Regional Trade Director

Job Summary

Responsible for designing the project’s trade policy agenda and creating trade systems to interact with governmental organizations at national, regional and local levels, and collaborate with non-governmental organizations and the private sector in impacting regional trade policies in relation to resilience.

  • Minimum Qualification: Masters
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 12 years

Job Description/Requirements

Abt Associates, a global leader in implementing technical assistance programs and research in the fields of economic growth, agriculture, trade, social and environmental policy, and climate change, seeks highly qualified candidates for the anticipated USAID Cross-border Resilience Program (CBR) in East Afria under the Regional Integration and Stronger Economices (RISE) IDIQ, which seeks to increase resilience, strengthen livelihood systems, and expand markets in the Moyale, Karamoja, and Moderna regions.


The project will be structured to strengthen regional systems and institutions that increase flow of affordable and safe food, leading to transformation that improves short and long term capacity to respond to shocks and stresses.


The program’s activities are expected to build systems-level resilience to drought; contribute to reducing humanitarian needs; and build the capacity of governments in the region to prepare for, respond to, and recover from shocks and stresses, both natural and man-made.

All positions will be based in Nairobi, Kenya, with some potential for travel to corresponding regions, and are contingent upon project award to Abt Associates.


Regional Trade Director

Under the supervision of the Chief of Party (COP), the Regional Trade Director is responsible for designing the project’s trade policy agenda and creating trade systems to interact with governmental organizations at national, regional and local levels, and collaborate with non-governmental organizations and the private sector in impacting regional trade policies in relation to resilience.


Candidate must have a Master’s degree and at least 12 years’ experience, including serving in a senior technical position for market policies, livelihoods, community engagement and/or international development project.


How to Apply

Interested candidates may send a CV and cover letter to Eastafricajobs@abtassoc.com.


Please include the position title and “East Africa Cross-border Resilience” in the subject line of the email.


One email per position application. Deadline for applications is February 28, 2021.


Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply, though others will be accepted.


Only qualified candidates will be contacted.


Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce.


Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.

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