within the continent (e.g. regional blocs, AfCFTA etc…);
7. Knowledge of the role of trade and market information in terms of facilitating Intra-African Trade and investment;
8. Ability to communicate and function in a culturally diverse and change oriented setting with good knowledge of banking practices in Africa;
9. Ability to interact with senior officials of national, regional and international trade and investment bodies and national governments and to represent the Bank in important professional fora where oral presentation of papers will be necessary to high level technical and professional audiences;
10. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of the Bank’s other working languages is an added advantage (French, Arabic and Portuguese);
11. Demonstrated leadership capabilities, including ability to organize and manage human resources to attain goals; and
12. Ability to demonstrate proof of passion and commitment to the socio-economic empowerment of African countries and the ability to support the achievement of Afreximbank’ s mandate.

CONTRACTUAL INFORMATION:
1. Permanent
2. Willing and able to relocate to Cairo.
3. Suitably qualified candidates from all African nationalities are encouraged to apply.

HOW TO APPLY
If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to Lise Kotze at lkotze@caglobalint.com
CA Global Finance will respond to short-listed candidates only. If you have not had any response in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful however your CV will be kept on our database for any other suitable positions.
Lise Kotze
lkotze@caglobalint.com
Managing Consultant
CA Banking, Insurance, Legal & Finance


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