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  • Posted: Mar 23, 2022
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    The United States Agency for International Development is the United States Government agency which is primarily responsible for administering civilian foreign aid
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    Solicitation for U.S. Personal Services Contractor


    The Senior Trade Advisor will serve as a technical specialist for OEGI on trade issues including trade agreements, tariffs and non-tariff barriers, regional integration, trade policy, standards, and trade-capacity building.

    Specific Duties: S/he will have the following specific duties:

    •  Analyze and summarize impacts of trade policies and developments, and advise Mission management on issues relating to trade in Kenya and East Africa.
    • Assess the status of Kenyan and East African trade regulations, procedures and practices and draft reports on bilateral and regional trade regimes.
    • Identify trade capacity building needs and lead design and oversight of trade capacity building interventions.
    • Establish and maintain high-level contacts within U.S. trade agencies, the Government of Kenya, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), and other relevant organizations.
    • Support technical trade discussions with bilateral and regional partners.
    • Prepare briefing materials, plan events, and manage field activities as needed.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The primary location of work will be on the U.S. Embassy/USAID compound in Nairobi, Kenya. No special demands are required to perform the work.**


    The incumbent must meet the following requirements in education and professional experience:

    Education (10 points): Minimum of Master’s in Economics, International Trade, Law, Business or related discipline is required. **

    Prior Work Experience (25 points): A minimum 10 years of relevant working experience in trade policy or trade capacity building implementation is required. **

    Job Knowledge (40 Points): The successful candidate will have advanced knowledge of laws, policies, and regulations related to trade, as well as in-depth knowledge and understanding of international, regional, and U.S. trade agreements. The successful candidate will have a firm grasp on approaches to trade capacity building, and strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in complex interagency environments. **

    Additional Required Skills & Abilities (25 points):

    This is a technical position within the Private Sector Solutions Center in OEGI. The incumbent must be able to demonstrate a combination of technical and analytical abilities related to trade policy and/or trade capacity building.**

    The incumbent must be able to work effectively with U.S. and Kenyan/East African counterparts and to recognize potentially sensitive areas that arise in trade discussions. S/he must have strong organizational skills, good attention to detail, and be able to work effectively with limited supervision.**

    The incumbent must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. S/he must be able to analyze and communicate complex policy and programmatic issues in an understandable manner. S/he must have excellent English writing and editing skills, as well as an ability to process information from a wide variety of sources into cohesive documents including briefing papers, project design documents, and reports. **

    Total Possible Points: 100

    U.S. resident alien means a non-U.S. citizen lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States.

    Closing date:8 Apr 2022

    Method of Application

    1) Offer form AID 309-2, “Offeror Information for Personal Services Contracts with individuals,” available at

    2) An up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV) or resume (no more than five pages)**, cover letter** explaining your qualifications for the position, copies of all relevant certificates and include three (3) referees, who are not family members or relatives, with working telephone and e-mail contacts.

    Applications must be submitted electronically via email to by the closing date and time indicated above.

    To ensure consideration of offers for the intended position, Offerors must prominently reference the Solicitation number in the offer submission/cover letter.

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